Newsletter 193


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[1]Forgive Me, Spirit Of Science
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/hxFXP7

Richard Dawkins | New Statesman | 29 December 2010

On the King James Bible. "I wouldn't call the Bible my ewe lamb, and I would
  have to go the extra mile before I killed the fatted calf for it, but you
  don't need the wisdom of Solomon to see how biblical imagery dominates
  English"

[2]Capture Of Serpent King
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/h6UTT1

Bryan Christy | Foreign Policy | 28 December 2010

Behind the arrest of Anson Wong, world's most notorious wildlife smuggler,
  who trafficked in everything from chinchillas to elephants using a private
  zoo as a cover. He was caught with a suitcase full of boa constrictors

[3]Welcome To The New Middle Ages
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      3. http://b.rw/gupL8S

Parag Khanna | FT | 28 December 2010

In geopolitics, 21st century will look a lot like 12th—when world power was
  last truly multipolar, spread across Europe, China, India and Arabia.
  Cities, companies, religious orders, individuals could be as mighty as
  states

[4]A.I. Revolution Is On
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/gImxKx

Steven Levy | Wired | 27 December 2010

From robot workers to automated trading systems and self-driving cars, AI is
  now commonplace and with us to stay. Attempts to replicate the exact
  processes of the brain have led to new definitions of robotic intelligence
           [5]View full selection
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Best of the year: David Biro on =PAIN=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-biro-on-pain

The professor of dermatology talks about the ferocious inwardness and the
  aching solitude of pain. Pain, both physical and psychological, produces a
  sense  of loneliness which, in turn, exacerbates the pain. [7]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-biro-on-pain

Topic

[8]Financial Crisis
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

In-depth primer for both the expert and the amateur. Experts interviewed
  include Eichengreen, Barro and Rodrik. Wide range of hand-picked background
  articles
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

Book of the Day

[10]Darkness Visible
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/darkness-visible-by-william-clark-styron-jr

-by William Clark Styron, Jr -

One of a tiny number of books to succeed in describing the private hell of
  clinical depression.

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

Browsings

[12]polit2k P2P Banking cuts out the middleman | Bankers' bonuses: don't get
  mad – get even – Telegraph Blogs [13]t.co/UX9slfp
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