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.
"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.
Mark Ghuneim, founder and chief executive officer of Trendrr, telling The New York Times that the Twitter conversation about #OccupyWallSt was producing an average of 10,000 to 15,000 posts an hour on Friday. (via thedeadline)
And yet still doesn’t appear as a ‘Trending Topic.’(via joshsternberg)
10,000 - 15,000 posts PER HOUR.
I think we all know what to do.
On Labor day tweet @KeithOlbermann @TMorello @MMFlint @CornellWest @DylanRatigan
Tweet @ each of them individually tagged #occupywallst
Ask them for their help and support, basically for their voice. Be interesting, funny, and/or persuasive, stroke egos.
“End American plutocracy. Sept 17th #occupywallst. Lend us your voice Mike. @MMFlint
“This is the last Labor Day we celebrate in bad faith. #occupywallst needs your voice @KeithOlbermann”
If you don’t have a twitter, get one (or two actually) and do this. Between them, they have millions of followers, viewers, active supporters, and fans. Tweets seem stupid I know, but if they mean a few hundred or a few thousand more attendees, they could bring us to critical mass; we can begin the end of corporate rule-by-wealth. Time is becoming crucial. Please do this.