November 4, 2006

Unconnected Thoughts

Filed under: General,Prose — crcb @ 12:41 am

Immense structures of fallacy have been built on ‘facts’ too obvious to question. Just because a truth is self-evident, that doesn’t mean it’s true.


A creationist argument reversed: Suppose you found a lump of granite on the floor of a hospital. You wouldn’t suppose somebody carved it and placed it there deliberately, would you? The asymmetry, the lack of purpose, the arbitrariness of its shape and size, all argue accident. Then why assume design when you find it in the woods?


Nature is beautiful in the same way that Dante’s Inferno is beautiful. You wouldn’t want to actually be in it.


Poetry is never as pure as music. Neither is music.


I’m against the death penalty, but I’ll compromise. I say we only execute people who are worth at least ten million dollars. If you can’t buy an acquittal with that, you’re guilty as hell.


‘A fool and his money–is there anything sexier?’ –Greta von Luskmore


There are two kinds of people in the world: me, and you.


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