Link roundup for 23 January 2010
Natural selection in action -- dumb people do dumb things and get hurt.
Some of us get it right the first time.
A fake cop gets arrested by a fake prostitute (found via Mendip).
View waves as you've never seen them before (click pictures for bigger versions).
The original tale of Newton and the apple is on the internet.
Bay of Fundie continues to cover a creationist lie-fest.
Flying Air France gets more comfortable.
You can become a Republican (found via Mad Mike's America).
Jack Jodell has a warning from 2017.
Another horrendously fake bigfoot video surfaces in Oregon.
The Tiller trial brings out some nasty stuff.
Bill Gates seizes a teachable moment in Saudi Arabia.
Rita has some questions about religion, sexual repression, and the subjugation of women.
Don't get pregnant in Florida.
Sounds like Biden will be on board if the Senate tries to change the filibuster rule.
Andrew Sullivan has observations on meth and fundamentalism.
MicShots sums up the Republican agenda (found via Nancy).
This is what the fight for health-care reform is really about. Don't forget the real reason why it's losing support. Keep fighting.
California and Washington are considering broad legalization of marijuana, not just for medicinal use. 56% of Californians favor the idea.
Scott Brown won because he's a moderate. Republicans in general remain unpopular. Keep things in perspective.
Looks like Obama is going populist. Good move in response to the real message of Massachusetts. More here.
The Haïtian earthquake has theists floundering again.
Britain's nationalist party, the UKIP, wants to ban the burkha.
Taiwan and mainland China have different goals in Haïti.
A new movie about Darwin may prove hard to find in the US.
Australia's giant native animals were wiped out by humans.
I bet Texas will want a herd of these.
Neptune and Uranus may have oceans of liquid diamond, with huge solid diamonds floating in them like icebergs.
Social-insect colonies function like single organisms (this has occurred to me too).
The last decade was the warmest on record (until, no doubt, the next one).
Sierra Sciences aims to fight aging by telomerase induction.