Weekend Woundup 7


This week's quotes from my little sideblog.


"Everybody can write about everything and “freedom of science” consists precisely in people deliberately writing about things they have not studied...."
- Leon Troksky, On Dialectics, writing in 1878, long before blogs.

"Once again, everything you know is wrong. But you knew that."
- Greg Laden

"It appears to me (whether rightly or wrongly) that direct arguments against christianity and theism produce hardly any effect on the public; and freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men's minds which follows from the advance of science."
- Charles Darwin

"That’s the problem with nature – it’s never natural enough."
- Mark Simpson

"Everybody wants you as a figurehead for their party"
- Brett Anderson

"The problem with straight men is they’re repressed. The problem with gay men is they’re not."
- Mark Simpson

"Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. But if they called everything divine which they do not understand, why, there would be no end to divine things."
— Hippocrates

"No democratic delusion is more fatuous than that which holds that all men are capable of reason, and hence susceptible to conversion by evidence."
- HL Mencken

"I consider the universe to be a clever fake."
- Philip K Dick

"Many of the best things in life are terrible."
- Neuroskeptic Blog

"To hold on to your seriousness is quite an achievement in an age of silliness such as ours"
- Mark Simpson

"A moralist is someone who lectures on the vices of which he has grown bored."
- Oscar Wilde

"There's always tomorrow for dreams to come true...unless you're a conservative, then all dreams will come true yesterday"
- Lance Mannion

"When a young man devolves into incomprehensibility and obvious mental imbalance right out in public for everyone to see, he is much more likely to find a community of people with similar beliefs who will encourage him rather than a shocked society that asks, 'Dude, what the hell are you talking about? You need help.'"
- Gin and Tacos Blog

"Good intentions and a spine is no guarantee against insanity."
- Encyclopedia of American Loons

Liberals look forward to a golden age than probably never will be. Conservatives look back to a golden age that never was.

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