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EDUCATION IS ETERNAL

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The purpose of life, the reason to exist, from birth to death, is to learn. We are here to learn of God's Truths in His works. We are here to learn to live in peace and in harmony with all of God's Creation. What better way to know God than to look for His Truth in His Work.


It takes very little insight to realize that all life on earth must learn. Failure to learn guarantees extinction. Although learning does not guarantee immortality, it does point in the right direction. Perhaps life created earlier in remote reaches of this universe is more advanced than we, and perhaps we were the earliest life created, but in either case, we have much yet to learn. There are those who claim a soul and I am incline to agree with such a concept. It seems that learning to breath, to move about, to find food, to communicate ideas, and to reason would be fruitless without some form of immortality. Thus, one should consider a soul, spirit, or form of being beyond the physical body-and there is evidence that points in this direction, too.

If we are here to learn, then, as a race, it is our duty to learn or face extinction. And if it is our duty to learn, in turn, it is our duty to teach. As we discover the many truths of the universe, regardless of how simple the truths, we are obligated to pass the truths along to the whole of humanity. This is done in many ways today, but the written word is most common. We can know only that we can perceive. Many of us, as we perceive, record our perceptions. Since man learned to write, he has recorded what he perceives and many great books of knowledge and been written and, sadly, many have been lost. But all told, we still have many books of TRUTH available to us today. It then becomes imperative that all human beings learn to read and in turn, study, read, and record the TRUTH's as they are discovered, regardless of the risk, as Copernicus did when he discovered the solar system. Remember, too, that to this very day, mankind knows no absolute TRUTH. Regardless of our position in life, we are still both student and teacher, forever.

In the spirit of the student-teacher philosophy, this simple web page is dedicated to the promotion of free, Internet education at all levels. It is hoped that students from the earliest years through college graduates with advanced degrees can find links to information which will further his or her education. And it is hoped that teachers from the earliest years through college graduates can contribute links to information which will further another's education. Already courses are available on the Internet which allow students to earn credits toward a college degree, even advanced degrees. As the Internet continues to develop, more and more colleges and universities will be offering fully accredited courses by DISTANCE LEARNING, some at very low cost of enrollment and others free of any cost.

In keeping with the call for links to free educational material, I am providing a number of links below, including one to a collection of colleges and universities, world wide. Here one can also find links to web sites that teach subjects from the basic 3 R.s to advanced physics. I find many of these sites as I surf the web looking for my own education in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and math. The HTML I am using to prepare this web page was learned using a free tutorial from a community college. I shall post it's URL now as the first link to education:

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  • Find a School
    Mike Viron has compiled links to all colleges and universities, world wide, which have an on line Internet presence.

  • INDUSAPTI is a joint project of Vigyan Ashram, INDUSA Endowment fund by Dr's.Kishan & Kiran Bhatia and Lend-a-hand-India. Dr. Kishan Bhatia and his wife Dr. Kiran Bhatia have graciously allow this "hands-on" academy to be extended to the youth of the world.

  • Jimmy's Blog and his list, http://education.jimmyr.com/ provides links to free Internet education sites, There is no excuse for not continuing an education regardless of one's background.

  • http://www.connectionsacademy.com/free-online-public-school.aspx is a new addition to this site and is highly recommended, especially since the Governor of Texas and his Tea Party cronies in the Legislator have cut funding to the Texas public schools. There is no excuse for not giving our kids a proper education, be it in public schools, charter schools, private schools or home schooling.

  • MIT Open Courseware is especially important for those who wish to study the science and technology of today.

  • The EDGE is included here as a learning tool in philosophy. Although it is not affiliated with an College or University, it does represent the philosophic thinking of some of our best minds. One may not agree with their ideas but, regardless, it does open some avenues of understanding.

  • The Khan Academy is a must for all students from K through 12 and on through college. Anyone who is serious about his or her educations must keep the Khan Academy at fingertips for reference if for no other reason. Teachers will find the Khan Academy an outstanding tutorial and teaching tool. Parents will be able to use the lessons of the Khon Academy to help their children achieve in educations and for that matter, will find that the lessons will teach themselves as well.

  • STARSHIPS: - An astronomy, astrophysics, and physics adventure:

  • UNITED STATES DISTANCE LEARNING ASSOCIATION
    This is for the promotion of education for everyone via the Internet.   One quick look at it's board of directors is enough to convince all serious "learners" that this organization is well worthwhile.   As our government leaders argue how best to educated and doing nothing, this organization is simply getting the job done.

  • The Library Of Congress
    This is the ultimate library.   It takes a little getting used to the search engine, so one should read the directions first.

  • THE PARTICLE ADVENTURE
    THE OFFICIAL STRING THEORY WEB SITE
    A little physics education thrown in for good measure

  • http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/tut/lessons.html
    Please remember to thank the author of this tutorial.

  • Visit W3Schools
    This is the most complete web page tutorial on the market. And it is free, too. If you want to learn HTML and all of it's extensions the right way, go to this school. It is worthwhile for even the experienced author.

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