Weekend Edition: 4-19

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • America: Stupidly stuck between religion and science (“So on one hand we have atheists whose views would have seemed old-hat under Queen Victoria but who see themselves as representing the apex of progressive modern thought, and on the other we have a modern twist on religion that pretends to be ancient or traditional. Biblical fundamentalism as we know it today is essentially a 19th-century British invention that took root among white rural Americans much later than that.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Worst Irony of the Week

Dogs Are People Too

Legislative Idiocy of the Week

  • The Louisiana House of Representatives scheduled floor debate for Monday on a bill to make the Bible the “official state book

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Albert Camus, Notebooks, 1942-1951

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