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September 18, 2003

Fellowship Baptist Creation Science Fair

Please check out the Fellowship Baptist Creation Science Fair website.

High School Level, 1st Place:  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.

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Amazingly, it appears from the comments in the guestbook that less than half of the visitors realized this was a parody.  Terrific!

Posted by ole at 01:04 AM

You do have to read a bit into it to realize that it's a parody. In that sense it's very well done (of course it also helps that the people being parodied are so weird). My favorite would have to be the honorable mention for the 'Thermodynamics of Hellfire' prject...

Posted by: bbartlog at September 18, 2003 11:52 AM

http://www.icr.org is hilarious

but its not a parody(I don't think)

Posted by: rob at September 19, 2003 06:26 AM