sunday mutants (or what is going on)

This brief history of Islamic science and invention is pretty staggering and interesting.

New Scientist: Up to half of Earth’s water is older than the sun.

White privilege, explained in one simple comic.

Evolution, the next Silk Road. Where you can buy anything at all.

Bleep, bittorrents encrypted p2p chat is out.

Meanwhile, China is making islands in contested waters. So not everything that matters happens online. 😛

China creating its own Christian religion to suit itself.

China will construct a “Chinese Christian theology” suitable for the country, state media reported on Thursday, as both the number of believers and tensions with the authorities are on the rise.

This interview with Lee Scratch Perry is phenomenal. Just trust me on this. It is short and fabulous.

Millenials reading more books than people over 30. Who would have thought?

 

2 Responses to “sunday mutants (or what is going on)”

  1.   bruce
    December 6th, 2014 | 3:09 pm

    I’m behind on my ungulate reading! No reason China shouldn’t create a Christianity, as after all that’s what the Romans did. Council of Nicea I think, where the creed was formulated at a conference of many different beliefs as a prerequisite for being adopted by Constantine (if memory serves). That’s why it is said in services, that’s why it sounds so weird– it’s a checklist of resolved doctrinal disputes. And of course christianity has been reformulated again and again to suit new times and situations…

  2.   bruce
    December 6th, 2014 | 3:20 pm

    though i guess it is also interesting to note that the Christian religion either attracts or causes people to be uppity vis a vis authority, where other religions (judaism?) try to get along with the existing power structure.