Archives for May, 2011

Humanly Impossible Control Subjects

  By Liz Morrison – Associate Producer The Craigslist ad went something like this – “Seeking extras for a new science show. Will include non-invasive medical testing that may measure extreme pain tolerance.” If I didn’t actually write this, I would’ve assumed the posting was a joke or something WAY too sketchy to get involved…

The 9-11 Generation: Was It Right to Celebrate?

Shortly after the news of Osama bin Laden’s death broke on Sunday evening, a boisterous crowd of college students spontaneously gathered outside the gates of the White House. As this local TV news video shows, the revelers brandished flags, chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A!” and even did a creaky, off-key rendition of the National Anthem. “We killed…

The Eeriest Parallel: Hitler and Osama

Comparisons to Hitler are a tricky and even dangerous thing, since the sheer enormity of the Nazi dictator’s crimes against humanity—in particular, his effort to exterminate an entire group of people, the Jews—and the virulence of his hatred tend to diminish even the most monstrous evil done by others.  Yet there’s an inescapable, almost unsettling…