Tuesday, December 2, 2014 – Education Strikes Again
After I returned from Alaska, I started reading James Michener’s book Alaska. One should read one of Michener’s works in their lifetime. Of course it takes a lifetime to read one of his works because they are almost 1000 pages long. Alaska will be my second Michener book. I somehow made it through Texas twenty years ago.
His books always begin in geologic time when the earth was forming. In the first 10 pages the land masses on the earth are still connected and that was about a billion years ago. I am up to 20 pages now and the Pangaea is beginning to happen. The continental techtonic plates are beginning to move and have moved roughly two inches. This is roughly a billion years ago, give or take a few million. I will keep you informed of my progress. Are there any questions?
No Pangaea is not the name of the restaurant. That is Panera Bread. Pangaea is a geologic term referring to the separation of the land masses and the eventual formation of the continents as they are today.
Now we will have the same content presented from a lesson plan designed by Texas State Board of Education from their newly adopted textbooks.
In the beginning, there is no Pangaea. God CREATED the continents to look just the way to do now. About 10,000 years ago, when Adam and Eve wore clothing from Dillard’s to cover being nude which leads to sex, and just before the extinction of the dinosaurs, Moses consulted with the Founding Fathers of the United States. Note: Moses only consulted in the red states and not blue ones.
I must go try to get to page 30. Perhaps a few more million geologic years will pass. Or in SBOE time – never happened.