Biblical Studies Carnival 23 is up! Probably the highlight is Why Aspiring Scholars Shouldn't Blog, which ends with this sage piece of wisdom: "After all, the goal of tenure is to achieve, finally, total irrelevance." I also liked this more serious suggestion on how to avoid being made to looks stupid by blogging in the body of the carnival: "My proposal: that comments to posts of the following format become standard practice: PC (Please correct): [x should read y]. ETC (Erase this comment)."
One of PZ's student guest bloggers writes about the effect of alchohol on the rat brain. Some are worried about this; at present point in time I worry more about the long-term effects of caffeine on my brain.
Richard Chapelle offers up what would make a good Quote of the Time Being:
Finally, I recently popped in at Sideways Mencken for the first time in awhile, and there's lots of good stuff there: a post on racism, some anti-Obama blogging giving me a needed break from Sullivan's Hilary Derangement Syndrome. Oh, and do me a favor and follow folow this link. The person concerned is, uh, a really cool guy.
Yet people keep telling me that my penchant for intellectual honesty is too naive and idealistic to be worth adhering to in the real world of politics. We've gotta play dirty if we want to win. My worry is, when we look at where playing dirty might get us, it doesn't look to me much like victory at all.