Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Carnivalia

Hre’s the latest Carnivalia for you to enjoy

Carnival of Homeschooling, issue 148, which focuses on all aspects of homeschooling.

Comments

  1. #1 CyberLizard
    October 28, 2008

    I was quite excited when I saw this carnival. I thought, given where I had heard about it from, that there was finally a rational, science-friendly, secular homeschooling site. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Just a few days ago they posted about voting Yes for CA proposition 8.

    This kind of attitude from the large segment of christian homeschoolers makes it difficult on those of us who choose to educate our children at home in a secular, evidence-based environment.

    *sigh* The struggle against small-mindedness and theocracy continues.

  2. #2 "GrrlScientist"
    October 28, 2008

    yes, cyber lizard, you are correct: the struggle against small-mindedness and theocracy continues. the fact that a piece of mine appears in that blog carnival does not mean i support the host’s theocratic small-mindedness, it means that i recognize there are several ways to effect change in this world. i, for one, do not believe in preaching to the choir (to use a theocratically-based turn of phrase). i do believe that one way to make change happen is from the inside out.

  3. #3 wesele
    October 29, 2008

    This kind of attitude from the large segment of christian homeschoolers makes it difficult on those of us who choose to educate our children at home…

  4. #4 CyberLizard
    October 29, 2008

    I certainly didn’t mean to imply that you supported such things. I was just expressing the flip-flop my emotions took. This issue has only recently become an issue in our homeschooling journey, so I’m a bit sensitive to it.

    I admire your attempts to work from “the inside out”. All too often my knee jerk “screw you” attitude interferes with my ability to deal with these issues.

    I thoroughly enjoy your posts and I thank you for putting yourself out there.

    And wesele, I agree, that sentence is horribly constructed and on its own doesn’t generate much confidence in my abilities to educate my children. It went through several revisions and I was having trouble expressing myself. My fingers (and my tongue, for that matter) often can’t keep up with my brain (or is it the other way around?)

  5. #5 wesele
    October 29, 2008

    I thoroughly enjoy your posts and I thank you for putting yourself out there.

  6. #6 Bob O'H
    October 29, 2008

    Aaagh! It’s attack of the SPAMMERS!

    Sorry, I’m mean to write “Good post, I agree with you”, aren’t I?

  7. #7 CyberLizard
    October 29, 2008

    I replied to a spam-bot! How humiliating :(