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Trapped Bird in a cage

Trapped Bird in a cage Ever wonder how cartoons are created? Basically what happens is the artist draws the cartoon characters in multiple sequential images and presents them to us in a manner that causes our minds to fill in the missing pieces. This experiment helps demonstrate the basic principle of animation. Draw a picture of a tiger on the index card. On another card the same size, draw a picture of a cage. Now tape the two cards, with the drawings facing outwards, on opposite sides of a pen. Spin the pen between your hands or fingers. Does the tiger appear to be trapped in the cage? It appears to be caged because of how your eyes and brain work. When you see the…
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The evolution of a spider (or not) – science and religion battle over Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

What is the Theory of Evolution? Being a prominent (ahem) member of the scientific community, Reeko has a lot of scientist friends.  Reeko knows that the thing that bugs scientists more than anything, is when people don’t believe their theories (well, that and burning lab coats). And when it comes to Darwin's Theory of Evolution, scientists treat it almost like a religion. On the flip side, some religions have a big problem with the scientists’ Theory of Evolution making the whole subject of “natural selection” a huge heated debate between scientists and religious groups. Scientists theorize that humans evolved from single cells to fish to monkeys. Some religious groups, called creationists, take offense at this proposal saying it’s silly to think that people magically grew, over…
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