MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

April 2011

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Our daily universe: post-galaxy collision

TweetFollowing is an image from the Hubble of two galaxies, presumably in a post-collision state. The upper galaxy, which resembles a rose bloom, is UGC 1810 and the “stem” is known as the UGC 1813 galaxy. Scientists believe…


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Kyl, man, myth, legend, strikes again, ctd

TweetAs I noted earlier this month, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) previously said 90 percent of Planned Parent’s services are related to abortion. The number is actually 3 percent, but Kyl isn’t one to let facts…



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The gospel untruth

TweetThis article first published on Blogcritics. *** Since this is the time so many folks are interested in talking about the good news, let’s do just that. With Easter right around the corner, believers will no…



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The real (Nathan) Deal

TweetHere is an article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in which Gov. Nathan Deal said he intends to sign Georgia’s new anti-immigration bill once it reaches his desk. In the article, he addresses various business groups,…



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Our daily universe: neutron star merger

TweetAs this video shows, every day or two, satellites detect gamma ray bursts (lasting more than 2 seconds) in the cosmos, which mean the death of a massive star and the birth of black holes….


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Our daily universe: Sun’s spiral loops

TweetI know this might be a rudimentary or obvious thing to say, but every time I look at the evening sun as it’s cascading down toward the horizon (or more precisely, as my location on…


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Book review: ‘Middlemarch’

TweetHer finely touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great…