‘Three parent babies’ could be born in Britain next year — Britain is set to become the first country in the world to create babies with the DNA of three people after the government set out new draft regulations.
The “Exosuit”: A wearable submarine for visiting deep water — Deep sea fish may contain proteins we need for brain-machine interfaces.
The Mammoth Cometh — On species restoration. (Via AH.)
On Way to New World, First Americans Made a 10,000-Year Pit Stop — Now if only they’d been willing to ask for directions. (Via David Goldman.)
Settled Science — 1 in 4 Americans isn’t down with heliocentricity. Because science is a cult, man. Where the priesthood of knowledge doesn’t permit alternative views. Your opinion is just as valid as some longhair Ph.D. who’s spent decades in research. Right?
When ‘Religious Liberty’ Was Used To Justify Racism Instead Of Homophobia — Racism was more than just an ideology, it was a sincerely held religious belief.
After veto in Arizona, conservatives vow to fight for religious liberties — “I have not heard one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been violated,” said Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer. Really, kids, it’s pretty simple. The right to discriminate and persecute based on your picked-and-chosen dictates of dogma is not a religious liberty. It’s a cultural privilege which is eroding, and rightfully so in a just and moral society.
30 Pieces of Silver — Jim Wright on the Brewer veto in Arizona.
Texas’s ban on gay marriage struck down by federal judge — Some interesting analysis here, including polling data.
Who Favors Discrimination against Gay Newlyweds? Most Republicans, old People, Southerners, Evangelicals — Youth is such a determining factor here that it overwhelms the other identity considerations; 60% of African-American Millennials accept gay marriage and half of young Republicans do. People who don’t know any gays have not joined the new consensus.
TPM Interview: The Brown Grad Student Who Chased The NRA Out Of Rhode Island — Well, to be more specific, out of Rhode Island politics.
Rule 34, meet Kafka — Hah!
5 years later, here’s how the tea party changed politics — For better or worse, the coming together of frustrated conservatives fearing American ruin due to rising debt has altered the national discussion to raise the profile of people and policies previously relegated to the right-wing fringe. That’s an awfully kind description of a political movement far better characterized by its arrant racism and proud, willful ignorance. Because really, if these people were motivated by deficit issues, where the hell were they when a white conservative named George W. Bush held office and ran up the highest deficits in history? They didn’t get mad until there was a black Democrat to blame. A GOP astroturf operations from the beginning, the Tea Party has never had a shred of intellectual or political credibility except as gifted to them by Your Liberal Media.
?otD: Did you kiss him good-bye?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 8.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minutes
Number of FEMA troops on my block unjustly vilifying Ted Nugent: 0
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