Cute little posters for y’all to print out and display for “vote no on the recall” day!
That’s the argument made by the Michigan Freethought group. As evidence, one member pointed out this article about recent work restoring a palimpsest to its original form. Seems the scrolls held copies of a bunch of Archimedes’ treatises and calculations originally, but some monks saw fit to rub and scrape those out and replace them with prayers in Greek. But with modern imaging techniques, we’re getting it all back now… Yay!
Disturbing news from a New Scientist article:
Babies given antibiotics during the first six months of their lives are far more likely to develop asthma, according to a US study. Why is not clear, but the team claims antibiotics might be partly responsible for the steady rise in asthma cases in western countries.
Back on August 27, I quoted Al Franken, who said, “Joe Wilson, the former Gabon ambassador, was sent to Niger by the CIA and came back and said the uranium claims weren’t true. And when the controversy started broiling again about the 16 words in the State of the Union address and Wilson wrote the piece in New York Times, senior administration officials blew the cover on his wife, who was a covert [CIA] operative.”
It took a while, but this is finally being investigated. Should be interesting….
Not making this up, kids. I don’t quite know what to make of it, though. I just know the marriages won’t be considered legal in the U.S., ha ha. :-)