CLEANING OUT THE LINK CAGE: Anthropocene Era Blues, Transformative Appendages and More!
A smattering of links for your enjoyment.
More great political commentary from Michael Shermer. The money quote: “I find it troubling that most atheists, agnostics, skeptics, free thinkers, humanists and secular humanists are liberal…most people think that the skeptical/humanist movement is (or should be) politically neutral. If it were, there would be roughly a 50/50 split of liberals and conservatives.” Yours truly also ranted about this a while back.
“At the moment of orgasm, women do not have any emotional feelings…“
A fantastic piece by Matt Welch at REASON that contemplates Barack Obama‘s frustrating and condescending dismissal of marijuana’s economic viability during his town hall chat a few weeks back: “When the generation of Americans under the age of 30 gets around to realizing that this handsome young president might not be nearly as cool as they’d hoped, it won’t be hard to affix a date on when the milk began to sour.”
Roger Ebert references Richard Dawkins in an essay about death
From Wired Science: “Nature is gone. It was gone before you were born, before your parents were born, before the pilgrims arrived, before the pyramids were built. You are living on a used planet…If this bothers you, get over it. We now live in the Anthropocene ? a geological epoch in which Earth’s atmosphere, lithosphere and biosphere are shaped primarily by human forces.”
Slave ship horrors
Ahmadinejad made Roger Simon a believer
Michelle Obama‘s arms aren’t just arms, jerkey. They’re “transformative” appendages that are also “toned and muscular, burnished and beautiful…”