Newsletter 389


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[5]As Atheists Know, You Can Be Good Without God
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/oUtbKB

Jerry Coyne | USA Today | 31 July 2011

In praise of secular morality. Biologist knocks down arguments for God-given
  morality, explains how human morality came about through evolution, secular
  reasoning. Lucid, concise. Highly recommended [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/atheists-know-you-can-be-good-without-god

[7]Chemistry: The Human Science
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/nuJDi5

Ashutosh Jogalekar | Scientific American | 2 August 2011

Wonderful essay in praise of crucial, potent, varied science of chemistry.
  "Chemicals delight, enrage, tease, beguile, provoke, subdue, reward, bully,
  soothe, punish, kill and save as directly and dramatically as human beings"
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/chemistry-human-science

[9]A Murderer's Manifesto and Me
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/oHdqBs

Phillip Longman | Foreign Policy | 1 August 2011

"Anders Behring Breivik, Norway's mass murderer, was a fan of my writing.
  Here's what I found within his perverse 1,518-page manuscript. And here are
  the two lessons I take from him and what he did" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/murderers-manifesto-and-me

[11]Turkey’s Generals Resign
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qCkQmf

Howard Eissenstat | Informed Comment | 2 August 2011

Good analysis of tension between the military and governing AKP. Problem is
  that the healthy process of asserting civilian control is being undertaken
  by a party that's intolerant of dissent and has been politicising the
  bureacracy [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/turkey’s-generals-resign

[13]The Comeback That Wasn’t
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/n9JXxI

Benjamin Wallace | New York | 31 July 2011

What happened when Martha Stewart came out of prison and returned to the
  company that bears her name. It's a schadenfreude-laced tale featuring a
  dysfunctional company, an impossible Martha and grotesque pay and expenses
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/comeback-wasn’t

[15]Cloud Spotting
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/mYTyMv

Anonymous | BBC | 31 July 2011

A photo essay. Beautiful and instructive. Can you tell the difference
  between altocumulus, stratocumulus and cirrostratus? Would you notice the
  rare Kelvin-Helmholtz cloud? No? Me neither. This should help [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/cloud-spotting

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Andrei Codrescu on Fantastical Tales
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrei-codrescu-on-fantastic-and-magical-tales

The Romanian-born poet tells us about his love for fantastic and magical
  tales – particularly bloody ones with cannibalism, necrophilia and alienated
  heroes [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrei-codrescu-on-fantastic-and-magical-tales

Featured Topic

[19]Climate Change
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Want to know how our planet is faring? Access the definitive reading list on
  climate change, as recommended by Jonathan Porritt and others, and read
  articles  that  will get you past the smoke and mirrors of Climategate
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Reader Recommendations

@[21]obitmag #[22]somethingtoread [23]#browsings Resting among the Movers &
  Shakers:    3    stunning   mausoleums—sans   previous   occupants—for
  sale [24]ht.ly/5SYvd[25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/obitmag
      22. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#somethingtoread
      23. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://ht.ly/5SYvd
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/terror-dream-by-susan-faludi

[27]The Terror Dream by Susan Faludi
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/terror-dream-by-susan-faludi

[28]Maria Sveland says: "This is the book she wrote about how terrorism
  started a backlash against women. I think she is the most important female
  writer working now" [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/maria-sveland-on-feminism
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Astonish Me
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/astonish-me

A  short  film  by  Stephen  Poliakoff  about some of the world's most
  extraordinary species
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Thomas Edison, on effort
    Links:
      32. http://www.values.com/inspirational-quotes/6225-When-You-Have-Exhausted-All-

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t"

[33]More quotes
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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