It seems that ‘maybe’ is generally regarded as a stand in to an answer until further information is available. E.g. one might answer ‘maybe’ in response to the question, “Will it rain tomorrow?” In this case, maybe is not the answer to the question, it is a statement that the question will be answered when … More The Correct Answer is Maybe.
You know what would make an excellent religion? That the world is a computer game and so we must make offerings to the players controlling our lives and our universe. What would an offering consist of you ask? Why, whatever you think would make your player happy. If you believe helping out the poor and … More Computerism
That guy who got significantly less votes than his opponent, but then is still president because the several people in North Dakota get as many votes as the entire West Coast, made a speech yesterday. I felt it elicited a response. Regarding the World War Two veterans and the astronauts who went to the moon, … More The COBC Response to the State of the Union
Here’s the deal, I’m not sure all the words and stuff we’re building prove any kind of meaningful intelligence. As far as the words go, most animals have a way to communicate the desire for coitus, impending danger, and food. It might just be the case that they don’t have any inclination to talk about … More Humans aren’t very smart.
The argument can be stated as such. If you are willing to risk your life for a worthy cause, then you ought to be recognized by others for doing so. Enlisting in the military is risking your life. The military exists to defend a nation. The defense of a nation is a worthy cause. So … More On Veterans
The title of this piece is false advice. If you want to hurt people, don’t. If you want to hoard money for no reason while people starve to death, or work menial jobs forever to no happy end, don’t. However, if you want to move to the beach, do. If you want to open an … More Do Whatever You Want, You Have To Anyways.
I am not currently up to the task of either summarizing or analyzing “Rights of Man” by Thomas Paine, which I read recently. A few quotes, very few given the number of powerful and entirely relevant passages available in this work, follow. “It suits his purpose to exhibit the consequences with their causes. It’s one … More Quotes of Thomas Paine
The brakes on the train lock up, they sound like a giant dragging his fingernails across a city wide blackboard. The man sitting on the bridge leans forward, as if he is trying to get a better look. You decide you’ll save the children, one life sacrificed to save five others, that in itself is … More The Trolley (continued)
In your town a bridge crosses an expanse of railway tracks that lead to a terminating depot. Often people stand on the bridge, watching the trains roll into their final destination, or take off again. It is not the majestic scenery of the nearby mountains or lakes, but in the context of a city, for … More The Trolley