Content from 2018-12

"Die einzig wahre Religion?!"

posted on 2018-12-24

Ist es vermessen, zu meinen, man habe den “einzig wahren Glauben”? Diesem Vorwurf sehen sich Christen oft ausgesetzt. Jüngst wieder in einem Streitgespräch über Glaube und Vernunft, das Spektrum der Wissenschaft im Oktober veröffentlichte: Gleich zweimal brachte ihn Volker Sommer, ein agnostischer Primatologe, gegen die gläubige Physikerin Barbara Drossel vor. Dabei ist es eine Anklage, die auf logisch sehr wackligen Beinen steht.

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Mapping with QGIS

posted on 2018-12-19

In our modern lives, we take readily available maps for granted. The likes of Google Earth, Apple Maps or Open Street Map mean that high quality, high resolution maps are usually just a mouse click or finger swipe away. But sometimes you may find yourself in a place where the existing maps are just not good enough. Or you require a specialised map for a specific purpose. In such cases, you might end up having to create your own. This post shows you how to do that, using the open source software QGIS.

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An Impression of Common Lisp

posted on 2018-12-04

Common Lisp is a lovely language to work with. Although it has faded into an unfortunate semi-obscurity on the modern computing landscape, it is still a powerful and elegant language that is a joy to use. I've had a lot of fun playing around with it and discovering more about it in the past two months, and wanted to record and share some of that in this post.

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