Day Bidet #4

Finland

Seven days, seven links:

  1. “This superabundance of specific details is utterly unlike the novels of the first and second centuries like Chariton’s Chaeras and Callirhoe or Petronius’s Satyricon. It is clearly the work of an eyewitness.” (Related.)
  2. “Why were we all so misled? … Environmental groups have accepted hundreds of millions of dollars from fossil fuel interests. Groups motivated by anti-humanist beliefs forced the World Bank to stop trying to end poverty and instead make poverty ‘sustainable.’ And status anxiety, depression, and hostility to modern civilization are behind much of the alarmism.” (Related. Related.)
  3. “He was my desperate hope.”
  4. Thread. (Related. Related.)
  5. “In Tolkien’s world … the saviors are the weakest people who refuse to use superpowers and who destroy superpowers.” (Related.)
  6. “How can we trust the established authorities or prestigious journals when, in this perilous time, trials of an available, inexpensive, long-established drug appear to be designed to fail, while risking the lives of their subjects through deliberate or negligent drug overdoses?” (Related. Related. Related. Related. Related.)
  7. “[T]he evidence points to a ‘Pauline school’ at work throughout the apostle’s correspondence, so that it is possible to affirm that all the letters were authorized by him during his lifetime and were written under his direction, but that other minds and hands were involved in their actual production.”

More:

“Who is Michael?”

Carnivore success story. (Related. Related. Related.)

“[M]any women feel a lot of guilt and shame if they confess their desire to be homemakers once they have children. However, if external social pressures were lifted from the woman’s conscience … she’d realize something her predecessors had always known — being a homemaker (housewife) has always made logical sense when a woman starts having children.”

“Residents in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood recently made headlines for vowing to not call police into their community. They felt that doing so could endanger black residents.” (Related.)

“Eglon’s killing is a ‘perfect murder,’ the equivalent of the modern locked-room murder mystery.”

“[T]hough your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”

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