Having had a rather full last couple of days, I wasn’t able to find the time to post some links. I thought that I would take the opportunity now to post a few before I return to Durham tomorrow. As usual, my criteria for posting links is not agreement, but the thought-provoking, challenging, diverting, or amusing quality of the material.
1. Want to Win a Political Debate? Try Making a Weaker Argument
2. From the Lab to the Street: How Three Illegal Drugs Came to Be
3. Tattoos, Options & Cognitive Biases (and Cheryl Cole & the Decline of Liberalism)
4. Eating Italy: On the Relation between Reading and Living
6. Bill Watterson: A Cartoonist’s Advice
7. Disagreeing with Bill Watterson (in his style)
8. All of the Buildings in the Netherlands, according to their year of construction
9. The 20 Big Questions in Science
12. On Not Reading Barth: My Measly Resistance
13. …and for those who don’t want to show such resistance
14. I Don’t Need Reminding – about violence against women
15. The Match Maker: Bobby Riggs, the Mafia, and the Battle of the Sexes
16. What Can Be Done About Pedophilia?
17. We Still Don’t Know Why We Look Like Our Parents
18. The Distance Between Mars and Venus: Measuring Global Sex Differences in Personality
19. Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You
20. How 500 Years of Weird Condiment History Designed the Heinz Ketchup Bottle
21. Oliver O’Donovan, on the Purpose of Discussion
22. The War Over Christian Beards
23. Kicking the Outrage Habit in the Blogosphere (with Stick Figure Cartoons!)
24. What You Need to Know About Hans Urs von Balthasar
25. The Dark Age Myth: An Atheist Reviews “God’s Philosophers”
27. Birth Stories: How Science is Changing Parenthood
28. Chemical Weapons: Holding the Line
29. The Things We Share: A Catholic’s Case for Same-Sex Marriage, a response from Ross Douthat, further thoughts from Joseph Bottum
30. 15 Unmistakeable, Outrageously Secret Signs that you are an Extrovert
32. Man Thinks his Young Son was Killed, then Discovers that he Wasn’t
33. Return to the Rainforest: A Man’s Search for his Amazonian Mother
34. A Letter From Fred
35. Tetris: Theme ‘A’ Acapella
36. Thomas the Tank Engine Crash Compilation
37. What if you Stopped Going Outside?
Don’t forget to check out the blog recommendations in response to my recent post!
And here are a few pictures that I took over the weekend:
How on earth do you find all of these? I read widely, but I’m rarely exposed to such a wide range of topics outside this list.
I follow about 250+ blogs, with a wide range of positions and subject matter represented. Friends send me links and others are picked up from Twitter.
Regarding the first link, this is also very interesting: http://www.culturalcognition.net/browse-papers/cultural-cognition-of-scientific-consensus.html
Sorry, that wasn’t quite the video, but only contained a link to the video. Here’s the video: http://www.sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1083337;jsessionid=24318FACA80319A17E5841ADF99EDF23
Thanks for the link. That looks really interesting!