Blog find of the week is Laputan Logic via Social Fiction (see sidebar).
It manages to combine good scientific rigour with a wry sense of humour, and some nice sideswipes at irrationalist new-agery (and more traditional irrationalism…)
See for example: Anti-Christ 616 on the alternate number of the beast; and
The Cult of the Golden Ratio on hermetic geometry and all that:
Honestly, people spout a lot of crap about the Golden Ratio .
I mean that, to paraphrase the Willard character out of Apocalypse Now, there’s just so much bullshit piling up on this subject that you practically need wings to stay above it.
The Golden Ratio, once a pristine jewel of geometrical truth and simplicity, has become a deity for a cult of hyperlinking headnodders whose chief devotional practice seems to be to handwave their way from one disconnected and unexamined falsehood to another.