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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Sunspots 48

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

From a recent Christian Carnival, I found musings on alien plants.

Rebecca writes about why those who use only the King James Bible of 1611 are wrong.

Bonnie writes about time management. Take time to read her post.

Several sources comment on recent research that shows that some human genes have changed recently. Here's one such source.

A good post by Joe Carter on God and gaps in our knowledge.

Thanks to Parableman, a solid comment on the Dover Intelligent Design decision from Alvin Plantinga, philosopher. Plantinga concludes that Judge Jones's opinion, namely that ID is not science, was based on errors in the Judge's philosophy.

Tip for Firefox users: The search box in the upper right includes a drop-down list of search engines, and you can add alternatives, such as weather and a couple of dictionaries. Warning: You'll have to go back and drop Google down again after using, say, the weather.

I'm not making this up! Here's a map of the Americas, made out of DNA, no less.

Brady has photos of newly hatched praying mantises here. He also says that there's a better plural than mantises . . .

Tip for Flickr users, or those wanting photos about a particular topic: You can subscribe to an RSS feed of all Flickr images with a certain tag, such as daisy. Do a photo search (bottom of any page), then enter a single tag in the Search Tags box, on the left, and subscribe from the resulting page. (One weakness of this is that Flickr users can be idiosyncratic about tags, either not using them at all, or using them for various weird purposes, but it works, with that limitation. Another weakness is that you can't subscribe to the results of a search for a combination of tags.) You can also subscribe to a Flickr group (if you want just the photos, go to the page for the group, then click on the Photos link) or to any other Flickr page with the RSS 2.0 in blue at the bottom.

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

When I don't tell where I found an item above, I either found it directly, or was probably pointed to it by the Librarians Internet Index, SciTech Daily, or Arts and Letters Daily. All of them are great.

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