“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.” –Joseph Joubert. I watched the first presidential debate and played drinking games. As expected, both McCain and Obama did fine. It would have been nice to watch McCain get furious and throw the podium at the audience, … [Read more…]
“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…]
“I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don’t have that experience. My only experience is at losing them.” –Richard Nixon Senator McCain has decided to suspend his campaign until the economic crisis in Washington is “resolved.” This would involve rescheduling the debate … [Read more…]
“A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.” –Benjamin Disraeli This is from Hannity & Colmes. For those of you unfamiliar with the show, it’s a Faux News creation which “supposedly” is fair and balanced, with Sean Hannity representing the Right and Alan Colmes representing the Left. Of course it is Faux News, so Colmes is … [Read more…]