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Apophenia ([personal profile] jodawi) wrote2005-10-05 02:21 pm

Democracy comes to Afghanistan

The editor of an Afghan women's rights magazine was jailed after a presidential adviser accused him of publishing un-Islamic material — including an article critical of the practice of punishing adultery with 100 lashes, officials said Friday. ...

Afghanistan is a conservative Islamic country. Under a revised March 2004 media law signed by Karzai, content deemed insulting to Islam is banned. Criminal penalties were left vaguely worded, leaving open the possibility of punishment in accordance with Shariah, or Islamic law

"They used these pieces to make a replica of the 1918 virus, and brought it back to "life" -- viruses are not truly alive like other microbes -- by combining it with modern influenza virus pieces and growing it in bacteria."
I get so annoyed when it is claimed that life is not life.

[identity profile] 2005-10-05 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it,
not as we know it,
not as we know it.
It's life, Jim, but not as we know it,
not as we know it,

[identity profile] 2005-10-07 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
It's not, by their definition of life. The Flying Spaghetti Monster doesn't
meet their definition either.