The weather in my city will be variable today, and so will these links:

“[W]e are all (or almost all) energised in politics above all by feelings, by loyalties and deep turbulent emotions that bubble down in our depths” Stephen Fry writes about the coming UK election.

Philosophy departments under threat?

An interesting thought experiment on the Tea Parties. (HT)

Genetics, intelligence and why race isn’t a factor for the latter.

Tim Challies on the technology of distraction.