Jacques du Plessis
Research and Interests
Algemeen, Navorsing en Belangstellings
Papers / Opstelle: An evolusionary process / 'n EvolusionÍre proses
Genealogy / Genealogie: Krause und Rautenbach, Du Plessis et De Viliers
AFRIKAANS (Open Courseware Learning Environment) / (Oop Leerruimte): Learn Afrikaans Online
AFRIKAANS for Credit (High School or College) / (HoŽrskool or Universiteit): Credit for Afrikaans
College Stats / Statistiek: Basic Statistics Concepts
Math Flash / Wiskunde: Tutorial to teach incrementation
Family Photos / Gesinsfoto's: Arizona, South Africa, Wisconsin, etc.
Two quotes from Vaclav Havel
during his inaugural address:
1. The worst thing is that we live in a contaminated moral environment. We fell morally ill because we became used to saying something different from what we thought. We learned not to believe in anything, to ignore each other, to care only about ourselves. Concepts such as love, friendship, compassion, humility, or forgiveness lost their depth and dimensions, and for many of us they represented only psychological peculiarities, or they resembled gone-astray greetings from ancient times, a little ridiculous in the era of computers and spaceships.
2. Our main enemy today is our own bad traits: indifference to the common good, vanity, personal ambition, selfishness, and rivalry. The main struggle will have to be fought on this field.
Quote from Dr. Adrian Rogers,
"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.
What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Jacques du Plessis
Laaste Aanwins: Sept 2016