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13 February 2005 @ 10:41 am
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"We're living in the era of the Permanent Campaign. The old notion that the parties would beat each other's brains in during the election and then try to do the people's business, at least in odd-numbered years, is now considered quaint. The brain-bashing, and fundraising based on brain-bashing, now takes place all year, every year."
-Howard Kurtz

"Today, there is a universe of diversions to buy, hear, watch and forward, which makes focusing on a task all the more challenging." Technology brings us a world of new distractions.

New addition to the scientific method: political self-censorship.

Essay: gene designers may need their own Hippocratic oath.

"Saying higher education's long-standing tenure system isn't family friendly and harms the careers of women, a panel of university leaders called Thursday for colleges to make the traditional academic career path more flexible."

OMG Neil Gaiman vs. Margaret Atwood! (Courtesy valancymay.)
Mrs. Raarjudithiscariot on February 13th, 2005 08:40 am (UTC)
HAH! CNN spelled Kirwan's name wrong (Kirwin).
PMMJ: Captain America - Fight Terrorcheetahmaster on February 13th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, saw that the other day. Waiting for more details to come out (or a BBC analysis, heh) before getting into it.
Bryncurious_au on February 13th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
It will be interesting to see if his rapid onset of syndrome is a consequence of the patients cell makeup, the actual strain ( drug resistant viruses are not really news, although the fact his case is binding to his X4 and R5 receptors right off the bat is ), or of a speculative compromise of his CD-4 cell count as a result of methamphetamine abuse. They really need to find this guys partners and get them on the exam table, quickly.

Where are you, J.D. Shapely?
salami_salomesalami_salome on February 13th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
I ♥ Margaret Atwood.
The Bodhisattva of Kickin' Ass: bad habitrackletang on February 13th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
I love her, and I love Neil. Watching them go at it, I think I might understand the whole "straight boys watching cat-fights" thing...