Archives for January 15, 2011

Current Carnivals in Nature and Science

A blog carnival is a moving periodic blog posting collecting current entries in a particular topic, designed to give blog readers a list of things to do that they really do want to do. Current carnivals of which I’m aware are Berry Go Round, which is about plants; Carnival of the Blue, which is about…

Interesting technology news items

Virgin Mobile’s “unlimited broadband” will be limited, as the communication company goes back on its deal with customers. “Here at Virgin Mobile, our mission is to deliver an outstanding customer experience. Sometimes that means making difficult choices…” I don’t see that as a difficult choice at all. Drop Virgin Mobile, or, if you don’t use…

In Turkey, there is a game show in which representatives of several religious cults (Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Judaism) attempt to convert one or more of a group of ten atheists to their religion. The atheists are pre-certified by a panel of experts and any converts are traced for a period of time to ensure…

Tom W. Clark, director of the Center for Naturalism and author of Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses, will appear on Atheist Talk radio Sunday Morning. Free will, as you know, does not really exist, and this has important implications for thinking about morality and so called “world views.” Naturalism is a philosophy that…

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr.

King was born in 1929, and assassinated in 1968, on April 4th at the age of 39. When he was killed, someone asked “what kind of nation are we?”