Jewish date: 5 ’Elul 5769.
Today’s holiday: Feast Day of Friederich Nietzsche.
Today’s quasi-holidays: Soy Bean Day, Kiss and Make-Up Day.
Worthy cause of the day: “Tell your senators to support a strong clean energy bill.”
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions: “A travesty of justice”. Rav Shmuely Boteach rightly condemns the release of Libyan terrorist Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi and the mind-set that allowed this to happen. Noteworthy is the fallacy of arbitrary redefinition, which in this case means that “compassion” is misused to mean a tolerance for evil and a lack of sensitivity to the feelings of the victims of evil.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Freezer-free: Owner of Ben & Jerry's Launches Room-Temperature Ice Cream Project”
- “That's No Vestigial Organ, That's My Appendix”
- “National Academy as National Enquirer? PNAS Publishes Theory That Caterpillars Originated from Interspecies Sex”: I really cannot make up something like this.