I meant to get online yesterday, but hubby had to work all day so it was just me and the kiddos–so we just played all day and I didn’t bother to get to a computer. Anyhoo, I’ve missed a few things. I know this was linked on a few other of my virtual neighbor’s websites, but in case you didn’t see it, DarkSyde over at DailyKos has an interview with Welsey Elsberry of the NCSE (and a founder of Panda’s Thumb). Like Ken Miller, Wesley is a Christian and a staunch defender of keeping nonsense like Intelligent Design out of our classrooms.
Second, the Challenger disaster. Seed asked for some recollections of it, but since I’ve not logged in since then, I’m too late. You can read their article here. Personally, I was 9 years old. While we’d discussed the mission at school, we weren’t watching it live that day. In fact, nothing was said about the disaster that day at school–I’m not sure if they didn’t know, or if they just didn’t know how to tell us. When I got home after school, I remember piling into the car to go somewhere–maybe grocery shopping, or to get haircuts or something–so the first footage I saw of it wasn’t until that evening. Though I was upset, I don’t remember crying–I think, like many people, I was just shocked and numb over the incident.
Finally, for those of you out there who may have your own science blogs, I also received the survey John Lynch discusses here (and the aforementioned Wesley Elsberry blogs about here). If you received one, check out their comments before sending your answer back.