Every day, somebody's born who's never seen The Flintstones.
Station Manager, WXIX Cincinnati via Merlin Mann
Fear Destroys Teamwork! — fear of not being included, fear of appearing ignorant, fear of being ignored, fear of being the "skunk at the garden... Read more
There is nothing quite so useless, as doing with great efficiency,
something that should not be done at all.
If economists understood the theory of a system, the role of cooperation in optimization, they would no longer teach and preach salvation through adversarial competition.... Read more
Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay, nor an offence for which they should be penalised, but a misfortune, the cost... Read more
If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.... Read more
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
Tom Paine, 1737-1809
I do not want art for a few, any more than education for a few,
or freedom for a few.
Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time,... Read more
This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune,–often the surfeit of our own behavior,–we make guilty of our... Read more
Fifteen hundred years ago, Constantine, who murdered his own wife and children, started the Christian religion. From that day to this that religion has been... Read more
Good evening. I hope you don’t mind, but I’m going to read my speech from my new iPad. Yep. I’m not only a humanist, I’m... Read more
Biographical history, as taught in our public schools, is still largely a history of boneheads: ridiculous kings and queens, paranoid political leaders, compulsive voyagers, ignorant... Read more
We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove. We have two opinions: one private,... Read more
When I became convinced that the Universe is natural – that all the ghosts and gods are myths, there entered into my brain, into my... Read more