April 20, 2007KR BlogUncategorized

Short Takes

“Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative.”

“I would never advocate for not raising alarm if a particular student was writing troubling stories. But extreme reactions to what have turned out to be just stories, have happened in the past.” (via Maud)

Story censored by BBC for your consideration.

On gender, and how to be of one sex, neither sex, or both…

“The real test for a theory of consciousness lies in its ability to explain the qualitative features of our experience.”

Happy 20th, Homer. (via Books Inq)

A trend post, more meticulously researched than many trend pieces (ie, willing to admit it’s making up the trend wholesale).

“Pope Benedict XVI’s new book sold more than 50,000 copies on its first day on sale Monday – the pontiff’s 80th birthday – said the Italian publisher Rizzoli, which has decided on another printing.”

I know I’ve been changed.