Posted by on 13 January 2012 at 2:00 pm  Link-O-Rama
Jan 132012
  • Auto-appendectomy in the Antarctic: In 1961, a Soviet doctor trapped in Antarctica performed an appendectomy on himself. No, really. (The author of the article was the son of the doctor in question.)
  • Peter Cresswell on Ron Paul: Don’t miss the discussion of Ron Paul’s view of David Koresh’s Branch Davidians as a “community of faith that … believed the promise of free society.” Then remember that the David Koresh was having sex with 13 and 14 year old girls, often with the permission of their parents. (The raid was a travesty, not because Koresh should have been permitted to rape these girls in peace, as Ron Paul seem to think, but because Koresh could and should have been arrested without such a deadly confrontation.)
  • 18 years after Waco, Davidians believe Koresh was God: Speaking of those Branch Davidians, they’re still nuts… but nuts on part with the early Christians who believed that the Messiah (who was supposed to be a mighty human figure of religious or political power) was crucified like a common criminal by the Romans, and that that Messiah was the literal son of God, yet also still God.
  • Russia in color, a century ago: An amazing series of color (yes, color!) photographs from central and southern Russia 100 years ago.
  • How (not) to communicate new scientific information: a memoir of the famous brindley lecture: The most amazing (and hysterical) report on a lecture on self-experimentation with curing erectile dysfunction. No, really… and NSFP (Not Safe For Prudes).
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