Archive for February 22nd, 2007

Carl Sagan on the failure of many religions to consider the rest of the universe

| February 22, 2007 | 45 Replies
Carl Sagan on the failure of many religions to consider the rest of the universe

Carl Sagan’s new article can be found in the March/April 2007 edition of Skeptical Inquirer.  It is titled “Science’s Vast Cosmic Perspective Eludes Religion.” Well, okay.  As you know, Carl Sagan died of pneumonia in 1996.  This “new” article was actually prepared by Ann Druyan, based on lectures Sagan gave in 1985. Sagan begins the […]

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How is the U.S. handling the psychological needs of returning Iraq vets?

| February 22, 2007 | 2 Replies
How is the U.S. handling the psychological needs of returning Iraq vets?

Not very well, according to this article from Salon.com.  Here’s an excerpt: Perhaps most troubling, the Army seems bent on denying that the stress of war has caused the soldiers’ mental trauma in the first place. (There is an economic reason for doing so: Mental problems from combat stress can require the Army to pay disability […]

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Spoof ads, anyone?

| February 22, 2007 | Reply
Spoof ads, anyone?

Madison Avenue is so clever these days that most commercials are, to some extent, fun to watch. Adbusters.org is working hard to top Madison Avenue, though, with its own spoof commercials.  Some of these are quite well done.                           You’ll find more of Adbuster’s spoof ads here.  Here’s what Adbusters is about, based on its […]

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