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  • Conservatives keep nattering on and on about how much they love Jesus Christ, whom they view as their “personal” Savior. But when you read the following 20 quotes from the New Testament, you’ll wonder what Bible they’re reading.

     

  • When it comes to research, there are so many different sources that students can now tap into to get their information. I know I am going to date myself here, but growing up, I actually had to go to the library, look up information, and actually borrow books. With the advent of the web and a variety of other sources, there is no need to go that route any more. In fact, like I had mentioned in an earlier post, back in 2003-2004, when I was in grad school, I never once stepped inside of the school library to do research for my courses.

     
    Now, there is not only the web, but also social media and video that can be used in student research to create something that is almost real time and something that students can relate to. For example, let’s take a look at a web app called Storify. It takes the wealth of knowledge that the web has and sprinkles in social media and the like, to give people a different perspective. I honestly think that this can be a powerful tool for education. Let me show you more about it and how I think it can.

  • Much of our research is focused on understanding how and why we see illusions, since to understand how we see correctly, we need to understand why it seems that we sometimes see incorrectly. Illusions, therefore, are critical windows into the mind.

      

    The beautiful thing about illusions is that they make us realise not only that things are never what they seem, but also that our experiences of the world shape our understanding of it.

      

    The whole concept of an illusion is predicated on a misconception. When you see an illusion, you are entertaining two realities simultaneously. Take the first illusion on this page, for example: you see one reality (two grey squares that look different) but you also know another reality, namely that the grey squares are, in fact, physically the same. In other words, the brain causes the illusion by in that moment trying to make sense of what the eyes are seeing. You’re in the position of actually experiencing yourself having an experience

Feb 04, 15

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  • Our legendary mythology encyclopedia now includes nearly four thousand weird and wonderful Gods, Supreme Beings, Demons, Spirits and Fabulous Beasts from all over the world. Explore ancient legends and folklore, and discover Gods of everything from Fertility to Fluff with Godchecker... 

       
Jan 20, 15

That’s what Steve Maxwell has learned from people who come to him with nagging injuries—those twinging heels and sore groins, dodgy hamstrings and aching backs that just won’t go away. Maxwell has been fixing the bodies of world-class fighters—his own included—for nearly 40 years, and he’s been remarkably successful because the wisdom he taps into is even older. Ever since his days as a Division 1 college wrestling champ and throughout his career as a Brazilian jiujitsu teacher and belt holder, Maxwell has been studying ancient grappling science to see how traditional fighters managed to heal themselves and get back in the ring with no access to ultrasound, ibuprofen, or even ice. He used that knowledge to make his tough Philly gym, Maxercise, a destination for years for both federal agents and mixed martial artists (as well as the training base for his son, world-champion grappler Zak Maxwell), but it was only after he sold the business and went on the road as a consultant and traveling scholar that Maxwell made what could be his biggest discovery.

  • Modules A - C do not require any special software other than the updates described above. Module D requires access to Microsoft Office--Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. All work submitted for this module must be in standard Office formats: .docx, .pptx, and .xlsx.

  • Do you ever wonder why the wealthy would have a need for credit when they can probably just use cash? Well, it turns out that they still need to build and maintain healthy credit habits just like everyone else in order to manage and expand their wealth. Because they use credit to benefit themselves, they've learned to develop healthy credit habits. Lucky for you, we've detailed these habits below so you can maintain healthy credit just as the wealthy do.

  • American politicians, and Americans themselves, love to call themselves "a nation of immigrants": a place where everyone's family has, at some point, chosen to come to seek freedom or a better life. America has managed to maintain that self-image through the forced migration of millions of African slaves, restrictive immigration laws based on fears of "inferior" races, and nativist movements that encouraged immigrants to assimilate or simply leave.

     

    But while the reality of America's immigrant heritage is more complicated than the myth, it's still a fundamental truth of the country's history. It's impossible to understand the country today without knowing who's been kept out, who's been let in, and how they've been treated once they arrive.

  • The separation of church and state is one of the cornerstones of America’s foundation. Conservative Christian fundamentalists have sought to crush this cornerstone in the hopes of establishing Christianity as the state religion, an action that would threaten the rest of the foundation that makes up the Constitution. These conservatives contend that the Founding Fathers dreamed of making America a Christian state at the expense of those who practice other religions or none at all.

     

     

    So here are 35 quotes from the Founding Fathers. Perhaps your first thoughts are the first four Presidents and maybe Benjamin Franklin, but there were many other Founding Fathers. Many were signers of the Constitution and The Declaration of Independence. They were lawyers, judges, soldiers, merchants, farmers, and some were even clergy. And the great majority of them signed the Constitution knowing that matters of government and matters of religion would be separate.

  • The separation of church and state is one of the cornerstones of America’s foundation. Conservative Christian fundamentalists have sought to crush this cornerstone in the hopes of establishing Christianity as the state religion, an action that would threaten the rest of the foundation that makes up the Constitution. These conservatives contend that the Founding Fathers dreamed of making America a Christian state at the expense of those who practice other religions or none at all.

     

    So here are 35 quotes from the Founding Fathers. Perhaps your first thoughts are the first four Presidents and maybe Benjamin Franklin, but there were many other Founding Fathers. Many were signers of the US Constitution and The Declaration of Independence. They were lawyers, judges, soldiers, merchants, farmers, and some were even clergy. And the great majority of them signed the Constitution knowing that matters of government and matters of religion would be separate.

  • e impetus for “Stories Fading Fast,” an exhibit of ghostly photos of derelict Alaska mining sites, came from an old map of the Fairbanks area. “I was looking at this thing and realized it showed all kinds of small communities that are not around any more,” said photographer J. Jason Lazarus.

    Lazarus, who admits to having an “Indiana Jones streak,” took his cameras and went exploring. “Usually I found absolutely nothing. Sometimes a foundation or maybe an outhouse. But every once in a while I’d find a whole settlement, five or six buildings and artifacts.”

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