Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad knows that all things come to the patient man

16 OED Words That Became Obscure (Including Bransle, the Twerk of 1662) — (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Weight bias in cancer care? Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo, hurting survival — Interesting. (Via [info]danjite.)

“Kinetic sand” is a mind-meltingly intriguing toy — (Via [info]willyumtx.)

Not funny: Creepy clown lingers on streets of Northampton in middle of the night — Because clowns! (Thanks, I think to Mike Brotherton.)

This is Your Brain on Maps — Mmm, maps.

Antares Rocket Launch — This is a fantastic image.

Ghosts of Planets Past: An Interview with Ron Blakey

Proof of alien life? You need a lot more evidence than thisLife-like debris in the stratosphere isn't enough to leap to life in space.

What's Really Going On With Arctic Sea Ice?

Are atheists smarter than believers? Not exactly.Rather, Zuckerman and co-authors Jordan Silberman and Judith Hall write that more intelligent people may find certain basic needs — “functions” in psychology-speak — fulfilled outside of religion. These functions include self-esteem, a sense of community and a sense of purpose, among others. “We say it is possible that having a high level of intelligence provides similar functions to what religion provides” for people who adhere to a religion, Zuckerman said. Interesting. (Via David Goldman.)

Slavery, segregation and biblical literalism (cont’d.) — Defense of slavery and segregation was no different from the wholesale Christianist hatefest going on in our country today in a life-or-death attempt to deny civil and human rights to LGBTQ citizens. Jesus must be so proud of his followers.

GOP Rep. Quotes Bible On Food Stamps: 'If Anyone Is Not Willing To Work, Let Him Not Eat' — Yeah, because Jesus was all about punishing the poor and letting them starve. Well, Republican Jesus was. No one in the GOP knows anything about that other pinko who's actually in the Bible.

I lived to See the Day when the Pope and the President of Iran are more doctrinally Flexible than the GOP

?otD: When they come too late, does anybody understand?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: n/a (away from home)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block violating religious freedom by treating LGBTQ people like human beings: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)

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