When people talk about progress there is often an underlying assumption that it is a natural thing and that we are ever plowing forward. Please enjoy these point-counter point arguments provided by Yahoo! News. They were one on top of the other in the Most Popular section. Enjoy.
Tiny Nation Aims to be 1st "Cyber-Island"
This tropical island off the east coast of Africa is best-known for its white-sand beaches, its designer clothing outlets and its spicy curries. But tiny Mauritius is about to stake a new claim to fame. By year's end, or soon afterward, it is expected to become the world's first nation with coast-to-coast wireless Internet coverage, the first country to become one big "hot spot."
Romanian Priest Unrepentant After Crucifixion of Nun
A Romanian Orthodox priest, facing charges for ordering the crucifixion of a young nun because she was "possessed by the devil," was unrepentant as he celebrated a funeral ceremony for his alleged victim.
And I throw this one in just because I love puppies:
Six-Legged Puppy Found in Malaysia
A puppy with six legs and two penises was found sleeping outside a Chinese temple in a Malaysian town, and devotees are treating the freak find as a good omen, a news report said Sunday.