Monday, January 08, 2007

Didn't I say I wouldn't do this?

It looks like Mollishka tagged me in some little meme. Generally, I make a rule not to do them, but this one isn't too bad and might actually have interesting results. I don't know yet. Let's try.
In this game I’m supposed to grab the nearest book, go to page 123, go to the fifth sentence, and write down the next three sentences. Then I’m to tag three more people, presumably ones that I think will play the game.
Only book I seem to have anywhere near me is Not In Our Classrooms Edited by Eugenie Scott and Glenn Branch. The fifth sentence begins the second third paragraph of the page and says:
As science teachers come to understand these realities, they will need to decide how to respond. With the religious controversy over the teaching of evolutiobn reported in the media, with parents confronting their children's science teachers on the issue, and with students themselves confronting their instructors in high schools and colleges, would it be best -- and easiest -- to just stop teaching evolution in the classroom? Can't stuents attain a well rounded background in science without learning about this controversial topic?
Well damn! What an awful place to stop, what with that hanging question and all. Just incase anyone's wondering, the next sentence states, "The overwhelming consensus of biologists in the scientific community is no."

It's a good book and I'd recommend it. It's a quick read, although, recently I haven't been much in the mood for reading.

Now I suppose comes the time I'm supposed to tag three more people. Generally, this part I despise as well, but there's a few people that I'd be interested to see what they're reading, although, I'm not sure how often they read my blog.

The first would be Pat Hayes. He was at the KCFS board meeting yesterday and had an interesting book with him that I haven't seen him mention as of yet in his blog. Perhaps because it's a pre-release copy from the author provided to KCFS for review purposes. I'm not sure if he can give us a three sentence sneak peak, but if nothing else, I'd like to hear him say what he's thought of it thus far.

I'll also tag Paul Decelles. He seems to be an interesting guy and I'm curious to see what kind of stuff he's reading.

And just for the fun of it, why not tag Forthekids. Let's see what she's up to besides dieting.

3 comments:

Paul Decelles said...

Jon I read your blog religiously (or should that be irreligously?)

http://theforcethat.blogspot.com/2007/01/ive-been-tagged.html

Me said...

Jon,
You can add my blog to sites that link to yours:

http://evolvinginkansas.blogspot.com/

Good job!

Me
(aka Mousie Cat)

Me said...

Jon,
You can add my blog to sites that link to yours:

http://evolvinginkansas.blogspot.com/

Good job!

Me
(aka Mousie Cat)