Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sunday Selection 7

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:  Boris Johnson (Lord Mayor of London) on the Olympics

Next: Sanal Edamaruku says, “NO.
The latest on the story of a rational man who is under threat of prosecution in India for the crime of being right!

Best news of the week:  Twitter Joke Trial 'victim' found not guilty at last This is one of the most exciting developments of the year, in the fight for freedom of speech!  The goalposts have been moved in the right direction, making the Director of Public Prosecutions look suitably stupid at the same time.  Now it is is time for real justice as the pathetic performance of the police and prosecutors is examined in detail!

Tweets of the week: The things that man calls science God refers to as insignificant details--ie He made the stars also. Gen1:16
from @Patrumed - must be a Poe!!

Believers like to characterise Atheists as abandoning morality but our strongest objections to religion are always on moral grounds.
from ‏@Good_Beard

Life science of the week: Young Gorillas Observed Destroying Poachers’ Traps, and amazing account of the intelligence of these magnificent creatures.

Atheism article of the week: Vicar condemns hotel after it replaces Gideon Bible with 50 Shades of Grey

From a favorite movie: The "2001 Code" - Clarke & Kubrick's last puzzle.
See what you make of the observation on this blog post by Shane Mckee, and win a trip to Jupiter (or was it Saturn? and did the book use one planet and the movie another? and many other questions come to mind about one of the greatest but most puzzling sci-fi movies of all time?)

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