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[links] Link salad, Monday-Monday edition

Is the story of Adam and Eve true? Did Adam and Eve really exist? — Of course, the ten reasons they give for Adam and Eve's literal existence are all intratextual to the Bible. This is a triumph of circular reasoning. I can boil that entire Web page down to "The Bible tells you Adam and Eve are real. Why should you believe the Bible? Because it tells you so!" (Well, that plus an even more nonsensical than usual swipe at evolution near the end of the page.) Nice to see the intellectual standards of faith are being upheld — no wonder these people believe in Creationism, they're being educationally stunted by this kind of "logic."

Old Enough Now to Ask How Dad Died at WarWhy Dad died at war might be a good question, too. Lies are lies, no matter how many times a president and his party declare their moral leadership.

War and Deliverance — Christopher Dickey on the link between the movie Deliverance and the Iraq War.

The Farm Fetish — An oldie but a goodie from Kung Fu Monkey. I've always wondered myself about our political obsession with the American family farm.

Guardian Online discusses print on demand — POD also received a recent mention on this blog. (Snurched from Charles Tan.)

Mars is Heaven — At least, if Heaven is rusty and full of craters. APOD has a terrific image of Victoria Crater, from rover Opportunity.

Measuring the Polar Meltdown — A team in Greenland tracks reality's liberal bias.

WW III — Bush tries to make sure the Base is scared enough to keep voting Republican. (Gotta have some reason, after all.)

America's Broken-Down Army — An old link from last spring which I just ran across, talking about abbreviated training and rushed deployments. Money shot:
"They can get desert training elsewhere," spokesman Tony Snow said Feb. 28, "like in Iraq."
Now that's what I call supporting the troops.
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