Archive for the ‘Links’ Category


Rainy day here, but rain won’t stop the links:
Neat freaks.
Peanuts without the final panel is a lot darker.
Blogs are a male-dominated club.
The financial sector brain-drain.


Give the people the links they want:
All currencies are backed by a promise.
Weird distortions of parables.
Overcoming internalized stereotypes.
Best cartoon from xkcd ever.
Lastly, if you’ve been watching the events in Libya, you may have noticed that the belligerents like to drive around in Toyota pickups, as they do in much of Middle East and North Africa. Top Gear explains:


You know you want more links:

The global reach of a few high-profile preachers and how it allows them to pass judgment on everyone else.

If you want to torture yourself, go here.

The ugliest sports car contest.

The sex-advice columnist as a different sort of social conservative.

Who will run China? (Probably a question that we in the West might want to pay attention to in the coming decades.)

Anne Hathaway and the irrationality of markets.


Here are some tasty links!

This first link is for winners only  – it’s mashups of New Yorker cartoons and Charlie Sheen quotes.

When libertarianism is really just plain old interest politics.

Your brain sometimes can’t figure out how many arms you have?!

Simple economics reveals that many people prefer living downtown and not in the ‘burbs.

Cowboy Star Wars?

Pre-marital sex wasn’t invented in 1967.

Who is craziest of them all?


Some links on the eve of Toronto’s Snowpocalypse ’11:

Tolstoy’s rules for life.

There’s been more continuity in the last 30 years of American politics than you might think.

Google hacks Mubarak.

Merton’s “right thinking man.”

Thomas Kincade’s stupid and ugly paintings also lead to bad theology.


Serving up some tasty links on a snowy day:

Thankfully, economists don’t design highways.

Who is really on the margins? A debate ensues.

The limits of neuroscience.

Another story on Protestants converting to Eastern Orthodoxy. (I’m curious whether this phenomenon is real or just one of those things that reporters keep repeating as a stock story like razors in apples at Halloween.)


Some tasty links served Brooks style: 

This looks like a great resource for seeing the whole story of God’s plan of redemption

George Grant explains the Christian origins of Boxing Day. Contrast this with the stores in Florida where I’m vacationing, 3/4’s of which were open on Christmas. Unbelievable.

Doug Wilson defends gay jokes.

Richard Dawkins finally debates Bill Craig. Well, sort of. Here’s some proof.

How should we fix public schools? Bill Gates says fire the bad teachers. Agreed.



Some tasty links, just in time for the holidays:

No Country For Karl Barth.

Resisting the temptation to be kind.

Reading religious texts in the humanities.

In defense of partisan political labels.

Hayek vs. Girard.

Tough times make it all the way to Santa’s inbox.


Here are some links:

A young (and possibly restless) Reformed Christian learns that Arminianism isn’t what Piper says it is.

Bill Kinnon on disciples versus leaders.

Agriculture and gender roles: a surprising correlation.

Martyrdom or a book deal.


Links in lieu turkey (for Americans, Canadian Thanksgiving is sooo last month).

First things first, we are flattered.

The free market is not a suicide pact.

Wars that aren’t happening don’t make the news, but probably still deserve reflection.

On the hundredth anniversary of Tolstoy‘s death. (H/T: Andrew Coyne.)