Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Now, that's a word that conveys real meaning a lot better than that lame "homicide bomber" that Fox News Channel uses. I got it from the "Skeptic" column in the January 2006 edition of Scientific American, written by Michael Shermer. Shermer derived it from the notion of "suicide by cop," reasoning that people who blow themselves and others up on purpose are committing "suicide by murder." Sounds right to me. Maybe I'll start using it.

There's a lot of good information in the piece, which can be found here. It's not long--go read the whole thing.

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