Friday, January 11, 2008

MIT scientists test the effectivness of aluminium foil helmets

Clearly MIT is also copying the bayblab, with original research published straight to the web. The results are quite surprising, the helmets are not only useless at shielding radio waves, but they actually amplify certain frequencies:

" The helmets amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government between 1.2 Ghz and 1.4 Ghz. According to the FCC, These bands are supposedly reserved for ''radio location'' (ie, GPS), and other communications with satellites (see, for example, [3]). The 2.6 Ghz band coincides with mobile phone technology. Though not affiliated by government, these bands are at the hands of multinational corporations.

It requires no stretch of the imagination to conclude that the current helmet craze is likely to have been propagated by the Government, possibly with the involvement of the FCC. We hope this report will encourage the paranoid community to develop improved helmet designs to avoid falling prey to these shortcomings."

Speaking of fringe community and paranoids publishing research, it seems Answers in Genesis is doing a call for abstracts for their new journal ARJ:

"Papers can be in any relevant field of science, theology, history, or social science, but they must be from a young-earth and young-universe perspective. Rather than merely pointing out flaws in evolutionary theory, papers should aim to assist the development of the Creation and Flood model of origins."

I am sooo tempted...


Anonymous said...

It seems you folks in Bayblab owe your careers to the "Great One" (God not Wayne Gretsky). If you had read your Bibles you would have known that "After the Fall, the Bible (Genesis 3:18) suggests
that post-Fall viral/bacterial oncolytic activity may
have arisen as a phenotypic extension of preexisting
normal viral/bacterial activities" (check this abstract from ARJ at ) Seems like this oncolytic virus stuff is "old hat" and part of the Grand Design.

Bayman said...

LOL. That's hilarious!

kamel said...

I suppose it's foolish to actually analyze that Answers in Genesis abstract, but out of curiosity I cracked open my bible and checked out that verse (Genesis 3:18). It reads, "It will produce weeds and thorns, and you will have to eat wild plants." (This is referring to the agricultural hardships that would be faced after eating the forbidden fruit) Now I understand that there are many different translations of the bible, but I can't fathom how that can suggest "that post-Fall viral/bacterial oncolytic activity may have arisen as a phenotypic extension of preexisting normal viral/bacterial activities".

I don't understand how YECs can interpret the Bible so literally in some cases (6 day creation/6000 year old Earth) and so liberally in others.

The tin-foil hat study was priceless. I KNEW it was a conspiracy!

kamel said...

The MIT group should really send that out for peer-review. That's almost IgNobel material!