Worthy cause of the day: “SMALL ISLANDS TO WORLD: S.O.S.”
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
- “Above the law”: This is a commentary on morality or lack thereof in the fall TV lineup, complaining that shows have gone from exploring moral gray regions to embracing amorality. Considering there is a feedback loop between the media and society, each affecting the other, this is is a very disturbing notion. In an amoral world, there are no lines that may not be crossed and no penalties for doing anything. In such a world, nothing and no one is safe; everything and everyone is fair game for anything anyone may want to do. Is this the sort of world we want to live in? I don’t know about you, but I do not want to have to live in a fortress or to have to carry around a weapon and be ready to use it. I recommend that everyone who agrees with me boycott amoral shows; lackluster benefits for advertisers may give the networks some inkling that viewers want something better on TV.
- The What's the harm? archive at The Skeptic's Dictionary has been updated, listing some new entries of how irrationality, including religious irrationality, has hurt and killed people.
- “Clinton Palin” (Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.)
- “GOP platform breaks with McCain on abortion rights” (Somehow a party trying to alienate its own presidential candidate and the majority of the people in the country doesn’t sound right.)
- “Idaho wildfire reveals new stretch of Oregon Trail”
- “Sweden's Loch Ness monster possibly caught on camera” (Go ahead and follow the link in the article. The footage does not look like a lake monster at all, more like something wormy or eely.)
- “Buy $169K Michigan dollhouse, get real home 'free'” (Interesting tactic.)