Archives for April 2012

The Historical Jesus around the Blogosphere

There’s a lot of interesting stuff in the blogosphere in the past day or so related to topics of regular interest on this blog. Bart Ehrman offered a lengthy reply to Richard Carrier. Ehrman also did an interview at Religion Dispatches about his latest book, Did Jesus Exist? Thom Stark deals with Richard Carrier’s attempt [Read More…]

You Know You Write About Doctor Who A Lot When…

You know you write about Doctor Who a lot when you go to write the word “doctor” and instinctively capitalize it. I did that this morning. [Read more…]

Doctor Who: The Wheel in Space

The episode The Wheel in Space is an excellent dramatic adventure, unfortunately not surviving in its entirety, but thoroughly enjoyable as an audiobook. Indeed, like so many classic episodes, it may be better as an audiobook, since the special effects of this period were even at their best disappointing compared to one is presently possible. [Read More…]

Karl Weigl – Symphony No. 6 in A Minor (1947)

Another 20th century composer for your enjoyment: [Read more…]

The Work Of Bibliobloggers Gets Its Due

Bibliobloggers have finally made it into the big league, getting a mention on the front page of the New York Times (click through to see it in full context): Please click through and see the page itself to verify its authenticity before reading further. Now that I’ve put some of you in shock and made [Read More…]

Names in the Talpiot Tombs

Kevin Kilty and Mark Elliot have an article in The Bible and Interpretation about the names in Talpiot Tomb A. Jim West also linked to it. Among other things, it asks whether it is implausible that Jesus could have had a son named Judah. Bob Cargill opined that each new photo from the Talpiot tombs [Read More…]

The Price and Value of Academic Textbooks and Journals

Soon after seeing the piece in IO9 about Harvard University, the world’s wealthiest university, finding itself unable to keep up with the cost of academic journals, I saw this posted on Marc Cortez’s blog, addressing the price of textbook and the mixed messages sent by university bookstores regarding them: Originally from The Doghouse Diaries [Read more…]

Theme from Exploring Our Matrix

I previously tried to post this but was unsuccessful, and so I am trying again. Blog reader Keika made this video opening credits for the blog: He also made an extended version which features both Darth Vader and a Gorn as creationist foes. Watch what I do to them! Thanks, Keika, for both of these! [Read More…]

Why Is There Only One Set Of Footprints?

I thought for sure that I had shared this before, but since I can’t find it, here it is again, in several versions I’ve found around the internet. Which one do you like best? [Read more…]

The First Redshirt

I was looking for images to accompany a talk I will be giving in early May on religion in Star Trek and Doctor Who, and found something that was not what I was looking for, but is definitely worth sharing. An artist took the painting “The First Mourning” – which depicts Adam and Eve mourning [Read More…]


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