Archive for April 15th, 2007
I don’t know why the Pope constantly gets such intense press coverage. I know he is the leader of a large church, but he most often speaks in platitudes, double-speak or with dark-ages insight. Here’s a good example–his recent muddled pronoucement on evolution. According to the Associated Press, Pope Benedict XVI has concluded that the [...]
Maher says it well: Say it loud: I’m elite and proud! The right-wing crusade to demonize elites has paid off. Now the country’s run by incompetents who make mediocrity a job requirement and recruit from Pat Robertson’s law school. New rule: Now that liberals have taken back the word liberal, they also have to take [...]
This article in the Boston Globe comments on a recent survey of teens regarding financial matters: American teens believe, based on the career that interests them the most, that when they get older they will be earning an average annual salary of $145,500. Interestingly, boys expect to earn an average $173,000 a year and girls [...]
Connie is a well-informed writer who hits the nail right on the head while addressing the FCC. Just ignore the sync problem with the vido and listen to five-minutes of an experienced reporter who illustrates the problem succinctly and eloquently.
At this site we have often debated the extent to which non-Believers are harmed by the beliefs of religious moderates. The main idea is that moderates are serving as human shields for whacked-out literalist fundamentalists. Society would be hammering fundamentalists with enough widespread ridicule to make them political untouchables, except that religious moderates continue clinging [...]
This article from LiveScience shows what incredible things can be accomplished when scientists search hard to find even a bit of surviving soft tissue in a T-rex femur: An adolescent female Tyrannosaurus rex died 68 million years ago, but its bones still contain intact soft tissue, including the oldest preserved proteins ever found, scientists say. [...]