Doctor Dude
Born Drew Dudenhoffer, Doctor Dude’s life has taken unique path... Born in a deeply devout religious family, they attended church services frequently where his father was a pastor. Drew and his younger sister Daphne were homeschooled by their mother from an early age. At Drew’s request and when returned the appropriate age, his parents enrolled him at the public high school. Drew had a strong sense he was missing experiences if he had remained with his mother and sister at home. On his first day, Drew realized he was drawn to his science class, General Biology. Drew’s teachers quickly discovered his intelligence and innate curiosity. He often stayed after school to peruse and read in the library. One afternoon, Drew’s science teacher saw him and recommended two books to read – A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Section by Charles Darwin. Little did Drew know, his life would forever be changed. Drew realized his parents would disapprove of the books. He had been taught by his mom God created the Universe and Man, and not to question the Story of Genesis. He had heard of Darwin and was told the Theory of Evolution was blasphemy and not to be trusted, As a result, Drew read privately and kept the books in a hiding place. He felt guilty with having a secret from his family, but did not know what else to do. Despite this burden, Drew read each book thoroughly, vigorously writing notes after each chapter. One day, his curious sister Daphne found On the Origin of Species and brought it to her mom. Drew's parents flew into a rage and vowed to remove him from the high school the very next day. Drew fought his parents vehemently, and expressed his thoughts on the possibility that maybe there is no God. Drew refused to leave the high school and teachers he loved. At a loss, the Dudenhoffer patriarchy made a decision after a sleepless night, to call and ask Drew's aunt Dawn to take him into her home. Doctor Dude is a world-renowned Professor of Science Education, dedicating his life to inspiring children to love the science. Doctor Dude is also a strong advocate for proper funding of science programs in the public school system.
Dawn lived very close to her brother's house. She was a teacher at the local junior college, specializing in Ethics and Philosophy. Dawn was a bit of an outcast in the Dudenhoffer family, an atheist and an advocate for secular education. On the very first day, Dawn took Drew under her wing. In the evenings, they had long conversations, from topics ranging from Bible stories to the Big Bang and how to spot a logical fallacy. Drew lived with Dawn for the remainder of his high school days, visiting his family regularly. Drew knew though, he could no longer live with his parents. His little sister Daphne was racked with guilt, feeling like she betrayed her older brother whom she loved and idolized. Daphne would visit Drew every chance she had, even lying to her parents where she was spending her time. After graduating high school with honors, Drew attended the junior college where his aunt taught. He wanted to remain close to Daphne, who was starting to speculate and question her homeschooling. Drew overloaded on units, attending as many classes and lectures as he could intellectually muster. He also became president of the Freethinkers Club. Eventually, Drew outgrew junior college and Aunt Dawn encouraged him to apply to major universities with strong science departments. Drew was accepted to his dream school, close to his hometown. Always looking for an intellectual challenge, Drew tripled majored in Biology, Physics, and Education. After earning his multiple Bachelors degrees, Drew decided to obtain a PhD in Education, focusing on Science Strategies. While writing his doctorate thesis, he decided to take on new venture. Drew went to the animal shelter where he met his future loyal companion and sidekick, Dawnie. Now with a PhD and a career he loves, his colleagues and friends nicknamed him Doctor Dude. Eventually, Doctor Dude developed into a teacher of future teachers and a spokesperson for young skeptics who are in the closet about their atheism.

 

Dawnie
Doctor Dude adopted Dawnie from the local doggie shelter when he was just a young pup. Dawnie was unlike the other dogs. He was often made fun of by his canine peers for being a nerdy pooch, with his snout constantly buried in a book. After Doctor Dude brought Dawnie home to the mountains, he quickly discovered his new best friend's ability to make him chuckle with his snarky barks. Since Dawnie is continuously self-reflecting, he is currently reading The Dog Master - A Novel of the First Dog by W. Bruce Cameron. Author's Note: Dawnie's name has a dual reference. Donnie - Character from the film The Big Lebowski and Richard Dawkins - World renown evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist. Dawnie is Doctor Dude's loyal companion and funny sidekick. He is a 4-year-old Black Labrador Retriever and Australian Shepherd mix with a voracious appetite for knowledge and peanut butter. When Dawnie is not contemplating the origins of life, he enjoys chasing snowballs and long hikes in the wilderness with Doctor Dude. Meeting new evolved primates and domesticated wolves always puts a wag in Dawnie's tail.
Abigail
Abigail is our inquisitive explorer. She is an ambitious middle school student, always looking forward to learning more about the universe we live in. Abby’s parents encourage her to freely ask questions and investigate on her own. After school and on weekends, Abby loves hanging out with her BFF and discovering the world. Her parents often take her on photography excursions and road trips to national parks. Her camera rarely leaves her side. Abigail’s favorite subjects are art and writing. As she grows older and is exposed to more, Abby is starting to appreciate other classes, including history and science. She aspires of one day becoming class president and attending a prestigious university.
Doctor Dude
Born Drew Dudenhoffer, Doctor Dude’s life has taken unique path... Born in a deeply devout religious family, they attended church services frequently where his father was a pastor. Drew and his younger sister Daphne were homeschooled by their mother from an early age. At Drew’s request and when returned the appropriate age, his parents enrolled him at the public high school. Drew had a strong sense he was missing experiences if he had remained with his mother and sister at home. On his first day, Drew realized he was drawn to his science class, General Biology. Drew’s teachers quickly discovered his intelligence and innate curiosity. He often stayed after school to peruse and read in the library. One afternoon, Drew’s science teacher saw him and recommended two books to read – A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Section by Charles Darwin. Little did Drew know, his life would forever be changed. Drew realized his parents would disapprove of the books. He had been taught by his mom God created the Universe and Man, and not to question the Story of Genesis. He had heard of Darwin and was told the Theory of Evolution was blasphemy and not to be trusted, As a result, Drew read privately and kept the books in a hiding place. He felt guilty with having a secret from his family, but did not know what else to do. Despite this burden, Drew read each book thoroughly, vigorously writing notes after each chapter. One day, his curious sister Daphne found On the Origin of Species and brought it to her mom. Drew's parents flew into a rage and vowed to remove him from the high school the very next day. Drew fought his parents vehemently, and expressed his thoughts on the possibility that maybe there is no God. Drew refused to leave the high school and teachers he loved. At a loss, the Dudenhoffer patriarchy made a decision after a sleepless night, to call and ask Drew's aunt Dawn to take him into her home. Doctor Dude is a world-renowned Professor of Science Education, dedicating his life to inspiring children to love the science. Doctor Dude is also a strong advocate for proper funding of science programs in the public school system. Dawn lived very close to her brother's house. She was a teacher at the local junior college, specializing in Ethics and Philosophy. Dawn was a bit of an outcast in the Dudenhoffer family, an atheist and an advocate for secular education. On the very first day, Dawn took Drew under her wing. In the evenings, they had long conversations, from topics ranging from Bible stories to the Big Bang and how to spot a logical fallacy. Drew lived with Dawn for the remainder of his high school days, visiting his family regularly. Drew knew though, he could no longer live with his parents. His little sister Daphne was racked with guilt, feeling like she betrayed her older brother whom she loved and idolized. Daphne would visit Drew every chance she had, even lying to her parents where she was spending her time. After graduating high school with honors, Drew attended the junior college where his aunt taught. He wanted to remain close to Daphne, who was starting to speculate and question her homeschooling. Drew overloaded on units, attending as many classes and lectures as he could intellectually muster. He also became president of the Freethinkers Club. Eventually, Drew outgrew junior college and Aunt Dawn encouraged him to apply to major universities with strong science departments. Drew was accepted to his dream school, close to his hometown. Always looking for an intellectual challenge, Drew tripled majored in Biology, Physics, and Education. After earning his multiple Bachelors degrees, Drew decided to obtain a PhD in Education, focusing on Science Strategies. While writing his doctorate thesis, he decided to take on new venture. Drew went to the animal shelter where he met his future loyal companion and sidekick, Dawnie. Now with a PhD and a career he loves, his colleagues and friends nicknamed him Doctor Dude. Eventually, Doctor Dude developed into a teacher of future teachers and a spokesperson for young skeptics who are in the closet about their atheism.
Doctor Dude adopted Dawnie from the local doggie shelter when he was just a young pup. Dawnie was unlike the other dogs. He was often made fun of by his canine peers for being a nerdy pooch, with his snout constantly buried in a book. After Doctor Dude brought Dawnie home to the mountains, he quickly discovered his new best friend's ability to make him chuckle with his snarky barks. Since Dawnie is continuously self-reflecting, he is currently reading The Dog Master - A Novel of the First Dog by W. Bruce Cameron. Author's Note: Dawnie's name has a dual reference. Donnie - Character from the film The Big Lebowski and Richard Dawkins - World renown evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist. Abigail is our inquisitive explorer. She is an ambitious middle school student, always looking forward to learning more about the universe we live in. Abby’s parents encourage her to freely ask questions and investigate on her own. After school and on weekends, Abby loves hanging out with her BFF and discovering the world. Her parents often take her on photography excursions and road trips to national parks. Her camera rarely leaves her side. Abigail’s favorite subjects are art and writing. As she grows older and is exposed to more, Abby is starting to appreciate other classes, including history and science. She aspires of one day becoming class president and attending a prestigious university. Dawnie is Doctor Dude's loyal companion and funny sidekick. He is a 4-year-old Black Labrador Retriever and Australian Shepherd mix with a voracious appetite for knowledge and peanut butter. When Dawnie is not contemplating the origins of life, he enjoys chasing snowballs and long hikes in the wilderness with Doctor Dude. Meeting new evolved primates and domesticated wolves always puts a wag in Dawnie's tail.
Dawnie
Abigail
Doctor Dude
Born Drew Dudenhoffer, Doctor Dude’s life has taken unique path... Born in a deeply devout religious family, they attended church services frequently where his father was a pastor. Drew and his younger sister Daphne were homeschooled by their mother from an early age. At Drew’s request and when returned the appropriate age, his parents enrolled him at the public high school. Drew had a strong sense he was missing experiences if he had remained with his mother and sister at home. On his first day, Drew realized he was drawn to his science class, General Biology. Drew’s teachers quickly discovered his intelligence and innate curiosity. He often stayed after school to peruse and read in the library. One afternoon, Drew’s science teacher saw him and recommended two books to read – A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Section by Charles Darwin. Little did Drew know, his life would forever be changed. Drew realized his parents would disapprove of the books. He had been taught by his mom God created the Universe and Man, and not to question the Story of Genesis. He had heard of Darwin and was told the Theory of Evolution was blasphemy and not to be trusted, As a result, Drew read privately and kept the books in a hiding place. He felt guilty with having a secret from his family, but did not know what else to do. Despite this burden, Drew read each book thoroughly, vigorously writing notes after each chapter. One day, his curious sister Daphne found On the Origin of Species and brought it to her mom. Drew's parents flew into a rage and vowed to remove him from the high school the very next day. Drew fought his parents vehemently, and expressed his thoughts on the possibility that maybe there is no God. Drew refused to leave the high school and teachers he loved. At a loss, the Dudenhoffer patriarchy made a decision after a sleepless night, to call and ask Drew's aunt Dawn to take him into her home. Doctor Dude is a world-renowned Professor of Science Education, dedicating his life to inspiring children to love the science. Doctor Dude is also a strong advocate for proper funding of science programs in the public school system. Dawn lived very close to her brother's house. She was a teacher at the local junior college, specializing in Ethics and Philosophy. Dawn was a bit of an outcast in the Dudenhoffer family, an atheist and an advocate for secular education. On the very first day, Dawn took Drew under her wing. In the evenings, they had long conversations, from topics ranging from Bible stories to the Big Bang and how to spot a logical fallacy. Drew lived with Dawn for the remainder of his high school days, visiting his family regularly. Drew knew though, he could no longer live with his parents. His little sister Daphne was racked with guilt, feeling like she betrayed her older brother whom she loved and idolized. Daphne would visit Drew every chance she had, even lying to her parents where she was spending her time. After graduating high school with honors, Drew attended the junior college where his aunt taught. He wanted to remain close to Daphne, who was starting to speculate and question her homeschooling. Drew overloaded on units, attending as many classes and lectures as he could intellectually muster. He also became president of the Freethinkers Club. Eventually, Drew outgrew junior college and Aunt Dawn encouraged him to apply to major universities with strong science departments. Drew was accepted to his dream school, close to his hometown. Always looking for an intellectual challenge, Drew tripled majored in Biology, Physics, and Education. After earning his multiple Bachelors degrees, Drew decided to obtain a PhD in Education, focusing on Science Strategies. While writing his doctorate thesis, he decided to take on new venture. Drew went to the animal shelter where he met his future loyal companion and sidekick, Dawnie. Now with a PhD and a career he loves, his colleagues and friends nicknamed him Doctor Dude. Eventually, Doctor Dude developed into a teacher of future teachers and a spokesperson for young skeptics who are in the closet about their atheism.
Doctor Dude adopted Dawnie from the local doggie shelter when he was just a young pup. Dawnie was unlike the other dogs. He was often made fun of by his canine peers for being a nerdy pooch, with his snout constantly buried in a book. After Doctor Dude brought Dawnie home to the mountains, he quickly discovered his new best friend's ability to make him chuckle with his snarky barks. Since Dawnie is continuously self-reflecting, he is currently reading The Dog Master - A Novel of the First Dog by W. Bruce Cameron. Author's Note: Dawnie's name has a dual reference. Donnie - Character from the film The Big Lebowski and Richard Dawkins - World renown evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist. Abigail is our inquisitive explorer. She is an ambitious middle school student, always looking forward to learning more about the universe we live in. Abby’s parents encourage her to freely ask questions and investigate on her own. After school and on weekends, Abby loves hanging out with her BFF and discovering the world. Her parents often take her on photography excursions and road trips to national parks. Her camera rarely leaves her side. Abigail’s favorite subjects are art and writing. As she grows older and is exposed to more, Abby is starting to appreciate other classes, including history and science. She aspires of one day becoming class president and attending a prestigious university. Dawnie is Doctor Dude's loyal companion and funny sidekick. He is a 4-year-old Black Labrador Retriever and Australian Shepherd mix with a voracious appetite for knowledge and peanut butter. When Dawnie is not contemplating the origins of life, he enjoys chasing snowballs and long hikes in the wilderness with Doctor Dude. Meeting new evolved primates and domesticated wolves always puts a wag in Dawnie's tail.
Dawnie
Abigail
Doctor Dude
Born Drew Dudenhoffer, Doctor Dude’s life has taken unique path... Born in a deeply devout religious family, they attended church services frequently where his father was a pastor. Drew and his younger sister Daphne were homeschooled by their mother from an early age. At Drew’s request and when returned the appropriate age, his parents enrolled him at the public high school. Drew had a strong sense he was missing experiences if he had remained with his mother and sister at home. On his first day, Drew realized he was drawn to his science class, General Biology. Drew’s teachers quickly discovered his intelligence and innate curiosity. He often stayed after school to peruse and read in the library. One afternoon, Drew’s science teacher saw him and recommended two books to read – A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Section by Charles Darwin. Little did Drew know, his life would forever be changed. Drew realized his parents would disapprove of the books. He had been taught by his mom God created the Universe and Man, and not to question the Story of Genesis. He had heard of Darwin and was told the Theory of Evolution was blasphemy and not to be trusted, As a result, Drew read privately and kept the books in a hiding place. He felt guilty with having a secret from his family, but did not know what else to do. Despite this burden, Drew read each book thoroughly, vigorously writing notes after each chapter. One day, his curious sister Daphne found On the Origin of Species and brought it to her mom. Drew's parents flew into a rage and vowed to remove him from the high school the very next day. Drew fought his parents vehemently, and expressed his thoughts on the possibility that maybe there is no God. Drew refused to leave the high school and teachers he loved. At a loss, the Dudenhoffer patriarchy made a decision after a sleepless night, to call and ask Drew's aunt Dawn to take him into her home. Doctor Dude is a world-renowned Professor of Science Education, dedicating his life to inspiring children to love the science. Doctor Dude is also a strong advocate for proper funding of science programs in the public school system.
Dawn lived very close to her brother's house. She was a teacher at the local junior college, specializing in Ethics and Philosophy. Dawn was a bit of an outcast in the Dudenhoffer family, an atheist and an advocate for secular education. On the very first day, Dawn took Drew under her wing. In the evenings, they had long conversations, from topics ranging from Bible stories to the Big Bang and how to spot a logical fallacy. Drew lived with Dawn for the remainder of his high school days, visiting his family regularly. Drew knew though, he could no longer live with his parents. His little sister Daphne was racked with guilt, feeling like she betrayed her older brother whom she loved and idolized. Daphne would visit Drew every chance she had, even lying to her parents where she was spending her time. After graduating high school with honors, Drew attended the junior college where his aunt taught. He wanted to remain close to Daphne, who was starting to speculate and question her homeschooling. Drew overloaded on units, attending as many classes and lectures as he could intellectually muster. He also became president of the Freethinkers Club. Eventually, Drew outgrew junior college and Aunt Dawn encouraged him to apply to major universities with strong science departments. Drew was accepted to his dream school, close to his hometown. Always looking for an intellectual challenge, Drew tripled majored in Biology, Physics, and Education. After earning his multiple Bachelors degrees, Drew decided to obtain a PhD in Education, focusing on Science Strategies. While writing his doctorate thesis, he decided to take on new venture. Drew went to the animal shelter where he met his future loyal companion and sidekick, Dawnie. Now with a PhD and a career he loves, his colleagues and friends nicknamed him Doctor Dude. Eventually, Doctor Dude developed into a teacher of future teachers and a spokesperson for young skeptics who are in the closet about their atheism.
Doctor Dude adopted Dawnie from the local doggie shelter when he was just a young pup. Dawnie was unlike the other dogs. He was often made fun of by his canine peers for being a nerdy pooch, with his snout constantly buried in a book. After Doctor Dude brought Dawnie home to the mountains, he quickly discovered his new best friend's ability to make him chuckle with his snarky barks. Since Dawnie is continuously self-reflecting, he is currently reading The Dog Master - A Novel of the First Dog by W. Bruce Cameron. Author's Note: Dawnie's name has a dual reference. Donnie - Character from the film The Big Lebowski and Richard Dawkins - World renown evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist. Dawnie is Doctor Dude's loyal companion and funny sidekick. He is a 4-year-old Black Labrador Retriever and Australian Shepherd mix with a voracious appetite for knowledge and peanut butter. When Dawnie is not contemplating the origins of life, he enjoys chasing snowballs and long hikes in the wilderness with Doctor Dude. Meeting new evolved primates and domesticated wolves always puts a wag in Dawnie's tail.
Dawnie
Abigail
Abigail is our inquisitive explorer. She is an ambitious middle school student, always looking forward to learning more about the universe we live in. Abby’s parents encourage her to freely ask questions and investigate on her own. After school and on weekends, Abby loves hanging out with her BFF and discovering the world. Her parents often take her on photography excursions and road trips to national parks. Her camera rarely leaves her side. Abigail’s favorite subjects are art and writing. As she grows older and is exposed to more, Abby is starting to appreciate other classes, including history and science. She aspires of one day becoming class president and attending a prestigious university.