Q175: No limit

"[T]here is no form of government more fundamentally anti-Christian than a government that recognizes, in principle, no limit to what it can require."

— Douglas Wilson  

Q174: Story Time

"Practice reading stories, because that is what your life is."

— Douglas Wilson

The Decline Effect

Jonah Lehrer on some problems that scientific studies have been having:
"The decline effect is troubling because it reminds us how difficult it is to prove anything. We like to pretend that our experiments define the truth for us. But that’s often not the case. Just because an idea is true doesn’t mean it can be proved. And just because an idea can be proved doesn’t mean it’s true. When the experiments are done, we still have to choose what to believe."
Full article here...

Blake's Jerusalem

And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon Englands mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On Englands pleasant pastures seen!

And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England's green & pleasant Land.

— from Milton, by William Blake

HD Transit of Venus Video

NASA's spaced-based observations of the recent transit of Venus are (I think) worth 3 minutes or so of your time, just on aesthetic grounds alone:

WP: Betteridge's Law of Headlines

From the article:
Betteridge's Law of Headlines is an adage that states, "Any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word 'no'".
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Q173: Unity

"[...] freedom and charity lead to the only unity worth having."

—   from an article by Steven Wedgeworth and Peter Escalante