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  • But even he admits the role has become increasingly ill-understood since godparents are rarely called on, these days, to oversee a child's religious upbringing or bring them up in the event of both parents' death.

    I'm an atheist. Is that a problem?

  • Considering the number of components that go into the ill-understood notion of “intelligence,” the odds that any racial element plays a significant role would appear to be quite small, even if we correct for any bias in the definition (“intelligence” = “what affluent, well-educated white people are good at”).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judging a Person Based on a Single Forwarded Personal E-Mail

  • You can't try and dodge this by hoping that some ill-understood mechanism such as the market will magically come in and sweep them all away.

    The NHS is ripe for revolution | Ian Birrell

  • We hope Republicans stick together, despite Mr. Obama's unpresidential catcalls, because Senator Chris Dodd's bill looks to us like a souped-up version of the Sarbanes-Oxley bill of 2002 that is, a collection of ill-understood reforms whose main achievement will be to make Wall Street even more the vassal of Washington, raise costs across the economy, and do little to reduce financial risks.

    Son of Sarbox

  • The complicit nature of our relationship with the oil industry is ill-understood.

    DK Matai: Beyond Oil: Beginning of a New Era?

  • Considering the number of components that go into the ill-understood notion of “intelligence,” the odds that any racial element plays a significant role would appear to be quite small, even if we correct for any bias in the definition “intelligence” = “what affluent, well-educated white people are good at”.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Judging a Person Based on a Single Forwarded Personal E-Mail

  • Horror blogger CRWM observes that "this bit of conventional wisdom i.e. the "widely held and oft repeated axiom that what one imagines is far more horrific than whatever one sees" has long since passed from insight to received orthodoxy to ill-understood critical superstition."

    Imagination vs. Art in Horror Film, Comics, and Literature, Pt. 1: Introduction

  • Horror blogger CRWM observes that "this bit of conventional wisdom i.e. the "widely held and oft repeated axiom that what one imagines is far more horrific than whatever one sees" has long since passed from insight to received orthodoxy to ill-understood critical superstition."

    Archive 2010-03-28

  • What common denominator, other than evil intention, can explain the continued occupation of the West Bank, the risk of demographic disaster, the ill-understood rage of a people ostensibly the perpetrator and not the victim of wrongdoing.

    Bradley Burston: The Racist Israeli Fascist in Me

  • As so often, it seems that the three “assistant county attorneys” — all women — were thrilled at a chance to demonstrate their faux cultural sensitivity and international sophistication by arguing the case on the basis of ill-understood customary laws of a semi-literate tribal group.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Hmong Law:

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