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

[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]A Knack For Bashing Orthodoxy
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/rqPDyJ

Michael Powell | NYT | 19 September 2011

Interview with evolutionary biologist, British atheist-in-chief, Richard
  Dawkins. Now 70. Still prefers lecturing to excitable Bible Belt audiences
  than godless New Yorkers. Says religion's crime is to make children
  incurious [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/knack-bashing-orthodoxy

[7]The Art Of Winning An (Even More) Unfair Game
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/r1Q8OX

Tom Verducci | Sports Illustrated | 20 September 2011

Moneyball, now a film starring Brad Pitt, took statistical analysis in
  baseball into the mainstream. But the biggest benefits flowed not to Billy
  Beane's Oakland Athletics, but to richer teams like the Boston Red Sox
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/art-winning-even-more-unfair-game

[9]Israel And America On The Wrong Side Of History
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/nHWXrY

Gareth Evans | Project Syndicate | 20 September 2011

Concise piece explains why Palestinian leadership is pursuing its statehood
  initiative at the UN and what it hopes to gain. Better for all if Israel, US
  respond constructively. For different reasons, they won't [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/israel-and-america-wrong-side-history

[11]How Should We Make Hard Decisions?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qPPm8d

Jonah Lehrer | Frontal Cortex | 20 September 2011

Most presume that tricky decisions are best made by following pure reason.
  Not by succumbing to gut instincts. But some surprising early-stage research
  suggests a different strategy: "When the going gets tough, go with your gut"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-should-we-make-hard-decisions

[13]If You Accept Death, Fear Disappears
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qH9nph

Simon Hattenstone | Guardian | 20 September 2011

Philip Gould, once spin-doctor to Tony Blair's Labour party, now dying of
  cancer, talks about life, politics, marriage to publisher Gail Rebuck—and
  death. "It doesn't worry me at all. It feels fine. On to the next thing"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/if-you-accept-death-fear-disappears

[15]The Hunt For Hemingway
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/q4v7fh

A Scott Berg | Vanity Fair | 21 September 2011

Trip to Hemingway's Cuban estate reveals surprising find. "In an instant, I
  felt as though I had entered King Tut’s tomb; literary riches abounded."
  Including unseen letters and original epilogue to For Whom The Bell Tolls
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hunt-hemingway

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Alexandra Horowitz on the Art of Observation
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alexandra-horowitz-on-art-observation

How much do we take in of the world around us? You can tell a lot more about
  your surroundings than you realise, if you only know how and where to look,
  as the psychologist explains [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/alexandra-horowitz-on-art-observation

Featured Topic

[19]Communism
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/communism

Our series on Communism, for the inquisitive Comrade. Interviews range from
  Robert Service on Totalitarian Russia to Richard McGregor on the Chinese
  Communist  Party. Each expert picks their favourite books and articles
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/communism

Reader Recommendations

_@_[21]polit2k How  to  go from the IT dept to being a rogue trader - "A
  career        guide"[22]t.co/UQuwx7fI        _[23]#browsings_        h/t
  @[24]pgribbon @[25]Sysparatem [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/20/rogue_trader_howto
      23. http://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://twitter.com/pgribbon
      25. http://twitter.com/Sysparatem
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fortress-solitude-by-jonathan-lethem

[28]The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/fortress-solitude-by-jonathan-lethem

[29]Jay McInerney says: “Lethem was one of the first people to write about
  the new Brooklyn. This is a beautiful coming-of-age novel”[30]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jay-mcinerney-on-essential-new-york-novels
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Downfall Of A Cult Californian Winery
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/downfall-cult-californian-winery

Fooling around with "Downfall" is a well-trodden path now, but this is still
  fun
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]William Arthur Ward, on realism
    Links:
      33. http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/09/18/well_duh

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to
    change; the realist adjusts the sails"

[34]More quotes
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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