I admit to being a little slow today. Mainly on account of ending last night with two Chimay’s and another beer I can’t really remember but that was equally strong. Quite stupid actually.Anyway, here’s the word of the day, by way of Jonathan Stroud: Rubbishness. And a brilliant word it is.fungrim
The lair of Lars J. Nilsson. Contains random musings on beer, writing and this thing we call life.
Again from Going Postal. The book is stock full of stealth philosofy. Here’s a conversation which should be of interest to any moderate theists: “Alright, alright, I really didn’t want to go into this, but it’s against my religion,” said Moist, who’d had time to think. “We’re forbidden to [...]fungrim
Oh, hell. I was going to resume posting with a summary of my week in Val Thorens. But… The world has a way of fucking you up. Seriously. So here’s a lyric instead, courtesy of Iron Maiden (Smith/Dickinson): Kill for gain or shoot to maim But we don’t need a reason The Golden Goose is on the loose And never out of season [...]fungrim
On the subject of the bible, and improvements thereof: You and I both know that it would take us five minutes to produce a book that offers a more coherent and compassionate morality than the Bible does. Did I say five minutes? Five seconds–just tear out Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Exodus, and 2 Samuel from the Old Testament, and 2 [...]fungrim
If you don’t know who Mr Dennet is, don’t worry unless 1) you like philosofy, and in particular, the philosofy of mind; and/or 2) you happend to be a christian. Personally, I like him a lot. Here’s a short quote I found amusing, especially if applied to, say, pseudo-science and its likes: Imagination is cheap, as long [...]fungrim
I’m reading Richard Morgans Woken Furies at the moment. Godd stuff. His Altered Carbon was a brilliant first novel. This is more mature, slightly slower, but better. So here’s some Takechi Kovacs for you. On theists ignoring the bad sides of religion: Many of you cringe along in complience, hoping to peel something of worth [...]fungrim
Really, I don’t have much to say. I’m not a scientist. I’m barely a sceptic. And I certainly cannot express myself on any level even aproaching that of the late Carl Sagan. But there is a blog-athon. Go there. Read what far smarter people than me have to say. And if you by chance have not read The Demon-Haunted World: [...]fungrim