Thursday, December 18, 2008

21 Kislew 5769: Bake Cookies Day/International Migrants Day

Greetings.

Worthy cause of the day: “EPA Must Clean Up Cement Kilns Now!”

Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
  1. “Why I hate movies about Jews”: This is a very interesting perspective on how Jews are depicted in Hollywood: all to often as victims and rarely if ever as positively viewed victors. Considering that the next Jewish holiday is Ḥanukkah, the historical incident that would make for a good movie with lots of action (including CGI elephants) should be obvious.
  2. “The Latest Face of Creationism in the Classroom”: Major rule: Do not expect everyone to believe a lie, no matter how often it is said. Claiming that “intelligent design” is science and secular does not make it so, and academic freedom does not mean intellectual anarchy.
  3. Right after I post today’s installment, I am adding a new feature to the Divine Misconceptions project:  a list of bounties for certain information.  Some problems simply do not have easy or obvious answers, and I am willing to put my money where my mouth is (so to speak) to get answers, should the answers be available at all.
Today’s news and commentary:Today’s weird thing, submitted by Barry, is the remarkable “Hammer and Nail Art”. Enjoy and share the weirdness.

Aaron
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