It’s baack, I have scoured cyberspace looking for the very best of the mind, soul, and body to be found on the internet and now present my findings. This week we have male Chauvinists, (R)evolutionary video games, politics, cadavers, hadrons and the apocalypse, and brain food (like everything else I have ever shared I’m sure), among other assortments and wonderments. So without further delay, for you, the reader, I present the very best of the week’s internet (IMHO)-
At Mormon Matters, Hawkgrrl has an overview of one the the classic orations ever given by a Mormon Prophet in my lifetime, burned into my soul ever since I first heard it, as she reviews the universal sin of pride.
Michael Gerson has a pointed rebuke of the American Press and electorate in a wonderful Op-Ed article in the Washington Post about the religious bigotry that has been directed at Sarah Palin. I have watched in horror this year as first Mitt Romney, then Barack Obama, and now the Palin have all been smeared from both the left and the right as somehow unfit for office, simply because of their religious affiliation. I strongly agree with this piece, It needs to stop, like years ago, but I’d settle for now.
(A note- The data on some of these are stronger than others. Nutrition research is extremely prone to fads and not always anchored in good objective science. Please pay attention to the caveats, test tubes and mice are one thing, people are quite another.)
Edge: the third Culture features a magnificent essay by Jonathan Haidt taking a look at the mind and morality of the voter, as he works to explain to one quasi-religious group (Democrats) why people choose to vote for the other quasi-religious group (Republicans).
The Urban Monk has a great guest post by Richard Johnson of Reaching a Better Place, in which he describes how Self Worth can be strengthened and made bulletproof by learning to break its link with self esteem.
Here is the gripping and vitally important website for those people who need an update to know if the activation of the much ballyhooed Large Hadron Collider in Europe has destroyed the Earth by sucking it into a black hole. Go ahead, click it, You know you want to.
That’s all I got for this week. Tune in next time for even more for the mind, body, and soul, assuming the Earth remains in one piece, of course. Until then, Happy Surfing.