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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-09-21 07:50
Subject: [links] Link salad heads for the infusion center
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SF Squeecast Episode 16: Live from Chicon: Keeping It Classy on the Eve of a Hugo Award — In which I make a guest appearance, and tell Lynn Flewelling's bear joke on live mic.

A Box of Crayons for the iPad — (Thanks to Dad.)

Some of the science behind procrastination (and tips on how to manage it) — I couldn't find time to read this article.

Study finds humanity's origins clouded by isolation and interbreedingOldest distinct population identified. But humans may never get specific site of origin.

Designing a Sustainable Interstellar Worldship

What would it mean if Jesus had been married?Slacktivist Fred Clark on the current stirrings in religious circles.

MoFem 101: Nauvoo Versus Utah Polygamy — Some inside baseball on Mormon polygamy history. I find this oddly fascinating.

Proud Americans, Be Who You Are — Being gay and political. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)

"We're Not Dead," Say Texas Voters Informed They Were Dead — That conservative need to prevent voter fraud? Working out masterfully well.

Bill O'Reilly's Sandra Fluke Obsession — Anatomy of yet another of the endless baldfaced conservative lies.

Final Stretch Marks Shift in Money Race — What's wrong with this headline?

GOP Sen. says he will cut scientific funding because scientists read too much — Because, uh. I got nothing. The conservative stupid outpaces even my sarcasm sometimes.

Mitt Romney: I'm for the '100 percent' — Amazing, the things conservatives say when they realize people are listening. Quite different from when they feel free to truly speak their minds.

Ann Romney to critics: "Stop it. This is hard" — Yes, I warmly recall when Ann Romney leapt to the defense of Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama as the media savaged them and their husbands. Her sterling intellectual consistency is of a piece with that of conservatives as a whole.

Worse Than Bush — Conservative commentator Daniel Larison on the Romney candidacy. He has more interesting stuff here. N.B. I like reading Larison because he critiques the conservative movement from the inside. Gives me a more rounded view of some of the issues that are very hot for me. I don't actually agree with very many of his positions, but I find him fascinating to read.

?otD: Drip drip?

Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (2,300 new words on a Green novelette)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.0 (fitful)
Weight: 235.6
Currently reading: Heartland by Mark Teppo

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User: wild_irises
Date: 2012-09-21 15:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am well aware of the pitfalls of recommending work by Orson Scott Card, but his Mormon historical novel Saints, originally published as A Woman of Destiny is an excellent book, and its story is very much in line with the speculations at the polygamy link you posted.
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User: e_bourne
Date: 2012-09-22 15:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Of course Jesus was married. He was a good Jewish boys, and that's what they do. Fully human means fully human. Regardless of whether the papyrus (which is far from an original source) is proven valid, common sense says that he was married.
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