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One Sailor’s Testimony of Passing Through the White Water of Academia.

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1 One Sailor’s Testimony of Passing Through the White Water of Academia

2  I loved science, especially astronomy—achieved the highest grades in science in my elementary and junior high schools.  Loved the drama of science: ◦ Terrifying black holes, ◦ Eternal cosmology ◦ The mind boggling immensity of space.  All exists in science as does ◦ Precise grinding observation, ◦ Minute evaluation, ◦ Strict calculation, ◦ Math!

3  Not very gifted in math—in spite of the fact my mother is a math teacher “It’s all just a big puzzle!”  More of a creative thinker.  Weak eyesight—I see the big dipper in every part of the sky. (I guess that’s the creative in me too.) No star- gazing.  Took an excellent science class which exposed me to the need for minute calculations and repeated observations.  Realized that the human drama within the findings of science was what moved me.

4  Became a voracious reader of the subgenre of Science Fiction  Also discovered mythology  Developed into just a voracious reader (actually took my literature textbook with me to lunch and read it for fun!)  Pleasure is the cornerstone of literature

5  Taught me that as a “Christian” scholar I had nothing to cringe about when with other scholars.  The line between History and Literature ◦ Prof. Faulkner’s class on Russian History: ◦ The drama of a mad Tsar.


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