12 March 2008

Link roundup for 12 March 2008

Hey Richard Dawkins, is this your teapot? More proof that the Islamists have no sense of humor. At least tea is good for you.

If one takes certain aspects of Christian doctrine seriously, the most fortunate "people" are miscarried fetuses.

Here's a look at the twentieth century -- from 1900.

The special election in Illinois holds ominous portents for the Republicans. Voter self-identification is shifting strongly toward the Democrats (found via Tennessee Guerrilla Women).

"In case you haven't noticed, we in Washington aren't functioning as we should be.....It's getting harder and harder to do the Lord's work in the City of Satan." Mike Huckabee? Alan Keyes? No, John McCain (link sent by Mendip). McCain also seems swayed by junk science, which is a Republican tradition (found via Open Left), and has won at least one scary endorsement. Here's a sober view of his dubious dealings.

Is Obama tough enough? Voters in key swing states don't seem to be enthralled (neither do the British).

Jay Cost looks at a case for Clinton; Marie Cocco looks at the math. Here are some telling quotes.

Some say our society is too litigous, but I don't think this is an improvement.

Self-esteem: the new snake oil.

Canadian essayist Salim Mansur speaks out on multiculturalism.

Life in Iran just gets worse and worse.

Does Hamas want a new hot war with Israel?

An Idaho science teacher finds a way to sneak "intelligent design" into the classroom. With such people "teaching" our children, are these so surprising?

The surprising longevity of birds may hold useful clues.

Genetic engineering creates a new weapon against HIV.

A very simple computer, made of just 17 molecules, has been used to control simple nano-machines -- another step toward the vision of Kurzweil and Drexler.

Here's Kurzweil on the prospects for solar power.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Great list, thank you! I just finished reading two of the links and will come back to read more later.

12 March, 2008 10:50  
Blogger Katrinka Yobotz said...

I've had it with the unconservative GOP, and will NOT for McCompromise. Alan Keyes? Yes! www.alankeyes.com

13 March, 2008 08:04  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

:-)

13 March, 2008 11:15  
Blogger the chaplain said...

Great links, as usual. Thanks for including my post.

13 March, 2008 17:00  

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