Thursday, April 23, 2009

Liabilities are a curse, assets are blessings. The unknown is either an asset or a liability, but is uncontrollable either way. Most of the world is unknown to an individual. Collectively we have a lot of information that can be converted to assets, but require a trusted source. Confidence in the source is no different from faith, so essentially one needs faith to be blessed, but the same is true of curses. Too often it turns out to be just another scam. 10 handy "end of the world" dates (Wired)
TV sends the message that Christians are nutters (

Scientific vs Creationist Timeline
Afghan Rape Law
A blinding stroke of absolute stupidity: Creationist Science Fair
How to Choose Happiness: Combat 5 Decision-Making Biases
Schizophrenic Brains Not Fooled by Optical Illusion
Abstinence: if the church can't do it, how can they promote it? Too Many People on Earth
Neurological Roots of Compassion Run Deep

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