Thursday, 24 July 2014

I Don't Think I Even Want To Read Your Book Anymore...

I started reading Robin Lane Fox's biography of Alexander the Great yesterday. The first paragraph contained this nugget of wisdom:
"The Greeks, correctly, saw neither danger nor distaste in a liason with a niece."

Er... Yuk!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

First World Perks

I love those times when you've bought so much stuff off Amazon that something arrives and you genuinely have no idea what it is. This has just arrived and it could be anything!

It's like the elves have sent you an extra Christmas present.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

From Science 2.0 "Scientists Discover that Atheists Might Not Exist".

One of the more interesting aspects of the secularisation debate is the difficulty of explaining why in countries like the UK, levels of religious belief seem to remain relatively high, even though levels of active religious participation are apparently in terminal decline.

This article from the website Science 2.0 suggests that religious patterns of thinking might be hard-wired into our brain. It's well worth a read.