The belief that there there is not a God is deeply unscientific, even anti-scientific. Because science — real science — is supposed to be based upon rationality. And: Since science has never disproven the existence of God, then to profess that God doesn’t exist is, by definition, an act of faith. For where an honest scientist must conclude that science has clearly demonstrated its limitation, the atheist who claims to embrace science for his conclusions must, therefore, commit an act of faith to conclude what science is unable to show.
Whatever his supposed flaws, the rampant accusations and speculation that shrouded Trump’s presidency, even before it began, ultimately have proven unfounded. Just as Trump said all along. Yet, each time Trump said so, some of us in the media lampooned him. We treated any words he spoke in his own defense as if they were automatically to be disbelieved because he had uttered them. Some even declared his words to be “lies,” although they had no evidence to back up their claims.
Climate change is happening… on Mars, on Jupiter, and, in fact, on every star, planet, minor planet, moon, quasar, black hole, neutron star, asteroid, white or brown dwarf, in every galaxy, in every galactic cluster, supercluster, mega-giga-jiga- supercluster (I made that last one up) in the universe. That’s all any climate does anywhere! Continue reading Climate Stuff: Climate Scientist Sums Up Some Important Things Nicely
The half-witted phrase “I don’t give a f##k” should never, ever, ever cross the lips of any person. Not ever. Ever.
YouTube video headline: General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis mops the floor with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
— What a shame! Now the floor’s dirtier than it was before!
How would many of the entrenched beliefs of today fare if there were two limitations on their presentation to others: (1) You couldn’t kill the dissident, and (2) You couldn’t shut the dissident up? Frankly, I think that quite a lot of the ideas that have great popularity today wouldn’t survive more than several short years beyond their arrival on the scene.
As we grow older the fairy tales and fantasies that we believe simply become more elaborate, and are surrounded with more sophisticated words written and said by ever more serious and older personages. Continue reading Pithy Passages from our Pages — Part VI