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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-03-26 05:34
Subject: [links] Link salad for an Omaha Wednesday
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Location:Omaha
Mood:grumpy
Music:hotel noises
Tags:links, politics, religion, science, writing
New Weird Wednesday!

Mind Meld: Is Science Fiction Antithetical to Religion? — In which a number of authors, including myself, are interviewed.

Darvaza, the Apocalypse Gas Crater — Also known as The Doorway to Hell. Wow.

Slab of Antarctic ice shelf collapses amid warming — Damn those liberal Democrats, they've even got the Antarctic ice cooperating with their global warming scam. Must listen to more Limbaugh...reality is interfering with conservative thought...

Hillary talks to Richard Mellon Scaife about Obama — She has just completely jumped the shark. Richard Mellon Scaife? Hellooooo? Mr. Vast Right Wing Conspiracy his own self? That she would be in the same room with Scaife proves she will do anything to defeat Obama, far beyond the bounds of rational politics or principal. I'll still vote for her over McCain if she's the nominee, but we're definitely deep into lesser-of-two-evils territory at that point. I am so profoundly disappointed in her.
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Hal
User: hal_obrien
Date: 2008-03-26 12:58 (UTC)
Subject: Antithetical
John C. Wright does himself no favors. I'm pretty sure we're close aesthetically, but he'd pontificating here in such an annoying way I'd never admit it, just to piss him off.
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biomekanic
User: biomekanic
Date: 2008-03-26 14:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
re Hillary: Well, she has to do something to distract people from the whole 'snipers! snipers I tell you!' thing.
The math is there, at this point, all she has left is to try and make this into a "in bed with a dead girl, or a live boy" issue. And I think it's failed already.
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lt260: Twin Towers
User: lt260
Date: 2008-03-27 00:09 (UTC)
Subject: WOW
Keyword:Twin Towers
Mind Meld: Is Science Fiction Antithetical to Religion? — In which a number of authors, including myself, are interviewed.

My goodness sir, you keep yourself in some mighty heady company. Woof!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-03-27 00:15 (UTC)
Subject: Re: WOW
It is to blush...
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daveraines
User: daveraines
Date: 2008-03-28 05:31 (UTC)
Subject: Science fiction & religion
Thanks for the post, I loved it.

There are lots of interesting things about the article, but what caught my attention was the near-unanimity that science fiction and religion are at least "partially overlapping magesteria." That's my observation, too. And I don't think it can be otherwise. Religion is organized and institutionalized spirituality, and spirituality is about one's "ultimate concern"; which, it seems to me, the best science fiction has in the background, or forefront.
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