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The Caddis Flies – Builders of Houses

Do I want to observe nature, my Father’s world, at its very best? An excellent method is to seat myself in some peaceful place and await quietly what may happen. There is no better place on a warm summer day than beside some glistening and rippling woodland pool. As we gaze into the depths of […]

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Rocket Power

In this age of alphabetized terms such as ICBM, IRBM and a myriad of agencies controlling or working with missiles, we are all aware of the fact that there is a phenomenon called rocket power or rockets. Each week brings the news of another success or attempt to shoot a missile into space by the […]

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Our Dangerous Age

“FOUR HUNDRED MILLION years ago the spot where you and I are now standing may have been a coral reef in some warm inland sea which may have been a branch to the now cold Arctic Ocean.” In this manner one of the texts used in our own Protestant Reformed Schools introduces the unit on […]

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Gravity

In the last article on weight an attempt was made to treat this law or principle of gravity from a more practical approach. In this article I would like to state some of its theoretical aspects that are of concern in the study of the universe about us. In that article the distinction between mass […]

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The Giant Hopper from the “Island Continent”

Synonymous with the island continent of Australia is that interesting animal which you see depicted in this issue of Beacon Lights. The kangaroo is so much a part of Australia that the “giant hopper” is an integral part of the great seal and coat of arms of the continent and dominion of Australia. The kangaroo […]

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Weight

This term weight may not sound as if it is a very scientific term as we are acquainted with it in our everyday use of the term. We buy our food in many cases by the pound, we gauge the growth of our children from their infancy by their weight, the farmer measures many of […]

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Unknown

You may have noticed that the name of the author for this rubric as listed in the table of contents is different than it has been in past articles. The explanation is that I am not taking over this department but rather that I will co-author it with Miss Lubbers on an alternating basis. Miss […]

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Mr. Shadetail

We often lose sight of one important fact in our day-to-day life, and this is the fact that this is our Father’s world and it is He that upholds and governs all things by His almighty providence and according to His sovereign counsel. So often we take the happenings of life for granted; even the […]

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Bird Life

For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land. Solomon’s Song Cant. 2:11-12   Yes, the winter is gone and spring is come and the poetry […]

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