I Read Things August 8th, 2014

Why You Should Stop Believing in Evolution
It’s a breakdown of the word “believe,” as though the people you’re discussing it with care about the semantics. Either evolution is something that you have been convinced is true because of the overwhelming evidence or it isn’t.

That’s like asking, “Do you believe in blue?”

Mississippi is Hell for These Lesbians
Apparently, it’s difficult to be homosexual in the Bible Belt. A new documentary interviews some of these people.

“The Bible tells me I’m going to hell for being a lesbian, so I repent daily,” she says. “I don’t want to die a lesbian. I want to be a better person.”

Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

Sociologists agree that children “learn gender” from being subjected to society’s expectations, even though pressuring kids to conform to those rigid roles can end up having serious mental health consequences for the children whose parents try to over-correct their behavior.

Chinese and Russian Radars On Track To See Through U.S. Stealth
We’ve been making aircraft invisible to a specific set of radar spectrums. Rivals are going to the ones we haven’t designed for. We need to get on that.

“The lower frequency radars can cue the higher frequency radars and now you’re going to get wacked.”

15 Things Americans Would Know if There Were a “Liberal Media”
I knew most of these things, but I didn’t learn them through traditional media outlets. No block quote because, seriously, it’s 15 sperate stories.


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