Are You Evil? Profiling That Which Is Truly Wicked — A 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.
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?
Body movement: 30 minutes on the stationary bike
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 223.8
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