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Archive for August 2008

Randall Monroe strikes again

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Hey Godel, were compiling a comprehensive list of fetishes..

Hey Godel, we're compiling a comprehensive list of fetishes..

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August 30, 2008 at 4:12 pm

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Bassam needs your help

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Some of you may remember the amazing talk Bassam Aramin gave at the goodenough college a few months ago. Bassam is now registered for peace studies at Bradford University, but since he missed the scholarship deadline, he needs help from private donations.


Bassam Aramin has been accepted to the University of Bradford’s Peace Studies Program and plans to attend in Sep, 2009! This is an especially important opportunity for the thoughtful co-founder of Combatants for Peace and his family, struggling to find a way to survive with the loss of their daughter and sister, 10 year old Abir Aramin.

We ask your help to raise the $73,875 (£37,500 – see attached budget) to bring Bassam Aramin and his family of seven to Bradford, England in time for the children to start school on Sep. 1 2009.  The fund is administered directly by the University of Bradford, without fee so and 100% of donations will go to meet the family’s needs.  Our committee, friends of the Aramin Family, is working with the University of Bradford to spread the word.

To donate, please mark the following reference number: “d9126 Aramin Scholarship” in the memo field of your check and send it to:

Maxine Daglan-Smith, Finance Department

University of Bradford

Richmond Road,

Bradford, BD7 1DP Great Britain

If you wish to donate by credit card please telephone the University of Bradford cashier’s office at 44-(0)1274-233123 to give your credit card number over the phone. Be sure to state it is for the “d9126 Aramin Scholarship Fund.”

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August 28, 2008 at 11:23 am

Occam’s razor (or how scientists ignore the obvious)

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New scientist reports on a study which finds that men in polygamous societies live %12 longer on average. The distinguished scientists go to great length to propose sophisticated explanations, ignoring the most immediate hypothesis: sex is good for you. The more you have, for more years, the longer you live.

(digg story)

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August 19, 2008 at 6:24 pm

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Wired profiles Mike Stimpson. Familliar?

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August 17, 2008 at 12:38 am

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TAFI UK on YouTube

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Seth Reynolds, aka coiled spring productions,  has done a great job producing a clip on the Abraham Fund Initiatives and its UK friends. Cheers, Seth!

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August 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm

notes from a trip to the east

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August 15, 2008 at 2:51 pm

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