Monday, April 02, 2007

Lazy linking

A few odds and ends, to keep my faithful readers entertained, or at least occupied.

Links about Creationism

A not-too-impressed piece from the American Chronicle of why Creationism is wrong.
Questioning Creationism

I see by a recent Newsweek poll that 34% of college graduates accept the Biblical account of creation as fact. Assuming they were taught to question and think for themselves in college what questions did they avoid (or evade) to come to such a conclusion? Since some questions were obviously not asked during the learning years here are a few to ponder and/or further avoid.

AIDS-related posts

ERV debated AIDS-conspiracy theorist (and all-round weirdo) Len Horowitz, and all she got out of it, was a lousy mp3-file. No, seriously, ERV did great, and it's interesting to listen to how little a person who are obviously not stupid get smacked in the face with facts again and again.
In the debate, ERV recommended that people check out the site if you want to factcheck her informations.

A couple of days ago NY Times brought us this article Bush’s Global AIDS Effort Limited by Restrictions

President Bush’s $15 billion plan to fight AIDS globally is seriously hampered by restrictions imposed by Congress and the administration, a panel of medical experts said yesterday.

Nature related links

Via PZ Myers, I see that Humbold Squid are becoming more common along the US West Coast.

Feminism related links

Zuzu has a good post up at Feministe about the double standard regarding multiple marriages: More Double Standards

Also at Feministe, Jill is angry at the "pro-lifers".
Have an abortion, go to prison and “Pro-Lifers” care about women’s lives so much that:

muttering in a corner has two interesting posts up about how the right-wings try to target the health of women.
Part one and part two. Muttering in a corner is not on my blogroll, but will certainly be included next time I update it.

TigTog over at Hoyden About Town has a great post up about the Kathy Sierra case, and online behaviour in general.
Stopping cyberbullying

Over at CBC News, Heather Mallick ask a damn good question. Magazines: where are the women writers?

Links related to other progressive issues

Katrina Death Toll Passes 4,000 by Robert Lindsay (via Majikthise)

Hate is Not an Army Core Value over at Foggy Bottom Line

An article in NY Times tells us that the Wal-Mart Chief Writes Off New York. Since Wal-Mart's business practices are not exactly shinning examples of virtue, and since they treat their employees like shit, I think this is good news for New York.

Politics in general

David Neiwert over at Orcinus has put up a shortened version of an article he wrote about the Minutemen last year. Borderline Personalities

And now for some poll news.
Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes: 1987-2007 by the Pew Research Center.

Increased public support for the social safety net, signs of growing public concern about income inequality, and a diminished appetite for assertive national security policies have improved the political landscape for the Democrats as the 2008 presidential campaign gets underway.

At the same time, many of the key trends that nurtured the Republican resurgence in the mid-1990s have moderated, according to Pew's longitudinal measures of the public's basic political, social and economic values. The proportion of Americans who support traditional social values has edged downward since 1994, while the proportion of Americans expressing strong personal religious commitment also has declined modestly.

I'm sure that this sounds like great news to many of my readers.



Blogger Robert Lindsay said...

Thx for the link!

April 03, 2007 4:20 AM  

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