Wednesday, June 15, 2005

A little of this, a little of that

I've been doing a lot of linking lately, but that's because there's a lot of good stuff to link to out there.

It seems as if the late Terry Schiavo - the central figure in the right-to-die case - really was in a persistent vegetative state, and that no amount of treatment or therapy would ever have restored the full half of her brain mass that she lost.

Her parents, of course, disagree with the autopsy report, and insist that Terry wanted to live - this despite all evidence indicating that Terry had no awareness, no concept of life, and no realistic brain function.

The whole case is stupid. How these folks can argue with this science is beyond me.

What else? Found an article on Planet Ark (added to my links on the sidebar) about a faulty North Dakota flood relief plan that could 1) really screw up the Red River in Manitoba and 2) violate a 100 year old water treaty between the US and Canada. This story is so wacky that I don't know what to write about it. North Dakota is pushing on Canada, and it's time for Canada to push back.

Lastly, for those who dig geology (get it?), my favorite paper - the Toronto Star - has a little feature on the geologic history, present, and future of the Toronto region. The special webpage has a ton of fascinating information and graphics on how a 10,000 year old glacier created the fertile lands around Toronto, and how urban expansion is threatening the whole ecosystem.

4 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

I'm a geologist.

4:43 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

Mark, you're an idiologist.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Did you visit that Star webpage, Jason? That stuff's your bag.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I study idiots?

9:53 PM  

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