The Curiosity Index: Week 8

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks which if I find the energy I’ll write about but I think I’m starting to find the time to write here again. Anyway, hope you find something of interest

The Week’s Postings

Tuesday: The Curiosity Index: Books edition (again)
Wednesday: Unthinkable (in Europe anyways)
Thursday: Book Review: A Utopia like any other
Friday: The battle for biology heats up

Related Reading

All these posts relate to the book review on Sweden as a utopia. As we say here varsågod (you’re welcome).

From the archives

I recently got into a twitter discussion with some people living in Sweden who are vehemently against all forms of parental ‘smacking’. It reminded me of this short piece I wrote a few years ago: To smack or not to smack?

Bonus Material

Seven posts that caught my eye recently

  1. The missionary roots of liberal democracy
  2. When the World Sends You Garbage, Send Back Music
  3. Unfriendly Climate
  4. This is how Europe is ushering in a new golden era of train travel
  5. How to Email
  6. They Might Seem Useless, But These 8 Body Parts Actually Have Surprisingly Cool Functions
  7. A Collection of 40 Bad Christian Album Covers With Unfortunate Titles

Eye-catching stuff

Photos From the 2020 Dakar Rally – as ever some stunning photos here.

TOPSHOT – Toyota’s driver Ronan Chabot mechanics during the Stage 9 of the Dakar 2020 between Wadi Al Dawasir and Haradh, Saudi Arabia, on January 14, 2020. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Seven Twitter highlights

  1. Moore’s law
  2. Social media is all Dave’s fault.
  3. Life is a gift.
  4. The light of the world
  5. Serving beyond
  6. Beauty
Read the replies!

Something to watch

HT: Twisted Sifter

Have a great weekend.

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