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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Sunspots 491

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:
Christianity: Weekend Fisher tells us how to love someone.

Humor: (or something) Wired, on how people used to believe that beavers bit off their own testicles.
Politics: Rachel Lu, writing in The Federalist, says that pro-abortion advocates are now telling stories in defense of abortion. Lu has a sensitive and thoughtful reply, and anyone, whatever her position on abortion, should be made to think.
Science: Wired has an interesting article, with this title: "If Someone Secretly Controlled What You Say, Would Anyone Notice?" The answer, probably not. The article uses the intriguing term, cyranoid.
Wired also reports on why it's so difficult to lose an accent.

National Public radio reports that there are a lot of microbes in New York City's Central Park, including about 2,000 that hadn't been known before.

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FancyHorse said...

Interesting about the accents. I think there's something to the idea that babies begin to have other things to think about and to learn once they've learned the sounds they're going to need to be understood by their families.
I feel a little funny about my southern accent when away from home, especially when people focus on how I talk rather than on what I'm saying. However, I don't want to lose it!

Martin LaBar said...

There's nothing wrong with a Southern accent! (Or a Brooklyn one.)