This Is No Overlapping Venn Diagram

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About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

    Is “what makes the world go around” the rotation of Earth on its axis, or the success of human social endeavors?

    If it’s something like the latter, morality might overlap.

    • John

       I think it was meant to be more like science and objective reality in general.

      • pkdd

        Money is what makes the world go.

        • Themadleopard

          Has the economic crisis resulted in the world not spinning properly? Did some nation forget their annual tithe to pay the bill?

        • Reginald Selkirk

           So the world didn’t start going until money was invented?

    • Patterrssonn

      Is morality mythology?

      • http://www.last.fm/user/m6wg4bxw m6wg4bxw

        Certainly, I think, some aspects of it are.

        • Artor

          …? I’m curious what definition of “morality,” you’re using.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lewis.thomason.3 Lewis Thomason

    Does this mean that Harry Potter isn’t real ?

    • http://churchofthecasualchristian.blogspot.com Pryopizm

      No, just that it doesn’t cause the Earth to turn.  And since the Harry Potter mythos doesn’t have anything to say about Newtonian physics specific to the Earth’s rotation, we can still believe that everything in Harry Potter really happened.  Though, if we’re honest with ourselves, we know that it couldn’t be true. Ron and Hermione would’ve broken up, at best, within a few years.  They simply had too few shared interests.

      • Sindigo

        They had magic and saving the world in common. Also, with Hermione coming from a muggle family and Ron’s family being one of the few in the wizarding world with experience, even a fascination in muggle ways I don’t think that was the problem. The stark reality of the situation is that she would have grown up and simply realised that she just could do better.

        You can read my fanfic on the subject here…. just kidding.


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