Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad contemplates languages and lexemes

Don't forget the latest caption contest voting poll

An in-depth review of (among other things) my short story "The Goat Cutter"

Mainspring is reviewed by a German an Austrian reader — In German.

Hadley Rille 5K - Commemorating 5 Years of Exceptional Publishing! — One of my publishers, and a terrific small press, is having an anniversary sale. Check it out, some great titles there. Also a Kindle 3G giveaway going on.

Undocumented language found hidden in India — I find this kind of story pretty darned cool.

tongodeon with an excellent post on trust and credibility

So that's why Koch funded a major evolution exhibitBut, for instance, what they do is illustrate the temperature changes in a graph covering the last 10 million years, which makes it easy to hide the very abrupt and rapid rise in the last few centuries. They also elide over an obvious fact: we'd rather not experience natural selection. Climate change may have shaped our species, but it did so by killing us Ah, climate change denial. For when the facts are biased against you.

The global warming witch hunt continues — Being a petty-minded nutbar has long been an important qualification for public office as a Republican (Bachmann, DeMint, Bunning, etc.), but it seems to be nearly mandatory nowadays.

The Moonie Times on the Obama Muslim BandwagonA fundamentalist Christian takeover of government is infinitely more likely than a Muslim takeover. Anyone who thinks that Muslims are in the process of conquering America is either unbelievably stupid or paranoid to the point of being mentally ill. Um, yeah.

?otD: What's your favorite word?

Writing time yesterday: 1 hour
Body movement: 50 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: 238.8
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 3/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: The Exile Kiss by George Alec Effinger

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