Tag: sociology

Have Christian Bloggers Lost the Plot?

I'm worried that Christian bloggers have lost the plot. My grandfather used to say that the habits or faults of other people that annoy us the most may be ones we are also guilty of. I guess that was his atheistic Quaker version of Luke 6:41. I am very often reminded of that lesson and …

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkeys Pay to See Female Monkey Bottoms A new study found that male monkeys will give up their juice rewards in order to ogle pictures of female monkey’s bottoms. The way the experiment was set up, the act is akin to paying for the images, the researchers say. […] The study, announced Friday, is far …

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Blogging and Social Science

The myriad of memes that cross-cross the blogosphere testify to bloggers’ pleasure in answering questions. Why not put that to good use? That’s just what some folks at MIT are doing.

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I, Blogger

Report: Big boost for blogs in 2004 By Martin LaMonica, Staff Writer, CNET News.com The number of blogs and the use of blog readers rose rapidly last year–but a majority of Americans still do not know what a blog is. “Twelve percent of people who read blogs also chose to post comments on them.” Wow, …

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I know I blogged about this ages ago, but it’s worth revisiting. After all the red stave versus blue state shenanigans, it’s nice to fight over something that really matters – soda versus pop. (Thanks, Jimmy Akin) Thou shalt say “soda”, not “pop”. Thus saith the Funky One. Here endeth the lesson.