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Daily Archives: June 23, 2009
This quote is from Albert Camus’s essay, “Pessimism and Tyranny.” It appeared in COMBAT, September 1945: No, everything is not summed up in negation and absurdity. We know this. But we must first posit negation and absurdity because they are what … Continue reading
This is something special and new. The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science has just put out its first video, and it’s pretty good:
In Robert Wright’s interview with Salon.com today, he was asked about the end of his recent book, The Evolution of God : At the end of your book, you say the great divide in modern thinking is between people who … Continue reading
“There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white . . .” —Richard M Nixon. —————————- And Andrew Sullivan observes: “So the 37th president would have aborted the 44th.”
The brief excerpt below is from the stylized philosophy documentary, Waking Life. Speaking is the philosopher Louis Mackey. If his voice is familiar, it’s because he was tapped to play the anarchist in the film Slackers : Mackey: “[W]hat are these … Continue reading
As portrayed in the critically acclaimed documentary, Waking Life:
The WTF Moment of the Day: A Father is Told That He Must Pay $3,000 for the Bullet That the Government Used to Murder His Son
According to the Wall Street Journal, on Saturday in Iran, a young man, returning home from an acting class, went missing. It turns out that, though he was not a government protester, he was caught in the crossfire between the … Continue reading
Over at The Barefoot Bum, Larry Hamelin chides me for saying that: “Atheist and agnostic evangelism can be Diet Coke misleading if we pretend that atheism and agnosticism aren’t real divorces from vital sources of hope in human beings.” Hamelin … Continue reading