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Daily Web Wander: 24th August 2010

Posted in Daily Web Wander by thomthumb84 on August 24, 2010
Rubik's cube
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In an effort to contribute at least something to this blog on a daily basis (and without an awful lot of creative energy flowing through me) I thought I would begin putting down a list of some websites that I have been checking out that might interest or entertain you. ENJOY! 

The Danger of Crusading Atheists from Big Think- The Yale computer guru decries the dangerous trend of know-it-all scientists (Richard Dawkins?) telling people that “religion is trash.”: http://bigthink.com/ideas/20254 

-Nice little piece in the Guardian about how wrong our assumptions about extraterrestrial life might be by Seth Shostack, a senior astronomer at the SETI institute in California: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/aug/24/alien-life-artificial-intelligence-seti 

Doll Face at the V&A Museum of Childhood: A vast collection of toys stored in the depths of the V&A Museum of Childhood is the inspiration for a spooky new photography show: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-features/7956434/Doll-Face-at-the-VandA-Museum-of-Childhood.html 

Skydiver solves Rubik’s Cube at 14,000ft (in a rubber dinghy): http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7961397/Skydiver-solves-Rubiks-Cube-at-14000ft.html 

Airships: a second age– They were once the future of travel. Now, more than 70 years after the Hindenburg crash, engineers are designing a new fleet of airships: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/7918762/Airships-a-second-age.html 

A special FT interactive feature questioning the productivity of sanctions against Iran: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/994a262a-8dc6-11df-9153-00144feab49a,dwp_uuid=be75219e-940a-11da-82ea-0000779e2340.html 

In defence of the secular state from RSA Summer Journal – Cécile Laborde argues for a secular state that fosters the norms of democratic citizenship: http://www.thersa.org/fellowship/journal/features/features/in-defence-of-the-secular-state 

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