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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Birthday, Earth

The Earth turned 6015 years old yesterday says Bishop Ussher. According to his calculations God created the earth on October 23, 4004 BC. At approximately 10 a.m. I thought this was extremely interesting considering the fact that no one can actually know exactly. I like these sorts of situations where the problem is truly unsolvable. How we humans can never find out when the earth formed. Ussher also said that it looks horrible for its age. That she actually looks 4.55 billion years old.
I find this remarkable because even though we realize how bad of a state our world is in we don’t do anything to help it. I feel that there should be an international program to help our world out a bit. Because considering the status of it, the only way we’re ever going to get anything done is little by little.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Water is not for granted

To an average American water is taken for granted. But to other people out of the states they're lucky to get at least one cup of water everyday. People think of water as a guarantee and that it'll never run out but when really no should think like that. Some people who don't get water should be tended to and receive an equal amount of water everyday. If everyone in the US were to give one cup of water to someone it would be more than enough to feed people who don't get water that often and that's only ONE cup. If we were to give a gallon to that same person then that would be even more than enough. And given the fact that an average american consumes more than a gallon of water everyday it seems reasonable.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Most Expensive College In The US for 2010

Sarah Lawrence-College. Holding the record for the most expensive college to go to with an annual cost of about $60,000. And that's not including all the extra little hidden fees such as: books, personal expenses, accident insurance, financial aid, etc. When I first saw how much it cost to attend this college I was in complete shock. Who in the world would want to pay this much money just to go to a school? Also the courses they allow the students to take are not as good as other classes in different schools such as Harvard or M.I.T.
I read more about this outrageous school that's so pricey and soon discovered why they make people pay so much. It's because the students get more one-on-one time with their teachers frequently. Sarah Lawrence-College demands a biweekly student-faculty meeting from all the students that attend the school which gives them a chance to get to know their teachers or maybe answer some questions that the teachers never touched on.