January 3, 2008

This Post is Old!

The post you are reading is years old and may not represent my current views. I started blogging around the time I first began to study philosophy, age 17. In my view, the point of philosophy is to expose our beliefs to rational scrutiny so we can revise them and get better beliefs that are more likely to be true. That's what I've been up to all these years, and this blog has been part of that process. For my latest thoughts, please see the front page.

Blog Year 2007 In Review

The year 2007 on this blog saw over 214,000 visits from over 72,000 distinct users. This is down just slightly from 2006, a trend that I attribute to less regular blogging, and especially less regular carnival submissions, and also to not hosting the philosophers' carnival, which led to a big surge of hits in 2006. Here are the top ten most popular posts:

  1. June 12, 2006: Philosophers' Carnival XXXI. This post also made third place last year.

  2. May 2, 2006: "Three Persons, One Substance" - Paradox or Solution?. This post discusses the difficulties in accepting the trinitarian definitions of the councils and Church tradition while holding to a sufficiently strong version of sola scriptura. Although this post is also from 2006, it didn't make the top ten before.

  3. May 15, 2006: Why is the NSA Data Mining Operation Bad? This post discusses the privacy issues associated with the data mining operation which was reported in 2006, and why we should bother objecting to it.

  4. March 5, 2006: Rights, Obligations, and Abortion. This post discusses issues at the intersection of libertarianism and Christian ethics, especially as they relate to abortion.

  5. October 12, 2005: Leibniz on "Efficient" vs. "Final" Causes in Physics: Its Application to God, Science, and Miracles. This post, from clear back in 2005, briefly develops a Leibnizian account of the relationship between theology and science and of miracles.

  6. November 4, 2005 What Is Judicial Activism? Another 2005er, this post gives a conceptual analysis of the concept of judicial activism, which attempts to apply some descriptive content to the term (rather than merely value judgment), while explaining why we think it is bad. This post is down from number 5 in 2006.

  7. March 21, 2007: Catholicism and Church History. This very brief post is the highest ranked of those written in 2007! It simply links to a little debate that was going on on another blog, and announces that I intend to continue the debate here. Funny that a post with almost no content should be the highest scorer of those written in 2007...

  8. May 11, 2006: NSA Domestic Spying Revelations. This post provides a brief summary and link round-up of the reports on the NSA's domestic spying operation. It is a predecessor to number 3 above.

  9. February 11, 2007: Degrees of Literalness in Bible Translation. This post points out that translations cannot be divided into two camps of "literal translation" and "paraphrase" but, rather, exist on a spectrum of literalness.

  10. August 6, 2005: Translation of 2 Timothy 2:2. This post discusses the meaning of the prepositions used in the mentioned verse.

Here are the top ten search phrases:
  1. cotton patch bible

  2. kenny pearce

  3. hcsb review

  4. calvary chapel blog

  5. the source new testament

  6. holman christian standard bible

  7. calvary chapel blogs

  8. ambiguity in translation

  9. hcsb translation

  10. translation transliteration

Interestingly, nearly all of these are about Bible translation, a subject I haven't written much about recently, which may be part of the reason for my decline in hits as well.

Finally, here are the top ten real (non-spam) referrers:

  1. A Brood Comb Power-Blogroll

  2. Movement of Existence: Philosophers' Carnival 44

  3. Better Bibles Blog

  4. Fides Quaerens Intellectum

  5. Philosophy Sucks!: 58th Philosophers' Carnival

  6. The Space of Reasons: The 46th International Philosophers' Carnival

  7. GetReligion

  8. Parableman

  9. BlogCadre: How I Failed the Turing Test

  10. Siris

Posted by Kenny at January 3, 2008 10:53 AM
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