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The Almighty Buck

Creationist Bets $10k In Proposed Literal Interpretation of Genesis Debate 1121

HungWeiLo writes "A California man who believes the literal interpretation of the Bible is real is offering $10,000 to anyone who can successfully debunk claims made in the book of Genesis in front of a judge. Joseph Mastropaolo, the man behind this challenge, is to put $10,000 of his own money into an escrow account. His debate opponent would be asked to do the same. They would then jointly agree on a judge based on a list of possible candidates. Mastropaolo said that any evidence presented in the trial must be 'scientific, objective, valid, reliable and calibrated.' For his part, Mastropaolo has a Ph.D. in kinesiology and writes for the Creation Hall of Fame website, which is helping to organize the minitrial. It's also not the first such trial he's tried to arrange. A previous effort, known as the 'Life Science Prize,' proposed a similar scenario. Mastropaolo includes a list of possible circuit court judges to oversee the trial and a list of those he challenged to take part on the evolutionary side of the debate."

Hand Written Clock 86

a3buster writes "This clock does not actually have a man inside, but a flatscreen that plays a 24-hour loop of this video by the artist watching his own clock somewhere and painstakingly erasing and re-writing each minute. This video was taken at Design Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach 2009."

Comment Re:Obvious (?) question (Score 5, Interesting) 425

It could cure obesity: more muscles increases your resting metabolic rate. Just increase muscle mass to the point where your digestive tract is overwhelmed, and you start burning fat, no matter what you eat. Kind of like the movie "thinner", but this one would be called "muscular". That brings up interesting questions about what happens when your musculo-skeletal system and your nervous system start fighting for calories. The stereotypical big dumb guy? And isn't this gene therapy, where one shot changes your DNA for life? Culturally, this will hit the fitness industry like a bombshell. Billions are spent annually on looking "ripped". Here's the real deal. Pretty soon, you won't get laid without it.

Comment 32GB $63USD (Score 1) 789

I can get a 32 GB USB drive on newegg for $62.99. So no, it is not worth $500 for the added space alone. How can you people keep doing this to yourself? It's a good phone, but the added functionality isn't work the price. Hell, for $600, the full retail price, you can get a whole MAC Mini, or a Windows Laptop! And neither of those require me to sign a contract with at network as spotty and overpriced as AT&T.

Submission + - Web 2.0 company lands $1.2M seed & adds 5000 s (

Khris Loux writes: "Hello! JS-Kit Lands $1.2M in Seed Funding, Powers past 5,000 Sites, and Recruits Industry Heavyweights to Board Funding: We've cut a deal with The Entrepreneur's Fund III for a $1.2M seed round. Board Additions: Kim Miller, currently VP of Marketing for, has joined JS-Kit's Board of Directors. Growth: We have powered past 5,000 registered sites and are adopting 1,000 new publishers per month. Full release: As always, we greatly appreciate your continued interest and whatever you can do to help spread the word!! -Khris — Khris Loux, CEO JS-Kit (415) 519-9352 direct"

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