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16 April 2006 @ 09:30 pm
Time names America's ten best senators.

Great read: Why the wingnuts hate Plan B. (Courtesy Iceman.)

* News analysis: the code of silence broken, and the generals vs. Rumsfeld. Also, Myers jumps to the defense.
* The founder of Greenpeace endorses nuclear power.
* Calcutta bans political graffiti.
* Santorum faces an uphill battle for reelection.
* Texans still trying to recover from Hurricane Rita.
* Using politicians' quotes against them.
* Taking a literal view of Jesus's resurrection.

Archaeologists vs. amateur 'relic hunters.'

Is poker losing its popularity?
MsCongenialitymscongeniality on April 17th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
Not reading the Archaeology article as my doctor is already worried about my blood pressure, there's no need to really send it thorugh the roof. :-p
PMMJ: Sebulbacheetahmaster on April 17th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
It's for the best. I was gonna include a note that you probably want to skip.
(Anonymous) on April 17th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
edit for the article
The easter article just blows me away. The idea of christians not believing tha God can do whatever He wants to do, including resurrection, seems very weird. That was a joke they used with the dumb priest on Father Ted.
Jackbizarrojack on April 17th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC)
Re: edit for the article
That was me
sjosjo on April 17th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting "Why the wingnuts hate Plan B." Best explanation I've seen of how the "morning after" pill works.
PMMJ: Pop Tart Kittencheetahmaster on April 17th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Spread the word, pass it on, etc.
Strange Detractor: doublebaggedbrainprofessorbooty on April 17th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Time names America's ten best senators.

I checked it immediately, and am deeply pleased that McCain didn't make the list.
Strange Detractor: centipedeprofessorbooty on April 17th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
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Strange Detractor: treeoctopusprofessorbooty on April 17th, 2006 05:35 pm (UTC)
Here's a thorough response to the Post's Easter article.  An excerpt:
All those Lee Strobel and Josh McDowell books may be bestsellers with the church-going crowd, but they have absolutely nothing to do with the scholarly understanding of Jesus.  They’re popular religion, fact-free and geared towards the devotional mindset.  Their relationship to genuine New Testament scholarship is like the relationship of creationist pamphlets to evolutionary biology: they’re designed to reassure the public that it’s okay to keep believing religion because smart people have looked at that science stuff (or history stuff) and concluded that the Bible is still reliable.
Strange Detractor: holecloudprofessorbooty on April 17th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Another excerpt, so you know it's a saucy reply:
The reporter thinks that people started seriously questioning the gospels in 1985 when the Jesus Seminar was founded, and now some other people are publishing books to refute them.  In other words, she doesn’t know her ass from a hole in the ground doesn’t know the first thing about New Testament studies.  She also doesn’t understand the difference between academic texts and popular fluff, or between a scholar and an evangelical hack.  Hey, it’s no crime to be unfamiliar with this stuff, but if you’re going to write a feature article in the goddamn Washington Post about scholarly opinion on Jesus, you ought to know what the fuck you’re writing about.
Emphasis in the first excerpt was from the original, emphasis (bolding only, that is) in this excerpt is mine.
Strange Detractor: foreignprofessorbooty on April 17th, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Unclosed bold tag? Also mine.
Strange Detractor: kittenbusprofessorbooty on April 17th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
Is poker losing its popularity?

Oh my god, the next thing you know, young people will stop knitting!
Blinkysqueegibo on April 17th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Quick, what's the Next Big Thing going to be? Cross-stitch? I think that's too close to the Last Big Thing. Quilting was a minor thing recently, so that's out. Painting? Watercolor? Probably too hard to do right. Hmmm...
Strange Detractor: holecloudprofessorbooty on April 17th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
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PMMJ: Chimney!cheetahmaster on April 17th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
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Lawn darts.
Blinkysqueegibo on April 17th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
You've probably already seen this, but in case you haven't:
Batman biff graphics Thwacke!!
PMMJ: Crow - Firecheetahmaster on April 18th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
It had made its way to me previously, but always bears repeating.