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Students' BB gun Project Banned from Science Fair

Discussion in 'Perspectives' started by [I am teh Haruka], Jun 15, 2005.

  1. [I am teh Haruka]

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    For those who are too lazy to read the article, it says that two students spent seven months researching BB guns to prove that they are deadly and dangerous.

    They were disqualified from the science fair project because the commitee says that BB guns are dangerous for middle school student.

    I think that they should not have been disqualified, they were there to prove something. And I don't think that they would have brought a real gun to the science fair anyway.

    So do you guys think that it was okay for them to be disqualified or what?
     
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  2. akuma no omoigakenai saku

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    Not unless their research was just going around killing hobos with their bb guns.

    You've gotta have limits.

    It's ridiculous. From what you said (people to lazy to read it = me) they were trying to prove the exact point that was used to ban their project. If they actually brought them to school, it might be a problem, but a report isn't dangerous.

    Our history teacher in highschool gave us an assignment to build model catapults/trebuchets and wooden swords for a presentation. He also had a heavy metal model sword with rough (unfiled, not sharpened) edges that just sat on top of a bookshelf at the back.

    And half of us were high.
     
  3. vmyk13

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    they had the point

    i read the article i dont agree that the 2 boys were disqualified.

    they are proving their point and they are not using a living being to test the gunshot. they are using some kind of jelatin that resmbles human flesh so no harm. the school must do a special commitee to view and hear out their project. no other people so safety precautions and the one who will fire the bb gun is not a student but a parent so that safety will be implemented
     
  4. explicitkarma

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    Wait... they perform experiments to prove that it's dangerous for children to have BB guns, and their project is disqualified because it's dangerous for children to have BB guns? What the hell?
     
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    wow.... students banned for trying to show how dangerous something is.... thats retarded.
     
  7. Masaki

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    In my eyes, they won 1st place. I mean, the judges had already believed their theory without looking at the experiment.
     
  8. Tsukiyomi

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    Funniest thing I've heard all day, thats just stupid.
     
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    thats dumb,they shouldn't have been disqualified....
     
  10. I ARE 1031

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    LOL! They tried to prove that they were dangerous and got disqualified because they were too dangerous...point proven. :laugh
     
  11. ResoluteOne

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    I think that's pretty ironic, hehe.
     
  12. NarutardKK

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    That's bout dumb. If they felt there was going to be a problem, then they should have at least looked at how they were going to present it and everything. Jeez...
     
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    well, the students were allowed to show their findings, just not compete. I think the school officials were just playing it safe. I mean guns are a sensitive issue when it comes to young students. I don't think they were out of line in saying they couldn't compete, but I would have allowed them to if it were up to my discretion. As long as they weren't bringing the weapons to school and just doing an actual presentation.
     
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    Yeah, I understand what you're saying. Cause I don't think they should have been disqualified either. I mean, all you need to give people the warning that BB guns arent some play toy is a peice of cardboard, pictures and markers. Dont see anything dangerous bout that, especially if it's something that could be used for safety.
     
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    it messed up that they got disqualified because
    they were just proving a point
     
  16. MaxJenius

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    They didn't prove shit. Anyone that didn't know they were dangerous before is a moron. They act like people are going to see the project and treat it like some sort of breakthrough.
     
  17. Tsukiyomi

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    Why would you revive this?
     
  18. Cirus

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    This is over 2 years old, and so stop posting on threads like this.
     
  19. Psycho

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    lol, they were banned for prooving what they were banned for

    ithink they should go ahead and do it
     
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