I guess I'm the new kid…
Hey everyone, my name is Kayla. I’ve been waiting for my short bio to be up on the “Who’s who” page so I could write my first post and not be a complete stranger, and when I saw it there today my heart nearly stopped working I was so excited.
To introduce myself, I am currently a freshman (aka freshmeat, yeah I know…) at the high school I attend. I’ve loved science just about my whole life because it satisfies my never-ending need to know how everything works. I live in a diverse and multicultural family that lives in the diverse and multicultural city of Miami, Florida, and I have been exposed to many different viewpoints. When I was younger my friends would talk about going to church and praying, and I thought that maybe I was missing out on something. The first time I realized that religion might have it wrong is when I read a book on Darwin and evolution at the age of 12 and the first time I realized I wanted no part in a religion (of any kind) was at the same age when I learned what the Holocaust was. I don’t enjoy fighting much, so I avoid the topic of religion at all costs when talking to my friends. Teen Skepchick is a much welcomed outlet for my thoughts on these subjects. I look forward to posting as often as homework will let me.
So enough about me. Let’s hear from you. I know most, if not all, of you have seen a “jesus fish” on the back of cars, but I want to know if anyone has even seen the Darwin fishes, which are actually more common than I had thought. And here’s one I just saw the other day that caught me off guard – a Flying Spaghetti Monster fish! I mean, I had realized that maybe someone had come up with the idea, but to see one actually on the back of a car surprised me. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a camera on me so here’s a picture I Googled. (Ahhh, where would we be without Google?)