I read with interest this Guardianpiece by Richard Dawkins about the movement to co-op the word "Bright" as a noun to define all people with "a naturalist worldview" (atheists, humanists, etc.). The website of the movement is an interesting read. As much as I harbor an admittedly anti-social aversion to most "movements" I commend the idea of classifying a group by what they are, instead of what they are not. The words "atheist" and "godless" only indicate (by their very definitions) that the concept of a god is absent in one's philosophy, as opposed to our life and works being central to one's philosophy. I haven't had a good idea to mull over in a while. This could be fun.
Stand Up Comic Stuff: As I am hopelessly addicted to laughter I was happy to learn that several of my favorite comedians are either on tour now or will be later this year. Among them are Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Dane Cook, and Eddie Izzard.
Last night I caught the tail end of a promo for "The Future is Wild: The New Series" premiering July 8. The original special by this name aired on Animal Planet at the beginning of the year and became one of my favorite CGI documentaries. There is no listing for this new program on the network's website, at least none that I can find (the site is a little tough to navigate).
Paul at Geekpress found this blog called Burden of Truth whose seminal posts appear focused on news about Google and other search engines. I have wondered why no one has designed a site that gives "traffic and weather reports" about the web and its overall usage.