Links 8/21/12

Links for you. Science:

Sounding the depths of a scientist’s soul (excellent)
Mangrove Tracking IX: To Catch a Tree Crab
Senators Urge FDA to Collect More Data on Antibiotics in Agriculture
Tropical Diseases: The New Plague of Poverty

Other:

Ken Ham’s biblical exegesis is just as sound as his science
Most U.S. Trade Agreement Improve Trade Balance, but Effect Overwhelmed by NAFTA and China Trade
Mitt Romney’s tax returns: the ‘voter fraud’ theory
Groupon=Loan Shark
How Not to Reconstruct Iraq, Afghanistan—or America
More Frank Soltesz Industrial Cut-aways
THAT WORD, IT DOES NOT MEAN WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS
Jerusalem ‘Lynching’ Raises Specter Of Anti-Palestinian Terrorism (Specter? Find these fuckers and jail them)
Republican Senate Nominee: Victims Of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Don’t Get Pregnant (for context, read this)
Try-and-See is the Key
Bones of the Vikings: when raiding goes wrong (not to get all revisionist, but I’m really starting to wonder if the Vikings got a bad rap for the most part)
Republican Voter Suppression Campaign Rolls Back Early Voting
In defence of keeping religious institutions tax free (interesting point of view)

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2 Responses to Links 8/21/12

  1. Physicalist says:

    I’m really starting to wonder if the Vikings got a bad rap for the most part

    It’s worth remembering that these bodies were found in Ireland. They’re bodies of looting warriors. It’s not like the Irish went to Scandinavia to find them and slaughter them (this time? ever?).

  2. Bayesian Bouffant, FCD says:

    In defence of keeping religious institutions tax free:
    If religious property were taxed almost all churches would fold. It is difficult enough to come up with the money to maintain a building, pay a minister and choir director (which is mostly a part time job). There is no way my church, or almost any urban church, could pay the property tax on which the building sits. I would effectively be deprived of my right to worship.

    Uh, sure. In the same way that I am effectively deprived of my “right” to drive a Lamborghini.

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