…and Nobel goes to Mario Vargas Llosa

I think I haven’t read any of his novels. It is a shame:( I will start reading soon…
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Wikipedia entry on Mr. Llosa

Peru’s Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Literature Prize

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Peruvian-Spanish author Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said.


Surveying religious knowledge

from The Immanent Frame by The Editors

Following the release last week of the results of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life?s U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey, which was widely reported as having demonstrated Americans? considerable lack thereof, we invited a dozen leading scholars to weigh in on the survey?s significance.

What, we asked, do the results of Pew?s quiz tell us about knowledge?and ignorance?of religion in the United States? And how important is the sort of religious knowledge that the survey tested to American public life?

Our respondents are:

Scientist wins both IgNobel and Nobel prizes

from Boing Boing by Maggie Koerth-Baker

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