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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-12-29 05:08
Subject: [links] Link salad goes back to gainful employment
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Tags:culture, links, media, nigeria, personal, politics, religion, science
Disney Tackles Major Theme Park Problem: Lines — This is both rather cool and rather creepy.

In Pursuit of a Mind Map, Slice by Slice — Fascinating article, but be warned, some disturbing imagery about animal research.

Why Our Universe Must Have Been Born Inside a Black Hole

Nigeria's Jos remains tense after Christmas terror attacks — I lived at a missionary boarding school in Jos for my freshman year of high school.

The Jewish View of Creationism — An interesting article, but the author makes the same intellectual error he comments on in others.

The merger of journalists and government officials — Glenn Greenwald with a fascinating take on how Wikileaks has been addressed in Your Liberal Media.

GOP sponsored single-payer guaranteed Health Care in Iraq, but not in US — I love the smell of conservative hypocrisy in the morning. Luckily, that odor is profoundly pervasive. (Thanks to danjite.)

?otD: Are you at work today?

Writing time yesterday: 5.5 hours (Sunspin outline development)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25 hours (solid)
Weight: 249.2
Currently reading: Between books

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scarlettina: Jewish: Star
User: scarlettina
Date: 2010-12-29 17:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Jewish: Star
Regarding the Jewish view of creationism article: interesting stuff but, yes, flawed. I'm rather of a mind with the commenter who said (with somewhat tortured sentence structure):

"Proving" that religion isn't stupid or anti-scien­ce by finding a medieval scholar one can make say something "scientifi­c" is not what will redeem convention­al religion from its increasing irrelevanc­e. Only if the wisdom and practices - not its wrong metaphysic­s - actually work to help us flourish as human beings, feel greater awe, wonder and humility about the human adventure in this 14 billion year Universe, be kinder, more compassion­ate, ethical, and loving - actually get the job done religion is supposed to do will our ancient religions be of value...
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Max Kaehn: Zonk
User: slothman
Date: 2010-12-29 22:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am in the middle of week 2 of a 2-week vacation. (I always schedule my PTO with holidays to maximize contiguous amounts of time off.)
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