Friday, July 25, 2008

Tidbits from Here and There

A gun-toting missionary has saved lives for the second time. Read the story on OneNewsNow.

DC increases homeschooling restrictions. Among other things, the new regulations require annual notification of a parent’s intent to homeschool on a future form developed by OSSE (Office of the State Superintendent of Education), maintenance of a portfolio of schoolwork, and up to two annual portfolio reviews by the OSSE to determine whether a homeschool program, in OSSE’s opinion, is providing “regular, thorough instruction” in the required subjects. No guidelines are provided by the Board giving the OSSE arbitrary discretion to implement these provisions. Read the full story at HSLDA.

God's design in the whale inspires new turbine design. See the ICR article here. A whale flipper has a bumpy edge. After incorporating some bumpy, irregular features into experimental fan blades, Dr. Frank Fish of West Chester University observed, “This design has been shown to be more efficient and also quieter, but defies traditional engineering theories.”

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