The headline is harping on this Texas charter school teaching creationism... but what is more shocking to my mind is the rest of the curriculum being taught to the over 17,000 students in the state funded school.
Their text books are also full of the following gems:
"We do not know for sure whether vaccines increase a child’s chance of getting autism, but we can conclude that more research needs to be done"
- The single study showing a link between vaccines and autism was retracted a few years ago.
"Following World War I, Japan attempted to solve its economic and social problems by military means. The Samurai, a group promoting a military approach to create a vast Japanese empire in Asia, wanted to expand Japan’s influence along the Chinese mainland including many Pacific Islands."
- The Samurai class was abolished in Japan in 1876, over 30 years before WWI. Just watch the movie The Last Samurai...
or... George W. Bush banned stem-cell research because it was done “primarily with the cells from aborted babies.”
- first it is impossible to harvest stem cells from an aborted fetus. Second, most stem cell research is done in the realm of bone marrow therapies. And last the ban was only on the creation of new embryonic stem cell lines.
regarding FDR, "The New Deal had not helped the economy. However, it ushered in a new era of dependency on the Federal government."
- WHAT?!? The New Deal restored hope in the people and preserved democracy in our nation when dozens of democratic governments around the world faltered and failed during the Great Depression.
And it apparently gives a strangely pro-west skew on history by saying that 15th century Europe was "quantum leaps" ahead of any other civilization on the planet. Including the Aztecs (whose capital was larger than any other city in the world) and the Ming Dynasty (which was technologically equal or superior to Renaissance Europe in many ways).
So apparently Texas is just fine with throwing $82 Million (some of that drawn from federal education funds sent to the state) at a group of schools that are effectively uneducating their students.
A vendor selling ice-cream using a solar power freezer in Vijayawada. Kothapeta Kodanda Ramu’s sun-powered freezer, a patent for which is still pending, seems to have resolved all the problems.
Amazing stuff! Way to go! http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/solar-power-to-rescue-of-icecream-vendors/article5659955.ece
Good side is, The Solar freezers, on the contrary, weigh 50 per cent less, are environment-friendly, do not consume any power and are truly mobile because they do not have to return to base camp to be plugged in. The biggest benefit is that power-cuts are of no consequence at all. The solar freezers are much safer when compared to the Glycol freezers.
However Drawback too
The only drawback with the solar freezer is the high initial investment of Rs.62,000. The branded Glycol Freezers cost half the price and the assembled ones cost about a third of the solar freezers.
#amazingindians #INdia #solarpower #solarenergy #solarsystem #Solar
Here's a little practice I do. Before I take a break, or before I finish for the day, I like to leave code broken. As in, cannot compile. And with a note indicating what needs to be done next. This makes it easy to get into coding mode when you start again, because you have a direct goal instead of having to do a big planning session in your head.
The idea came from Richard Gabriel's "Patterns of Software", where he explains he always leaves his writing in the middle of a paragraph. I've done that quite often too, since reading that.
For once, I’d like to hear someone brag about their excellent time management skills, rather than complain about how much they can’t get done. Maybe we could learn something from each other.
In fact, I’ll start — here are three tactics I’ve been using to work smarter: http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/09/please-stop-complaining-about/
via HBR and
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