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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Sunspots 42

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:

Sara reflects on the arrest of a professor at a Christian college (not the one I taught at) for child pornography. Julana reflects on how an apparently kind and good man could have murdered someone, then committed suicide.

Katherine writes about being with Christ in everyday tasks (she's a homemaker with children.)

Catez writes about postmodernism.

Julana has posted about torture (she's against it!), pointing to an editorial in Christianity Today, which takes a similar stance, and which says that the Bush administration has not been careful in this regard.

Arevanye has decided that posting a good quote each day, with accompanying graphics, and calendar materials, on C. S. Lewis, is just too much, at least for now. The archives are still there, though.

The New Scientist reports that 2005 was the warmest year on record.

Microsoft has an article on the top 10 web sites for students. MSN Encarta is listed first (surprise!) and the Wikipedia isn't mentioned, but there are some good sites, including a Canadian site (which should be useful for students elsewhere, too.)

The Parableman has an interesting post on Science and Philosophy, related to whether Intelligent Design is science or religion or philosophy.

A new version of the Firefox browser is available. I have found the SessionSaver extension to be priceless on occasions such as suddenly upgrading and rebooting Firefox. On the rare occasions when Firefox shuts down, or the computer does, SessionSaver gets back all instances, tabs, whatever, at the same web site.

Bonnie has received (and posted) a collection of humorous quotations on music, beginning with Richard Wagner's advice to conductors to not look at the trombones. She also alerted me to the controversy (The lead actor is homosexual - - should that matter? If you have any interest in this, check the Christianity Today article that she links to.) over End of the Spear, and, as Julana commented, also actually reviewed the movie.

This week's Christian Carnival is here. (For information on locating these Carnivals, see here)

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Julana said...

Thank you for the links, Martin. You read some interesting people. Katherine at KC's Cafe hit the nail on the head. It's the repetition that gets to one, with homemaking. Somehow, you have to make it work FOR you.
Like that movie Groundhog Day. Get better with every round. Oh boy.

Joy said...

I didn't know there is a new firefox out, thanks for the information. And about the quotes, I agree. There are far too many quotes by highly regarded people that were not clearly thought through before said. Of course, that could be said about anyone, but when you are in a place of authority you need to try harder.

Brandy said...

I had to disable the session saver a while back. There were days when I couldn't get a fresh page for sites I visit often, even after clearing my cache. Kind of odd and maybe there were some options I overlooked, but at the time it was annoying so I junked it.a

Catez said...

Thanks Martin! I was planning to head over to Julana and Bonnie's blogs and now I'm really curious...

Julana said...

Martin, do you do memes? If so, I tagged you. If not, ok. :-)

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, ladies. (I think I do have some readers with a Y chromosome)

Yes, Katherine is interesting. So are Julana and Bonnie. (And Catez)

Brandy, sorry about the Firefox extension. It's worked for me, but apparently not on every system.

Joy, I wasn't clear. My comment was meant to express envy at characters in books and movies (or politicians with speechwriters) who always seem to have just the right thing to say.

I sort of do memes. When tagged, I'll respond, but I won't tag anyone else. Last time I put up a meme, about 3 people did do it, at least one of whom also commented on this post.

Thanks again, all (and anyone who didn't comment!)

Now, if I can just read the letters I'm supposed to type in, to prove I'm not a spam robot . . .

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the links and kind words, Martin.

I'm planning another post on End of the Spear, if I can ever get it finished...