A deeply personal statement, regarding reason and religion — Brad Torgersen responds, to me and others, from a faith-holding perspective.
A message from a fellow First Amendment follower — A blogger riffs on my religion post from yesterday. I like it.
An interesting wheelchair alternative — (Via David Goldman.)
Researchers study what sharks know, where they attack — Shark expert, math professor use unique skills to set facts straight about the predators.
Watching volcanoes deflate aids ash forecast — All you need is a GPS station on the rim and you can help keep planes safe.
Saving the Planet One Tiny Satellite at a Time — A Silicon Valley startup is turning its technical acumen and passion for space into an innovative venture that uses a fleet of relatively inexpensive, tiny satellites to take non-stop pictures of Earth.
Google makes first contact lens — They measure glucose levels. Wow.
Texas Public Schools Are Teaching Creationism — Responsive Ed has a secular veneer and is funded by public money, but it has been connected from its inception to the creationist movement and to far-right fundamentalists who seek to undermine the separation of church and state. Infiltrating and subverting the charter-school movement has allowed Responsive Ed to carry out its religious agenda—and it is succeeding. Yep, American Christianists are never under any obligation to obey that pesky “bearing false witness” commandment, are they? (Via EK.)
The Republicanization of the United States: Becoming a “Can Do Nation” Again — These are all signs of the “Republicanization” of America, folks. It’s the result of constantly cutting and cutting, without any regard to what we need or want as a people, as well as the “can’t do” spirit that imbues everything the Republican Party stands for. The current incarnation of the GOP has as its main theme that government can’t work, and it proves that every chance they get. And after 34 years of it, it’s time to say, “Enough!”
In our quest to appease superstitious neanderthals and short-sighted plutocrats we are abandoning the future — The decline of American research: another conservative legacy to poison our future.
America Black Ops Wars in 134 Countries — Tell me again why I voted for Obama?
?otD: Does change come from within? Or within the couch?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Number of FEMA troops on my block BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI!: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)