Ideas for a Religious Science Fair Project

Halloween2000 This is just so disturbing that I don’t know what to say. I’d like to think that it’s a work of parody but I know it’s not. The Twin Cities Creation Science Association posted a lengthy list of projects that kids have asked about science fair projects. As far as I can tell there are a few real and quite valid science fair projects buried in there but to find them you have to skirt around quite a bit of foo. Discovering how glue works and if the position of the sun effects how tired we are sound valid to me but what is up with this question?

65. What affects skin color? Is one color better than another? What was God’s purpose in this?

Wow.
Actually, I’m surprised that they would even bother putting such a sham on when clearly the religiously correct answer to each and every one of the questions posed is "Because God wants it to be that way". Check your brains at the door and grab a book full of fairy tails before you sit down. Critical thought has little place in religion. In all honesty, the whole debate over ‘is there proof of god’ (your choice of deity, there are many to choose from) strikes me as being like arguing over what Gandalf the White would have done at the battle of Waterloo. You see my point? Mixing fantasy with reality makes for a good read but hardly helps you understand how things work.
[via Pharyngula]
TCCSA – Twin Cities Creation Science Association

What Kind Of Atheist Are You?

I found this to be somewhat amusing:

You scored as Apathetic Atheist, Meh… whatever. Apathetic Atheists tend towards disbelief because believing takes more work. These are the people who won’t argue religion, even if a total nutjob confronts them because arguing just seems like a waste of time they could spend doing something else.

Scientific Atheist

 
83%

Apathetic Atheist

 
83%

Spiritual Atheist

 
58%

Angry Atheist

 
58%

Militant Atheist

 
42%

Agnostic

 
42%

Theist

 
25%

What kind of atheist are you?
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I need to find a quiz that test just how religious you are and see how my scores compare. Only right that I fully test the situation.

TalkiPhone Forum

Talk iPhone
Not that there can be much to talk about yet, but there you go. When ever the mythical iPhone erupts from the head of Steve and lands with a wet ‘plop’ on the shelves of Cingular stores (in a limited area only I bet) all the fawning Apple minions will have a place to sing the praise and squelch the gripes of the latest technological panacea. Continue reading “TalkiPhone Forum”

Japanese Deep Fat Fryer Dwelling Goldfish

Japanese deep fat fryer dwelling goldfishThis is an excellent exploit of basic physics.

Because oil floats on water, despite the massive heat (163 degrees Celsius) the goldfish simply stay away from the surface and all is well. They eat the crumbs of croquettes and other fried foods that fall to the bottom, and can live in there for 5-10 years as they happily clean away, ignorant to the fact that certain death awaits any potential escapees.

[via boingboing kottke]
Deep-fry diving for goldfish in Japan

Can a Rootkit Be Certified for Vista?

Microsoft VistaYou just know that this can’t be a good thing…

Forget what Microsoft says about Vista being the most secure version of Windows yet. More to the point, what do the hackers think of it. In a nutshell, they think it’s an improvement, but at the end of the day, it’s just like everything else they dissect—that is, breakable. "Not all bugs are being detected by Vista," pointed out famed hacker H.D. Moore. "Look at how a hacker gets access to the driver: Right now I’m working on Microsoft’s automated process to get Metasploit-certified. It [only] costs $500.

Can a Rootkit Be Certified for Vista?