Feb 022010

If, like me, and many others, you’re offended by the Pope’s disgusting interference in the politics of this country, not to mention his rabid homophobia, sexism, racism and general unpleasantness, there’s a petition by Peter Tatchell on the Number 10 website which you ought to sign!

Click here.

Jan 082010

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

-Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996)