- Today is/was the Carl Sagan blog-a-thon. My participation on the designated date will be limited to this as I am in the midst of The Varieties of Scientific Experience. It is a version of his 1985 presentations on “The Search for Who We Are” at the Gifford Lectures on Natural Theology edited by his widow, Ann Druyan.
- Carl Sagan also seems an appropriate reason for a link I’m way behind on: the 10 most impressive photos of the universe.
- Ron at GalleyCat discusses the mini-controversy on the NBCC awards discussed here yesterday.
- My friends PP and Todd Epp have a Christmas wish list for South Dakota politicians from both sides of the political aisle at their new joint blog.
- Going beyond the political is Scott Hudson’s annual letter to Santa. Scott seems to want a lot of the same things I do.
- If you haven’t stumbled across it yet, here’s a list of the most underrated writers of 2006 as nominated by a gang of litbloggers.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
Carl Sagan, Cosmos