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The Psychopathic Chicken: Evolutionist David Sloan Wilson Kicks Off the Darwin Project at SAU PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Ignatius   
Wednesday, 27 August 2008 02:37

Reader issue #699 In the fifth chapter of his book Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives, David Sloan Wilson writes: "It turns out that something very similar to my desert-island thought experiment has been performed on chickens by a poultry scientist named William Muir."

That probably sounds odd.

 
Make Your Own Audience: Ringling Bros. Circus, August 28 - September 1 at the i wireless Center PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2008 02:24

Leo Acton and fans Leo Acton didn't think this career path was open to him. He considered being a musician, but he always thought of himself as a physical comedian. "In a lot of ways, I've always been a clown," he said last week in a phone interview.

But "I always thought you had to be born into the circus," he added. "I never thought it was really an option."

Silly guy. Everybody knows you can run away to join the circus.

 
Correct Page 25 for This Week's Issue PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 August 2008 05:14

Due to a production error, page 25 in the August 6, 2008, edition of the Reader was reprinted from a previous issue. As a result, the published calendar, Red Meat cartoon, crossword answers, and City Shorts column were incorrect.

The correct page 25 can be downloaded or viewed here.

 
Uncle Sam’s Land Grab: Does the Clean Water Restoration Act Only Return What the Supreme Court Took? PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 August 2008 02:06

Reader #697 In title and in summary, the Clean Water Restoration Act sounds benign enough.

But Dan Parmeter, executive director of the Minnesota-based American Property Coalition, calls it "the biggest federal power grab probably in the history of the country."

 
Creating Credibility: 8 Years Later, There’s Still No Consensus on Ensuring Integrity in Elections PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 July 2008 02:56

Reader issue #693 After voters cast their ballots, they think they've voted for the candidates of their choice; they take their "I voted" stickers and await the outcome.

But not all votes get counted. In a 2006 election in Sarasota, Florida, the votes of more than 18,000 people who went to the polls never made it into the final tallies.

 
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