Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad Saturday serving

mevennen is quite wise about the emotional processes of writing — Money shot: "Objectivity seems to be the prize of experience."

80-year-old Gakutensoku robot revived — (Thanks to danjite.)

Sneaky Pete — As if the Blastolene Special wasn't cool enough.

Mega-Landslide Could Shake Hawaii — Ah, the miracles of geology.

The Guru Handbook on taking breaks — Apropos of my post from last night, albeit in a slightly different context.

Mayo in the anoLanguage Log is funny about crossword puzzle clues.

The price of climate change — Interesting stuff on historical correlations between climate change and social phenomena such as crime and warfare.

Evolution’s Bumper Sticker War Against Intelligent Design — (Thanks to threeoutside.)

Dept of things I didn't knowThe Straight Dope on alternatives to hemoglobin in the animal kingdom. Which, incidentally, strikes me as very typical of the way evolution works — lots of essentially randomized strategies with varying degrees of success (hemoglobin won, basically). Why would an Intelligent Designer have bothered with hemocyanin?

Quiverfull — A conservative Christian movement to maximize reproduction. Ick. People are free to believe what they want, but ick. (Thanks to threeoutside.)

Scalia to public: get over it — "People who believe the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision giving the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush was politically motivated should just get over it, says Justice Antonin Scalia." Right. The way conservatives have gotten over FDR, the Great Society, Bill Clinton, etc...

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