Tuesday, December 21, 2010

uunitalian, no, wait... uni-talian...

In the new year spirit of clarity, I've done something about the name - alright, I know "uunitalian" sounds a bit dumb, but "unitalian" also reads un-italian, which has always irritated me. The "UU" also has more meaning to me these days, as I feel theologically closer to the American than the British movements. So uunitalian it is - every bit as perplexing, yet to the point, as Unitarian Universalism.

UPDATE - swayed by Scott's sound advice, I changed it again!

Now the UK Spirituality blog is properly back on line (after 12 months! - I should get a UU medal of endurance for continuing to post up until 6 months ago despite the coding problems) I'm also going to try to concentrate more on that, although I'll flag posts up here. One modest attempt to inject some viscosity into the on-line liquidity.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Einstein was right, you can be in two places at once

A device that exists in two different states at the same time, and coincidentally proves that Albert Einstein was right when he thought he was wrong, has been named as the scientific breakthrough of the year.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Some kind of special

A little nugget from Wikileaks that lays bear the true nature of the, ahem, "special relationship" between the US and UK...

More than one HMG [government] senior official asked embassy officers whether President Obama meant to send a signal in his inaugural address about US-UK relations by quoting Washington during the revolutionary war, while the removal of the Churchill bust from the Oval Office consumed much UK newsprint... This period of excessive UK speculation about the relationship is more paranoid than usual... This over-reading would often be humorous if it were not so corrosive.