In a world dominated by magical thinking, superstition and misinformation, give yourself the benefit of doubt. This is one skeptic's view of the Universe; natural wonders and supernatural blunders.
"Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.
“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”
The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.
-climate change is not a hoax.
-women should make their own moral decisions regarding their bodies.
-gay is not a choice but discrimination is.
-I believe separation of church and state is the ONLY guarantee of religious liberty.
-I’d prefer not getting into another ground war in the middle east.
-economies grow from the middle out, not the top down, consumers are the job creators.
-oil is a finite resource under rapidly growing demand and our future depends on getting off of it, sooner than later.
-I want investment in education and infrastructure.
-there is ZERO discernible difference between George W Bush and Mitt Romney, except maybe their vocabularies.
-most attacks on Obama are based in demented conspiracy theories or a completely willful misunderstanding of words like “socialism”.
-bonus: I’d like every racist in the country to be bummed out on Wednesday.
There’s a fundamental difference between the lunatic fringe elements on the Left and Right. On the Left they run websites and on the Right, they run congress.
Which incidentally is the exact opposite sentiment of the new motto, ‘In God We Trust’. We went from ‘out of many, one' to 'out of one, many’.