First Day of School 2013
I got up early this morning and made a special breakfast to commemorate our First Day for 2013. We all like different things.
With our tummies full and happy, we were ready to start the day. We managed to get all the scheduled schoolwork done with a few minor bumps, but overall it was good!
For Science, Master 10 is doing Sonlight’s Science 6: Introduction to Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The first twelve weeks of the curriculum is spent studying Evolution: The Grand Experiment.
When my older two did Science 6, I required them to read the book and to answer the questions. I think back then I was beginning to see the cracks in the YECism arguments. Now, I can’t stand this book. It is entirely YEC propaganda presented in a slick, impressive manner. I know there are people who have read it and it affirmed their faith in YECism, but for me, it helped me to see just how desperate the YECists are to prove their case.
I am replacing the above book with Dr Alice Roberts’ book Evolution: The Human Story instead.
Mast 10 has said that he might like to read The Grand Experiment if only to exercise his critical thinking skills and maybe write a research report on his findings (this would fulfill his Research Report requirement). While part of me is excited that he wants to take on something like this, another part of me doesn’t think that I could stomach it. We shall see.