Categories links Links for 18th of April 2005 Post author By tom Post date April 18, 2005 6 Comments on Links for 18th of April 2005 Alex’s thoughts on the NEF Democs (deliberative meeting of citizens) game Mixing Memory’s follow up post on blogging/writing about science Polly Toynbee just raging about the popular press eulogising the Pope ‘Some people say we should destroy these intellectual terrorists — invade their churches, kill their discussion leaders and convert them all at gunpoint to our mainstream conservative values. But that would be futile. Force is useless against the rational mind. The only thing these terrorists understand is cold, hard reason. That’s why the only solution, I’m afraid, is to hunt them down, one by one, and persuade them — with massive, overwhelming logical firepower — that resistance is futile, and that the archaic Enlightment values they hold dear are now as obsolete as democracy itself.’ Guardian blog discusses the merits of wikipedia Carl Zimmer gives some well-deserved smackdown to the creationist site Answers in Genesis Damn i’m glad this man is around David Rumelhart has Pick’s Dementia – a cruel irony The Science of Word Recognition: or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bouma typography meets psychology at microsoft.com www.whoshouldyouvotefor.com Web form compares your answers to the election positions of the UK political parties Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← Quotes #94 & #95 → GO sheffield is live at www.gosheffield.net 6 replies on “Links for 18th of April 2005” Go Polly 🙂 Man, she sounds pissed off. Nice to read a fact-based pope article. Aaaarrrrgggg! I just found out I’m a Liberal Democrat!!!! Me too!! Me three. Although at first I thought you were saying that Polly Toynbee’s article had told you that you were a liberal democrat (or maybe it did?) Still it was a good article, her rage was really leaping out of the page! Also try http://www.politicalsurvey2005.com — we’ll compare results later 🙂 After the quiz, it situates you in relation to the rest of the population (x% of people more left wing than you!) and in relation to the readers of the newspaper you picked on the first page. All good stuff. Just tried matt’s political survey 2005 – have to say on first glance the authors seem to have a fairly transparent political persuasion. Compare the opinions on the graph: You could be a “rehabilitation internationalist”, a “free-market, pro-war”, a “socialist, anti-war”, or, wait for it, a “Hanging/flogging eurosceptic”. Wonder if there’s any bias there? 😉 Comments are closed.