Sunday, 20 September 2009

Glossary of Philosophy, Etymology Dictionary, Skeptic's Dictionary, Coming Out Asexual, Paradoxical Gays in Phil Media

Today is Share-a-Link Day. The following were bookmarked this past week over at my Delicious page:

1. Wikipedia's Glossary of Philosophy

2. Online Etymology Dictionary
This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.

3. The Skeptic's Dictionary
The Skeptic's Dictionary is a website and a book. Each features definitions, arguments, and essays on topics ranging from acupuncture to zombies, and provides a lively, commonsense trove of detailed information on things supernatural, paranormal, and pseudoscientific.

4. Asexuals leave the closet, find community
David Jay, a 27-year-old San Francisco resident, put the movement in more personal terms, saying, "We need to know we're not broken. I've been told my whole life that people need sex to be happy."

Jay and his online community, which he said has 30,000 registered worldwide members, aren't seeking to create new civil rights. What they want is respect in a sex-obsessed culture.

5. The paradox of gays in Philippine media
The whole situation is just so frustrating to me because the Philippine entertainment industry has such a powerful hold over the people, and with mostly gay men in charge you would think they would be smart enough to use it to their advantage and change the way people think about gays. Instead they just keep on perpetuating the same old cliches about themselves. Sheesh.

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