A Belated Notice

Jim Anderson, the inestimable blogger at decorabilia, has a carnival of vigilantism on the hoof. He emailed me last week about it, and I meant to add it to my links post but forgot. Anyhow …

As you may know, as a debate coach, I often blog about National Forensic League LD resolutions. The most recent is a good one: “Vigilantism is justified when the government has failed to enforce the law.” If you’d be interested in blogging some thoughts about it, I’d be happy to link to your musings. I’m trying to arrange a bit of a mini-carnival of posts by smart, legally- or philosophically-minded blog-neighbors, so if you know of anyone else who might like to join in the fray, or at least would like to link to the fun, feel free to forward this email.

The full announcement can be found at the link above.

A topic for myself for tomorrow I think. 😀

Top 12 2007 as Rated by Y’all

Others have collected their “top 12” posts. I’m going to (sort of) do the same, but use the comment trail length as the indicator of quality.

Think Thank Thunk

Blog neighbor Jewish Atheist just graciously included me in a list of “thinking bloggers”, blogs he reads which make him think. Following his choices, I discovered at Outside the Box, that this is a meme, and I’ve been tagged. After being tagged, I’m to …

  1. List 5 blogs I read regularly which make me think.
  2. Link back to the originator of the meme, “the thinking blog“.
  3. optionally add the button “thinking blogger” to my sidebar, which I may do this weekend (and I’ve really really really got to clean up the comment bug). You can leave comments but it flags and nuisance error.

So with out further ado … and in no particular order, thinkers on my list.

  1. The four bloggers at Positive Liberty. While their bent is a little less philosophical than mine, their insistant adherence to that ivory tower idealogy known as Libertarianism as well as their collective expertise in history and law make for an interesting collection of regularly appearing thought provoking essays.
  2. The two bloggers at Faith and Theology (Ben Myers and Kim Fabricus) are thought provoking theologians who write in a manner that lay people can follow, but as the meme suggests, thinking is required.
  3. For poltical blogging the filipino gentleman, Richard Fernandez, blogging at The Belmont Club tops my chart. I really wish the left had his counterpart, JA (Jewish Atheist above) in his list cited Glenn Greenwald for that honor, but for my taste he’s more like the counterpart to Mr Barrett at Hugh Hewitt’s blog. The latter two individual’s political affiliation runs too strong in their writing, both are uncompromisingly partisan for their party, which makes them (both) a little less interesting.
  4. Fields Medalist, Terrence Tao now blogs at What’s New. I wish I had the time in my life to work through just getting a glimmer of what he’s getting at with his questions of the week, besides a snails eye view of what’s going on in cutting edge maths right now.
  5. I’ll wrap this list up with Macht at Prosthesis. Macht often writes about issues on interface between faith and science.