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Um, sorry about that folks. My SPAM filter had tagged this guy's messages as SPAM. I was mirroring a copy of the following:


because I didn't want these precious bits to be lost to the abyss of the Internet when next year's competition came 'round. I was looking up something on thermodynamics and fire and came across this site. Call me crazy, but with a background in astrophysics, I tought the project entitled, the "Thermodynamics Of Hell Fire" should've been more than just an honorable mention: that's heavy stuff for a high school senior to tackle and it's title alone makes it sound like a cool project. Other interesting highlights include:

2001 Prize Winners:

Elementary School Level

1st Place: "My Uncle Is A Man Named Steve (Not A Monkey)" - Cassidy Turnbull (grade 5) presented her uncle, Steve. She also showed photographs of monkeys and invited fairgoers to note the differences between her uncle and the monkeys. She tried to feed her uncle bananas, but he declined to eat them. Cassidy has conclusively shown that her uncle is no monkey.

2nd Place: "Pine Cones Are Complicated" - David Block and Trevor Murry (grades 4) showed how specifically complicated pine cones are and how they reveal God's design in nature.

Honorable Mention:

"God Made Kitty" - Sally Reister (grade 3)
 "The Bible Says Creation" - Aaron Kent (grade 5)
 "Pokemon Prove Evolutionism Is False" - Paul Sanborn (grade 4)

Middle School Level

1st Place: "Life Doesn't Come From Non-Life" - Patricia Lewis (grade 8) did an experiment to see if life can evolve from non-life. Patricia placed all the non-living ingredients of life - carbon (a charcoal briquet), purified water, and assorted minerals (a multi-vitamin) - into a sealed glass jar. The jar was left undisturbed, being exposed only to sunlight, for three weeks. (Patricia also prayed to God not to do anything miraculous during the course of the experiment, so as not to disqualify the findings.) No life evolved. This shows that life cannot come from non-life through natural processes.

2nd Place: "Women Were Designed For Homemaking" - Jonathan Goode (grade 7) applied findings from many fields of science to support his conclusion that God designed women for homemaking: physics shows that women have a lower center of gravity than men, making them more suited to carrying groceries and laundry baskets; biology shows that women were designed to carry un-born babies in their wombs and to feed born babies milk, making them the natural choice for child rearing; social sciences show that the wages for women workers are lower than for normal workers, meaning that they are unable to work as well and thus earn equal pay; and exegetics shows that God created Eve as a companion for Adam, not as a co-worker.

Honorable Mention:

"Mousetrap Reduced To Pile Of Functionless Parts" - Kevin Parker (grade 7)
"Dinosaur & Man Walked Together" - Donny Findlay (grade 6)
"Rocks Can't Evolve, Where Did They Come From Mr. Darwin?" - Anna Reed (grade 6)

High School Level

1st Place: "Using Prayer To Microevolve Latent Antibiotic Resistance In Bacteria" - Eileen Hyde and Lynda Morgan (grades 10 & 11) did a project showing how the power of prayer can unlock the latent genes in bacteria, allowing them to microevolve antibiotic resistance. Escherichia coli bacteria cultured in agar filled petri dishes were subjected to the antibiotics tetracycline and chlorotetracycline. The bacteria cultures were divided into two groups, one group (A) received prayer while the other (B) didn't. The prayer was as follows: "Dear Lord, please allow the bacteria in Group A to unlock the antibiotic-resistant genes that You saw fit to give them at the time of Creation. Amen." The process was repeated for five generations, with the prayer being given at the start of each generation. In the end, Group A was significantly more resistant than Group B to both antibiotics.

2nd Place: "Maximal Packing Of Rodentia Kinds: A Feasibility Study" - Jason Spinter's (grade 12) project was to show the feasibility of Noah's Ark using a Rodentia research model (made of a mixture of hamsters and gerbils) as a representative of diluvian life forms. The Rodentia were placed in a cage with dimensions proportional to a section of the Ark. The number of Rodentia used (58) was calculated using available Creation Science research and was based on the median animal size and their volumetric distribution in the Ark. The cage was also fitted with wooden dowels inserted at regular intervals through the cage walls, forming platforms which provided support for the Rodentia. Although there was little room left in the cage, all Rodentia were able to move just enough to ward off muscle atrophy. Food pellets and water were delivered to sub-surface Rodentia via plastic drinking straws inserted into the Rodentia-mass, which also served to allow internal air flow. Once a day, the cage was sprayed with water to cleanse any built-up waste. Additionally, the cage was suspended on bungee cords to simulate the rocking motion of a ship. The study lasted 30 days and 30 nights, with all Rodentia surviving at least long enough afterwards to allow for reproduction. These findings strongly suggest that Noah's Ark could hold and support representatives of all antediluvian animal kinds for the duration of the Flood and subsequent repopulation of the Earth.

Honorable Mention:

"Geocentrism: Politically Incorrect" - Richard Cody (grade 9)
 "Young Earth, Old Lies" - Melvin Knuth & Glenna Reher (grade 11)
 "Thermodynamics Of Hell Fire" - Tom Williamson (grade 12)

And here's a great pic from a a paper on the 2nd law of thermo (http://objective.jesussave.us/slot.html):


Again, sorry for the noise. -sc

On May 07, 2004, at 3:04, Jim Carlson wrote:

Sean Chittenden:

I have been trying to contact you through your various e-mail
addresses over the course of more than two months, but you have not
replied. So I'm butting in here in hopes that you'll take notice. This
is in regards to the unauthorized posting to your website of
copyrighted materials. Please contact me at olobs at juno dot com.

My apologies to the other members of this group.

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