Will Self: The internet is a false friend

English writer Will Self talks insightfully about some of the “dangers” of the internet (but not the usual ones we hear about) via E_N_O

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Ceiling Cat h8z teh Yewtheefro Dielemmer

Whether you think the Euthyphro Dilemma has been answered or not, this video (via David Gibson) is pretty amusing: Note to self: before spouting off philosophy, remove all cute animals from vicinity. And here is the Euthyphro Dilemma in Lolcat: Teh Yewtheefro Dielemmer How do we kno ceiling cat iz good? He miet be lyin. He sez he iz gud but sum stuf seems harsh. If evrythin […]

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Loveliest of trees…

Walking in the Fränkischer Schweiz on Good Friday I saw some lovely cherry trees all ‘hung with bloom’, which brought to mind the very apt words of Housman: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take […]

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Prof. Kenneth Miller on faith & science

Kenneth Miller is the Professor of Biology at Brown University. In a recent New Statesmen article he writes: I regard scientific rationality as the key to understanding the material basis of our existence as well as our history as a species. That’s the reason why I have fought so hard against the “creationists” and those who advocate “intelligent design”. They deny science and oppose scientific […]

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@Challies and video bowling performance art

I’ve been reading Tim Challies new book The Next Story which has been challenging me on several issues related to technology (more on that in another post) so it was very interesting, with these issues and thoughts going through my mind, to see the current exhibition in the Barbican Curve gallery:  Various Self Playing Bowling Games, by Cory Arcangel. Almost mockingly, Arcangel draws attention to […]

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Review: The Language of God- Francis Collins

The Language of God: A scientist presents evidence for belief by Francis Collins Paperback, Pocket Books 2007   Another Amazon / Bookdepository review: Interesting, but tries to cover too much ground Dr Francis Collins is one of the worlds leading scientists, heading up the Human Genome Project’s successful sequencing of human DNA, arguably one of the greatest scientific and human achievements in recent times. This book is […]

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Review: There is a God – Antony Flew

There is a God: How the world’s most notorious atheist changed his mind by Antony Flew, with Roy Abraham Varghese. This book was published in 2007, three years before Flew passed away, and so it is not a new book, but was recently lent to me by a friend, and I’m using this as an excercise in writing a book review. While the designation of […]

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Through the looking glass: Derek Webb on “Christian Art”

A partial cross post from my other blog. I don’t really like the term ‘Christian Art’ as it is almost always far too narrow and generally ghetto-inducing. This is a great quote from Derek Webb on the whole issue, where he articulates a very good point: the job of any artist is to look at the world and tell you what they see. Every artist, […]

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