creed of reason
There are times when science just doesn’t want to love you back. This condition has a name: we call it “The Scientific Process.”
Attributes like “poisonous,” “filthy,” or “wallowing in urine and excrement” sound suspiciously familiar.
Steve Pope is still determined to become the Fredric Wertham of our time.
Why infinite regress in our mutual knowledge about what we’re talking about is good for us some of the time, but not always so.
Sam Harris’s terrific presentation in Berkeley about how science is the best tool we have at our disposal to alleviate human suffering and advance well-being.
If there’s no “free will,” are humans “just” input-output machines? Not at all: the secret is complexity.
Not for the easily offended.
And people always ask me why I’m pro-Second Amendment.
“Just when these American citizens needed their rights the most, their government sucked ’em away. And rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges, that’s all we’ve ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges.”
Mark Twain in response to a sales letter-cum-advertisement for a “patent medicine” to cure meningitis, diphtheria, and other ailments.
For many people, it’s not that they don’t know what homeopathy really is. Rather, they don’t want to know—without being fully aware of it—for powerful reasons.
“I say ‘this guy,’ because I firmly believe, looking at these results, that if there is a God, it has to be a man. No woman could ever fuck things up like this.”
“The only people who are obsessed with food are anorexics and the morbidly obese. And that, in erotic terms, is the Catholic church in a nutshell.”
Indeed there is a hell, and children’s minds are where they built it. A recent video clip from Thunderf00t and a lengthy excerpt from James Joyce.
“There are people who believe that dinosaurs and men lived together. There are museums that children go to, in which they built dioramas to show them this.”
Logorama, Bibendum, William Gibson: a quotation from my doctoral thesis on iconic brands, politics, and the common roots of democracy and modes of production.
Every relationship is a story that does something in the world, and there is a lot that lives on in these stories, and lives on with these stories in our minds.
In order to evaluate the efficacy of Bowenwork, it is recommended not to use magnets for 5–7 days after a session.
Yet Another Reason Why I Love PZ Myers (And Might Have to Marry Him Once Hussein al-Obama Has Instituted Mandatory Cephalopolygamy)
… in the Islamic Republic of America.
The rather confrontational style of Pat Condell isn’t for the faint-hearted or feeble-minded. But emotional & offensive doesn’t equal irrational & unreasonable.