Tag Archives: irrationality

The Hard Problem

Evolution Made Us All from Ben Hillman on Vimeo. Actually, the proposition here over-generalizes, but it is apparently true for biological life. I don’t track the follies of Intelligent Design anywhere near as closely as I used to, yet I … Continue reading

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Planet of the Snake-Oil Loving Apes

David Lane takes Ken Wilber to task, Frisky Dirt, Why Ken Wilber’s New Creationism is Pseudo-Science, for reprising his odd views on evolution. Those views can be encapsulated in quotes from The Guru and the Pandit. Eros, Buddha, and the … Continue reading

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Turned Upside Down

So an august public intellectual publishes what is supposed to be an important, even ground-shaking book, and, then, as it turns out for lack of a certain kind of proof-reader, their shattering project turns out to. rather, represent the lowest … Continue reading

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What’s the Matter With Texas

Poll reveals Texans believe dinosaurs, humans coexisted By Collin Eaton Daily Texan Staff Published: Thursday, February 25, 2010 Nearly a third of registered voters in Texas believe humans and dinosaurs lived at the same time, according to a statewide survey conducted … Continue reading

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Affectual Politics

Glenn Beck: “I really like our Constitution, I’d like to see it enacted. Let’s fix it and get back to where our founding fathers are.” Loony, yet, “crazy ass sh*t, but. But, more than a few people do agree with … Continue reading

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The Sweat Lodge of World Transformation

Scary, but also worth a read: For Some Seeking Rebirth, Sweat Lodge Was End John Doughtery – New York Times: October 21, 2009 The story summarizes the horrific manslaughter that resulted from a sweat lodge conducted by new age con … Continue reading

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Do Particles Bounce?

Deepak Chopra, the new age maven, regularly contributes to the Huffington Post. Today, he starts out with this: I. This year, the world celebrated Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday. But now that all the backslapping is nearing an end, it may … Continue reading

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Lunar Times

The shadow is not the whole of the unconscious personality. It represents unknown or little-known attributes and qualities of the ego-aspects that mostly belong to the personal sphere and that could just as well be con- scious. In some aspects, … Continue reading

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Family Intervention

Obama Risks a Domestic Military ‘Intervention’ (update: Newsmax removed the column from which the excerpts below are taken. see mediamatters.) Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:35 AM By: John L. Perry There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will … Continue reading

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The Greatest Conspiracy That Never Was

This video compilation, courtesy of TPM Media and Blip.tv, takes the cake. It’s fascinating, but not for its argument. Several things jump out. One, is the lawyer’s name, Gary Kreep two, is the golden hair of the moderator; three, is … Continue reading

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A Programming Problem

In today’s New York Times, in the magazine, Paul Krugman asks, How Did Economists Get It So Wrong? In the article he recounts how it happened that the world’s finest experts in macroeconomics were unable to adapt their models and, … Continue reading

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TAYLOR COUNTY DEVOLVES

By way of the blog of Florida Citizens for Science comes a capture from the notes of a Taylor County Florida school board meeting. Upon motion by Danny Lundy, seconded by Darrell Whiddon the Board adopted/approved the: 1.) Resolution regarding … Continue reading

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MONKEY PREZ

Bill Maher embarrassed Mike Huckabee and himself during a brief inquiry into the Republican candidate’s position on evolution on a segment on Maher’s show Sunday. Maher’s sloppy question, “Don’t you believe we’re descended from monkeys?” is obviously the wrong formulation … Continue reading

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POST-MODERN PERRINO

Usually a politically oriented posting is posted to Diggeracity, where I rant and rave to blow off steam. However, I offer a clipping of Dana Perrino, Deputy White House Press Secretary, addressing questions and follow-ups about this week’s odd assertion … Continue reading

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