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2014-07-21 02:07:58 AM
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A young Abby perhaps?

www.indianadigital.us
 
2014-07-21 05:35:00 AM
readeroffictions.com
 
2014-07-21 07:40:02 AM
Looks like a young Steve Buscemi with better teeth.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-21 07:43:56 AM
On the eighth day of her experiment, she found her experimental fish were living at 6 parts per thousand. She was amazed.

Our 13 year old girl's science experiment is not really complete without lots of sex.

I mean, fish sex. Do they breed at low salinity, or merely survive?
 
2014-07-21 08:01:54 AM

ZAZ: On the eighth day of her experiment, she found her experimental fish were living at 6 parts per thousand. She was amazed.

Our 13 year old girl's science experiment is not really complete without lots of sex.

I mean, fish sex. Do they breed at low salinity, or merely survive?


That's actually a very good question, and the next step.

She moved our knowledge farther along than it was before, and now there is more to investigate because of it.

Huzzah for science!
 
2014-07-21 08:07:03 AM
On the eighth day of her experiment, she found her experimental fish were living at 6 parts per thousand. She was amazed.

If you use 6 parts per thousand of tartar sauce, what do they taste like?
 
2014-07-21 08:51:10 AM
Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.
 
2014-07-21 08:59:51 AM
Get her on a space shuttle and blow it up, quick!
 
2014-07-21 09:00:51 AM
"Oh hi, Subby..."

blogs.miaminewtimes.com
 
2014-07-21 09:01:35 AM

Snarfangel: On the eighth day of her experiment, she found her experimental fish were living at 6 parts per thousand. She was amazed.

If you use 6 parts per thousand of tartar sauce, what do they taste like?


It's a premium fish. If you touch it with tartar sauce... Imagine asking for mayo on a pastrami sandwich in a Jewish deli. Gilbert Gottfried got away with that, once.
 
2014-07-21 09:01:46 AM
In my day, we weren't allowed to experiment on animals.  Plants were ok though.  When did that change?
 
2014-07-21 09:02:45 AM

Snarfangel: On the eighth day of her experiment, she found her experimental fish were living at 6 parts per thousand. She was amazed.

If you use 6 parts per thousand of tartar sauce, what do they taste like?


Subby's mom.
 
2014-07-21 09:04:11 AM
She has a bit of the Wednesday Adams look going, in ten years or so I wouldn't be surprised to find her going all Dr Frankenstein in the dissection room...
 
2014-07-21 09:04:18 AM
Seriously, 12 years old?  Completely over the hill- she'll never get anywhere.

When 9-year-olds can get published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (top 10 journal) this is small potatoes.

/Seriously, very nice.  I used to judge for the Virginia state science fair and some of the work the kids were doing was really excellent.
//Of course, folks winning prizes there might get a paragraph on page 17 of the paper, while Johnny Football will be on page one for throwing 4 touchdowns Friday night.  Sigh.
 
2014-07-21 09:04:35 AM

show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.


Came here to say that.
 
2014-07-21 09:08:07 AM

show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.


yeah i noticed that too
hmmm
 
2014-07-21 09:08:36 AM
Lauren's father says he talks about science with her a lot. "We're a science bunch of dorks in our family," he tells McEvers.

I notice they're not a grammar bunch of dorks.
 
2014-07-21 09:08:39 AM
"Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology, suggested that she..."

Stopped reading there.
 
2014-07-21 09:08:51 AM

show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.


Eh, probably, but that's not bad.  My dad has a PhD in biology, and he helped me a lot with my science fair projects when I was that age.  I obviously wouldn't have been able to do all of it without his guidance, but the ideas were all mine, and I learned a hell of a lot more about science while doing those projects than I did in elementary school science classes.
 
2014-07-21 09:09:17 AM
She looks angry.  Kinda like she's trying to start a fire with her mind.
 
2014-07-21 09:11:26 AM

show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.


Is suspicious a euphemism for "Dad did the project?" Let's shuck this thing right down to the cob.  If Dad didn't do the whole project, he helped a lot more than most parents would even be able to.  Does Dad have some kind of agenda about lionfish?  Has he been sounding alarms about them moving upstream that nobody has been paying attention to?

Were I on the judging committee of this science project, I would be asking a whole lot of questions.
 
2014-07-21 09:12:23 AM

mike_d85: She looks angry.  Kinda like she's trying to start a fire with her mind.


Well, apparently she started one in subby's pants.
 
2014-07-21 09:12:53 AM

Mr. Right: show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.

Is suspicious a euphemism for "Dad did the project?" Let's shuck this thing right down to the cob.  If Dad didn't do the whole project, he helped a lot more than most parents would even be able to.  Does Dad have some kind of agenda about lionfish?  Has he been sounding alarms about them moving upstream that nobody has been paying attention to?

Were I on the judging committee of this science project, I would be asking a whole lot of questions.


that's kind of where my thoughts are going...perhaps daddy's colleagues belittle him, don't take him seriously, so his daughter one-ups them
 
2014-07-21 09:13:02 AM
I assume she came in second after Miracle Of Science: Can Hamsters Fly Planes?
scienceblogs.com
 
2014-07-21 09:13:33 AM
Thanks for the science project, dad!
 
2014-07-21 09:14:40 AM

show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.


Parents and teachers almost always provide creative direction for school science projects. That the project cast doubt on an assumption taken for granted at the highest levels is all the more impressive, Ph.D. dad or not.
 
2014-07-21 09:16:59 AM
A friend of mine was doing something similar to this in grad school.  To monitor where the saltwater started along the river at a given point in time, he would go to docks and see how far up people were catching flounders.  It was kind of a SWAG, but it was faster and cheaper than collecting samples, and let them use the resources better.

/CSB mode off.
//not sure if that was actually cool.
 
2014-07-21 09:17:59 AM

bungle_jr: Mr. Right: show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.

Is suspicious a euphemism for "Dad did the project?" Let's shuck this thing right down to the cob.  If Dad didn't do the whole project, he helped a lot more than most parents would even be able to.  Does Dad have some kind of agenda about lionfish?  Has he been sounding alarms about them moving upstream that nobody has been paying attention to?

Were I on the judging committee of this science project, I would be asking a whole lot of questions.

that's kind of where my thoughts are going...perhaps daddy's colleagues belittle him, don't take him seriously, so his daughter one-ups them


Wow, you guys into conspiracy theories too? ;-)
 
2014-07-21 09:19:20 AM

darwinpolice: show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.

Eh, probably, but that's not bad.  My dad has a PhD in biology, and he helped me a lot with my science fair projects when I was that age.  I obviously wouldn't have been able to do all of it without his guidance, but the ideas were all mine, and I learned a hell of a lot more about science while doing those projects than I did in elementary school science classes.


Same thing here, my father is chemist, when I was in the 6th grade I asked about Granny's Still on the Beverly Hillbillies, distillation became my 6th grade science fair project.  There is pushing your kid into something and then there is nurturing your kid's natural curiosity.

/Sounds like this kid and her father have been snorkeling and looking at fish since she was physically capable of such activities.
 
2014-07-21 09:19:43 AM

trappedspirit: Get her on a space shuttle and blow it up, quick!


I'm thinking the museum curators are probably not going to go for that.
 
2014-07-21 09:19:57 AM
So the kid makes the discovery, yet someone else "confirmed it" and wrote it up to get published... He supposedly "credited a 6th grader for the idea"...

Congratulations dear, you just learned a valuable lesson: Hide your ideas and be the first to publish so YOU get the credit...
 
2014-07-21 09:20:04 AM
The trick is to make them tasty, AND a hip alternative 'fish that cool people eat'.

We'll hunt them to extinction.
 
2014-07-21 09:20:05 AM

bungle_jr: Mr. Right: show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.

Is suspicious a euphemism for "Dad did the project?" Let's shuck this thing right down to the cob.  If Dad didn't do the whole project, he helped a lot more than most parents would even be able to.  Does Dad have some kind of agenda about lionfish?  Has he been sounding alarms about them moving upstream that nobody has been paying attention to?

Were I on the judging committee of this science project, I would be asking a whole lot of questions.

that's kind of where my thoughts are going...perhaps daddy's colleagues belittle him, don't take him seriously, so his daughter one-ups them


Well, it does sound fishy.
 
2014-07-21 09:21:01 AM

lindalouwho: bungle_jr: Mr. Right: show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.

Is suspicious a euphemism for "Dad did the project?" Let's shuck this thing right down to the cob.  If Dad didn't do the whole project, he helped a lot more than most parents would even be able to.  Does Dad have some kind of agenda about lionfish?  Has he been sounding alarms about them moving upstream that nobody has been paying attention to?

Were I on the judging committee of this science project, I would be asking a whole lot of questions.

that's kind of where my thoughts are going...perhaps daddy's colleagues belittle him, don't take him seriously, so his daughter one-ups them

Wow, you guys into conspiracy theories too? ;-)


no, not at all actually
and this kid may have done all the work 100% on her own
just quite convenient that it's in a field of study in which her dad has a phd
 
2014-07-21 09:21:21 AM

Mr. Right: show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.

Is suspicious a euphemism for "Dad did the project?" Let's shuck this thing right down to the cob.  If Dad didn't do the whole project, he helped a lot more than most parents would even be able to.  Does Dad have some kind of agenda about lionfish?  Has he been sounding alarms about them moving upstream that nobody has been paying attention to?

Were I on the judging committee of this science project, I would be asking a whole lot of questions.


geez debbiedowner.jpg much? The kid at least has interest in science and is getting some attention that may motivate and inspire other kids. Cut them some slack.
 
2014-07-21 09:21:49 AM

iirightii: The trick is to make them tasty, AND a hip alternative 'fish that cool people eat'.

We'll hunt them to extinction.


They've been trying to do that with Asian Carp, it has not been going well.
 
2014-07-21 09:22:44 AM
Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology

This line is buried in about 99% of all "kid genius" stories.
 
2014-07-21 09:24:40 AM

Arcturus72: So the kid makes the discovery, yet someone else "confirmed it" and wrote it up to get published... He supposedly "credited a 6th grader for the idea"...

Congratulations dear, you just learned a valuable lesson: Hide your ideas and be the first to publish so YOU get the credit...


This.

I bet no one reads the fine print acknowledgements at the end of the articles.
 
2014-07-21 09:24:52 AM
So dad is teaching her to be able to promote herself based on the nearest male scientists' knowledge.

That ability will definitely come in handy as she's making her way through undergrad.
 
2014-07-21 09:24:59 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels:


On fark mobile, from my phone, your animated gif is not animated, so all i could see was the very top of the hair, and i wondered what that was.

Hence my later post. ;)
 
2014-07-21 09:25:04 AM
It's almost as if children with parents who value education tend to have the tools necessary for this kind of work taught to them.

Makes me wonder how further along my friends from high school and I would have been if our parents would have had the time and understanding to help us with school work instead of only being able to grind away just to put food on the table.
 
2014-07-21 09:25:32 AM

genner: I assume she came in second after Miracle Of Science: Can Hamsters Fly Planes?
[scienceblogs.com image 320x240]


awww...look at those little goggles.
 
2014-07-21 09:26:54 AM
I made a volcano.
 
2014-07-21 09:27:00 AM
Heaven forbid a parent gets involved in his child's school activities.  It must be some sort of conspiracy.
 
2014-07-21 09:28:01 AM
Subby, I'm gonna need you to have a seat right over here...
 
2014-07-21 09:29:44 AM
lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-07-21 09:32:00 AM

show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.


I grew up in a valley with a lot of chemical engineers. A lot of the science projects looked suspiciously good.
 
2014-07-21 09:32:05 AM
Impressive. The coolest thing I ever did was build a holography setup and do holographic photography as a science project in 7th grade. I had to enter it in the science fair at the highschool level because the teachers were afraid I would show up the other kids in my class*.

/difficulty: inner city school district that watered down the teaching standards so far that kids graduated while still reading at a 3rd grade level and unable to do more than basic math.
//deeply understands the issues in chicago's gang-ridden suburbs as I grew up unfortunately stuck in a town that was the standalone version, with the crime rates and poverty to match.
///hell of a thing that white flight and ensuing vicious circle of being too poor to get out of a dead city/neighborhood and having no businesses come in due to reputation and crime bread of desperation.
 
2014-07-21 09:33:18 AM

Tom_Slick: darwinpolice: show me: Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology...
That sounds a little, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Oh, suspicious, that's it.

Eh, probably, but that's not bad.  My dad has a PhD in biology, and he helped me a lot with my science fair projects when I was that age.  I obviously wouldn't have been able to do all of it without his guidance, but the ideas were all mine, and I learned a hell of a lot more about science while doing those projects than I did in elementary school science classes.

Same thing here, my father is chemist, when I was in the 6th grade I asked about Granny's Still on the Beverly Hillbillies, distillation became my 6th grade science fair project.  There is pushing your kid into something and then there is nurturing your kid's natural curiosity.

/Sounds like this kid and her father have been snorkeling and looking at fish since she was physically capable of such activities.


Yeah, I agree.  And hell, even if her dad did most of the work for her (and there's not even really any reason to think that), the kid seems like she's genuinely engaged in the project, and at that age, fostering real interest in science is probably about the most important thing you can focus on.
 
2014-07-21 09:36:04 AM
Her dad, the PhD...

Welp, that answered that.

But hey, subby, just ignore, you know, the article.

Also: Osmoregulation. It's a thing. It happens. What did she "Discover"?

She made an artificial observation by torturing animals- just on that alone her project should be shiat panned, and she should be held in violation of whatever passes for animal cruelty laws in their area.

The PhD father should know better than to experiment on living creatures in such a manner that may cause a painful death/harm, much less teach his daughter these things.

Wooohoo! Animal Torture! Possibly illegal experimentation! PhD father helps daughter cheat!

Derp
 
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