Marilyn’s links

  1. Well, with a little letter-jumbling we could just rename the Endangered Species Act (ESA) the Selective Extermination Act (SEA).
  2. Another undercover investigation reveals factory farm abuses at a Smithfield “pork” facility.
  3. iCyborg (see what I did there?) (no? OK, look here):

…spare a thought for the many resources whose task-related bursts of activity take place elsewhere, not just in the physical motions of our hands and arms while reasoning, or in the muscles of the dancer or the sports star, but even outside the biological body — in the iPhones, BlackBerrys, laptops and organizers which transform and extend the reach of bare biological processing in so many ways. These blobs of less-celebrated activity may sometimes be best seen, myself and others have argued, as bio-external elements in an extended cognitive process: one that now criss-crosses the conventional boundaries of skin and skull.

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