[links] Links salad is there in the corner, losing its religion

Vintage Trashy Psperback Covers — Mmm, mmm, love that art.

Beyond Darwin: The Future of Exoplanet Imaging — This is fascinating stuff.

The Open Space Movement — Exactly what the name says, and a cool idea. Quite curious to see where the implementation goes. (Thanks to LW.)

An Open Letter to Bill Maher on Vaccinations — Antivaxing isn’t just wilful ignorance, like evolution denial, it’s downright dangerous.

The Takeover — Ta-Nehisi Coates on Pat Buchanan embarrassing conservatives (and Americans everywhere) yet again.

“We’ve got a rep for that” — Republicans in Congress. Funny, or it would be if it weren’t true. (Thanks to CEP.)

Fear Not: What does virtual rumor-mongering say about Christians? — Associated Baptist Press on conservative rumor mongering. Note the references to Fox News. I find this fascinating, because this is the Evangelical community talking to itself about some of the things I find most poisonous and wrong-headed about American Christians. (Via Talking Points Memo.)

?otD: Is that you there in the spotlight?

Body movement: n/a (sick houseguest)
Hours slept: 5.25
This morning’s weigh-in: 233.2
Currently reading: Dragon in Chains by Daniel Fox