Thursday, 29 August 2013

Lots Of Fun

You are a man, 
you understand.
You pick me up
and you lay me down again.
You make the rules,
you say what's fair,
It's lots of fun
to have you there.
 — Neil Young

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Animal Farm

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. 
You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
 — George Bernard Shaw

Friday, 23 August 2013

Typical Libran!

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
 — John Kenneth Galbraith

Sunday, 18 August 2013

One More Mystery Explained

The proportion of the population required to elect a government
is about equal to
the proportion of the population with below average intelligence.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Critical Point

By all means let’s be open-minded, 
but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
 — Richard Dawkins

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Infinitely Loopy



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Monday, 12 August 2013

Our Community Of Egos

For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: 
in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.
 — Erwin Schrödinger

Monday, 5 August 2013

Willy Nilly

Honestly, I cannot understand what people mean when they talk about the freedom of the human will. 
I have a feeling, for instance, that I will something or other; 
but what relation this has with freedom I cannot understand at all. 
I feel that I will to light my pipe and I do it; but how can I connect this up with the idea of freedom? 
What is behind the act of willing to light the pipe? Another act of willing? 
Schopenhauer once said: Der Mensch kann was er will; er kann aber nicht wollen was er will 
(Man can do what he will but he cannot will what he wills).
 ― Albert Einstein

Saturday, 3 August 2013

This Disgrace To Civilisation

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. 
He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. 
This disgrace to civilisation should be done away with at once. 
Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; 
I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. 
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
 — Albert Einstein