Here’s some good links from the weekend. First, the sciency stuff:
- Radiolytically produced hydrogen gas powers subsurface microbial ecosystems.
- Coturnix links to three good posts about antibiotics
- In light of the discussion by my fellow ScienceBloglings about the state of scientific journalism, it’s interesting to see what Cent Uygur thinks is wrong with political reporting (hint: it’s not the reporters, it’s the editors).
- When it comes to vaccination breakthroughs, read the fine print.
- From our own Benevolent Seed Overlords, an article about another fish/amphibian transitional fossil.
- A tale of two headlines over at the Corpus Callosum.
- Don’t forget about Darwin Online. Now you can really piss off creationists!
The other good stuff:
- Billmon has even more stuff that pisses me off about tax-exemptions for religious organizations.
- An interesting post about intermittent voters.
- Shakes discusses the difference between sameness and equality.
- We have lost international support not because foreigners hate our values but because they believe we are repudiating them and behaving contrary to them.
- An oldy, but goldy: Idiot America.
- Steve Gilliard on the Eternal Kookiness of Being George Bush.
- Jamison Foer on the media’s fundamental inconsistency about the political effects of terrorism.
- Matt Yglesias discusses how the Democrats should stop whining and start politicking.
- Abu Aardvark lays out how the Arab media, but not the U.S. media, have realized that Republican campagin ads are virtually identical to Al-Queda recruitment videos. They even use the same footage.
- I agree with Amanda’s take on the movie Red State.
- Arthur Silber on the immorality of torture.
- I encouraged Orac to do a very bad thing.
The first two links are identical.