Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Election day link salad, not utterly political

Cow and horse revellers in fight — It’s like the lion and the unicorn, only less dignified. (Thanks to danjite.)

Savage Chickens: One Panel Humor — (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Cassini might hold secrets to life on Saturn moon — Repurposing a deep space probe to search as life (but not as we know it). (Hat tip to Gizmodo.)

Are You Evil? Profiling That Which Is Truly WickedA cognitive scientist employs malevolent logic to define the dark side of the human psyche. Hmm. (Thanks to lt260.)

Carbon-Capturing Rock — Geologists discover that certain rock formations could sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide.

Polar warming ’caused by humans’ — Dang. That liberal conspiracy is everywhere. Good thing Conservative America is on the job, protecting the world from inconvenient truths! (Thanks to lt260.)

When is a human human?Bad Astronomy Blog on the politics of embryos. He deploys one of my favorite analogies in this discussion of Colorado’s Proposition 48, a bald-faced attempt to establish religious tenets in the state constitution. ry this thought experiment: you’re walking down the street, and you see a building on fire. You enter it to help anyone out, and see it’s a lab. On one side is a five-year-old boy, and the other is a petri dish clearly labeled as having a dozen fertilized eggs in it. You only have time to rescue the boy or the eggs. What do you do?

The Ghoul’s Glossary: the 2008 Election — Heh. Sample: Communist: 1. A believer in a graduated income tax (”Communists” include Adam Smith and 81% of professional American economists). 2. When modified by ‘Chinese’ : A supplier of retail goods to Walmart.

Question of the day: Why is a duck?

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