Another game of putting things aside, as if we’ll come back to them sometime — Lisa Costello on living with my death.
14 World-Changing Data Visualizations, From the Last 4 Centuries — Which reminds me of Charles Minard’s flow map of Napoleon’s march on Moscow. (Via David Goldman.)
When Trilobites Ruled the World — (Via Dad.)
A Successor to Sagan Reboots ‘Cosmos’ — This is cool. An incredible shame that it’s on FOX, the conservative propaganda organ. (Via Dad.)
Christians, authors debate role of submissive wife — It so very hard for me to interpret this as anything but creepy as hell.
Gay marriage opponents don’t know they’re on the wrong side of public opinion — According to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, only 41 percent of Americans oppose allowing same-sex couples to marry. But that same 41 percent has a highly skewed perception of where the rest of the country stands: nearly two-thirds of same-sex marriage opponents erroneously think most Americans agree with them. I’m pretty sure this is true of most conservative positions: unpopular, often deeply, when polled among the population as a whole (i.e., including people other than likely Republican voters), but not understood as such by conservatives, who imagine themselves to be the brave vanguards of a still-silent majority.
GOP’s “inane” war on science: Plasma physicist congressman takes on the denialists — Holt, a plasma physicist and eight-term congressman (and five-time “Jeopardy!” champion), last month announced he’ll leave the House in January. For “future generations, who will pay an even greater price than the current generation from climate change,” Holt told Salon late last week, “it will be hard to explain to them the inaction of America and the U.S. Congress.” (Via
Obama’s Critics Should Put Up or Shut Up — Do you remember when President Bush’s political adversaries starting ragging on him during the first days after 9/11? Or during the first days of the invasion of Iraq? Me neither. Whatever you think of the holder of the presidential office, if you are actually concerned about the nation’s welfare you don’t go on TV mocking him and saying he’s weak.
?otD: Can you sleep alone? Can you sleep with somebody else?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (very fitful)
Body movement: 0 minutes (hall walking to come)
Weight: n/a (no scale here)
Number of FEMA troops on my block teaching wives how to be submissive: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)