Magical Siberia: A Russian Take on Middle-earth — Strange Maps strikes again.
Long Lifespan Linked to Poor Church Attendance — Huh? That cannot possibly be a causative relationship.
Is Sugar Toxic?
Old open air voyagers — Freshwater eukaryotes may have ventured onto land nearly 500 million years earlier than fossil evidence previously suggested.
What Happens If You Get Sucked Out of a Plane? — In which our own Geoff Landis is quoted.
Nazi War Crimes as Described by German Soldiers — Going back to the primary sources. This is tough reading.
Lessons from Ivory Coast — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on religious identity politics and the Peace of Westphalia.
The Great Debate — Ryan vs. Obama will be this year’s main event, if the president is up for it.
The Nostradamus Award Goes To... — The Heritage Foundation, which predicted that the 2001 Bush tax cuts would bring on an economic boom, increase household income and reduce federal debt: When you do the numbers on the alleged fiscal conservatism of the GOP, it's an utter disaster for the nation as a whole as well as for individual households. That was true under Reagan, and it's been true ever since. So why do the Republicans keep getting the credit for something that's so objectively and abjectly untrue?
?otD: To CT or not to CT, that is the question.
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (interrupted)
Currently reading: Nifft the Lean by Michael Shea