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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-09-01 05:01
Subject: [links] Link salad for a Chicon weekend
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Tags:culture, funny, links, media, personal, politics, publishing, religion, science
Cora goes to Osnabrück and discovers a new genre name — Romantasy? Really? Cool but, um...

Crime and punishment, chimpanzee-styleChimps won't punish transgressions unless they were the victim. Proving once more that justice belongs to the strong and powerful?

DNA of girl from Denisova cave gives up genetic secretsThe DNA of a cave girl who lived about 80,000 years ago has been analysed in remarkable detail.

The Auditory Configuration of Hell — God, I love BLDG BLOG.

Prominent Priest Defended Child Sex Abusers, Later ApologizesA well-known Catholic priest who hosts a weekly religious television show said in an interview this week that child sex abusers are often seduced by teenage boys and should not go to jail on a first offense. But the comments were removed by the website that published them and replaced by an apology from the priest and the site's editors. Tell me again why the Catholic Church has a shred of moral or spiritual authority left? Maybe it's because they're not filthy, situationalist liberals?

Best and worst of Romney's Republican National Convention

For The Record (Again)[L]et’s review what Obama actually said when he uttered the now-notorious “you didn’t build it” line and compare it to how the Romney campaign is portraying it. The truth is as usual a remarkably inconvenient thing for conservatives. Good thing Your Liberal Media is as usual supporting the conservative narrative instead of challenging these lies for what they are.

?otD: Which programming track do you prefer?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (running on Con time)
Body movement: 60 minute urban walk
Hours slept: 5.0 (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

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User: melissajm
Date: 2012-09-01 12:40 (UTC)
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About the chimps: The researchers labelled one chimp "The thief," but how do we know the chimps saw it that way? Maybe that's acceptable behavior in captivity, or "the thief" outranked "the victim," and that gave them the right to the food, or...
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