Quote of the Moment: Ashley Judd

Actress and activist Ashely Judd is supposedly considering a run for Senate in 2014. The Daily Caller listed some of her "bizarre quotes," including part of this one from her speech, At the Root of My Longing, Social Justice, Feminism, and Spirituality:Firstly, let me state what patriarchy is NOT. It is not men. It is not boys. It is, rather, a system that is male centered in which both sexes participate, sometimes explicitly, sometimes implicitly. Patriarchal societies are organized in … [Read more...]

Mark Twain on Christians

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Quote of the Moment: Now They’re Just Trolling Us

It's hard not to join in the dogpile on Megan McArdle, when she writes a windy article about the recent school shooting highlighting everything that just won't work to stop gun violence, then ends with this:I'd also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, … [Read more...]

Science Is Richer Than The Occult

Readers prefer mysteries to facts, which is why books about astrology, telepathy, and the Bermuda Triangle sell so well. But science need not concede mystery to the occult. It can match it or better. Mysteries, like deep geological time, a boundless universe, the big bang, relativity, quantum mechanics, the double helix, natural selection, mass extinction, and chaos theory — these are richer fare than anything the occult can offer. —Matt Ridley, British science writer … [Read more...]

God’s Reputation

I don't know if god exists, but it would be better for his reputation if he didn't. —Jules Renard … [Read more...]