You already know about Mathworld. You already know about
Wikipedia. You certainly know about Google. But I bet at
least some of the sites listed here will be new to you!|
Other Physics Websites
|Another amateur site, which gathers
together a lot of worthwhile
material on a number of aspects of physics. There are some
typographical errors but I haven't seen any errors of content -- and
there is a great deal of content here.
|Cesar Sirvent's site. Cesar
teaches physics in Spain, and his site
includes a number of "forums" in which he is a frequent participant.
|An online (downloadable) physics
textbook by Christoph Schiller. I
haven't had time to dig into this but it looks interesting. In
particular, the author takes takes the approach of assuming a maximum
force to develop general relativity, in an analogous fashion to the
use of a maximum velocity in special relativity.
|This site includes an online
relativity text by Frederick J. Ernst. It starts with the basics,
but gets pretty hairy, and ends with a discussion of time travel via a
Kerr black hole. (This site seems to have vanished -- may
|Parenting in Jesus'
|Physics is fun, but for most of us,
how we raise our children is ultimately more important. If you
have children -- or if you care about children -- check out this
|Boycott Blair Cedar||Some people seem to think think corporal punishment of children is funny.|
It isn't. Join the campaign to stop sales of "joke" paddles.
The Synoptic Problem and Related Issues
Have you ever wondered why the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke are so
similar, while John's gospel is so different? Well, so have lots
of other people. It's called "The Synoptic Problem" and there is
no definitive answer, and probably never will be. However, a
great deal is known about it. The mainstream explanation
postulates a lost book called "Q". No copy of "Q" has ever been
found, and, in my opinion, none never will be, because it didn't
exist. But this is one area where you must draw your own
conclusions. The links below are worthwhile places to start if
this question piques your interest.
|This is a really cogent description
of the problem, with an overview of the explanations which have been
proposed to date.
(The site also includes Steve Carlson's fascinating cluster analysis of
the New Testament. I no longer see a link to it on the front page, but it can still be found here.)
|Have you read the Bible? Did
you enjoy it -- were you disappointed when you got to the end, and did
you wish there was more? Well, you're in luck, because there is
more -- and furthermore, if you ever wondered what Jude was
talking about with his quotes from Enoch, now you can find out.
Check out the Ethiopic Book of Enoch, which was accepted as gospel by
Saint Jude (and lots of other people during the first century) but
which was lost to Europe and the West for many centuries.
|An amazing resource, with a larger
collection of apocrypha and pseudepigrapha than I knew existed.
Check out the fragments of Papias (which seem to have gone offline some time in 2004, and as of 9/17/07 they're still missing -- too bad) on their Church
page. New Advent is
worth a look, too, though it's rather more mainstream (no surprise
|This is a nice presentation of the
parallels between the various gospels. This site has the familiar
five (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Thomas) and has also recently
added the Gospel of Paul, with which I'm not familiar. If you're
interested in the synoptic problem, this is a worthwhile site to to
poke around on. Downside: The author seems convinced of the
"Q" hypothesis, which is probably false.
|If you program, you owe it to
yourself to check out TotalView, which is simply the best debugger ever
created on any continent on any planet in any star system in any
galaxy, now or at any time in the history of the universe!! (Oh,
well, at any rate it's a really good debugger.)
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