“I want just to offer a few opinions, on the basis of no expertise whatever, for those who have already lost their religious beliefs, or who may be losing them, or fear that they will lose their beliefs, about how it is possible to live without God. First, a warning: we had better beware of … Continue reading Should we get out of the habit of worshiping anything?
Month: October 2008
What to do when your Blog is bigger than Ben Hur
What should you do when your blog is too big to know your name? In BusinessWeek, Sarah Lacy reports on how blogging multi-millionaire Jason Calacanis is ‘retiring’: "Blogging is simply too big, too impersonal, and lacks the intimacy that drew me to it" he says. It seems he’s turned to the timeless, homespun, traditional craft … Continue reading What to do when your Blog is bigger than Ben Hur
Can Wikipedia entries on artists be improved?
Jonathan Jones has been complaining about the banal way in which Wikipedia covers art and artists. He cites the entry for Goya as an example. I thought I’d test this by checking out the entry on Patrick Heron, an artist I’d like to think I know a little bit about. Here’s what I found… Plenty … Continue reading Can Wikipedia entries on artists be improved?
How to do Belief-free Science
Harry Kroto produced a remarkable defence of the sacking of Michael Reiss from his post with the Royal Society. Remarkable in what it assumes about the scientific method. (And thanks to Benjamin Carnys for pointing it out). Kroto writes: Science is based solely on doubt-based, disinterested examination of the natural and physical world. It is … Continue reading How to do Belief-free Science