Links 15 – 17/11/13

Links for the weekend, a little late this week:

1. Baptism According to Paul

2. Condemnation and Righteous Decree

3. Prudence: The Forgotten Conservative Virtue

4. Is Conservatism Dead?

5. Report from a Way Station – Leithart on N.T. Wright’s latest tome.

6. Long Live the Queen! – Theology among the disciplines.

7. Glad Protestantism

8. Deploring What’s Deplorable – More on the end of Protestantism debate.

9. Reformation Day and Its Critics

10. Introducing Martin Bucer

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

17. Inside/Outside

18. Relational Ontology

19. The Questions of Gay Marriage: The Authority of Scripture

20. The Evolution of Conscience in the Western World

21. Multitrack Separator

22. Growing Up For Goths

23. The Secret World of Sleep

24. Which of the 11 American Nations Do You Live In?

25. Biggles Flies Uncensored

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

51. Evoking Online Trust

52. Good Art, Bad People

53. On Amateurs Doing the Best Work

54. The Wisdom of Non-Experts

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

62. European Etymology Maps

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


67. Ruby


68. Bathing Newborn Twins


69. This Robot is Changing the Way That We Cure Diseases


70. What Straight Christians Think About Gay People

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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2 Responses to Links 15 – 17/11/13

  1. Paul Baxter says:

    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.

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