By the time I was in sixth grade I could bound every country in the world from memory.
Although my early equipment was very modest, later I made my own and they were more powerful.
When I was in the fourth grade, I became intensely interested in geography and I learned it well.
We were suddenly faced with the necessity of training a lot of young men in the art of navigation.
Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
You wonder about it and wonder how will I make an instrument that can handle this kind of a problem.
I guess they just took it for granted that that was what I was interested in and let nature take its course.
Unfortunately, a lot of the concepts in the Bible are based on ancient mythology that doesn't fit the findings of science.
I have a lot of sympathy for young people because I realize how disturbed I was. How would I deal with life in the future? What would I do for a living?
I shed many a tear when the steam engines went out of style on the railroads. I'd like to seem them come back, but I realize the diesels are more efficient.