The Good, the Bad, and the Insightful – October 30, 2008

Today’s good, bad, and insightful:

The Good

The Evangelical vs. Liberal sex issue is quite hilarious, as reported by the New Yorker.

James Fallows of the Atlantic Monthly talks about China shooting itself in the foot during the Olympics.

The Bad

Matt Yglesias notes the pitiful emails being sent out by the Obama campaign to raise more money today. Do they really need more money?

The Insightful

From an article in today’s Independent on the thin line between love and hate:

One major difference between love and hate appears to be in the fact that large parts of the cerebral cortex – associated with judgement and reasoning – become de-activated during love, whereas only a small area is deactivated in hate.

“This may seem surprising since hate can also be an all-consuming passion like love. But whereas in romantic love, the lover is often less critical and judgemental regarding the loved person, it is more likely that in the context of hate the hater may want to exercise judgement in calculating moves to harm, injure or otherwise exact revenge,” Professor Zeki said.

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