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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-09-06 08:13
Subject: [links] Link salad ties another to the rack
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Tags:climate, culture, funny, healthcare, links, personal, politics, religion, science, space, weird
How Do You Know When You’re Having Sex With a Fallen Angel? Some Handy Hints from a Biblical Scholar — Hahahahaha.

The Costly Paradox of Health-Care TechnologyIn every industry but one, technology makes things better and cheaper. Why is it that innovation increases the cost of health care?

Understanding Our Gut Microbes Could Lead to New MedicinesBy studying the interactions between our bodies and our microbes, a startup hopes to find new ways of treating disease.

Almost Nature — An odd, interesting meditation on landscapes, photography and patterns.

Lizard Behavior - Tail Loss (Caudal Autotomy) — "Caudal Autonomy" is the name of my next rock band. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

The whole internet can't identify this mystery cocoon — (Thanks to Ellen Eades.)

World's largest volcano discovered on Pacific floorThe world's largest volcano spanning the size of the entire British Isles has been discovered on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. Oops.

Are Coldest Brown Dwarfs Star-Planet Hybrids?

Explaining Twerking to Your Parents — Having The Talk. (Via David Goldman.)

Why trust climate models? It’s a matter of simple scienceHow climate scientists test, test again, and use their simulation tools. As every good conservative knows, science is a liberal lie that undermines the true facts.

Qotd?: Maybe I ride, maybe I walk?




9/6/2013
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minutes (stationary bike)
Weight: 245.0
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing golf courses for Agenda 21: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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jimvanpelt
User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2013-09-06 15:40 (UTC)
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Hi, Jay. Here's a must-watch video on twerking: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151816981116683

Our principal sent this to all the teachers. At first I couldn't believe that she'd sent this through school mail. You have to watch it the whole way.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-09-06 20:57 (UTC)
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Wow...
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Debbie N.
User: wild_irises
Date: 2013-09-07 00:11 (UTC)
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I have never seen an analysis of medical costs from that perspective; absolutely fascinating!
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Danny Adams
User: madwriter
Date: 2013-09-08 20:03 (UTC)
Subject: A Matter of Simple Science
The other day I bought a book (used) specifically to mark it up: The Evolution Handbook. It's actually anti-evolution and is filled with rehashes of all the mistaken arguments Creationists have been making for years, and I bought it to annotate those mistakes with the real science, to have it all in one handy spot. At first I thought this would be daunting but it really has all turned out to be simple science. Anyone with the most basic knowledge of evolutionary theory could debunk this book.

(And I'm still giggling over the "Human footprints next to dinosaur footprints" one.)

Edited at 2013-09-08 08:12 pm (UTC)
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