Homeschooling provides special moments I like to equate with the “perfect golf shot”. It only takes one moment like this to make you come back for the next round. During our dinner discussion tonight we were discussing the setup of our new solar powered device. I was explaining to the family the difference between serial connections and parallel connections when connecting the solar panels and batteries together. I asked if anyone knew what a serial connection was.
My favorite 3 year old spoke up and said, ”its when the milk is connected to the Cheerios, that is a cereal connection”…. After a hearty laugh, everyone agreed he deserved an “A” for the class tonight. Personally I’m looking forward to my older boys teaching this young guy what they have learned in logic class soon.
I’ll spare you the square root discussion that followed. But, with a few brownies and some milk, a good time was had by all.
About the Author: Jesse C. Jones retired from his position as Manager of the NASA White Sands Test Facility in December 1981, after spending 29 years as an Aerospace Engineer. After retirement He accepted a position as Instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock, Texas, where he taught senior mechanical design courses and performed research. While at TTU Mr. Jones co-authored two textbooks, one of which was widely used as a senior mechanical design course textbook. Since his retirement from TTU Mr. Jones spends his time teaching Bible classes and studying and writing articles and books on biblical subjects.
[Note: This document is being uploaded for Jesse C. Jones upon his request. It is being made available here with his permission. It is uploaded and shared with love and respect for a dear personal friend and a fellow laborer in the vineyard./sc]
Collection of all chapters with summaries available on Scribd (link above) — read, download and share:
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones – Cover Art and Credits (3 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Preface (4 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Table of Contents (2 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 1 The Creation Story (32 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 2 Created in God’s Image (16 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 3 The Fall (17 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 4 Spirit, Soul and Body (37 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 5 Life is in the Blood (22 paages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 6 Hope & Miraculous Three-Pound Computer (13 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 7 The Trials of Job (14 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 8 God’s Gift of Faith (18 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Chapter 9 Evil – Good or Bad? (26 pages)
After the “Big Bang” by Jesse C. Jones — Addendum with What to do if you have Questions, List of Figures, and Permission to Reprint (2 pages)
A personal note from Jesse and the graphic now included with the book (reprinted with permisson):
After considerable research I have finally obtained permission to use Figure 1, pg. 24, which depicts the South American butterfly, Morpho rhetenor, (“In the beginning was information” and Scientific American, Vol. 245, Nov. 1981). Sandra Crosnoe has suggested that I may be seeing the significance of this photo through engineer’s eyes, and I must confess there may be some truth in that observation. However, from the time I first saw this unbelievable microstructure I was struck by the fact that no objective observer should fail to recognize that someone beyond the realm of man and nature created this wonderful masterpiece. I hope readers of this writing will see what I saw.
Jesse asks those that read this book forward any questions and/or comments to him via email: jessecjones [@] sbcglobal [dot] net
He will be glad to respond personally to those with questions that state they have made a contribution to the
South Plains Food Bank (SPFB), 4612 Locust Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79404, Phone No. 806-763-3003.
After the Big Bang’s Cover Art was a very special gift from Rex & Carleen Morache
Special thanks to Hanunyah Fish for use of the butterfly photo. Hanunyah was 13 years old when this photo was taken (in 2012). She believes it to be a Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. You may be interested to know that her name means ‘the Lord is Gracious’. She and her family live near Peggs, Oklahoma on Liberty Ranch.
[Personal note: It has been such an honor to be a part of this project to make Jesse’s work available on Scribd for all to read and share and enjoy. I know that his work will bless you and hopefully guide many to our Lord and into eternity. It will give you both biblical truth and a scientific perspective. Please drop him a note and a testimony and in respect for his time if you have questions for him make a donation to the food bank as he has asked. I love the fact that the other book he has written also helps the food bank in his local community. He is a role model to all. Thanks for taking time to love and mentor me through the years. You are a blessing indeed!]