Science Fair 2018

I competed in the SASEF (a science fair) with my project, “Software Techniques for Rendering Fractals”.

I won the “Reserve Grand Champion” spot, as well as two special awards (“Superintendent’s Award” and the “Intel” special award).

World Record

The L&N STEM Academy accepted a world record today, for the “largest computer programming lesson”.

Here’s the award up close:

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Converting To Egoism (part 1)

“Freedom” awakens your rage against everything that is not you; “egoism” calls you to joy over yourselves, to self-enjoyment.

  • Max Stirner, “The Ego and Its Own”
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Can You Accept Evolution and the Bible as Fact?

In this post, I am trying to provide an answer to the question:

Can You Accept Evolution and the Bible as Fact?

Ultimately, as I describe throughout this post, you cannot accept both, since the Bible clearly specifies the nature of creation and how the Earth came to be, and it is completely incompatable with the scientific notion that species have evolved and mutated to reach their current day state.

In effect, you cannot believe that God created man ‘in his image’ and with purpose, and believe that man was created from natural selection, a process which God has no direct control over. They are two fundamentally different ideas.

I also explore some common misconceptions about the belief in YEC, since they are so prevelant.

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The Red Badge of Courage

I read The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. Although I think it misses the concept that religion is man-made (Crane thinks that religion is what separates man from beast), this book brings up very valid criticisms of the assumed respect we have for soldiers, and the implication that their motives for fighting are more important than the ability to fight itself.

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Slaughterhouse Five

Slaughterhouse Five is one of my favorite Kurt Vonnegut novels. It has some good arguments advocating for pacificism, and, in general, how most wars are unjustified.

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