Spot the seagull.

Some random links:
The Volkswagen that gets 313mpg
A Pope’s words on careerism in women
“Why you’re not married”
A tool for transition
Where orthodoxy is optional, it will soon become forbidden
Why isn’t Wall Street in jail?
Why conservatives can love climate action
How can you defend Israel?
Galileo and the scientific pose of the left
The myths of animism and religion have retreated, only to resurface in science
An interesting retrospective on ‘Collateral’
What does the Arab world do when its water runs out?
The blogosphere – a good place to hide


Some links:
Matthew Burrows (Jon Evens – are you familiar with him?)

How much coal is left? Not a lot. More than we think. Both stories from The Oil Drum, probably the best energy blog on the planet.

Why free online lectures will destroy universities.

A throwback look to my favourite film (Magnolia).

Bishops urged to take up social media. Perhaps one will become as good as Sarah Palin.

The crisis of the American intellectual.

And finally, here is something (“Disinviting Islam”) which I need to emphasise that I don’t fully agree with, but the response will take some time to flesh out – and will be on my other blog.


Something about the new Bishop of Southwark
Last minutes with ODEN (dog lovers prepare to cry)
Stanley Cavell’s philosophical improvisations
13 theses on writing
What classical theism actually is (“if one hasn’t grappled seriously with the arguments of the great classical theists, then one simply cannot claim to have dealt a serious blow to theism as such. Not even close.”)
The case for living with uncertainty
As Western Civilisation lies dying
If you build it (cycle-friendly transport) they will come
Verifying the Export-Land model (people really should become aware of this…)
Opinion warning signs


Getting seriously fed up with being under the weather. Took this more than a fortnight ago, which was the last time I felt really well (feel like calling it ‘Rothko in blue’). Still, antibiotics are taking hold…