Categories links 2007-01-13 Links Post author By tom Post date January 13, 2007 1 Comment on 2007-01-13 Links Ben Goldacre: ‘Don’t trust me, I write for the papers. Have a look for yourself’ Now that’s a healthy starting point for any view of the world Early Day Motion (EDM) database at parliament.uk 21st Century Warning Signs December 26th 2006: U.S. military deaths in Iraq pass 9/11 toll Juan Cole: top ten myths about Iraq 2006 Against All Enemies (Washington Post article about the problems Iraq is distracting the US from) Summary of the concept of Aristotelian Tragedy (from the Poetics) Andrew Brown lucidly explains why religion can’t be explained by psychology alone ‘This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they’re explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago’ Wikipedia: Russell’s Teapot If you send hate mail to the head of the Church of the Flying Spagetti Monster, it ends up here Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related ← Unspeak, by Steven Poole → there is no war on terror One reply on “2007-01-13 Links” We had to have our cat killed a few days ago (generalized cancer, if you’re interested). As you can imagine I didn’t feel too good about it and as I was leaving the vet’s office, we were talking about “The Meaning of Things” (it’s actually quite embarrassing to have this kind of conversation because an animal died…) Anyway, I thought of you when the guy said, “well, why did evolution result in us ?” Being the sophisticated person you know (although a deist who wished he was more traditionnally religious) I said “well, evolution also results in gnats and elephants, doesn’t it ?” And then he said something that I think you might find interesting : “Of course, but isn’t it strange that living creatures always evolve to more complexity ?” Indeed it is. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.