Monthly Archives: May 2008

Adieu, Mon Amour – – The Offside – Fulham FC English Premiership Football Blog

It was a tragic inevitability that he would leave us. As Tom Wille predicted in the podcast from several weeks back, Brian McBride would not be a White if they survived. Well, McBride guided the club to safety and has decided to hang up his English boots.

A player that was more Fulham than the Cottage itself, McBride represented everything that was good about Fulham, soccer, and humanity and general. He was never a showboat, never a ham, never one to criticize his coach or teammates when things got rough.

A crime that tests our willingness to stop genocide – Leading Articles, Opinion – The Independent

From the page: “Imagine a town with a population of about 30,000. One moment it’s there and the next it isn’t.

All that remains of a once bustling community of schools, hospitals, shops, houses and, above all, people is ash, bodies, charred wood and twisted metal.

A couple of survivors, or perhaps looters, sift through the debris amid the smoke. It sounds like the stuff of nightmares or horror movies. But this is not the fruit of someone’s dark imagination. As The Independent reports today, horror on this scale has been visited on the town of Abyei in southern Sudan.”

Religion is a product of evolution, software suggests – life – 27 May 2008 – New Scientist

God may work in mysterious ways, but a simple computer program may explain how religion evolved

By distilling religious belief into a genetic predisposition to pass along unverifiable information, the program predicts that religion will flourish. However, religion only takes hold if non-believers help believers out – perhaps because they are impressed by their devotion.