"It is true, and thus the question of whether it is sad or happy has no meaning whatever."
Bernhard Schlink

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Monday, May 02, 2005


A more proper quote, now that I've had coffee and breakfast and more coffee and lunch and more coffee and am finally a bit calm. To celebrate the centennial of E=mc^2, Spiked magazine surveyed 250 prominent scientists and academics, asking what they would teach the world about science and why, if they could pick just one thing. The results all are truly fascinating, but of course I must pick out an epigram: Arkansas psychology professor Jesse Bering suggests that we found a new religion for the coming decades,
"[O]ne that does not take itself so seriously this time, based upon our shared acknowledgement of the remarkable preposterousness of human consciousness."
I think this is a brilliant idea whose time has come.

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