Lawrence Turner

Professor of Mathematics
Pacific Union College

Professor of Mathematics and Physics, retired
Southwestern Adventist University

Saturday, 20 Jul 19   

julian day:   2458685
year day:      201      
sun rise:  6:32a, set:  8:32p
moon:  18.2 days

  Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific coast–first European to cross the North American continent, 1793
Scottish mathematician John Playfair dies in Edinburgh, age 71, 1819
German mathematician Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann dies, age 39, 1866
first men to walk on moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, Apollo 11, 1969
Viking 1 lands on Mars, 1976
Belgian painter of Surrealism Paul Delvaux dies, age 96, 1994
Mercury capsule Liberty Bell 7 is raised from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, 1999 website launched, 1999

H2O + NH3 + C2H5 + PDQ + U235 and a pinch of salt

If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. 
Anatole France

The beauty of me is that I'm very rich. 
Donald Trump

AAAA  Americans Against Acronym Abuse.

Larry Turner and Cathy Turner (Lawrence Turner and Catherine Turner), 2006

Larry and Cathy

God doesn't call the qualified.  God qualifies the called. 
Michael Beckwith

No effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. 
Helen Keller

You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.

Don't Panic

ime travel.  Quantum experiment proves t


A dawn always promises a new beginning,
A sunset always promises a beautiful ending.
Anthony T. Hincks

Black holes are where God divides by zero.

The most important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. 
Sir William Bragg

Edmontosaurus annectins

The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better. 
Eric Johnston
If there's anything you've wanted to do for yourself, just get out and go for it. 
Arlene Pieper

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Any clod can have the facts (knowledge), but having opinions (critical thinking) is an art. 
Charles McCabe, (parenthetical items added)

Teaching Principle:
28.  Do not expect students to know as much about Bulletin policies as you know, but if it is to their advantage, they will every detail.


Summer Research

 Dinosaur Project
 GPS Techniques, GSA 2000
 Unusual Assemblage, GSA 2001
 Digital Modeling with GIS, SVP 2002
 Recreating Using GIS, SVP 2003
 Five Years Experience Using GIS, SVP 2004
 The Use of GPS, SVP 2004   html version
 Taphonomic Windows, GSA 2005
 Depositional Model, SVP 2006
 Ten Years Excavation, SVP 2010
 Digitation of Taphonomic Data, GSA 2015
 Digital Reconstruction Techniques in Taphonomy, JOT 2016
 Tall Jalul, Jordan
 GPS Survey System at Tall Jalul, ASOR 2004

The real fountain of youth is hidden in the imagination you draw upon to face everyday challenges. 
Sophia Loren

Opportunity can be manufactured.  Yes, you can wait around for the right set of circumstances to fall into place and then leap into action, but you can also create those sets of circumstances on your own. 
Biz Stone

If chocolate is the answer, the question is irrelevant.

1000 cc of wet socks is 1 literhosen


A cat would be man's best friend, but never stoops to it.

If you don't use the internet, you are uninformed.
If you do use the internet, you are misinformed.
Mark Twain (updated)


Written Stuff

 A.L.I.C.E. Alice's Little Introduction to the Computer Enigma
 In the Beginning A story of God and the universe
 Parable of the Them A story of planetary exploration
 The Hadrosaur A morning in the life of a young hadrosaur
 Teaching Principles General Teaching Principles
 General Laws General Computer Laws and Other Laws
 God's Will What does God want for us?
 The Family Decision What is best?
 The Farm A teenager and her summer on her grandfather's farm
 Diary * Diary of a young woman

I do not fear computers... I fear the lack of them. 
Isaac Asimov

The singular of 'data' is 'antecdotal information'.

Useful Stuff

 Pi, pie and more π
 Truth Tables
 Prime Factors
 Roman Numeral Arithmetic
 Gaussian Elimination
 Periodic Table

Ranchers count their cows with a cowculator.

In Alaska, where temperatures get below freezing, pi is only 3.00.  After all, everything shrinks in the cold.

pax et bonum
... puns are present in every language, though not shared by any of them. 
Marshall Ramsay
Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it. 
Max Frisch

When the Paris Exhibition [of 1878] closes, electric light will close with it and no more will be heard of it. 
Erasmus Wilson, 1878

Of old You laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
Psalm 102:25  NKJV

Keene, Texas, United States of America, North America, Earth, Solar System, Orion-Cygnus Arm, United Federation of Planets, Alpha Quadrant, Milky Way Galaxy,
Local Group, Virgo Supercluster, Laniakea Supercluster

221, 363,361, 897,948, 801,458, 900,046, 067,261, 499,718, 487,335, 225,891       

Last modified:  14 Jul 19