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Free Ebook: The Atomic Times. Memoir of H-Bomb Testing on Eniwetok.

July 30th, 2015 by Bookslinger

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July 30th, 2015 15:05:06

A candidate to keep an eye out for

July 30th, 2015 by Vader

A proven track record of success.

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July 30th, 2015 08:22:46

Free Book: The Physics and Philosophy of the Bible by James Frederick Ivey

July 18th, 2015 by Bookslinger

Free Kindle version available today Saturday July 18, 2015, at Amazon.

It’s Judeo-Christian apologetics, using quantum mechanics.  I haven’t read it yet, but wanted to share since it is free for only a limited time. (more…)

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July 18th, 2015 13:54:41

Greeks apologize

July 06th, 2015 by Cassandra

With gift of very large horse.

A gift tag attached to the horse, which is surprisingly light for its size and has small holes along the length of its body, suggested that it should be placed in the bank’s vaults overnight to avoid it being targeted by thieves.

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July 06th, 2015 11:25:53

A Father’s Day thought from my daughter

June 21st, 2015 by Vader

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*sigh*

Kids just don’t listen. I’ve told her over and over that it was all Tarkin’s fault, that the man was insane, but she just doesn’t want to hear it.

 

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June 21st, 2015 20:55:43

Nyah, Nyah

June 13th, 2015 by G.

there are two kinds of countries in the world: Those that use the metric system, and those that have walked on the Moon.

-thus Glenn Reynolds.

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June 13th, 2015 17:31:12

Wild West Wisdom Wednesday

June 10th, 2015 by Pecos Bill

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June 10th, 2015 12:43:09

Eliminating troublesome aunts

May 22nd, 2015 by Bertie

Oh, I do say!

aunts

This is beastly. I suppose this must be that very odd American sense of humour, what? But it’s one thing to be pestered by one’s elder female relations, and quite another to actually entertain homicidal thoughts about the  dears. You’d never see anything like this in a civilised country like England. Sigh.

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May 22nd, 2015 08:02:27

Free Kindle ebook, by Bishop Noel Jones.

April 28th, 2015 by Bookslinger

God’s Gonna Make You Laugh. By “Bishop” Noel Jones. (He’s not an LDS bishop.)

I don’t know if it’s any good yet, but I wanted to post the link while it is still free. It will likely revert to normal price Tuesday night (tonight, the 28th) at midnight.

Kindle reading apps are free for iOS and Windows, and I assume for Android and MacOS too.

Bookbub.com is a free daily email list that sends you links to temporarily free and discounted ebooks at Amazon and elsewhere.

I find about 2 or 3 free books worth downloading each week.

I tried some of the sci-fi list, but they usually just give you the first book of a trilogy for free in hopes that you buy the rest of the series.

Most of the free ones I find worthwhile are non-fiction, and religious/spiritual.

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April 28th, 2015 18:55:32

Why Science Does Not Disprove God

April 13th, 2015 by Bookslinger

Why science Does Not Disprove God, by Amir Aczel.

Based on interviews with eleven Nobel Prize winners and many other prominent physicists, biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists, as well as leading theologians and spiritual leaders, Why Science Does Not Disprove God is a “well-informed and readable” (Wall Street Journal) analysis of the religious implications of our ever-increasing understanding of life and the universe. The renowned science writer Amir Aczel (“One of our best science popularizers”—Publishers Weekly) masterfully refutes the overreaching claims of the “New Atheists,” providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there’s still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.

Interview with the author, 40 minute podcast by John Batchelor.

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April 13th, 2015 21:00:37

New DoJ Policy: Ixnay Ostitutespray

April 10th, 2015 by G.

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April 10th, 2015 13:30:50

Tragedies: evil versus circumstantial.

April 08th, 2015 by Bookslinger

One of my favorite passages from Epictetus:

Never say of anything, “I have lost it”; but, “I have returned it.” Is your child dead? It is returned. Is your wife dead? She is returned. Is your estate taken away? Well, and is not that likewise returned? “But he who took it away is a bad man.” What difference is it to you who the giver assigns to take it back? While he gives it to you to possess, take care of it; but don’t view it as your own, just as travelers view a hotel. 

Fron The Enchiridion (The Manual), chapter 11. Also here.

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April 08th, 2015 11:02:07

A Daniel*!

March 15th, 2015 by Bookslinger

(A phrase used in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice to exclaim the wisdom evidenced by a character acting as a judge. I believe it can be used to describe any person exhibiting much wisdom aside from strictly judicial wisdom.)

If you haven’t done so, please hie thee over to the Millennial Star blog and read this series of posts by Meg  Stout:

The series begins here: http://www.millennialstar.org/a-faithful-joseph/

A summary of the above here: http://www.millennialstar.org/faithful-joseph-digest/

and here: http://www.millennialstar.org/why-i-am-not-persuaded-joseph-smith-had-sex-with-plural-wives/

And this comment on a different subject: http://www.millennialstar.org/commandments-not-a-few-and-revelations-in-their-time/comment-page-1/#comment-148576

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March 15th, 2015 10:15:08

Giving a Reason for the Hope that is in You

March 13th, 2015 by Bartleby

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March 13th, 2015 07:49:12

Kevin Williamson Acquitted of Brutal Manslaughter Charges

February 26th, 2015 by Man SL

Jury foreman: They had it comin’.

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February 26th, 2015 14:05:48