- 1:16 am - Sun, Oct 23, 2011
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Stephen Fry and Brian Cox on BBC’s QI (quite interesting)
wish there were shows like this in the states.
- 4:01 pm - Mon, Oct 10, 2011
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Christopher Hitchens - “I’m not going to quit until I absolutely have to.”
"At this present moment I have to say I feel very envious of someone who is very young and active at starting out in this argument."
Christopher Hitchens receives the Richard Dawkins’ Award at the Atheist Alliance of America conference in Houston Texas - October 8, 2011
- 1:02 pm - Thu, Oct 6, 2011
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I think it will one day be said that Silicon Valley was the Florence of the Technological Renaissance, and that Steve Job’s was its Michelangelo.
- 3:02 pm - Wed, Oct 5, 2011
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I read this quote today from Serge Moscovici and it made me think of Sam Harris and The Moral Landscape: ‘New and unexpected ideas in a science are not only due to the inspiration and the genius of an individual but also to his readiness to upset the conceptions which are current in his time.’
Serge Moscovici, 1972
- 11:45 pm - Mon, Oct 3, 2011
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As we engage with the horrible idea that our government claims the right to add its own citizens to a death list that is compiled by methods and standards unknown, we must concede that no government on earth faces such a temptation to invoke what I suppose we could call a doctrine of pre-emptive self-defense. Those who share my alarm at the prospect of this, and of the ways in which it could be abused, are under a heavy obligation to say what they would do instead.