* Currently Reading:
Ben Burgis, Paracompleteness and Revenge (PDF)
Haiwen Zhou, Confucianism and Legalism: A Model of the National Strategy of Governance in Ancient China (PDF)
* A BBC program on the Medieval University.
* Paul Needham has done a fair amount of work busting up the myth of direct descent from atomism to modern chemistry (certainly there was an influence, but you can, for instance, trace at least as many connections to Aristotelian anti-atomist arguments as to atomist arguments). It turns out that he has a number of good papers on the subject online (all PDF):
When did atoms begin to do any explanatory work in chemistry?
Aristotle's Theory of Chemical Reaction and Chemical Substances
Substance and Modality
* About.com now has a philosophy page. For a long time to find anything of significance about philosophy at About.com meant seeing what Austin Cline was writing, but, of course, that was necessarily from a rather narrow sliver of philosophical thought and from one particular perspective.
* Lindsay Beyerstein has an interesting account of what guilty pleasures are.
* John Farrell has started off a discussion of monogenism in the blogosphere. Here are some of the notable posts.
Can Theology Evolve? (John Farrell, "Progressive Download")
Venter and the Vatican (John Farrell, "Progressive Download" -- while this is not directly on the subject, I think it lays out more clearly why John raised the issue in the first place)
Evolutionary theology (Mike Liccione, "Sacramentum Vitae")
Modern Genetics and the Fall (Bill Vallicella, "The Maverick Philosopher")
Original Sin and Eastern Orthodoxy (Bill Vallicella, "The Maverick Philosopher")
Adam and Eve and Ted and Alice (Mike Flynn, "The TOF Spot")
What sort of revision does scientific research call for on the Catholic doctrine of the Fall? (James Chastek, "Just Thomism")
* Judith Butler discusses Hannah Arendt on Eichmann.
* Mendelsohn on Rimbaud.