Elsewhere in week 50

Our flat is festive (and less wonky than this perspective suggests).

If you've ever read and believed anything about health and science in a newspaper, you should read what Anders Sandberg and Avi Roy have to say about it.

And if you'ever read and believed that the mediaeval church caused the "Dark Ages" then you must read Tim O'Neill's rebuttal of that myth.

Cartophiles will rejoice at what National Geographic and Google Maps have done.

Should church leaders should write books and tweet? Tims Keller and Simmonds are their characteristic selves on those subjects, respectively.

Krish Kandiah is more charitable about The Bible than I was, and explains why I perhaps should have been.

And finally, Milton Jones tells us about the 47 wise men...