“I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one ‘race’ – the human race – and that we are all members of it.” –Margaret AtwoodFreakonomics discusses a paper published about mixed race (here defined as one black parent, one white parent) children. The comments are really fascinating.
“Idiots and lunatics see only their own wit.” –Francois de la Rochefoucauld PZ Myers over at Pharyngula has come up with the single most brilliant plan to stabilize our countries failing financial institutions. Adnan Oktar, a controversial creationist who successfully campaigned for Richard Dawkins’ official website to be banned in Turkey, has said that he … [Read more…]
“The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.” -Plutarch The Center for Responsive Politics has released a study showing that Obama has received 6 times the amount of cash from troops deployed abroad as McCain. It’s an interesting statistic. Note though, that only donations … [Read more…]
“No great marketing decisions have even been made on quantitative data.” –John Scully I’m trying to get some work done while in Chicago and a Cosi seemed like the best place to get a quiet seat and some free Wifi. I connect and it automatically takes me to the Cosi web page, which has prominently … [Read more…]
“I believe that the idea of a boycott is entirely abhorrent. Exchange is always better than exclusion.” – Lord Patten It seems the American Family Association has decided that McDonald’s supports the gays and therefore should be boycotted. “It is about McDonald’s, as a corporation, refusing to remain neutral in the culture wars. McDonald’s has … [Read more…]