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Saturday Selections – October 15, 2022

Perfect timing

Here’s a fun one for the whole fam that’s sure to inspire some imitation…

Scientists revive 100 million-year-old bacteria?

For anything to be alive that long is, of course, impossible… unless it’s actually much younger.

Vaping tax led to an increase in cigarette usage…

The practical case for government being small is simply that they are fallible. One of the latest illustrations of that fallibility is a tax on vaping that was intended to discourage use. But instead it prompted a turn to even more harmful cigarettes. As the article asks, “How many times do their efforts have to backfire before bureaucrats and politicians learn the limits of their abilities?”

Fossil fuels: still essential to human flourishing

In his new book, Alex Epstein notes that there is still a pressing need for the poor to get access to fossil fuels. As this review notes:

“One example of the suffering which energy poverty imposes is the fact that almost 800 million people have no access to electricity, while around 2.4 billion people still rely on wood and animal dung to cook and heat their homes….”

By using “human flourishing” as his measure for environmental policies Epstein is, whether intentionally or not, placing Man at the pinacle of creation just as God has done.

Tips for homeschooling when you have a toddler in tow

When mom is teaching the olders but has a little one toddling about the juggling act can get hectic. This article, and its two sequels, offer some tips on keeping that toddler busy so you can have time to help with lessons.

Public schooled!

In the video below a student discovers that government schools teach that whatever the problem, government is the answer. As Douglas Wilson has noted, why would parents be surprised that their kids are indoctrinated in socialism when they’ve sent them to what is a socialist school system? Similarly, Voddie Baucham wrote, “We cannot continue to send our children to Caesar for their education and be surprised when they come home as Romans.”

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