HHS, Abortion, And Birth Control

I am a little shocked that none of my Sciblings has mentioned this. The Department of Health and Human Services is currently considering rule changes that would, in effect, define contraception as abortion. You can find a text of this proposal here. RH Reality Check has a thorough discussion of the issue. More recently, 28 Democratic senators lead by Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y), have written to HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt condemning the action. A complete text of the letter is below the fold. Conspicuously absent was any member of the Republican Party – yet another reason why one should never vote Republican.

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At Least, This Time, I’m Not The One Blogging About Lemurs

Zooillogix has a post up about some cute baby lemurs. At least this time…they didn’t…trick…me…into…

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A Tim White Interview

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Donald Johanson Videos

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Happy Birthday To Me … And Joshua

Both Joshua and I share a birthday today. Rather than think about how many folks died on my birthday like Joshua is doing, I will share what I am getting for my birthday with you. Through the kindness of family and friends I was able to buy some books from Amazon. A list is below the fold.

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Fallback Foods and The Diet of Australopithecines

Physorg.Com has an interesting report on new research by Nate Dominy on underground storage units:

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Lemurs! The Lemurs Have Formed A Conspiracy Against Me!

Really, it’s a conspiracy! Despite my intention of taking a blogging vacation I find myself blogging, once again, about lemurs. This particular story is kind of neat and will be familiar to anyone who has read West-Eberhard’s Developmental Plasticity and Evolution (incidentally, this is one of my favorite books on the subject of evolution and I strongly recommend it). National Geographic has the story:

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Lemurs! Newly Discovered Ones!

I try to take a rest from blogging and they go and discover a population of swamp dwelling bamboo-eating lemurs National Geographic has the story:

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Taking a 2-3 Week Break

Brain fatigue and writer’s block have convinced me to take a bit of a break. I’ll probably do a couple of “hey go read this” kind of posts so you all don’t forget about me, but at the moment I find myself in the odd position – for a blogger – of not having anything to say…

Interesting Anthropology News

There are a number of interesting anthropology stories in the news. My picks below the fold.

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