- This past week featured World Down Syndrome Day (to represent trisomy 21, it fittingly falls on 3/21). At Down Syndrome Uprising, I’ve found an old but cool article about pre-modern depictions of Down Syndrome in art.
- ‘Biomedicine and Its Cultural Authority‘ at The New Atlantis.
- The last interview with Hans Urs von Balthasar is now available with English subtitles. Sort of interesting: he talks more about his life than about his theology.
- Over at his blog Eastern Christian Books, Adam DeVille criticizes Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option. I love the quote near the end from Schmemann about how to live a monastic life (some of the things Wittgenstein did actually overlap remarkably well with Schmemann’s suggestions).
- On YouTube, Vox has a video about the Hubble Deep Field image. I had seen the photo before, but I didn’t realize that it shows galaxies in different stages of development. Very cool. But some of the YouTube comments illustrate the tendency I’ve noticed among some atheists to deify the cosmos, e.g., “If you think about it, all we are is atoms. And these faraway galaxies are basically atoms too. And so is everything in between, and beyond. We may all feel separated, but we are all connected. We are one. We are all the universe.”