Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday miscellaneous (3/15)

I apologize for the lateness of this post. In addition to my regular schedule, I had an Immigration Court hearing and an unscheduled client meeting this week. Also, my wife gets a major shout out this week, as she is responsible for most of these links.

This week Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile began a thorough critique of Black & Tan, Doug Wilson’s book on American slavery. I highly recommend it. See part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4. Doug Wilson also responded, part 1, part 2, and part 3. Also, be sure not to miss the original review by Bryan Loritts, which started the whole thing off.

Although they have a reputation for being anti-evolution, some hoemschoolers are becoming more open to teaching evolution.

This is an excellent article by a homosexual man on why he opposes same-sex marriage.

And speaking of culture issues, did you know that the evangelical Christians didn’t always oppose abortion? Here’s how that changed. Arkansas, meanwhile, is taking a new approach on restricting abortion.

One of this week’s news hoaxes: militarized dolphins on the loose. (No, the dolphins are real, but they’re not on the loose.)

And on the international front, there are signs a rift is forming between Iran and al-Qaeda.

In today’s economic troubles, libraries are seeing dual uses as homeless shelters.

Did you know that over half of the world’s companies that are over 200 years old are Japanese? Apparently they last long by remaining small and sustainable.

In a strange tale showing the blinders of arrogance (as well as the bubble of academia), a physics professor traveled overseas to meet his online girlfriend and ended up in jail.

On to prison breaks. Apparently there was a plan to rescue Napoleon from St. Helena by submarine. It didn’t work. Maybe instead they should have consulted with the team that broke six dangerous prisoners out of Australia.

And speaking of odd history stories, have you heard about the illegal basketball game that officially “never happened”?

And while some people worry about skeletons in their closets, London residents have to worry about them in their basements (no word on any new royalty turning up, though).

And finally, it’s amazing what a difference a little sound editing makes.
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