News From Around The Blogosphere 5.7.10

1. Congressman Henry Waxman fights to keep out quackery – Waxman introduced a bill proposing a rather novel idea, actually holding vitamin sellers accountable for the health claims that they make. Senator McCain tried to introduce a similar bill not long ago to protect consumers, but it was defeated by Tom Harkin and the supplement industry.

2. Researchers find more evidence that your ancestors fucked Neanderthals – Apparently they weren’t too choosy back then.

3. Research turns up new insights into natural HIV immunity

In the late 1990s, researchers showed that a very high percentage of those naturally HIV-immune people, who represent about one in 200 infected individuals, carry a gene called HLA B57. Now a team of researchers from the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard has revealed a new effect that contributes to this gene’s ability to confer immunity.

4. Mohammed Image Archive – He wasn’t always this camera shy. He used to be a model.

Mohammed from 13th-century Persian manuscript (most likely from al-Biruni's The Remaining Signs of Past Centuries)

5. Comedy Central exposes hypocrisy with new Jesus show – So South Park wasn’t allowed to ridicule Mohammed, but Central Central is now considering a half-hour animated show about Jesus called JC. I hate when I’m forced to agree with Fox News:

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One Response to News From Around The Blogosphere 5.7.10

  1. DC says:

    This is, of course, par for the course. Whatever people think about Christianity, and I can understand those who dismiss it or even believe it is a grave social problem, to suggest that Islam is more deserving of protection is just ludicrous. Read the Koran. Read Mohammed himself defending his recent slaughter of an entire village for refusing to accept his forced conversion offer. Look at how Muslims treat women. Open your eyes, America. I do not support the US wars in the Middle East, but I will do anything, anytime to offend Muslims, because I despise their religion. If they kill me, fine.

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