5 Interesting Links for 6-17-2011


A counter to the argument that any alien life force that succeeds in getting into space will be as exploitative as colonial humanity:


This is as much society as linguistics, but a look at gender-specific terms in English and how they are changing to recognize the times:

5 Fluctuating Forms of Gender-Specific Language


This would be a fun bit of tech to add to a science fiction story. You’d have to advance it of course since it’s here now, but (warning: starts video with audio):


A further sign that we don’t have a handle on the full of the planet we call home in the rediscovery of a species thought extinct:


This YouTube video by Ira Glass is a good basic look at how a story comes together and why it is interesting (The others in the series touch on different aspects):

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