H.P. Lovecraft and Nikola Tesla: Paranormal Investigators — Hahaha. (Via
U.S. could lose aging eyes in the sky
European Physicists Smash Chinese Teleportation Record — The battle over distance records sets up a fascinating race to be the first to teleport to an orbiting satellite. God, I love living in the future.
A Close Pass of Saturn's Moon Dione
For troops on Siachen Glacier, the elements are the enemy — Veterans of the India-Pakistan conflict on Siachen Glacier in Kashmir do not tell stories of battle, but of battling subzero temperatures, the wind and the altitude.
Criminal Exonerations: 2,000 Convicted Then Exonerated In U.S. Over Last 23 Years, Says Study — Does our criminal justice system make you feel safer? How safe would you feel if you were one of the wrongfully convicted? Or wrongfully executed? I've often said conservativism is a failure of both empathy and imagination. The way most American conservatives think about crime and punishment is one of the clearest examples of this.
B.C. student’s bra artwork sparks controversy over portrayal of Muslim dress — Ah, tolerance.
Faculty leave Baptist school, Shorter University, over “lifestyle” statement — Sometimes even Christianists and their enablers get it right. (Via Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Tribalism and the cruelly weird idea of zero-sum human rights — Welcome to the world of conservative thought.
Compare and Contrast — Over at Editorial Explanations, Andrew Wheeler nails the difference between conservatives and liberals.
Obama could have a prayer among Ohio's white evangelicals — A recent gathering of religious leaders in Ohio indicates that churches don't necessarily march in lock step with the Republican Party. Could have fooled me.
A peek into an alternate reality — Rachel Maddow on Mittens. I don't think Mitt Romney is stupid. I do think Romney is operating from the assumption that voters are stupid.
?otd: Why did your temperature start to rise?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (full day of conferencing and critique)
Body movement: 30 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.0 (solid)
Currently reading: Light Breaker by Mark Teppo