Richard Dawkins on Mark Steyn: I have over the years developed a dislike for Mark Steyn, although I’ve always admired his forceful writing. On this issue, however, he is clearly 1000% in the right and should receive all the support anybody can give him. He’s right.
Sidney Pollack, RIP. For my money, Pollack’s best film remains Tootsie, not least because he did a cameo in one of my all-time favorite scenes from a comedy.
More tales from life in academia. Fascinating piece in Chronicle about the farcical handling of the vaunted Judas Gospel, and National Geographic’s sloppy handling of the whole project. One of the seven million people who watched the National Geographic documentary was April D. DeConick. Admittedly, DeConick, a professor of biblical studies at Rice University, was… Continue reading
One of the joys of moving into a new (larger) house is (at last) finding the shelf space for your classic science fiction paperbacks!
Sean Carroll has a new piece in Scientific American: Does Time Run Backward in Other Universes?