Godwin’s Law

"'As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.' In other words, Godwin observed that, given enough time, in any online discussion-regardless of topic or scope-someone inevitably makes a comparison to Hitler and the Nazis." Wikipedia I have not bothered to check this out. It is not … Continue reading Godwin’s Law

The Religion of Physics II: The High Priest Pontificates

"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."1 Stephen Hawking "There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority and science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win, … Continue reading The Religion of Physics II: The High Priest Pontificates

Right and Left

One of the saddest lessons I learned about modern culture is the fact that many people jump to conclusions without reading more than one or two lines. The facebook post "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left," Ecclesiastes 10:2, created a firestorm. Solomon wrote this 3000 … Continue reading Right and Left