Posts Tagged ‘truth’

The Nth Word (Still Means Something Mean)

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Disclaimer:  I’m not black. (more…)

Field Guide for Spotting the True God

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

If your god does not welcome dialogue and questioning, it is not the true god.


Multiple Universes My Ass

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

What’s the opposite of a razor?  Because lately I’ve seen a lot of presumably sane scientists express enthusiasm for the “multiple universes” interpretation of quantum physics, discarding their standard-issue Occam’s Razor in exchange for Occam’s Duct Tape.  In so doing, they reveal the difference between physicist and metaphysicist and the ongoing need for the latter.  (more…)

Golden & Platinum: Rationality and the Two Laws of Love

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

“Irrationality is the square root of all evil.” –Douglas Hofstadter. (more…)

On Truth, Lying, and a Third Thing Altogether

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

“Of all lies, art is the least untrue.” Gustave Flaubert

Is fiction false? I’ve heard it asked (or asserted) in various forms hundreds of times in my life. But the question’s too simple.