Critical Linking

Critical Linking: March 6th, 2013

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.

It’s hard to pigeonhole book buyers.

And yet, so many, many try.

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The man, who is understood to be homeless, has been “living under the radar” in the library at St John’s College, Cambridge.

Story goes on to say he’d been living there for about six weeks. Pretty good spot to squat, if you think about it.

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A team of scientists applied techniques used for tracking gene mutation to pinpoint the date Homer wrote the “Iliad.” Their result? 762 B.C., give or take 50 years.

There is something about this process that feels like pseudoscience. Or maybe it just sounds like something Jonah Lehrer would write about and so I am now skeptical.