[links] Link salad heads into the daylight, blinking

Don’t forget the steampunk caption contest voting poll

A reader reacts to Green — Definitely did not like it.

Cthulhu’s Reign reviewed — Including my story “Such Bright and Risen Madness in Our Names”.

Judge a Book by Its Cover — The proverbial blog… A Softer World weighs in.

The Art of the Exhale — Cancer, coping and horses. (Via joycemocha.)

The Power Trip — Power corrupts. Absolute power is pretty nest. A piece on why nice people become sociopaths once they reach the top. (Via Scrivener’s Error.)

Vintage lunch boxes — There was a Kill Bill lunch box? Really?

Shenango of Fairport: 1909 — Look at that prop…

1978 Cryptosystem Resists Quantum Attack — Duuuude.

Disgust As a Guide to Morality — Interesting. I don’t agree with it all, and am especially troubled by this line: Though Haidt is a secular liberal, he cautions that you can’t just say that moral judgments made by drawing on the other three areas — Purity, Authority, and Loyalty — are illegitimate, unless you’re willing to privilege the point of view of secular Western liberals, and write off most of the human race.. Still, interesting.

Kilpatrickism — On the racist strain in American conservatism.

?otD: Where did you go? What did you do when you got there?


8/18/2010
Writing time yesterday: 2.5 hours (revisions, WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 4.25 (sleep fail!)
This morning’s weigh-in: 242.2
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)

One thought on “[links] Link salad heads into the daylight, blinking

  1. Cora says:

    I’ve seen the “morality is linked to disgust” hypothesis before and I’m not convinced. It strikes me as an attempt to excuse bigotry as natural.

    For example, I hate Jell-O. I think Jell-O is the most disgusting thing imaginable. I would rather eat a dog turd than Jell-O. Yet I do not go out crying that eating Jell-O is against the laws of nature, that Jell-O ought to be banned (okay, I lie. I’d love to see that stuff vanishing from shelves and menus), that Jell-O eaters are subhuman, potential criminals and do not deserve equal human rights.

    And if I do not think my personal feelings of disgust should influence public policy, why should the individual feelings of disgust (which are not universal) of other people influence policy?

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