July 2007

Just after lunch today I received an email from the Seattle Sounders (US soccer) club, telling me that there was an “international exhibition match” this evening. When I hear “international exhibition football”, I tend to think of the Real Madrid match I saw this time last year, or Sunday’s much-ballyhooed encounter between Los Angeles and…

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759 pages in six hours. Thoroughly enjoyable, I thought. A touch of the C. S. Lewis’s at the end, but nothing wrong with that. I wonder how the other 1.3 million ((There were 1.4M pre-orders at Amazon.com, and another 0.8M at our non-US sites. Our fulfillment network delivered 1.3M books today. That’s 1,700 tons of…

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Watching Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren bury itself in the tyre wall during qualifying, after a mechanical failure in the pits caused his right front tyre to fail. Hopefully he’ll be OK to race in the European GP tomorrow. Of course he’d be starting from 10th on the grid, so realistically he would be unlikely to finish…

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Friendly Atheist poses a set of common questions for atheists, with the injunction to keep the answers short and sweet. ((Hat tip to the Barefoot Bum, who also provides a nice, but not so short, answer to the morality question.)) Why do you not believe in God? Define “god” and I’ll tell you. Every deity…

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