Links: 29 June 2011

Mike Munger of Duke tries to build a bridge between economists and ethical philosophers. He coins a new word: "euvoluntary." This article might warrant its own blog post at some point, but here’s a podcast where Munger discusses the idea.

I found this XKCD comic chuckleworthy–and profound. Is every finer taste worth cultivating?

Getting technical, Caplan and Miller demonstrate that more educated people tend to think like economists on economic issues.

I had forgotten the remarkable story of Alexis St. Martin, the early nineteenth-century man who lived much of his life as a scientific "freak show" with an open hole in his stomach.

Some honest words from a prominent NT scholar.

Are we responsible for all our actions? What does responsibility even mean?

About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, transplanted to Pennsylvania...lived and taught in Eastern Europe for six years…Old Testament professor, ordained minister, occasional liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth.
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