And God said: 'Let there be Newton'

“In solitude, he continued his mathematical and physical studies, but also embraced alchemy and esoteric biblical scholarship. He felt himself to be seeking ancient knowledge that had been lost or hidden in the dark centuries of the more recent past. Today’s scientists tend to be embarrassed by Newton’s religious and alchemical studies, but Newton was looking for deeper, unifying truths than the superficial speculations of the secular empiricists of London.”…

I Feel Faint

–I Feel Faint (Weblogg-Ed) Will Richardson finds a third NYT article on blogging, and a whole page in Technology and Learning magazine. Now we have more dead trees to hand to faculty members who shift uncomfortably and ask, “What is this ‘weblog ‘ of which you speak?”

A Young Writers' Round Table, via the Web

“I always wanted my work to be read by someone else, someone out there who would grade me seriously, a regular person,” [10-year-old Raya Allen] said. “With a teacher, it’s their job. When someone else is reading it, they are doing it on their own free will.” –A Young Writers’ Round Table, via the Web (NY Times) Interesting article about the effort to incite enthusiasm for writing by letting kids read…