Alan Perlman's Blog Posts Tagged 'science' (2)

The Meat Thinks: On the Ineradicability of Religion; a Modest Proposal

“I used to think my brain was the most wonderful organ in the universe. Then I realized who was telling me this.”

Emo Phillips


(From a fictional exchange between two extraterrestrial intelligent machines, regarding the dominant life-form on Earth:)

“So…what does the thinking?”

“You’re not understanding, are you? The brain does the thinking. The meat.”

“Thinking meat! You’re asking me to believe in…


Added by Alan Perlman on July 19, 2012 at 8:00pm — 25 Comments

The cat, the flashlight, and the fragility of science

“Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.”


“If the kind of God exists who would damn me for not working out a deal with him, then that is unfortunate.  I should not care to spend eternity in the company of such a person.”

Mary McCarthy

“Prayer  is like a rocking chair: It’ll give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.”

Gypsy Rose Lee

If I…


Added by Alan Perlman on June 6, 2012 at 1:45pm — 4 Comments


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