Monday 22 October 2007

Aah fooey...

To James Watson, for showing you can be very smart and also very stupid. To quote the Wired article I've linked to, Watson's incredibly arrogant and stupid comments on Africa, and Africans; supposed lack of intelligence is 'self-serving and dangerous. Why think about the legacy of colonialism or the contemporary role of western arms dealers -- why bother to help -- when you can explain away Africa's problems as unavoidable biological flaws?'. Read the articles linked at the end of the one I've linked to for a complete picture.

All right, hell yeah...

To Scott Lynch, whose second Gentleman Bastards novel, 'Red Seas Under Red Skies' is every bit as exciting, deviously plotted and vividly imagined as his debut, 'The Lies Of Locke Lamora'.

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