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…Perhaps we were only mildly entertained. Regardless, please enjoy these Reviews, Responses, Works of Fiction, and Retellings brought to you by one who hopes to someday join the ranks of those who have written something worth reading.
(Kaylia Metcalfe)

Reasons For Cake





Happy Birthday Darwin!

In honor of the man who makes creationists cringe everywhere....



Here is a "mock" interview from Scientific America with the birthday boy. Note: His 'answers" are actual quotes from his writings, just organized in a question answer motif.

For a full look at all of Darwin's writings, visit this site.

And in case you thnk I forgot... Happy Birthday Lincoln!



And in a beautiful bit of symetry... here is an entertaining article by Rabbi Brad Hirschfield who compares Darwin to Lincoln, creationist "science" with slavery, and then brings in Prop 8 stuff just for kicks. Quote: "Of course, there is no moral equivalence between creationists and supporters of human slavery, but it is worth noting that in each case, people used/use religion and scriptural passages to justify their beliefs. " Awesome.

And speaking of Prop 8....

If you are so inclined, here is a place where you can add your name to the thousands? millions? who are working towards equality. Working Link!

And just a reminder: Ken Starr -- and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund -- filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and are attempting to forcibly divorce the 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California last year.

The CA Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, 2009, with a decision expected within the next 90 days.

The Courage Campaign has created a video called "Fidelity," with the permission of musician Regina Spektor, that puts a face to those 18,000 couples and all loving, committed couples seeking full equality under the law.

Valentines Day for these folks is going to be a bit bittersweet...



"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.



And just to bring it full circle, here is an entertaining video from National Geographic that brings together science and romance.


(It won't let me embaed it, sorry!)



Happy Thursday everyone!
Go forth, eat cake!

6 comments:

LizzGee said...

OH! The video makes me cry every time I see it.

Jay said...

Okay, I was going to say that I don't need any reason to have cake. But, those are some pretty good reasons for cake. ;-)

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Hey...every day is a day to have cake! :) In fact, I'm goin' to go get myself one this afternoon... :)

Mojo said...

Kay, the link you used isn't working you need to take out part of it
It should read like this:
http://www.eqca.org/addyourname Somehow your blog URL got into the mix and Blogger "Can't find this blog".

Also, I think they're looking for LGBT folks in CA specifically and I'm... well... neither of those. But I signed it anyway. It didn't balk at my zip code or anything, so maybe it doesn't matter.

Kay said...

Thanks Mojo, fixed the link!

And I think they will take the support from anywhere... Money crosses state lines... so can love!

:P

maryt/theteach said...

Signed up with EGCA, Kay. Thanks for the opportunity to stand up for what is right!