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Journal Journal: Science and Religion in America

I just read an article at the New York Times (free reg. blah) that mentions a Gallup pole in December which found that 46% of Americans identify themselves as evangelical or born-again Christians, and that whereas 28% of Americans believe in evolution, 48% believe in creationism. Slashdot readers, obviously, are not a representative sample, but what do you all think about these figures? Do they seem reasonable to you given the (especially non-techie) people that you work with, your family members, acquaintances, your local newspapers, etc.?
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Journal Journal: software art at Whitney museum

Well, I'm sick of having interesting submissions rejected, so I'm going to post to my journal every time I get a good one rejected.

CODeDOC is a great new exhibit at New York's Whitney museum. It "takes a reverse look at 'software art' projects by focusing on and comparing the 'back end' of the code that drives the artwork's 'front end'--the result of the code. A dozen artists coded a specific assignment in a language of their choice and were asked to exchange the code with each other for comments." Some of the art is really quite beautiful, and the 'assignment' was so open to interpretation that there were a wide range of creative responses.

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.