My name is Spencer (formerly known as Dr. Paleo Ph.D.).
I am many things. I'm a 22-year-old, Bible-believing Christian. I trust my savior Jesus Christ above all else, and strive to follow Him unceasingly. My soul is that of the warrior's, and I seek to fulfill my duties as such. I am science-minded, and am pursuing a career in dinosaur paleontology.
I am for my God, and His Word, the Holy Bible. I am for the literal six-day interpretation of the Creation account as found in the book of Genesis. I am for my country and its military, and I will give my support to those who defend this nation and its people, even if it means that we are forced to wage war. I am for homeschooling, the rights of parents and the unborn, the Biblical family, and courtship. I am for the rights of gun owners, and believe in carrying. I am for martial arts, and advocate the study of those means necessary to protect the family, the faithful, and the defenseless. I am for the dying ways of chivalry; "Women and Children First!" is a creed well worth dying for. I am for conservatism, and did I mention that I'm also a states' rights Confederate flag-waving Rebel?
This is me.
Welcome to my blog.
"Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. Captain, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." --Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
"God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and all would be equally brave." --Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
"Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less." --Robert E. Lee
"Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.” --Martin Luther
"Never give in—-never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." --Winston S. Churchill
"Look! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall! Let us determine to die here today and we will conquer! Rally behind the Virginians!" --Gen. Bernard E. Bee
This hour-long PBS Nature documentary is, as usual, high-quality and well-done.
It deals with Colony Collapse Disorder, something that is still unsolved several years after this documentary's release. CCD, all at once unexpected, unexplained, and unsolved, is taking a toll on honey bees (Apis mellifera) worldwide, and it it isn't stopped, and soon, the human race itself is going to be in for some tough times, to say the least.
Silence of the Bees covers the issue with a high level of information, good, relevant footage, and with proper entertainment value. From the beekeeping industry and it's first issues, to the other dangers plaguing bees (parasites such as Varroa destructor and Nosema ceranae, pesticides, Israel Acute Paralysis Virus, or IAPV, and overwork, globalization, etc.). For an hour program, this was a good overview of the problem. (My one quibble with this show was the segment on the Chinese bee industry; it didn't mention any of the ugly problems).
If you aren't willing to spend much time on CCD but still want to know what is going on (you really should be paying attention), then watch this documentary. It's a good one.