Some interesting but unconnected items. Well, sort of connected. They all involve the brain dead.

First off, a few weeks ago the contents of a letter by the Archbishop of Canterbury (written several years ago) was revealed. In the letter Williams controversially wrote:

“I concluded that an active sexual relationship between two people of the same sex might therefore reflect the love of God in a way comparable to marriage, if and only if it had the about it the same character of absolute covenanted faithfulness.”

Now the “leaker” of the letter says why she did it.

[Times UK]As for why I decided to offer his letters to the public arena, I have written to Dr Wright at length, but suffice it to say that as events moved from GAFCon to Lambeth I became almost sure for various reasons that the liberals knew far more about Dr Williams’s personal views than the traditionalists did and, if so, the balance should be redressed.

ht to T19

Sheila Liaugminas has a very interesting post about the very ambiguous but potentially lethal diagnosis of the Persistent Vegetative State. Read Does the brain create the mind?

And finally, a story that needs absolutely no comment. (I mean that)

[Ananova] Bungling [Polish] engineers have been left red-faced after building a railway tunnel that’s too small for trains to actually fit through.

The costly mistake was only discovered when inspectors measured the finished tunnel in the Polish capital, Warsaw, and realised the roof was so low that no trains would get under it.

ht again to t19