Extrinsic Motivation A Poor Substitute For Intrinsic Motivation

I’ve always had a personal and philosophical aversion to motivation that is rooted in extrinsic rewards.  I balk pretty heavily at the idea that moral actions can be motivated by the hope for rewards or the fear of punishment.  I am Kantian to the extent that I am firmly convinced that however right one’s action [Read More...]

Sundaily Hilarity: Puppet Love

So so creepy. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Lisa Hannigan Interview and Live Performance

Starting at 2 hour 26 minutes 55 seconds, an interview with (and live performance from!) the musically and personally utterly lovely Lisa Hannigan (whom I had the wonderful pleasure of seeing and meeting this summer) on Jonathan Ross’s show from October 17 found here. If you don’t know her yet, take fifteen minutes to get [Read More...]

Happy Birthday Dave!!!

Camels With Hammers‘s webmaster extraordinaire and occasional contributor, Dave Smith, turns 32 today.  My previous forays into blogging were so fundamentally inhibited by my programming illiteracy that I can honestly say that this blog, in so many of its most successful features would simply not be possible without Dave’s volunteered efforts.  He has really made [Read More...]

Boehner’s Spokesman: Belonging To A Religion Is Not A Choice, Being Gay Is

The shameless willingness to bullshit in the name of discrimination and special treatment makes the blood boil: You were born a Christian, not born gay. Religion is not a choice. Or so the spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) would have you believe. Questioned about why the House’s top Republican opposes a hate [Read More...]

“So Slow You Can See The Bullet”

UltraSlo has the most amazing slow motion videos: Here is a slow motion of Ray Comfort’s hopes that the banana can prove there must be an intelligent designer being visually represented: Bee! The beautiful wasp: More Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Judge This: Target’s “Illegal Alien” Halloween Costume?

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Geert Wilders Arrives In UK

The story: From Wilders’s press conference: Here was Pat Condell’s response last winter when the UK banned Wilders from visiting: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“Look Ma, No Hands!” The Amazing Armless Pilot

This woman drives cars, flies planes, plays piano, is a black belt in Tae Kwon- Do, writes, and apparently does anything else she wants with no arms. So what’s your excuse for not doing whatever you most want to in life? Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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