Saturday, October 29, 2011

Daily Blend: Friday, October 28, 2011

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James O’Keefe
James O’Keefe

Do our beliefs shape our values, or do our values bring about our beliefs?

  • Fundy Christians beat adopted daughter to death following teachings of fundy child-rearing book, then claim girl committed suicide. More info here.

  • Lawsuit: New York woman allegedly struck by stray bullet, arrested and detained by distrustful and abusive NYPD for five days before being released without ever being charged.
    (via @radleybalko)

  • Professional jizzstain James O’Keefe’s [pictured] latest scoop (amended): Lefty journalism professor tries refuses to discredit the Tea Party by passing along sensational footage to [the New York Times].
    (via @Frauenfelder)

  • Jen McCreight explains the obvious: An evidence-based worldview is not the same (read: the polar opposite of) dogmatism.

  • Am I the only one who finds amusement at Vox Day’s ongoing and bizarre attempts to debunk evolution using economic theory? (And his claim that evolutionary science should be able to predict what new species will evolve next – as if speciation were just some fancy equation scientists could plug into a computer – is just crank gold.)

  • Can you make it through a month on minimum wage? Find out. (A bit simplistic and limited, but interesting nonetheless.)
    (via @PersonalFailure)

If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.

Edit (10/29/11 4:10 PM ET) – Fixed some minor grammatical errors.