Friday, March 02, 2012

Some Links

* The diocesan phase of the cause of canonization for Jérôme Lejeune is nearly completed. Lejeune, who died in 1994, was one of the twentieth century's greatest geneticists and discovered the cause of Down syndrome. Now that the diocesan phase is completed, the investigation for beatification begins in earnest as it is handed off to Rome. The official completion will be in April. Bl. Jérôme Lejeune, patron of geneticists, sounds rather nice, and he was by all accounts an amazing man; I hope something comes of it.

* waggish had an interesting post on ambiguities in Euripides' Bacchae.

* Robert Paul Wolff has a series of posts on Plato's Gorgias:
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six

* Dingo tool use.

* The NYPD has been spying on Muslims in Newark. This is rather disturbing.

* Two interviews, one by Francesca Minerva (one of the authors) and one by Matthew Flanagan, on the recent abortion and infanticide paper that made the big controversy.

* Download the Universe is a new science ebook review blog, and looks pretty good. (ht)

* A paper I intend to read when I get the time, on the famous anecdote about Kurt Godel's worries about a logical flaw in the U.S. Constitution: Godel's Loophole (Guerra-Pujol)

* Henry Karlson has a good meditation on Lent

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