Lotsa links for you. The July 4th vacation refreshed a lot of people I guess. Science stuff first:
- I have thoughts on the ‘macroevolution controversy.’
- ScienceBlogling RPM gives an overview of the evolution of plants.
- ScienceBlogling Aaron notes that IQ isn’t all that’s it’s cracked up to be.
- ScienceBlogling Revere flogs non-Open Access publishers.
- Evolutionary biologist David Barash tells us why ‘thinking’ with our guts is stupid.
- ScienceBlogling Bora started a new job!
- ScienceBlogling razib doesn’t like the whole “selection versus drift” formulation.
- Here’s some horseshoe crab anatomy.
Quixote has a good, short primer refuting some of the global warming denialist idiocy.
The other stuff:
- I told you Bush will do anything he pleases. Kung Fu Monkey and Ezra Klein think so too. On a related note, driftglass has some rules for interpreting political debate.
- I have some Fourth of July thoughts. So does the Agonist.
- <a href="http://driftglass.blogspot.com/2007/07/drink-entire.html“>driftglass also describes Antebellum Conservatism.
- Paul Waldman argues that “stories don’t just “happen”; they are the product of choices made by journalists.”
- Lance Mannion thinks that Compulsive Centrist Disorder might stem from fear of TEH TERRORISTSS!
- Brad Delong: “The problem is not in the Pardoning Power. The problem is that there are not sixteen Republican senators willing to vote that obstructing justice by misuse of the Pardon Power is a High Crime warranting impeachment and removal from office. If there were sixteen Republican senators who loved their country–or loathed their Bush–more than their party, we wouldn’t have a problem.”
- Scott Lemieux argues that political disagreement is a feature, not a bug.
- Matthew Yglesias makes the point that healthcare isn’t primarily an economic issue for humans (as opposed to libertarian economists), but a moral one.
- Reading this post by Jeff Fecke, I wonder what is it about South Dakota that makes the locals so bugshit crazy about abortion?
- Bean describes another casualty of the War on Drugs (remember that War?): needle exchange—something I’ve written about too.
- Plamegate: Iran-Contra part deux.