Thursday, December 20, 2012

Links of Note

* For the obvious reasons, the next two weeks will be a slow time around here.

* Through Make-A-Wish a sick Belgian boy, who had grown up hearing his grandfather's stories about the American contribution to the liberation of Belgium from the Nazis, was able to spend some time getting a small taste of what it is like to train as an American soldier.

* At the IEP, Erik Hansen has an article up on Immanuel Kant's account of radical evil.

* 3AM interviews John Haldane.

* A portion of the Community of St. Mary the Virgin, a small Anglican order of nuns, is becoming Catholic as part of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. The CSMV was established in the nineteenth century by William John Butler, who was a minor (but very active) participant in the Oxford Movement. Butler would be disappointed; he regarded loyalty to the Church of England as one of the foundational principles of the community. But in this the CSMV, a tiny portion of the Oxford Movement that has in a sense continued to the present day, has exhibited the usual features of the Oxford Movement itself, namely, the split into those whose Anglo-catholicism tended to Rome and those whose Anglo-catholicism did not.

* Philosopher's Carnival 146 is up at "Talking Philosophy". I didn't find any of the posts particularly interesting, but I thought the format of the carnival itself was.

* Matthew Flannagan discusses Peter Singer's arguments on infanticide:

Part One
Part Two

* John Wilkins on Classification and the periodic table

* I mentioned the Great Maple Syrup Heist a few months ago, and now it looks like a break has finally been made in the case.

* An interesting discussion of John Quijada's artificial language, Ithkuil. Quijada's Ithkuil website is also interesting.

1 comment:

  1. MrsDarwin3:07 PM

    “But we have to identify its ownership, because nothing resembles a barrel of maple syrup like another barrel of maple syrup.”

    The plot thickens -- and caramelizes!


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