A LITTLE SMACKY-FACE: Nat Hentoff vs. Alberto Gonzales.EndTortureNow makes it easy for you to email your senators about Gonzales's support for torture. Go, do that. (Link via Andrew Sullivan.) ...This is also an issue about unchecked executive power, and the death penalty, and those are bad too, but for me it's mainly about--you know--torture.Previous post on Gonzales.Previous series on torture starts here; scroll down. … [Read more...]

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THE DEVIL'S MIRACLES: Excerpts: ...For they come in search of one of the most pioneering--and controversial--medical procedures on the planet: the injection of cells from aborted foetuses into the brains and spines of the sick. And the object of their faith is a Chinese surgeon who spent many of his university years labouring as a peasant and is now conducting trial-and-error experiments on live subjects despite his research being rejected by the western medical establishment. ... Among them … [Read more...]

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SO MANY STEPS TO DEATH: "Pundits belittled Francis Schaeffer and C. Everett Koop in the 1980s, when their book and film series Whatever Happened to the Human Race? predicted that euthanasia and infanticide were the logical companions of unrestricted abortion."Today... … [Read more...]

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For the writer who views his characters as helpless biological organisms, mere units in a mindless social structure, or cogs in a mechanistic universe, whatever values those characters may hold must necessarily be illusions, since none of the characters can do anything about them, and the usual interplay of value against value that makes for an interesting exploration of theme must here be a cynical and academic exercise. --The Art of Fiction … [Read more...]

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THIS IS YOUR BREYER ON DRUGS. JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER: "You know, he grows heroin, cocaine, tomatoes that are going to have genomes in them that could, at some point, lead to tomato children that will eventually affect Boston." … [Read more...]

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HARVARD SUCKS. Heh-heh-heh. … [Read more...]

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With your cheap rewards, your blackmail, and your comical rage, Just remember you'll only watch my blog as long as you pay my wage...Camassia on search requests that brought people to her blog: "what evidence supports that humans are basically"If the end of that sentence is 'good,' try Rousseau, or maybe Star Trek. If it's 'bad,' try Augustine, or maybe world history."(I should note that there's a big distinction between "basically bad" and "basically Fallen," but now I'm just ruining the … [Read more...]

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