Monday, September 24, 2012

Daily Blend: Monday, September 24, 2012

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Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins

Fun: Being enthralled by a great book. Not fun: Returning to mundane reality afterwards. *le melodramatic sigh*

  • It’s come to the point where U.S. Islamic leaders are trying to discourage impressionable loners from terrorism whilst the FBI pushes them to commit it.
    (via @notjessewalker; RT: @radleybalko)

  • Meanwhile, it’s getting difficult to take Richard Dawkins’s [pictured] complaints against accusations of Islamophobia seriously when he uses unreliable statistics about beliefs and attitudes in Pakistan to imply that “most Muslims” around the world aren’t “moderate”. It’s like he’s never heard of selection bias before.

  • And finally, this parting thought from Phil Plait: “I’m not sure I want to trust plans for NASA from the same guy who wonders why airplane windows don’t open.

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