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Archive for April 18th, 2010

Christ’s Fat Cock

Posted by Martin Poulter on 18 April 2010

Thanks GlittrGrrl for suggesting this link, and Gid for suggesting the ideal post title. Is Jesus sporting a six-pack or a massive penis? You decide!

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Stores That Tell You Exactly What They Are

Posted by Martin Poulter on 18 April 2010

A white guy rapping about mundane things naturally invites comparisons with Jon LaJoie, but that’s no bad thing. This one is well produced enough to keep me listening to it several times. Hearing “Orthodontist!” yelled hard over a bassy riff makes me smile every time.

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Skeptical Voter

Posted by Martin Poulter on 18 April 2010

This interesting wiki-based project doesn’t “rate” politicians, but simply lists their positions on various science-related topics and lets the reader decide whether and how that should affect their voting intentions. Like all wikis, it’s a work in progress. Pretty much the ideal candidate from a skeptical perspective is Dr Evan Harris (Lib Dem, Oxford West & Abingdon). Probably the worst, in the sense of wilful scientific illiteracy, is David Tredinnick (Conservative, Bosworth). The thought of Peter Lilley (Conservative, Hitchin & Harpenden) getting back in is horrifying as well, not to mention the anti-science party policies of  UKIP.

I’d be interested to hear about other projects looking at the candidates from different perspectives. My Gay Vote is a related project, though it summarises historical voting patterns rather than looking at specific candidates’ opinions.

A postscript, June 2010: tragically for science and rational thought, Evan Harris lost his seat by a narrow margin. David Tredinnick is now a member of the health select committee.

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