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Archive for April 23rd, 2005
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez urged everyone to read Don Quixote, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of its publication but not only did he make the gesture of urging people to read the book, but the Venezuelan government has printed one million copies of the book to give out for free. Jose Saramago wrote an introduction for this edition. Today they are giving the books out in the public squares of towns and villages.
“Let us all read Quixote to feed ourselves once again with that spirit of a fighter who went out to undo injustices and fix the world,” Chavez said in his television show “Hello President.”
“To some extent, we are followers of Quixote.”
Which book’s anniversary would Bush choose to celebrate? Just curious.
Keat’s Telescope has a followup on that story about the T. rex blood vessel tissue recovery. Apparently whatever the material is does not qualify as original protein, but probably an unusual type of fossilization.
I had no clue that the gooney creationists had seized on that story as evidence that the flesh was fresh, thus recently created. It just makes me ache to wrap my mind around this.
More on the Panda’s Thumb.