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October 8th, 2005 - Open Knowledge

Oct. 8th, 2005

12:56 am - Plants with eyes

Via jwz. The creepiest video I've ever seen.

01:04 am - Redneck Christmas Display

Via abz6598.

01:50 pm - BBC gives glowing review to "Serenity"

Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts/frontrow/

and click on 'Thursday' under the 'Listen again' heading on the right-hand side. This link will only be valid for a few days, I suspect, so check it out soon.

WARNING: the review contains spoilers!!!

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01:52 pm - United International Pictures puts first 9 minutes of Serenity online

United International Pictures has put the first nine minutes of 'Serenity' online. Unfortunately, it's in some weird proprietary java streaming format, so it won't work on Linux. But Windows and Mac users should be able to see it.

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02:06 pm - Orson Scott Car raves about Serenity

"Those of you who know my work at all know about Ender's Game. I jealously protected the movie rights to Ender's Game so that it would not be filmed until it could be done right ... I'll tell you this right now: If Ender's Game can't be this kind of movie, and this good a movie, then I want it never to be made.'"

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02:35 pm - There is no God (and you know it)

Sam Harris ( http://www.samharris.org/ ) posted a refreshingly blunt anti-religious essay on the HuffPost blog. It's an excerpt from An Atheist Manifesto, to be published at www.truthdig.com in December.

"Somewhere in the world a man has abducted a little girl. Soon he will rape, torture, and kill her. If an atrocity of this kind not occurring at precisely this moment, it will happen in a few hours, or days at most.

Such is the confidence we can draw from the statistical laws that govern the lives of six billion human beings. The same statistics also suggest that this girl’s parents believe -- at this very moment -- that an all-powerful and all-loving God is watching over them and their family. Are they right to believe this? Is it good that they believe this?"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sam-harris/there-is-no-god-and-you-_b_8459.html

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05:57 pm - First 9 minutes of Serenity - now in QT, Real, and WM

First nine minutes of Serenity now available in multiple formats at ifilm.com

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