Things Worth Discussing

On the world’s wide(st) web, these are the things that I have found in the past week that are worth a sentence or two… Liberalism != happiness, and here’s why. Statistics show that “Islamophobia” is really “Jew-o-phobia,”. Looks like we are more like many of the Arabic Muslims than we pretend, since Jews are our…

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Today’s Notables

Mark Shea: “Global Climate Disruption. Global warming is one of those things fraught with pseudoknowledge: Knowledge that people “know” not because they actually know it, but because a lot of people in the media have repeated it a lot and lots of other people you know look at you with disdain if you say, “But…

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Things from All Over

I’ve run into a few notable bits of info over the past week or so… If we didn’t give Edison so much unwarranted back-patting, we would probably have no energy crisis and we would all have flying cars without engines thanks to Tesla.  Speaking of science, let’s hope someone is looking into Alcubierre warp drives.…

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TED + Study

It’s been a while, but I haven’t forgotten about these… Hans Rosling on poverty and statistics:Pretty funny too… + Two bits on autism. First, autistic children don’t engage in contagious yawning: If someone near you yawns, do you yawn, too? About half of adults yawn after someone else does in a phenomenon called contagious yawning.…

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Notes on the Contemporary Scene

(delicious scenery – random selection from my hard drive) My cousin sent me a great Open Letter to Osama bin Laden, which speaks to the fact that Osama screwed up and basically condemned Islam to being cast in a negative light henceforth, and now there is no going back. High fructose corn syrup has been…

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