News From Around The Blogosphere 10.8.09

1. New study further shows autism’s genetic origins – It seems that the difference between those with autism and those without autism is a single-letter change in the genetic code. I know, Jenny McCarthy. I know. It was those darned vaccines with their magical District-9-magic-alien-fuel-like ability to alter DNA that’s to blame! Damn you, magic DNA-switching plot devices!!!

2. Dear Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Jews don’t recognize the cross – In a fail of supreme magnitude, Scalia attempted to justify an old memorial to fallen WWI soldiers on public land in the shape of a cross as not violating the First Amendment by insisting the cross is a universal symbol. Um, Tony. Maybe you should visit a Jewish cemetary some time. Just a thought.

thank-god-im-an-atheist3. Kiva atheists make $1,000,000 in charityI’ve blogged about Kiva.com before. It’s the site that allows people to lend money to micro-finance institutions in developing countries which in turn lend the money to small businesses. Well back in July, I reported that the atheist group on the site were the number 1 donating team. And now we’re still number 1, but we’ve also given away over a million dollars in loans, leaving the Kiva Christians a distant second with only about $640,000. Congrags everyone!

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