Monday, September 24, 2007

12 Tishri 5768: Festival Of Latest Novelties


Divine misconception of the day: Opus 2007-09-23. This is the first time I have ever heard of “kiss in the Biblical sense”, which is not correct since, unless my memory is really off today, nashaq (“to kiss”) always refers to the pressing of one’s lips against someone else in the Hebrew Bible and not anything R-rated (e.g., Genesis 29:11 and 29:13, which both occur in public). Steve Dallas seems to be overgeneralizing from yadha‘ (“to know”) which, when the direct object to the verb is a human female, often means “to know in the Biblical sense”, demonstrated clearly by context (Genesis 4:1, 4:17, 4:25, 24:16). I would also like to note that Opus the Penguin knows who really is a hero.

Worthy cause of the day: “senator earmarks funds for creationist group”. Considering that government funding of a creationist group aiming to misinform our children and keep them ignorant of real science is illegal (in the Constitutional sense), bad science, and bad religion, please tell Senator David Vitter that what he is doing is wrong. Thank you.

Useful thing of the day: “Select a Candidate 2008”. I tried this twice, and both times I came out with all Democrats coming out as a noticably better fit for me than all Republicans, which is pretty much as I expected.

Today’s news and commentary:Today’s weird thing is “Save Earth”, a desktop picture with very interesting reasoning. Enjoy and share the weirdness.

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