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The Economist has a brief piece on the New Calvinism.  Not the best piece of journalism I’ve seen from The Economist but intriguing that they would even think it was newsworthy.

Owner of Segway dies driving Segway off cliff in accident.

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Apparently, an SEC report says that the “flash crash” of 5/6/10 was the result of trading software gone awry.

Some pretty incredible wallpaper from Alpinist.

Taliban beware, U.S. to have self-aiming sniper rifles next year.  I have got to say this is some pretty cool technology, I just hope it stays in the right hands.

Fascinating story of a guy who has lived for three years exclusively on paid medical studies.

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Apparently Nancy Pelosi makes all of her public policy decisions based on “The Word.”  One of my pet peeves is politicians isogeting Scripture, it is almost sure to be a disaster.  I am wondering what part of the “The Word” encourages abortion.  Do yourself a favor and watch the incoherent trainwreck that was her speech.

Interesting article on the massive contraction of the U.S. Money Supply.

David Byrne, of Talking Heads fame, is suing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist for unauthorized use of his music.

Apparently Michelangelo sketched a human brain into the head of God in the Sistene Chapel.

On Monks and Capitalism.

Some interesting analysis of the sociology of Facebook.

For all you GUT folks:  Neutrinos have mass.

Hillary Clinton thinks ‘the rich aren’t paying their fair share’ of taxes.  I guess $.40 on the dollar isn’t enough for the sticky fingers of Uncle Sam.

Some in-depth analysis of the “New Calvinism.”  Don’t agree with all the conclusions from the article, but a worthwhile read.  On a sidenote, people need to more properly delineate the terms “Neo-Calvinism” and “new calvinism.”  Neo-Calvinism is Dutch Reformed thinking from mainly Abraham Kuyper and also Herman Bavinck.  New Calvinism is a term associated with the surging sub-group of Reformed Evangelicals who have some small distinctives from the traditional arc of Calvinists.

Burk Parsons also offers some thoughts on the New Calvinism.

I am so glad I don’t have to do this for salvation and blessing.

All you caffeine addicts… recent science shows your morning coffee doesn’t give you any real perk, rather it merely gets you to your baseline productivity.  On a sidenote, why do so many evangelical ministers seem to be okay (and some even proud) of their coffee/caffeine addiction?  Am I the only one that thinks this is odd?

Here is a pretty incredible action (and quite violent) sequence from a 1992 John Woo movie entitled Hard Boiled. Woo is an auteur of the fight scene:

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$500 BMW 318i from craigslist competes in a WRC sanctioned Rally America race and wins third against cars that cost $400,000+.  The story is incredible.  (HT:  Greg Willson)

Belgian Newspaper issues 3D edition.

The Vatican’s virtual panorama of the Sistene Chapel.  (HT:  Greg Willson)

Article on the New Calvinism with a look at Capitol Hill Baptist Church.

Excellent NY Times article that actually explains the realities of day trading.

Justin Taylor has some nice directions on how to view all the key sites of Holy Week on Google Earth.

Not sure if this is Dispensationalism gone wild or what, but nine people were arrested in Michigan for plotting to kill the antichrist and overthrow the U.S. government.

Penguin Books put out this excellent video on the “Future of Publishing”

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