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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sunspots 441

Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to
someone else:
Christianity: Ken Schenck has a short post on different ways the New Testament authors used the Old Testament.
Computing: (or maybe politics) Leonard Pitts on how connecting with people on-line can make us not see what's around us.
Gizmo's Freeware on a site that lets you make a free web page.

Health: WebMD says that having a flu shot lowers the risk of heart disease.
Science: National Geographic reports that Eucalyptus trees in Australia deposit minute amounts of gold in their leaves, and that this might be useful in pointing miners to gold deposits underground.
Wired reports that it is possible to predict a child's ability in math by observing how well they can estimate quantities when so young that they can't yet use words.

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atlibertytosay said...

I've read recently that 60% of people surveyed say they get their news now from facebook.


at least 1/3 of the stuff I see on facebook doesn't check out on sites like snopes or from my own personal knowledge.

I agree that that people have to be careful about forming bubbles.

Martin LaBar said...

News from Facebook?

Opinion, maybe, news, not very much, and, most likely, only opinion which matches their particular pre-existing prejudices.