For those of you who would enjoy stroking your beard and muttering “fascinating…” to yourself as settle back into your armchair in your library and tap out your pipe on your elephant’s foot ashtray, this blog may appeal to you. Find the latest remarkable photos of animals in the womb, read about foreign accent syndrome, or take a peek into the Mathematical Wonder Cabinet. Whatever piques your curiosity, you may be able to find it on the Athanasius Kircher Society blog.
From their web site, “The Athanasius Kircher Society was chartered to perpetuate the spirit and sensibilities of the late Athanasius Kircher, SJ. Our interests extend to the wondrous, the curious, the singular, the esoteric, the arcane, and the sometimes hazy frontier between the plausible and the implausible — anything that Father Kircher might find cool if he were alive today. Records of our proceedings are maintained for the public’s edification.”