All is full of linkspam


Johann Hari says that peace in Ireland depends on ending educational segregation. I couldn’t agree more.

PZ Myers takes some time to remind us why his day job involves teaching. Dear Emma is an (unsent) letter to a child being coached my creationists to undermine science. Ever wanted to know how to explain radiometric dating to a nine-year-old? With a side-order of the wonder of scientific inquiry? Without talking down or patronising? Now you know how.

Michael Barron compares the smear campaign against David Norris, and similar attempts to discredit BeLonG To.

With the recent palaver surrounding ElevatorGate, a very-frickin-useful piece on what privilege means: On the difference between good dogs and dogs that need a newspaper smack. Also Nahida at the Fatal Feminist has responded to my response to Dawkins, from a Muslim feminist perspective. Check it out!

And finally, Rachel Rabbit White talks to sex workers about questioning anti-trafficking organisations.

For your entertainment while you’re reading all of those, check out this video. In honour of the last Shuttle launch, and all the (fictional) women in space. I don’t know about you, but I’ve watched it about six times already and I can’t get sick of it. I love how the ways these women are depicted changes throughout the video- how much more we have become in our imaginations.

Enjoy!

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One thought on “All is full of linkspam

  1. I’m a big fan of voting for stuff – and I’m not really keen on spoiled votes, but in the case of the presidential election, I think it could actually be a useful tool – if David Norris doesn’t get nominated (though I think the 20 TDs is a shoe-in).

    There’s a poll on thejournal.ie where he gets more support than all the other candidates combined. That’s a crazy situation.

    Anyways – I think spoiled votes in this case, where their meaning can be clearly interpreted would be a very reasonable protest.

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