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Posted 11-30-2007 at 11:40 PM by seedpods

.. is not the new black. is not synonymous with being hip, urbane, cultured, scintillating, on point.

one of the greatest things about old comedies and comedians (laurel&hardy, stooges, etc) was that they were comparatively free of the sort of wink-wink, roll-your-eyes and endure the ennui as you try to wrest the upper hand type of sarcasm so ubiquitious in current comedies and any kind of modern media, for that matter. i'm not a comedian nor do i know much about comedy, so i...
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today's quote

Posted 11-30-2007 at 06:56 PM by winddance (at my front door)

"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open" John Barrymore
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Humanity as predator

Posted 11-30-2007 at 04:03 PM by tony schofield

I've recently had some sad reflections concerning humanity - largely resulting from the sentencing of a British teacher in the Sudan to 15 days imprisonment for allowing her class to name a teddy bear "Mohammed", after one of the children in her class. This was viewed as blasphemy, and she could have been sentenced to forty lashes.

Following this, there have been large crowds in Khartoum demanding the death penalty for this woman.

Much has been said criticising...
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An Open Letter to the Christians Boycotting the Golden Compass

Posted 11-30-2007 at 01:24 PM by Lady Arduriel

First of all, let’s get something straight. Philip Pullman (author of the Golden Compass series) is not an atheist. He is an agnostic. This is a direct quote from his website: ” I don’t know whether there’s a God or not. Nobody does, no matter what they say. I think it’s perfectly possible to explain how the universe came about without bringing God into it, but I don’t know everything, and there may well be a God somewhere, hiding away.”

Philip Pullman is not anti-God....
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a million miles from anywhere

Posted 11-30-2007 at 12:56 PM by seedpods

i am a scientist.
at the moment, i am preparing a manuscript for a large study i have done involving the expression and functional relatedness of a family of genes in the central nervous system. on my end, the project has involved data-mining, mathematical or statistical modeling and detailed investigation of studies describing the known biological functions of these genes in order to determine whether there is an ordered, hierarchical relationship among the gene family members. some of...
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