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Journal: Christian biologist fired for beliefs, suit says

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Reuters Article here.

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Christian biologist is suing the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, claiming he was fired for refusing to accept evolution, lawyers involved in the case said on Friday.

Nathaniel Abraham, an Indian national who describes himself as a "Bible-believing Christian," said in the suit filed on Monday in U.S. District Court in Boston that he was fired in 2004 because he would not accept evolution as scientific fact.

I know how this guy feels. I belong to the Church of Divine Tech, which believes that software is really just ones and zeros that the Great Compiler in the Sky decrees. I want to submit all my software in machine code, which will be dictated to me by my Holy Coin of Flipping. But nobody hires me.

I need to sue somebody.

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Journal: "Scientists prepare to move Doomsday Clock forward"

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Reuters reports that the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says conditions are closer to doomsday than the used to be:

When it was created by the magazine's staff in 1947, it was initially set at seven minutes to midnight and has moved 17 times since then.

It was as close as two minutes to midnight in 1953 following U.S. and Soviet hydrogen bomb tests, and as far away as 17 minutes to midnight in 1991 after the superpowers reached agreement on a nuclear arms reductions.

Since this back-and-forth indicator doesn't seem to behave much like a clock, I'm not sure these guys are using the right model. I think I'd have chosen a thermometer.

Or maybe a 5 level color-coded indicator that's always yellow unless we're in a nuclear war.

I use technology in order to hate it more properly. -- Nam June Paik

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