- In Science (The Brain's Dark Enegry) pointing out that most of the energy used in the brain goes on activities which are not directly realted to external stimulii - and suggests the brain as a bayesan inference engine. I wonder though whether it's not a bit like a fusion reactor - using a lot of energy to get to a state where the "plasma" of freewill can exist without touching the "walls" of deterministic mechanism.
- In The Telegraph Michael Burleigh lays out some perspectives on what is needed for "winning hearts and minds".
- In The Times MaryAnn commends brave Trevor Phillips
- An Ishan Manji on some reactions to her calls for moderation in Islam.
Younger daughter has first night of school play - we'll be at Confirmation at our local Church (St Andrew's Day) seeing her tomorrow.
Lots of work to do - fun but time-demanding.