Thursday, April 13, 2006

the confirmation of spring: Easter, Passover

Crocheting a coral reef: a woolly celebration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine handicraft.

The pope is set to deliver a set of meditations on the evils of modernity. How quaint! Would he prefer us to be still stuck in the idyllic dark ages where the Dominicans ran the Holy Inquisition and threatened Galileo for claiming that the earth went aroun the sun?
" Particular condemnation is reserved for scientific advances in the field of genetic manipulation" according to him “anti-Genesis” described as “a diabolical pride aimed at eliminating the family”.
Warning against the move to “modify the very grammar of life as planned and willed by God”, the Pope will lead prayers against “insane, risky and dangerous” ventures in attempting “to take God’s place without being God”. Isn't that what the Church has always done. The tone seems to be homophobic and retrograde. Nothing you wouldn't expect from the pope who wears Prada loafers. And has such a rich tradition behind him, no pun intended.
Generic engineering is here to stay and will, I believe, improve our lot more than the popes moralizing has ever done.

Cosmic Ordering Service A bit like the bargains made by Fatima worshipers. God you grant me this and I'll walk however many miles. It all makes such sense!

This guy must have used above mentioned service. That is
entrepreneur: started with a paper clip and is up to one year's free rent in the heart of Pheonix. Wow! Great lesson on bartering and pre capitalism.

Feministing a discussion on sexism in the tech world. To me, the argument that women just aren't hard wired to be geeky nerds makes about as much sense as all the ones that kept women from voting, from attending universities, from going out into the streets, blah, blah, blah...The arguments always seem backed up by some irrefutable science of the day theorizing. And they always prove to be wrong. So more o' the same. And 20 to 30 years from now women will dominate the techie field and there will be endless opinions on what is wrong with that, and why are men falling behind and what has to be done about it...blah,blah,blah...

Google calendar. This is becoming scary! But again they are good!!

Still on immigration via
Rebecca's pocket this important article on the economics of the movement. From a fellow that claims will be able to show us how the world works in relation to globalization. We'll see!


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