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Slit Pupils and Intorsion/Extorsion — Fun with eyeballs (and vocabulary) courtesy of art guru James Gurney.

The End-of-Life War — Medicine vs. death, with a swipe at cancer treatment costs.

Easy Women: 1920 — Public health in another age.

Translating Stories of Life Forms Etched in Stone — The Burgess shales. Our earliest animal ancestor probably had no head, tail, or sexual organs, and lay immobile on the sea floor like a door mat. I know people like that. (Thanks to Dad.)

Sheena Iyengar: The art of choosing — A TED talk. (Via lt260.)

Big Bang Abandoned in New Model of the UniverseA new cosmology successfully explains the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy; but only if the universe has no beginning and no end. Hmmm.

House passes pared-down measure to fund warWith the new war spending, the total amount of money that Congress has allotted for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan surpasses $1 trillion. A trillion dollars for two wars of choice, one launched under knowingly false pretenses. No wonder we can’t afford healthcare. Thank you, GOP, for being such excellent stewards of America’s national interests.

?otD: Rabbits or hares?


7/28/2010
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hour (revisions)
Body movement: 40 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.5 (interrupted)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert

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