Monday, June 28, 2021

Miss Cellania's Links

Beware Terrible Charts.

Man from 1818 Predicts USA of the Future. For instance, Americans travel to the moon, but some citizens didn't believe it. (via Strange Company

California Triplets are All Pregnant. (via Fark)

The Overlooked Queer History of Medieval Christianity. (via Metafilter)

Attack of the Critical Race Theory.

Surprising Human Remains From Israeli Quarry Complicate Our Evolutionary Picture. 

The ‘shadow reality world’ promoting the lie that the presidential election was stolen.

The Mystery of Greek Fire. In the 7th century, Byzantine warfare included the use of what appears to be a flamethrower! (via Strange Company)

First-ever DNA Recovered from Extinct Miniature Elephants of Sicily. (via Damn Interesting

A blast from the past (2015): 12 Outlandish Species Names.


xoxoxoBruce said...

The queer history indicates making a choice but the smart ones became clergy and screwed everyone.

dan gerene said...

The faux outrage about teaching critical race theory seems to be in reality against more about teaching critical thinking.

gwdMaine said...

Global Warming. Defund the Police. Sustainability
Critical Race Theory.

Interesting concepts. Very poorly named.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Same-sex desire has always found a way to exist, even in dangerous times. Historically, any organization whose membership is or was exclusively same sex will have oodles of LGBTQ+ people in it -- monasteries, priesthoods, convents, military, sports teams, etc. That's how LGBTQ+ people found "others of their kind" in the bad old days.

And this remained true right up until modern times. As a Boomer, I know a gazillion lesbians in that age group who are ex-nuns. Now no one needs to join a convent to be in a female environment, thank goodness.