Inside the Original Space Dive: Joseph Kittinger on 1960 Record Jump — Record-setter’s personal account in classic National Geographic article.
Topology: The Secret Ingredient In The Latest Theory of Everything — Combine topology with symmetry and add a sprinkling of quantum mechanics. The result? A powerful new theory of everything.
Malala Yousafzai: The Latest Victim in the War on Children in Pakistan — The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a hideous attack on a young schoolgirl they deemed “an infidel” for championing her right to go to school. This is what you get when you try to rule society by scripture.
One in five Americans reports no religious affiliation, study says — A civil society less interested in rule by scripture can only be a change for the good.
Vaccines: opinions are not facts — This argument is every bit as stupid and pointless as the evolution argument, and doesn’t speak well of our society or our educational system that we need to keep having it.
One In Ten Americans Think PBS Gets A Third Or More Of The Entire Federal Budget — And that’s who Romney is talking to when he says he wants to kill Big Bird. Because critical thinking is a liberal scourge. The Texas GOP has said so. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Romney: Abortion not on my agenda — That would be what we call a “lie”. Read your own campaign statements, Mittens. Or your party’s platform.
The Romney Wave Isn’t Abating Yet — Good for Romney, terrible for the country. And where are all of last week’s GOP “poll truthers” now?
?otD: What did you have for breakfast?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hour (chemo fog)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (overslept due to chemo fatigue)
Hours slept: 7.5 (interrupted)
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo