Archive for January, 2014


The chief cause of poverty in science is imaginary wealth. The chief aim of science is not to open a door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error

– Bertolt Brecht, Life of Galileo

I can’t think of a better way to put that.

If you’ve never seen a DarkMatter2525 video then you’re missing out. This one, in particular, is a gem. One of the best stories from the Bible (you know, that collection of writing that is the infallible words of the almighty creator of the universe…) told by a man whose perception of it isn’t clouded by self-imposed religious idiocy. Watch the video, it’s fantastic.

And billions of people actually believe this shit to be the inerrant words of the almighty creator of the universe. Seriously.

Quote of the day: Thomas J. Watson

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crack-pot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.

— Thomas J. Watson

Mr. Watson, eponym of the IBM Watson artificial intelligence project, sounds like he was quite a man. I have to point out, however, that if ever I saw a man with a face crying out for a beard, or a ‘tache at the very least, Thomas J. Watson is that man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_J._Watson

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