Lawrence Turner

Professor of Mathematics and Physics, retired

Southwestern Adventist University

Sunday, 20 Aug 17   

julian day:   2457986
year day:      232      
sun rise:  6:53a, set:  8:06p
moon:  28.8 days

  Bulgarian forces decisively defeat the Byzantine army in the Battle of Achelous, 917
dial telephone patented, 1896
first licensed U.S. radio broadcasting begins—8MK (now WWJ) in Detroit, Michigan, 1920
Lou Gehrig hits his 23th grand slam, major league record for 75 years, 1938
U.S.S.R. recovers Sputnik 5 with first living animals from orbit, 1960
NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft on its voyage to Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, 1977
American physicist and former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory Norris Edwin Bradbury dies, age 88, 1997
American actress and stand-up comedienne Phyllis Ada Driver (Phyllis Diller) dies in Los Angeles, age 95, 2012
Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, admits its first women members, 2012
adolescent suicide bomber kills 54, mostly children, at a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, 2016

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

The shortest distance between two jokes is a straight line!

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

Larry and Cathy

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. 
George Washington Carver

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. 
John Lennon

Well done is better than well said. 
Benjamin Franklin

Don't Panic

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.


Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true. 
William Inge

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. 
Carl Sagan

Edmontosaurus annectins

Thesaurus:  a species of dinosaur with skin covered with words.
I don’t feel old.  I don’t feel anything until noon.  Then it’s time for my nap. 
Bob Hope

Southwestern Adventist University

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Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves. 
Maltbie Babcock

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
 Tall Jalul, Jordan
 GPS Survey System at Tall Jalul, ASOR 2004

Your imagination, my dear fellow, is worth more than you imagine. 
Louis Aragon

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

Nobody knows the truffles I've seen.

1 millionth of a fish is 1 microfiche


If cats could talk, they wouldn't.

The internet's a great way to meet people.  You never really know someone until you see their fake profile. 
Jarod Kintz


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

Windows isn't a virus, viruses do something.

Statistics are like a bikini—what they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.

Useful Stuff

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

Someone who professes, "I am not good at math." is to be pitied for this fundamental disability, especially in our technological society. 
L. Turner

The most satisfying real number is ! 
L. Turner

pax et bonum
As a computer, I find your faith in technology amusing.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Psalm 19:1  NIV

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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Last modified:  20 Jul 17