Monday, March 17, 2008

News & Links List

This was one of the favorite TED presentations this year (and mine:), Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight:
"Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another."

From TED2007, J.J. Abrams: The mystery box:
"J.J. Abrams traces his love of the unseen mystery -- the heart of Alias, Lost, and the upcoming Cloverfield -- back to its own magical beginnings, which may or may not include an early obsession with magic, the love of a supportive grandfather, or his own unopened Mystery Box."

"Will Petrosun's Algae Biodiesel Grow on Investors?"

"JP Morgan Pays $2 a Share for Bear Stearns"

"Chuck Norris the only WMD in Iraq, say U.S. troops"

"Outspoken Minister Out Of Obama Campaign" NYTimes
Not sure how you can distance your pastor and close adviser by stating that he's "like an old uncle who sometimes will say things that I don't agree with." Rev. Wright married the Obamas and baptized their children! Why didn't he distance himself years ago if it wasn't for political reasons or the scary possibility that he agrees with some of Wright's thinking?

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