Sunday, April 20, 2014

Book Bliss Surprise

When I read a book that calls me to finish it as fast as possible, it feels like I suspect lottery winners do.

Pro-Horror

Far too many people make me think that when they watch Children of the Corn they root for the children.

Conservative Custodian

It's hard to see today's political conservatives and not think they need a chaperone.

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Flood of Incest

Those who hold the Noah's Ark myth to be true must also then hold that every animal alive today is descended from incestuous first cousins or siblings.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Goal Confusion

The "ends" and the "means" are far too often confused.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Inviting Slavery

Given modern day support by some for wealth-based corporate power to supersede democracy-based government power, it's important to remember the fight against slavery was also the fight against the power of ownership.

No So All-Powerful

To claim that prayer works is to also claim that humans have the paradoxical power to control an all-powerful deity.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Societal Desertion

Given the realities that no one survives alone and we tend to be social creatures, those who push the individualistic notion that everyone should "be happy alone" (or many other similar sentiments) as a primary goal in order to be healthy seems to work against an enthusiastic effective existence.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Pushing Impaired Values

The impaired state of mind brought on by sudden and extreme fear, one where invalid primordial instincts take control of our actions, is now a political philosophy.

Monday Morning Believers

There is no way the world could deny a deity if its followers took over an emergency room for a weekend and successfully healed with prayer all those who entered.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Supporting Symbiotic Democracy

For anyone who is truly a supporter of a democracy powered by "the people," there must also be a symbiotic relationship with efforts to maximize participation. Otherwise, the claim is crap.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Permission and Power

Those who have the most power never consent to have it curtailed; it must always be done without their permission.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Nurturing Destruction

How many people go through life failing to contemplate the fact that our existence depends on nurturing other forms of life in order to destroy and consume them?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Untrained Superiority

It is likely true that we all have moments where we want to claim knowledge in a subject superior to those who have studied it.

Loneliness of Intelligence

It has been said in various ways that loneliness is a failure to successfully communicate what one finds important, an absence of being understood. Because this situation can often result in a crushing type of frustration, could it be the cause of notoriously bad temperaments and attitudes from some of history's smartest people, especially for those who have challenged ideas assumed to be fundamental?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Non-Working Capital

Money is a mechanism for those who have it to give themselves credit for the work of those who don't.

Merchant Democracy

New definition of American democracy: Advancing the idea that government should be declared a corporate subdivision under the control of those in the merchant class with the most money.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fish Story Faith

It is entirely appropriate to see religious texts as collections of fan fiction.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Rigged Worth

It is a basic truism that the primary goal of any business or corporation is to funnel as much skimmed money as possible to owners, a rigged structure that demands wealth be concentrated in the hands of a few.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Null Imposter

There is a major misdirection that is overlooked in the idea of artificial intelligence, something that is closely linked with the the idea of free will (the term "artificial free will" would be suitable for comparison). For those of us who understand free will as a fallacy, there can therefore be no basis for something so closely connected to it. To assume that something that does not exist can be faked is absurd.