Lawrence Turner
Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics and Physics, retired

Southwestern Adventist University
 

Tuesday, 25 Jul 17   

julian day:   2457960
year day:      206      
sun rise:  6:36a, set:  8:29p
moon:  2.7 days

 
  James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of England and Ireland uniting the kingdoms under personal rule, 1603
Louis Blëriot is first person to fly an airplane across the English Channel, 1909
first human born from in vitro fertilization—Louise Brown in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, 1978
Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to walk in space—from Salyut 7, 1984
Pratibha Devisingh Patil becomes India's first female president, 2007
Solar Impulse 2 lands in Abu Dhabi completing the first circumnavigation of the earth by a solar powered plane, 2016
 

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



Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him. 
Romain Gary

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

Larry and Cathy

Holiness is not the way to Christ.  Christ is the way to holiness. 
Adrian Rogers






In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments—there are consequences. 
Robert Ingersoll





Don't quote me; That's what you heard, not what I said. 
Lawrence K. Frank



Don't Panic



True happiness is ... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. 
Seneca


sunrise/sunset









Number rules the universe. 
Pythagoras








All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Edmontosaurus annectins
 
137




Traditional dinosaur theory is full of short circuits.  Like the antiquated wiring in an old house, the details sputter and burn out when specific parts are tested. 
Robert T. Bakker
zoom–zoom
 
Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. 
Kitty O’Neill Collins


Southwestern Adventist University

 Southwestern home
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      Scales Hall Prayer  [pdf]





A little learning is a dangerous thing,
but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
 
Bob Edwards


Teaching Principle:
24.  Always let a student register for a class in which you know he does not have a chance of passing—just insist on the tuition in cash up front.


 

Summer Research

 Dinosaur Project
 
  abstracts
 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
 Tall Jalul, Jordan
 
  abstracts
 GPS Survey System at Tall Jalul, ASOR 2004


Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them. 
David Allen

 
Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion. 
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

 
Chocolate is cheaper than therapy, and you don't need an appointment.





time between slipping on a peel and hitting the ground is one bananosecond

 

Human (n):  Useful domestic animal popular with cats.


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

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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


There are two major products that came out of Berkeley:  LSD and UNIX.
We do not believe this to be a coincidence.
 
Joe Chew




Statistics means never having to say you're certain.
 

Useful Stuff

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


Six out five people have the math disorder, discalculia.






Exploring pi is like exploring the universe. 
David Chudnovsky

pax et bonum
 
   
Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it. 
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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


turner@swau.edu

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


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