Monday, July 6, 2009

Beware of fine musical robots since 2000


Jewish date:  14 Tammuz 5769.

NOTE:  This Thursday is 17 Tammuz, a major fast day in Judaism.  For info on it, please see the site of the Orthodox Union.

Today’s holidays:

Today’s quasi-holiday:  National Fried Chicken Day.

Worthy cause of the day:  “Regulate Shipping to Protect Arctic Wildlife”.

Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
  1. More religious oppression:  “China: Office Becomes New Force For Religious Repression”, “Two shot at Ethiopia church site”, and “Hundreds of Muslims attack about a hundred Christian homes in Punjab”.
  2. “Pedophiles, Hebephiles, and Ephebophiles, Oh My: Erotic Age Orientation”:  Yes, this article is sort of creepy.  But it has a point.  Things people often label as “unnatural” often aren’t; things that people do wrong are often natural and have some logic to them.  Also, things that we consider evil are not necessarily a sign of something medically wrong; if people misbehave due to illness, then they belong in a hospital and not a prison.
Today’s news and commentary:
Today’s weird thing is “LEMUR: Purveyors of Fine Musical Robots Since 2000”.  (Think of something like real-life Animusic robots.)  Enjoy and share the weirdness.

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