Links for the weekend, a little late this week:
2. Condemnation and Righteous Decree
3. Prudence: The Forgotten Conservative Virtue
5. Report from a Way Station – Leithart on N.T. Wright’s latest tome.
6. Long Live the Queen! – Theology among the disciplines.
8. Deploring What’s Deplorable – More on the end of Protestantism debate.
9. Reformation Day and Its Critics
11. Relearning Lost Skill of Patience
12. ‘Hate Something? Change Something!’ On Gender Bias in Conferences
13. Restoring the Office of Women in the Church: Part 1, Part 2
14. Bible Jeopardy 2 – I scored 53/55 in this. How did you do?
15. How to be Caught by the Holy Spirit
16. Scientism and the Failure to Prevent Tragedy
19. The Questions of Gay Marriage: The Authority of Scripture
20. The Evolution of Conscience in the Western World
24. Which of the 11 American Nations Do You Live In?
26. 21 Excellent Reasons to Follow Waterstones Oxford Street on Twitter
27. National Geographic Photo Contest 2013
28. Is it Right to Waste Helium on Party Balloons?
29. Winning the Price is Right
30. How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory
31. The Curious Case of Polywater
32. XKCD is Amazing, But Its Latest Comic is Wrong
33. On the XKCD Philosophy of Technology, Briefly
34. What Really Makes a Film Feminist?
35. What Josh Whedon Gets Wrong About the Word Feminist
36. There’s One Key Difference Between Kids That Excel at Math and Those who Don’t
37. Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the Gender Gap
38. Novel Genetic Patterns May Make Us Rethink Biology and Individuality
39. Why Aren’t You Playing Minecraft Yet?
40. On the Respective Ease of Imagining the End of the World and the End of Capitalism
41. Are There Really 100,000 New Christian Martyrs Each Year?
42. The Myth that Religion is the Number 1 Cause of War
43. Can Moth and Rust Destroy the White Album?
44. Why Should Engineers and Scientists Be Worried About Colour?
45. They Loved Your GPA, Then They Saw Your Tweets
46. Gore Vidal Terrified Paedophilia Claims Would be Made Public, Family Says
47. Amazon’s Sunday Plan Further Crumbles the Wall Between Week and Weekend
48. The Body Shapes of World’s Best Athletes Compared Side by Side
49. 30 Non-Americans on the American Norms They Find Weird
50. How to Create a Great Product
53. On Amateurs Doing the Best Work
55. Huh Means the Same Thing in Every Language
56. The Environmental Crisis (But Don’t Mention the Warming)
57. New Asbo plans are assault on basic freedom, says former DPP Lord Macdonald
58. Over Half of Today’s Teenagers are Virgins
59. US Expat Describes the Best and Worst Things About England
60. There’s No Point Wearing a Poppy if You Just Want to be Popular
61. Google Street View in Venice
63. Cold War Home Built 26 Feet Underground
64. 15 Cool Lego Minifigure Facts
65. Terminal Cornucopia – Using items bought after security screening in airports to build lethal weapons.
66. The Night of the Doctor: A Mini-Episode
68. Bathing Newborn Twins
69. This Robot is Changing the Way That We Cure Diseases
70. What Straight Christians Think About Gay People
I like the story on polywater. I think I remember my chemistry professor referring to it as an real phenomenon (back in 1987). If you like that sort of story, there’s a delightful book by Paul Collins called Banvard’s Folly: Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn’t Change the World. There’s a very similar story in there about the “discovery” of N-waves.