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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-01-15 06:21
Subject: [links] Link salad stays indoors
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Tags:christianism, climate, funny, japan, language, links, personal, politics, portland, process, religion, science
Albert Einstein on the intuitive mind — Reminds a lot of how I, and many others, think about writing.

Apostropocalypse NowLanguage Log is funny about linguistic peevery.

Our new basic 'Portlandia' image: One, two, twee

Project to pour water into volcano to make power — What could possibly go wrong?

After Fukushima, fish tales — The possibility of radioactive contamination in Japanese food exports.

Elusive particles could help to stem climate change

Survey: U.S. Protestant pastors reject evolution, split on Earth's age — Proof that theological education is no barrier to willful ignorance. (Via [info]shsilver.)

Evangelicals, Seeking Unity, Back Santorum for Nomination

Untruths, Wholly Untrue, And Nothing But Untruths — Paul Krugman on GOP rhetoric and reality. Mind you, he's talking about objectively, provably false statements, not political spin.

?otd: What are you reading today?




1/15/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (2,500 words on short story)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 8.0 (solid)
Weight: 219.0
Currently reading: Saturn's Children by Charles Stross<

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threeoutside
User: threeoutside
Date: 2012-01-15 16:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*snigger* I'm sorry, it's not really funny, the subject, I mean, but I first read that one leader as "The possibility of radioactive contamination in Japanese food experts."
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madrobins
User: madrobins
Date: 2012-01-15 16:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Reading: I just started The Magicians. But I'm also marking up the ms. I'm critiquing in today's workshop. And tidying up an ebook ms. to go to the formatter. So I don't know how much actual reading I'm going to get done.

The piece on "Elusive Particles" is fascinating, but I was stopped dead by this: "Researchers used a new method to create Criegee intermediates in the lab, and then reacted them with several atmospheric compounds. "

Reacted them? Is that a common scientific usage? Cause it makes me want to dig my eyes out with a spoon.
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Thom Marrion
User: xnbach
Date: 2012-01-15 17:42 (UTC)
Subject: US Protestant Ministers and Evolution
It would be interesting to see what the actual split was on that survey. While I can see a majority of Baptist ministers rejecting reality so out of hand, I have a hard time seeing educated Methodists, Episcopalians, and Lutherans doing the same.

Then again I am now a Buddhist living in Seattle, a place so far to left that it might as well be Ultraviolet instead of Blue. Maybe I am just out of touch with how far apocalyptic evangelicalism has infected mainstream christianity in the rest of the country.
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blueheron
User: heron61
Date: 2012-01-16 01:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Evangelicals, Seeking Unity, Back Santorum for Nomination

Lovely to see - the fundys want Santorum, most other Republicans want Romney, and if we're lucky the result is a hopelessly divided party. The only thing that could make this better is if some tea-party wackball decides to run as an independent.

Survey: U.S. Protestant pastors reject evolution, split on Earth's age

Dear gods, I had no idea that many US pastors were fundys (or alternately, that much in the way of non-fundys, pastors or not, were creationists). That's both sad and baffling.

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