random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  If learning does not teach us to love, we learn without understanding . . . By concentrating all our energies on temporal concerns we have builded an empire, moving each stone into place at terrific cost . . . We have paid a frightful price for our boasted success; for our strength has taught us to hate, our power to kill, and our thought to reason away our souls.

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  —Manly Palmer Hall, quoted by Bill, from the Explo.

attack ads turn surreal

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Wow, the Alabama Education Association has hit a new low: shelling out half a million dollars to a Republican PAC to run attack ads against a gubernatorial candidate … for supporting evolution. Yikes.

religious in Turkey block wordpress.com

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Pharyngula said it well: “Turkish ass shuts down a slice of the Internet” (well, as far as Turkey is concerned, anyway). Muslim creationist was unhappy with some critical blog commentary so he got a judge to block the entire domain. Best comment from Pharyngula thread: Wonder Twin powers activate. Form of A Google Bomb

morning tea round-up

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Yahoo!’s historically less-than-stellar track record of protecting user privacy is made much, much worse by this news: Yahoo! turned over a user’s identity information to the Chinese government, and now journalist Shi Tao has been sentenced to ten years for “e-mailing a government’s plan to restrict media coverage around the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen […]

reading & listening

Wednesday, March 31st, 2004

Reading: Tower of Babel: The Evidence Against the New Creationism by Robert J. Pennock; Music: Disco, “Carmen”, Chumbawamba, Judy Garland, “Red Hot + Blue” (Cole Porter covers), Ani DiFranco & Utah Phillips “Fellow Workers”, Klezmatics “I Ain’t Afraid” (cover of Holly Near song)


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