[links] Link salad for another Omaha Wednesday

A reader reacts to my psychosexual New Weird novel Trial of Flowers

Required Summer Reading — Hahaha. (Via [info]goulo

Physicists say Batman’s cape would actually end up killing him — Hahaha. (Thanks to Lisa Costello.)

“Frankenstein” Bog Mummies Discovered in ScotlandTwo ancient bodies made from six people, new study reveals. Whoa. Weird. (Snurched from Steve Buchheit.)

Scientists name blood-sucking parasite after Bob Marley

U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there — (Thanks to David Goldman.)

Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About You From 164 Feet Away — Hmmm. (Via KF.)

Satellite study of Asian mountains show that glaciers are NOT melting – and some are actually gaining new ice — As [info]ericjamesstone said on sending this to me, “Apparently Asian glaciers have a conservative bias”. Of course, there’s a reason they now call it “climate change” instead of “global warming”.

Why George Will Is Wrong About Weather And Climate — Speaking of the above question…

Extreme weather: Get ready to see more of it, scientists say

Economic Creationists[info]daveon on conservative economic thought.

States with Highest Religiosity most Opposed to Obamacare — Because Jesus was never about helping the poor or healing the sick. I’m pretty sure the Bible mostly talks about guns and gays and abortion.

House GOP set for health care law repeal vote, but offering no alternatives — That would be the Republicans in a nutshell. The party of no. No progress, no compromise, no ideas.

What’s eating Appalachia? Many Democrats in the region seem to hate their presidentMike Teets, the only Republican on the Hardy County Commission, denies that race has anything to do with local antipathy towards Mr Obama. But he is concerned that the president may be a Muslim, secretly in cahoots with Osama bin Laden, whose killing he could have faked. He also wonders whether the president might be gay. Uh huh. Nope, no racism here among real Americans of either party.

?otD: Hump day for you, too?

Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (1.25 hours on Going to Extremes outline, 0.75 hours on workshop crit)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.5 (fitful)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

2 thoughts on “[links] Link salad for another Omaha Wednesday

  1. Matt NY says:

    Re: climate change – global warming predicts more snow in the winter.

    Precipitation is caused by evaporation from the oceans. Warmer water = more evaporation. If the temperature is below 32 degrees, you will get snow. You will get more rain in the summer also, but since 1 inch of rain = 10 inches of snow, climate effects of global warming on the amount of snow will seem 10 times greater, thus allowing 10 times more conservative gloating. :-/

  2. And I wish conservatives would stop trying to debate science and just give it the respect it has earned. Science is not developed through debate. Knowledge is not developed through debate. Scientists develop the most reliable knowledge about our world, and they question each other and themselves more seriously and honestly than any conservative layperson ever did.

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