Free Excerpt from Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith

Darton, Longman and Todd has made a free sample of the forthcoming book Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith: Religion and Doctor Who available on Scribd. The book can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com. TIME AND RELATIVE DIMENSIONS IN FAITH: Religion and Doctor Who by davidm1618 [Read more...]

Do You Want to Know the Name of the Doctor?

Do you want to know the Doctor's name? I'm not asking whether you want to watch a leaked copy (more information here) of “The Name of the Doctor” early after downloading it, assuming you have found a torrent that doesn't lead to a fake copy. I'm asking whether you actually want to know the Doctor's [Read More...]

Eugenie C. Scott – Evolution vs. Creationism

In honor of Eugenie C. Scott’s announced retirement from her role as executive director of the National Center for Science Education, the NCSE has made chapter two of the second edition of her book Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction available for free as a pdf on their website. You can buy the entire book from [Read More...]

Durham Theses of Interest

Via Ancient World Online, I learned of an enormous horde of doctoral and masters theses that have been made available online, on topics including the Bible, ancient Judaism, Roman religion, Patristics, and much else. There are too many to make it seem worth listing them all here (click through to AWOL for a list of [Read More...]

Rossi’s Edition of the Coptic Papyrus Codices in the Egyptian Museum in Turin

Those interested in Coptic texts owe a debt of gratitude to Alin Suciu for scanning and making available the out of print and very rare edition of the Coptic manuscripts in the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, edited and published by Francesco Rossi. I’d been hoping for some time to eventually get hold of a [Read More...]

Easier Jailbreak Now Available for iPad 2 and iPhone Using PC with Absinthe

Lots of people who tried jailbreaking their iPad 2 or iPhone using the initial command line release experienced errors and problems. Thankfully, Absinthe for PC (think of it as Jailbreak 2.0, if you wish) is already available, a simple application that you can run and which should work. You may want to make a backup [Read More...]

On Installing a New University President

Yesterday, after the subject had come up of Butler University having recently installed its new president, someone asked me why it is that universities have this custom of hiring a new president and then, some months later, having an “installation.” I thought for a second and then replied, “It is a technological metaphor. For the [Read More...]


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