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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Sunspots 85


Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:
Humor: From Joyful BC (who got it from someone else) Christmas Carols for (or by) disturbed people.
Politics: An interesting article on "evolutionism" and (political) conservatism. The description of U. S. vs. European conservatism is worth a read by itself.
Computing: Wired on those spam e-mails, urging you to buy cheap stocks of companies you never heard of.
Science:
From PBS's Nova: 18 ways to make a baby.
From St. Andrews University, Scotland, a mathematics page: the famous curves index, showing, among other things, the curves, and the equations which generate them.
From a professor at Cal Tech, a snowflakes and snow crystals web site.
How to use water in your household in an environmentally friendly way.
Literature:
A discussion of magic in fantastic literature, from a Christian standpoint.
The University of Colorado at Boulder has a sheet music site, with hundreds of public domain songs available.

An article in the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture on Gandalf as Christ-figure. The author gives evidence that the Peter Jackson films added symbolism to that already found in Tolkien's books, which makes this identification even more apparent.
Christianity: 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 Librarian's Internet Index, SciTech Daily, or Arts and Letters Daily. All of these sources are great.
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