Worthy cause of the day: “EPA Must Clean Up Cement Kilns Now!”
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
- “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.
- “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.
- 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.
- “The Euro (1998)”
- “Stevia--A natural, no-cal way to satisfy a sweet tooth. But is it safe?”
- “Is Bamboo Flooring Better for the Planet Than Traditional Hardwood?”
- “Tumor in Colorado newborn's brain contained foot”: Submitted by Barry.
- “The Evolutionary Origins of Hiccups and Hernias”
- “Lawyers turn to Facebook to serve legal papers”: This had to happen sooner or later.
- “The Human Pedigree: A Timeline of Hominid Evolution”: Very complicated, and that is just in the past few million years.
- “Forklift allegedly used to steal ATM in Texas”
- “With Olympics over, China re-blocks some Web sites”: Figures.
- “Family pushes their dog as next Illinois governor”