Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Final Thought of the Day.

Why is this such a difficulty concept for so many to grasp?

20 comments:

  1. Sally in MI7:03 PM

    They'd rather have someone TELL them what to think rather than find out for themselves, it seems. And I guess when you listen to a few hours of talk radio, and then watch a couple more of Fox, your brain shuts right down and you believe whatever they tell tell you with their solemn voices and their lying graphics. And when states like Texas decline to teach critical thinking (because the kid might start questioning his parents' fairy tales?) you end up with a bunch of bigoted idiots...and they all seem to run for office.

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  2. Anonymous7:14 PM

    This is THE Most ironic thing you of all people could post. Seriously. Every single day you author some of the most ridiculously biased blog posts that have no semblance of truth within them. You've ruined some good (private) citizens reputations with your ignorant assumptions and false accusations and you continue to sway your readers with the most superficial opinions about a dishonest President.

    Try posting this quote again when you've come clean about your ignorance and righted your wrongs.

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    1. Sounds like somebody didn't have their nap this afternoon. Waaaaaaaah! Waaaaaaah!

      And would you care for some cheese with that whine?

      Granny Grifter has the red-ass again. You know what that means, huh? Yep, another outbreak of that STD thingy. If she gets in another appearance on Fox, be sure to focus on her recurring fever blister(s). She's always pissy when she has an outbreak every couple of weeks. Nothing new with that.

      She will also have her claws digging in her crotch to curb the obsessive impulse to scratch her itchy, flaky private parts. We've all seen those pics of Boney Boo Boo when she tries to sneak in a scratch in public. Yuk!

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    2. Anonymous10:07 PM

      This is snark, right? Either way, I enjoyed some giggles.

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    3. Citations, please.

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    4. Anita Winecooler10:54 PM

      G-d Complex, much????


      The Ugly Blasphemous Sanctimonious Palinite Troll with an itchy uvula has spoken, just in time!

      They got a creme for that, and it's covered by Obamacare!

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    5. Anonymous1:24 AM

      Anonymous7:14 PM
      This is THE Most ironic thing you of all people could post. Seriously. Every single day you author some of the most ridiculously biased blog posts that have no semblance of truth within them. You've ruined some good (private) citizens reputations with your ignorant assumptions and false accusations and you continue to sway your readers with the most superficial opinions about a dishonest President.

      Try posting this quote again when you've come clean about your ignorance and righted your wrongs.

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      the butthurt is strong with this one

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  3. Anonymous7:50 PM

    IMHO, the deepest sin of the human mind is the hubris of believing that we can comprehend all the wonders of the universe.

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  4. Anonymous8:08 PM

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

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    1. A hard man is good to find. And vice versa.

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  5. Anonymous8:17 PM

    Being there are studies done of what seems everything else, some wise, others a waste of resources -- it would be interesting to see a study done of Dem and Rethug brains. Scans which may very well show a difference. Parts different from one another. Some missing parts!!!!

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    1. Anonymous3:16 AM

      Google is your pal, use it to find those studies as they have been done already.

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  6. Caroll Thompson8:21 PM

    Amen to that.

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  7. To believe things without evidence? What about hope, vision and inspiration? What about believing in yourself, believing in others?

    I know it's wrong to just believe anything FOX News or your local clergy spews. But on a deeper level, believing without evidence is a positive thing. It allows humans to persevere against tremendous odds.

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  8. Some people think that their favorite translation of copies of myths ARE evidence.

    Sad but true.

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    1. Olivia4:55 AM

      Exactly! And those people think that their opinion is fact, scientific theory is a guess and scientific evidence is opinion. They don't have the education and/or the brainpower to know what evidence, theory and opinion mean.

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  9. Anita Winecooler11:06 PM

    Thanks, what a pleasant way to end a day!

    One of my all time favorite quotes of his is:

    "Facts do not cease to exist if simply ignored"

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  10. Assuming one understands Huxley without studying his views might qualify as the sin to which this comment refers.

    In The Perennial Philosophy Huxley avers: "the metaphysic that recognizes a divine Reality substantial to the world of things and lives and minds; the psychology that finds in the soul something similar to, or even identical with, divine Reality; the ethic that places man's final end in the knowledge of the immanent and transcendent Ground of all being—the thing is immemorial and universal."

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  11. Anonymous7:01 AM

    Unfortunately, Mr. Huxley now is dead. There's the evidence. Death is real and is not a lie to the human mind.

    Sin against the human mind? The mind is only one part. We have a consciousness. Our consciousness wants HOPE. It wants peace, and it aspires for rest......you know, how it's said, rest for our soul? When someone is depressed, do we say to them, "I have no evidence that you're depressed, so I don't believe you"? If a baby cries because it has an ear infection, does a mother say, "well, there's no evidence yet, so I'll just ignore it?"

    We explore the things we don't understand until there's relief. And the thought of death doesn't bring most people relief. The thought of not existing anymore provokes questions that there is no evidence for. What's wrong with that?

    Do we have to become robotic machines that only compute what we can explain, and shut off everything we can't? And if practically every human culture since man's beginning created rituals and looked to things to worship, and build entire structures around sand with supernatural elements in mind, who's Aldous Huxley to say that's not evidence. It's evidence that man has a void in his soul where he needs to look at something much bigger than himself.

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  12. Huxley studied and was deeply interested in spirituality and religion. The above quotation, taken out of context, tends to give a misleading impression of Huxley's personal beliefs.

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