Le Linkage #5

Man, I haven’t done a Le Linkage episode in a while. Way too long. I don’t know if that stops here, but for those of you too uninterested in surfing the Web to find interesting random stuff, here’s something to keep you entertained:

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Jesus is Not a Republican: An article by professor Randall Balmer which explains the history of the Republican/Evangelist Christian partnership from the perspective of a Bible-belt evangelist, as well as the dangers that such a partnership poses to both the Church and the political climate in general. Great read for anyone tired of the whole “You’re either a Republican or are going to Hell” crowd. Kierkegaard must be rolling in his grave.

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Free Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science Video Lectures: I’ll be the first one to admit that although I may not have the brains for higher level mathematics and theoretical CS, I certainly don’t have the patience for them, at least not enough to pay for a college course in them. Still, finding free video lectures like these is always a treat. After all, although I may not be crazy about mathematics, I can’t deny the simple beauty found in an equation.

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Family Guy: The Best of Stewie Griffin, Part 1: This is self explanatory. If you like Family Guy, this is a great find. If you don’t like Family Guy, this is still a great find, since it’ll allow you to see what everyone else finds so funny without having to waste half an hour of your life.

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BetterHumans: For a while now, I’ve had a deep interest in the field of cryonics, the practice of cryopreserving humans or animas that can no longer be sustained by current medical technology for possible later revival in the future. This eventually led me to information on a number of new philosophical ideas, such as transhumanism (the idea that new sciences and technologies should be used to enhance human physical and cognitive abilities). This site covers news and information regarding that movement. (I’ll very likely be discussing this in the future on Gnorb.NET, especially after some recent posts I’ve read across some of my favorite blogs.)

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That’s all I’ve got for now. More later (whenever that may be).

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