Part three in a series.
In an age and a culture dominated by scientism, the word â€œsampleâ€ tends to invoke the adjectival â€œrepresentative,â€ and I cannot begin to imagine culling a meaningful representative sample from LIFEâ€™s 400-plus issues. Still, it seems important to devote a few pages to what happened with LIFE and technology between the Fort Peck Dam and Apollo 17. I will center this discussion on innovations and events that, from our perspective here at the end of the century, appear to have left significant marks on history.
The Medical Morality Play
LIFEâ€™s coverage of medical technology began early and covered, through the decades, the research, development, and application of treatments for a variety of diseases and disorders afflicting humanity. Continue reading War and Postwar: a look at LIFE and technology
Hey, what’s that in our stocking? It’s Ron Paul! Oh joy – we got The TruthÂ® for Christmas!
Ahem. So those of you who thought Ron Paul was going to go away once the big boys got serious have probably been surprised by his staying power so far. He’s polling in the high single digits (something
Ronald Reagan Fred Thompson can’t say) and one pollster thinks his actual numbers are in the double digits. He says he’s raised $19M this quarter. His supporters are insane courageously enthusiastic, and he seems to be showing strength among some groups that you wouldn’t expect – progressives, younger voters, etc.
And of course, he’s left the rest of the pack for dead in the highly scientific S&R reader poll, where at the moment of this writing he has over twice as many votes as the rest of the GOP candidates put together (unless you count “other”).
Election watchers in both parties are trying to better understand Paul’s appeal and what it means for their candidates’ chances. Continue reading All I want for Christmas is for Democrats to stop making Ron Paul look good
- “If you want to see hate, urged violence, bigotry, racism, and intolerance in general, and anti-American speech, this is the event.”
- “[It’s] bigger than any KKK, Nazi, or Muslim terrorist gathering … that has ever occurred…”
- “If we ignore these growing, this growing radical segment of our society, they could and likely will become a force of hatred, intolerance, and bigotry that helps one of their supporters seize the White House in 2008. And may God have mercy upon us if that happens.”
HOLY SHIT! It’s the scariest pack of baby-sacrificing, blood-sucking, Osama bin Hitler-worshipping freedom-haters in HISTORY. Jews! Queers! Negroes! RUN! RUN, I say! It’s … it’s … ummmm … Continue reading It’s the end of the world, apparently