Who are you to question God?

I love this new clip from Prophet of Zod. It addresses the question, “Who are you to question God?” His first two points tackle it perfectly. First, one of the values of science and the enlightenment that any idea should be questioned to test to see if it can stand up to scrutiny. Second, you aren’t […]

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Zinkydoink!

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal on art: One of the important things to remember when having grownup conversations is that words get their meanings from us and the way we use them. They are not handed down and set in stone. This becomes a problem when trying to have a conversation with an ordinary sounding word […]

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Is Organic Food Better for You?

Bonus points if you can pronounce the name of the video’s creator: Kurzgesagt. It’s been a badly kept secret for a while that “organic” is really just a marketing term. You say it with a positive connotation and with some confidence so that people will assume it means something good, but behind it, there’s not […]

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Splitting Hairs on Slavery

One of the greatest mistakes religion ever made was preserving their traditions in book form. Contrast the bible with something like an economics or physics textbook. If the collective knowledge of the field updates, they can edit an old textbook or rewrite a new one from scratch and the old one falls away, becoming only […]

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Valuing the Unseen

Last year, Freakonomics Radio had an episode about the impact of important medical technologies. At one point, they’re discussing two discoveries that revolutionized medicine. The first was anesthesia. The second was sterilizing equipment to stop the spread of germs. One was adopted immediately — it spread like wildfire through the medical community. The other took […]

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