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Re-creating the intellectual cafe culture in Balmain. Thinking and drinking in congenial company. Join the Facebook group to be informed of future events.

Andrew Norton on religion and politics.

Even among religious believers, 80% agree with the proposition that religion and politics should be separate. But religion appeared more popular when the 2007 Australian Survey of Social Attitudes asked about whether politicians should follow Christian values in making decisions. Even among those with no religion, 10% thought politicians should follow Christian values, along with nearly 40% of people with a religion.

Andrew Bolt is on holiday.

Climate links from Michael Warby.

Nicholas Gruen on optimism, pessimism and recessions.

Individuals who grow up during recessions also tend to support more government redistribution, but they have less confidence in public institutions. On the whole, the authors find, orientations formed during difficult economic times can help to determine the economic system, institutional outcomes, and the role of the government across countries, although this study focused on the United States.

Tim Blair on silly email addresses, carbon certificates, why we can’t afford tax cuts.


Written by Rafe

December 27, 2009 at 12:12 am

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  1. A lovely collection of climate links there by Warby. I followed one to James Randi, where I was taken by <a href=""this passage:

    My most excellent friend Martin Gardner once asked a parapsychologist just what sort of evidence would convince him he had erred in coming to a certain conclusion. The parascientist replied that he could not imagine any such situation, thus — in my opinion — removing him from the ranks of the scientific discipline rather decidedly

    daddy dave

    December 27, 2009 at 12:02 pm

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