03 July 2008

Link roundup for 3 July 2008

Muslims are once again outraged -- this time, over a puppy.

Spain has extended some human rights to the other four great-ape species.

James Dobson makes selective use of Leviticus, and rather belligerently too.

America is more religious than other developed countries, but at least most religious Americans are fairly tolerant.

On the other hand, people who are actually serious about mixing religion and politics risk sounding as ludicrous as this.

The murder rate in Washington DC skyrocketed during its infamous gun ban.

Obama sets a new tone in politics, but his position on Israel is disquieting and his campaign may be overconfident.

Bitterpoliticz responds to Salon on Democratic "unity". Read this too.

A new survey shows an optimistic picture of black Americans.

Is the US economy heading for a recession?

The peoples of Europe are thwarting their rulers' drive toward an un-democratic pan-European superstate.

Bruce Bawer takes an unsparingly honest look at Europe's other big problem.

The world's first satellite designed to detect and track asteroids that threaten Earth is being built -- not by the US or Russia, but by Canada.

Nano-engineering is showing promise for cartilage and bone regeneration.

Genetic technology may soon be able to make humans immune to AIDS.

A new cancer treatment which cured 100% of cancer cases in mice is about to start testing in humans.

The Methuselah Foundation is starting to get attention -- and results.

New high-resolution imaging technology has given us the most detailed map yet of the human brain.

4 Comments:

Anonymous handmaiden said...

I really enjoy reading your links. they are always interesting.

I was going to leave you a nice comment on your "Quote for the Day" I read the link to Black Sun Journal, Bill Joy's article, the Greenfield article, & some other stuff.
Unfortunately, my well thought out comment that I'd pondered over a few days got lost as I accidentally unplugged my computer & hadn't saved it on word pad. :(

Maybe we can discuss the subject this weekend. :)

03 July, 2008 11:09  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Gah.....Another promising young comment is cut down in the prime of life by a volatile-memory glitch.....tragic.....

03 July, 2008 15:24  
Anonymous handmaiden said...

Hey, if this is the sorta thing that's going to happen when i get my brain hooked up to a computer....Well, my brain won't be much different then it is now.

03 July, 2008 20:42  
Blogger the chaplain said...

Great links.

I live in the Washington, DC suburbs and am constantly appalled at the weekly (it seems to be weekly anyway) reports of yet another murder in the area. It really is astonishing.

05 July, 2008 09:52  

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