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Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World Order, Earth and Beyond, 21st Century Living, Going Mental, Extreme Biology, Power and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

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May 13, 2006, 6:05 PM

I've made some changes in the site code:

  • The SecureImage plugin, which generated those annoying verification code images, is no more. (I'm confident this will be among the more popular changes.) I'm not planning to replace it any time soon, but we'll see how things go. Hopefully, this change will encourage more visitors to leave comments.
  • Observant readers will notice the shiny new "Recent Comments" section of the sidebar, which is supplied by a very cool WordPress plugin called Brian's Latest Comments.
  • I've tweaked the Net Atheists Top Sites logo at the bottom of the sidebar to make it less intrusive.
  • The "Other Links" section of the sidebar now contains a link to Freethought Radio, the Freedom from Religion Foundation's new weekly radio show and podcast. This is a very cool endeavor which I encourage all my readers to check out. Feed your need for rational thought!

As always, e-mail me with any comments, concerns, suggestions, or problems you may have. Also, readers are advised that a large new article (a review of a classic piece of Christian literature) will appear on Ebon Musings sometime next week.



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