Archive for April, 2010

What I’ve Noticed

Arizona enacted a law this week that makes it a state crime for undocumented immigrants to be in AZ.  It’s basically an excuse for police to fuck with any and all brown people who accidentally leave their driver’s licenses at home. Did you get flowers for your significant other this Valentine’s Day?  Did you know […]

Family Values

From Karen Armstrong’s A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam: To make such human, historical phenomena as Christian “Family Values,” “Islam,” or “the Holy Land” the focus of religious devotion is a new form of idolatry.  This type of belligerent righteousness has been a constant temptation to monotheists throughout the long […]

Tree rings solve another mystery

A few weeks ago I wrote about how cool it is to be able to read the stories tree rings record, but I didn’t tell you any of those stories.  However, Ed Yong at Not Exactly Rocket Science describes a very old story that’s recently been translated: the fall of Angkor.  Scientists discovered two very […]