* Dimitri Terryn is blogging an introduction to string theory.
* Scott Aaronson has a Best Anthropicism Contest, where an "anthopicism" is an application of the Anthropic Principle (intended to be self-referential, slightly tautological, and not very serious). My submission was: "Why is the Anthropic Principle silly? Because if it weren't, I wouldn't be writing this comment making fun of it."
* The discussion about Tibbles and ontology continues at Siris. (Update: more here.)
* David Plotz is blogging the Bible at Slate. From the point of view of a "proud but not terribly observant Jew", who has never read the Bible nor studied scholarly commentaries on it, he is just reading the book innocently and blogging his impressions. A funny and sometimes insightful read. I must confess I never went through the whole Bible, though I attempted it twice in my life.
* Via Positive Liberty, I found this terrifying story about the persecution suffered by an atheist family in Oklahoma. I have wrote nice and conciliatory posts about how science and religion need not clash, but that doesn't mean that these stories don't get me as incensed as your average Pharyngula reader. Specially if you add other similarly disheartening stories like the persecuted Jewish family in Delaware and Rob Knop's encounter with creationists. What is wrong with America?
* Of course you could rather ask what is wrong with the world. Sigh.