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The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 23 September 2008
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There are times when I despair of the BBC. Last week they insisted on calling the terrorists convicted of plots in Australian “militants” and describing the crimes of which they had been convicted as “alleged”. In today’s on-line magazine is this nonsense. In London's ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2008 10:25 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 23 September 2008
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Amil Imani makes the mistake common to many when he equates religiosity with emotionalism. * Religious belief is emotional at its core. And emotions are not governed by logic or reason. Becoming religious is similar to imprinting, most dramatically seen in ducklings. During a critical period of ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2008 9:36 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 23 September 2008
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Posted on 09/23/2008 8:43 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 23 September 2008
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The piece in yesterday's Times on the caducity of words brought this response from a John Burscough of Brigg, Lincs: My late uncle, a Roman Catholic priest, every morning picked an obscure word at random from the dictionary, then tried to sneak it into as many conversations as possible throughout ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2008 7:09 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 23 September 2008
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Thanks to Hugh for sharing Stephen Greenblatt’s up-beat heads-up about the upcoming, up-and-coming Arts-at-Harvard Taskforce. These “programs” and “initiatives” promise to “shape an even brighter future” for the arts - just when ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2008 6:02 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 23 September 2008
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From Haaretz Israel . Ramadan Day 23 Nineteen people, most of them Israel Defense Forces soldiers, were wounded in a terrorist attack in downtown Jerusalem last night, when a Palestinian driving a black BMW drove up on the sidewalk and ran over a group of soldiers. The attack took place at Tzahal ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2008 2:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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On September 22, 1980, Iraqi armed forces invaded Iran, and began the 8 year Iran-Iraq War.  By its conclusion, approximately 1.5 million Iraqis and Iranians were killed, and approximately 1 trillion dollars was spent by Iran and Iraq. The border between Iran and Iraq was disputed for centuries, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 11:14 PM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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Posted on 09/22/2008 9:44 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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A thoroughly-departmental and university-uplift missive from Stephen Greenblatt, the man who described Il Cortegiano as a "behavior manual," who thrilled to the departmental  hire of Homi Bhabha, and who has been dissected at this site here  or  here.  Forwarded ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 6:02 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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  Offered up in this way, the words appear comically unnecessary, and may repel. But in the list some leap out as useful -- such as the Latinate mansuetude and vilipend and the single Scandinavian import on the list, skirr -- and when used sparingly, there is not a word on that list that will ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 5:28 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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Chapter 3 of Julian Simon's The Ultimate Resource 2: A professor giving a lecture on energy declares that the world will perish in seven billion years' time because the sun will then burn out. One of the audience becomes very agitated, asks the professor to repeat what he said, and then, completely ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 5:18 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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Large Hadron Collider update.  From AP: Scientists expect startup glitches in the massive, complex machines they use to smash atoms. But the unique qualities of the world's largest particle collider mean that the meltdown of a small electrical connection could delay its groundbreaking research ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 4:02 PM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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A postscript to the Marriott Hotel bombing.  From the AP: Gunmen kidnapped Afghanistan's top diplomat to Pakistan on Monday after killing his driver, underscoring worsening security in the nuclear-armed country two days after a suicide bomber killed 53 people. [...] The Afghan consul general ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 2:39 PM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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Posted on 09/22/2008 2:29 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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If many of the Arabs in North Africa are made aware, through DNA testing, that they are the descendants of Berbers, and if Berbers, in turn, are made fully aware of how Islam has been a vehicle for Arab supremacism, if the Muslims of Pakistan and Bangladesh and India itself are made to grasp that they ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 1:47 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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  By Mansur Mirovalev, Associated Press MOSCOW — A Russian archaeologist says he has found the lost capital of the Khazars, a powerful nation that adopted Judaism as its official religion more than 1,000 years ago, only to disappear leaving little trace ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 12:39 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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From The Australian A SHADOWY group calling itself Fedayeen of Islam has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing of Islamabad's Marriott Hotel in a telephone call to Dubai-based Al-Arabiya television, the channel said today.  Its correspondent in the Pakistani capital said he received a ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 12:25 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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Reuters (with thanks to Jeffrey Imm): ISLAMABAD - Pakistani troops fired on two U.S. helicopters that intruded into Pakistani airspace on Sunday night, forcing them to turn back to Afghanistan, a senior Pakistani security official said on Monday. It was the second such incident in a week, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 8:18 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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Hugh has single-handedly saved "polypragmonic". But there's still work to be done. From The Times: It may appear agrestic to ask, but The Times is calling on its readers to come to the rescue of words that risk fading into caliginosity. Dictionary compilers at Collins have decided that the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 7:53 AM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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Whoever is the unnamed benefactor at the Clarion Fund who financed the shrink wrapped Obsession DvD's that came in the Sunday edition of papers in Greeley, CO. and thousands of other American communities deserves the highest honors, likewise Tom Trento and his team at Florida Security ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 7:46 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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BBC: At least 15 people, including 11 foreign tourists, are reported to have been kidnapped in southern Egypt. Five Italians, five Germans and a Romanian were reported to be among the tourists, while four Egyptians were also said to have been seized. The abduction took place near Aswan, though ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 7:23 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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This is The Times today on the subject of the autumn equinox. It is the autumn equinox, and after today the nights grow longer. Daylight at the equinox is slightly longer than the night, partly because the Earth’s atmosphere bends sunlight hidden just under the horizon. And according to The ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 7:15 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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From Magharebia  It never crossed Abdallah's mind that he would one day be responsible for his own brother's death. But just before iftar on September 13th a heated argument in their Casablanca home quickly got out of control. Hicham is now dead after Abdallah bludgeoned him with an iron bar. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 7:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 22 September 2008
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From The Daily Times of Pakistan LAHORE: Over 70 Christian sanitary workers have died since 1988 from exposure to harmful sewer gases during work, despite the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA)’s clear instructions that no worker should descend into a sewer without taking appropriate safety ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2008 4:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 21 September 2008
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On September 21st, in 1997, jihadis killed 53 villagers in Guelb El-Kebir, a small town outside Beni Slimane in northern Algeria.  Most of the dead were women and children, whose bodies were then mutilated and burned. The attack was committed by the Islamic Salvation Army (AIS),  in ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/21/2008 10:54 PM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
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