Sunday, November 27, 2005

Flying Spaghetti Monster News

Science Blog has a "living photograph" of the Flying Spaghetti Monster that was created with cultured E. coli bacteria by a team of whimsically clever biophysics students. Not merely a stunt, mind you. Those students employed some innovative and complicated processes involving gene sequencing, engineering, and expression. The article accompanying the photograph at the link above is well worth taking time to read.

Who said science has to be boring? The bioengineers of that silly spaghetti monster image were obviously having serious fun while engaged in a serious scientific demonstration. That is exactly the sort of atmosphere that science teachers and advisors should create for their students, from primary school through university.

[Hat-tip to Sploid.]

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