Newsletter 186


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[2]Why I’m An Atheist
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/hIyDxJ

Ricky Gervais | Speakeasy | 19 December 2010

Well-turned essay from writer and comedian. "Why don’t you believe in God? I
  get that question all the time. When confronted with anyone who holds my
  lack of religious faith in such contempt, I say: It’s the way God made me."

[3]Whatever Happened To The Gulf Oil Spill?
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/fOF7xp

Bryan Walsh | Time | 20 December 2010

It seemed like the end of the world. Now scarcely remembered. Most of the
  oil evaporated (probably). Fish stocks recovering. Cap-and-trade dead in
  Congress. Moratorium on deepwater drilling lifted. That's politics

[4]Political Power Of Social Media
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/gw4eol

Clay Shirky | Foreign Affairs | 20 December 2010

Essay on technology and political change. It's wrong to see social media as
  tools for instant revolution. They are long-term resources for strengthening
  civil society, building political culture in which pluralism can grow

[5]In Praise Of Scientific Error
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/flbXQe

George Musser | Scientific American | 20 December 2010

Many scientific papers are wrong. That's to be expected. By definition, new
  discoveries are made at outer limits of knowledge. Even wrong ideas
  contribute to progress. Excessive caution more damaging to science than
  mistakes
                             [6]View full selection
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Richard Cohen on =THE SUN=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-cohen-on-sun

It makes us feel sexy, it makes us feel healthy and it can even make us feel
  more inspired. No wonder we’re in thrall to the power of the sun, says
  author Richard Cohen. [8]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-cohen-on-sun

Topic

American Conservatism

Bemused by the recent emergence of the Tea Party and radical politics in the
  US? Read on to get a really comprehensive overview of American Conservatism
  and  find  out  whats on the top reading list of today's Conservatives
  [9]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-conservatism

Book of the Day

[10]Memories, Dreams, Reflections
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/memories-dreams-reflections-by-carl-jung

-by Carl Jung-

[11]More recommendations…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

@[12]calflyn  RT @[13]IfYouOnly Going undercover at a Christian sexual
  reorientation camp: [14]is.gd/irIJJ
    Links:
      12. http://twitter.com/calflyn
      13. http://twitter.com/IfYouOnly
      14. http://is.gd/irIJJ

[15]More user recommended #browsings…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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