Quote of the Day

“The scientific orientation has proved immensely powerful. It has allowed us to nearly double our lifespan during the past century, to increase our global abundance, and to deepen our understanding of the nature of the universe. Yet scientific knowledge is not necessarily trusted. Partly, that’s because it is incomplete. But even where the knowledge provided … More Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

“People say there are no atheists in foxholes. A lot of people think this is a good argument against atheism. Personally, I think it’s a much better argument against foxholes.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

Fantasy Quotes

“In politics, money buys influence.”—Hillary Clinton “There’s no free lunch.”—Bernie Sanders “I’m sorry. I should never have said such a stupid thing”—Donald Trump “It’s hard to overestimate the importance of America’s moral leadership in the world.”—Noam Chomsky “Keep it simple.”—Jacques Derrida “Life is completely meaningless, and trying to make sense of it is a futile … More Fantasy Quotes

Quote of the Day

“Our merchants and masters complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price and lessening the sale of goods. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.” ― … More Quote of the Day

Telling It Like It Is

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a reputation among his supporters of “telling it like it is,” by which they seem to mean that Trump says what’s on their minds. If that’s what Trump is doing, he must think his supporters’ minds are filled with anti-Latino bias and bigotry. When the Latina governor of New … More Telling It Like It Is

Trump University–WTF?

Here is the Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of university: University: an institution of higher learning providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees; specifically : one made up of an undergraduate division which confers bachelor’s degrees and a graduate division which comprises a graduate school and professional schools each of which may … More Trump University–WTF?

Quote of the Day

“Whisky nosers, as they called themselves, eschewed what they saw as the pretentiousness of wine vocabulary. While oenophiles resorted to recondite adjectives, whisky nosers spoke the language of everyday life, detecting hints of stale seaweed, or even diesel fuel.” ― Alexander McCall Smith, The Sunday Philosophy Club