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"The Culture represents the place we might hope to get to" | MetaFilter
Mefi's discussion of the (previously linked) recently published interview with Iain M Banks (RIP). It's good.
metafilter  iain-m-banks  culture  sci-fi  sf  science-fiction  discussion 
november 2014 by pw201
"Have friends who are atheists? Agnostics? Into Wicca? Or New Age?"
Mefi discovers "Dare2Share", which is one of those worldview based Christian evangelism things where they're training Christians to understand other people's worldviews (which is good) as a preamble to converting them to Christianity (which would be bad). I've linked to Mefi rather than the site itself as the Mefites discussion is interesting. The site has cutesy names for their examplars, like "Willow the Wiccan" and "Andy the Atheist", so the Mefi crowd have come up with a few of their own.
metafilter  apologetics  christianity  evangelism  worldview 
april 2011 by pw201
Boring men?
In response to a Metafilter posting linking to an article about how all men are boring, Mefi user Pastabagel shares their idea of what it would be like if men responded to women asking what was on their minds.
funny  metafilter  relationships  sex  women  boring 
april 2010 by pw201
How to Think About Science
Metafilter links to a bunch of podcasts from modern historians and philosophers of science. I've linked to Mefi rather than the podcasts as there are some interesting comments from valkyryn in the thread, on what Shapin and Schaffer were saying about the role of trust in the scientific community.
audio  science  metafilter  history  philosophy 
november 2009 by pw201
10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube | MetaFilter
Links to worthwhile videos on YouTube: lectures from authors and intellectuals, that kind of thing.
youtube  Video  metafilter  education  google  talks 
december 2007 by pw201
Ted Haggard | New Life Church | MetaFilter
Metafilters huge thread on the Ted Haggard business.
haggard  religion  sex  metafilter 
november 2006 by pw201

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