A tweet before we begin:
RT @johnbrandkamp: I continuously love going back to the NYT’s homepage just to read “Egypt Erupts in Jubilation.”
Mubarak resigned. And a nation was happy.
- Wired says that while social media didn’t start the revolution in Egypt, it sure as shoot accelerated it
- In College, A Lack Of Rigor Leaves Students ‘Adrift’
- Ahh, those Super Bowl ads… how the social media world reacted and how Groupon responded to the controversy before deciding to pull their ads from the air
- John Cage’s 4’33”
- So I take it Spider-Man isn’t doing so well on Broadway
- 365 marathons in 365 days… um, wow.
- Mashable has Valentine’s Day taken care of (wait, thanks Groupon!) and here’s a list of the Top 10 romantic movies (not sure I agree with these)
- Bye-bye Guitar Hero
- Via @IanYorston, an amazing 10m curved touchscreen can sense up to 100 touches simultaneously (I’ll take one, please)
- Oh Disney…
- The world’s most expensive coffee
- Ed Yong does everything over the top… just check out his weekly links, he also wrote two other great posts: shedding light on sex and violence in the brain and a disfiguring disease caused by an alliance between three parasites (although it’s really only 2, but who’s judging…)
- The average human eats 100 trillion genes a day!
- Numbers need language to make sense in our minds
- Alu elements team up w/ long non-coding RNAs to regulate mRNA stablility
- Could there be a one shot universal flu vaccine in the not-so-distant future?
- Oh my goodness, these next generation DNA sequencers are simply amazing… prepare to be blow away
- Is the “biological species concept” a minority view?
- Cancer resembles life 1 billion years ago, say astrobiologists (via @RevReinard)
- Are rational religious people all that rare?
- A debate on Christian physicalism (via I Think I Believe)
- Scot McKnight of Jesus Creed with his Weekly Meanderings
- Jerry Coyne is all fired up again about the AAAS and accommodationism… that’s okay, he’s a better biologist than Dobzhansky
- A review of Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain by Antonio Damasio
- Sam Harris and metaethics on Ockham’s Beard (via @john_s_wilkins)
- BioLogos with an afternoon with John Polkinghorne and a call to celebrate science, not fear it (which is relevant to my post from yesterday)
- And, also relevant, Marcelo Gleiser speaks in defense of science
- Mind vs machine and what it means to he human
- Raymond Kurzweil is at it again… he says we’ll be immortal by 2045, when mind and machine fully merges
- This conference looks quite interesting
- I wrote a post on a little philosophy is a dangerous thing (so is a little theology, a little science, etc.), talked about the limits of science with some outstanding high school students, and did a two part links roundup from the past two weeks
- And the Friday laughs are videos from YouTube spanning from Dana Carvey to classic Monty Python
See you next week!