Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sunday Selection 5

Continuing a new series where there is little additional content from me, but I simply share a few items, new and old, that have pleased me this week.  As almost every week, I see items on the web that I find interesting, amazing or  or amusing.  This disjointed ramble might be on any of my normal topics - or on other topics entirely.  My thanks go to the friends who helped me to find them.

First: Existence of Atheists Offends Christians
Via the Richard Dawkins' site.

Next: The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things
If you like Something Surprising, you might also like this site. It tends to be less controversial and not to dwell on anti-theism as much as I do. But the range of topics covered is quite fascinating. e.g. this one about cleaning an elephant skin.

Cleaning an elephant skin
Just one interesting find at the Museum of Ridiculously Interesting things

Podcast of the week: This has to be The Pod Delusion, episode 144, which just gets better and better.  This week they cover some important topics including:
  • O’Dwyer Extradition (1:51) by Kate Russell (ft Julia O’Dwyer)
  • Creationism with Government Approval (13:13) by Jonny Scaramanga
  • Nature Libel Win (20:25) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tim Appenzeller)
  • Control Theory and Lords Reform (30:41) by Sean Ellis

Tweets of the week: Can we please stop calling the Higgs Boson the God particle, now that there's actual evidence that it exists?

Atheist blog post of the week:   What is it with the 'Ten Commandments'?
Rosa Rubicondior at full strength. Although she neglects Exodus 34, she lists two inconsistent biblical versions of the ten commandments and explores the inevitable consequences.

Physics of the week: Trying to explain the Higgs field here and the Higgs Boson, here.

Controversial atheism site of the week:
Hitchens makes it to the gates of heaven and causes a bit of a stir. 


And finally . . .

Favourite places: The amazing Anderton boat lift
Designed to lift or lower canal boats between between two navigable waterways: the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal, in Cheshire, England.
Anderton boat lift, Trent and Mersey Canal
The Anderton lift - unusual view from the top

 

Your comments and preferences will help me to decide whether this is a good idea or not.

3 comments:

RosaRubicondior said...
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RosaRubicondior said...

>Although she neglects Exodus 34<

Patience, dear! Patience!

What The 'Ten Commandments' Really Tell Us

Another 'Ten Commandments'

Plasma Engineer said...

I should have known!