AiG’s Dr. Georgia Purdom (PhD in molecular genetics) is traveling to the Galapagos Islands with a group of students—what an opportunity! She will bring back numerous photographs we can use in articles, lecture slides, etc. The goal of the trip is to produce a curriculum based on the Islands. This will be another great asset for not just the homeschool community, but for all young people and adults.
Dr. Purdom wrote the following about the trip:
In three days I leave for on my great adventure to the Galapagos Islands! I will be traveling with a homeschool group out of Atlanta, Georgia, called Living Science. Lance and Penney Davis are the leaders of the group, and we will be traveling with several students and their parents. The goal of our expedition is to develop a homeschool curriculum based on the islands. I will be the resident scientist, sharing with the group and answering their questions about the biology of the islands. We will be taking lots of pictures and will also be accompanied by a videographer.Dr. Purdom asks for prayer. If she can, she will update us through her blog. Go to her blog post about this trip for more information.
We will be exploring many islands during my two-week stay with the group, and my goal is to write a blog about my experiences each day. However, internet accessibility is not guaranteed so I will be sending my blogs when and if I can. That means there may be more than two blogs posted each week and they may not be on the typical days of Tuesdays and Thursdays. All I can say is: keep checking in! If I am unable to send anything, I will post the blogs in sequential order when I return so you can live the experience with me then. . . .
I will be traveling to the same place that Charles Darwin did over 170 years ago. My observations about the islands may be very similar to Darwin’s; however, the implications of those observations for the past will be very different. I will be starting with God’s Word as the truth about the past but Darwin started with man’s opinions about the past. My conclusions about the past will be supported by what I observe, whereas many of Darwin’s conclusions about the past (i.e., molecules-to-man evolution) were and remain unsupported by what he saw. Isn’t it amazing the difference one’s worldview can make?
I will inform you when we learn of updates.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,