The Rime of The Ancient Historian

Why History? An old ragged man, with a scruffy beard, grabs the arm of a student standing on the steps of his Alma Mater... It is an ancient Historian, And he stoppeth one of three.'By thy long grey beard and glittering eye, Now wherefore stopp'st thou me? The university's doors…

Killing Facebook

For Auld lang syne In the book 'The Manchurian Candidate' of 1959, converted into a movie in 1962 and again in 2004, the latent American fear is explored that some day some rogue nation would be able to install his own puppet into the White House. In all versions of…

The Fermi Paradox

Where is everybody? In their essence there is one element that binds many or even most theologies together: the notion that mankind is somehow special and part of a divine plan. In that sense none of these theologies predict the existence of (or even allow the possibility for) non-human intelligence.…

Christian Archeology

Saying ‘sorry’ to the trees "You know, the remarkable thing, when you read the Bible, every archaeology find that has ever come forward has only proved the authenticity of the Bible" -Michele Bachmann Trees have value greater than your b*llsh$t. Dear Michele,we need to talk! My name is.. well it…

For Whom The Bell Tolls

"Give us, us free" When Islamist terrorists strike a city we are all too prepared to declare ourselves 'citizens' of Paris or Berlin or even Brussels. This is easy. It is a lot harder to stand against the terror that is committed by an allied government. Rare are the facebook-declarations…

Pyrrhic Victory

Torpedoes in the water When I accused them of having offices adjacent the European Union in Brussels, solely for facilitating covert recruitment of politicians in high offices, I assumed they would not hear me. It would seem I was mistaken! Screenshot from Cold-Waters, a well-known submarine-game. Pyrrhus was the leader…

Votarem!

Votarem! We will vote When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of…

Roe V Wade

In defence of Human Life on planet Earth I have defended the pro-choice side before. This time I hope I avoided 'drowning the fish' as one professor of mine use to call it. In any case the matter is so important and so acute and relevant that I felt a…

How Dilbert Died

  Spider Without a Web In the end it was not so much the extreme-right and misogynistic stance you took that made me quit my allegiance to you, as much as the cavalier hypocrisy with which you circled back to it. When underdog cartoon people align themselves with the anti-social,…

A Silent Atheist Inside Scientology IV

Is Scientology a force for good? In this part of our series, in which we try to figure out whether Scientology is a force for good, we turn onto the core-organisation of the church and find out how she maintains such high levels of control. [caption id="attachment_576" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Internal…

A Silent Atheist Inside Scientology III

Is Scientology a force for good? " The creation of dianetics is a milestone for Man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his inventions of the wheel and arch." - L. Ron Hubbard [caption id="attachment_566" align="aligncenter" width="620"] L.Ron Hubbard's book describing his anti-scientific pseudo-psychotherapy.[/caption] Dianetics LRH wasn't…

Alleged Assault

Alleged Assault The ubiquity of rape   In this post I explore the contrast between the world of men where rape is 'allegedly' all around and the world which women live in, where this is all a lot less academic. This is a true story! Allegedly. Mantis Shrimp have 16…

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning Clinton Trump [caption id="attachment_493" align="aligncenter" width="700"] One Angry Trump[/caption] "Dead Reckoning: the process of calculating one's position, especially at sea, by estimating the direction and distance travelled rather than by using landmarks or astronomical observations". It was a warm summers suburban night. The deserted streets reminded me that…
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