Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
What is the point to The Blog That Nobody Reads? And what is up with that name nobody can pronounce? Howssa Verra Toss The Knees? ‘Sup wif dat? How come it’s got that funny logo you see to the left?
The late Dr. Carl Sagan explains all. Well, not really, he didn’t know anything about The Blog That Nobody Reads. Doubtlessly, if he did he’d disapprove of much of what we say & do. But he tells the story about what the name really means, at least, what we have in mind for ourselves when we use it…
You see, Eratosthenes walked what is, today, a very fine line. He didn’t think like everybody else, but neither did he make a “grunge” fashion statement out of trying to think differently. He thought for himself and conducted himself according to The Oath.
He took note of something — in this case, a mundane detail that one would show perfectly sound judgment in not noticing at all. Something that didn’t mean anything until he pondered the ramifications, at which point it meant quite a bit more.
He used logic to eliminate possibilities. And then he used fairly simple mathematics to nail that sucker shut.
Scientist? Not really. We do know Eratosthenes had the training, but we also know his day job was as the administrator of a library. Which, back in those days, one might say was more-or-less the same thing. But my point stands — we call Eratosthenes a “scientist” because of what he did and how he thought things out, not because some accrediting institution saw fit to slap some kind of label on him.
Actually if that were the case, smart money says said institution would revoke such a seal of approval, or threaten to do so, the minute he published the findings Dr. Sagan is describing here.
The Blog That Nobody Reads strives to preserve a tradition of thinking…which is dying off. The kind of thinking where you look at things as they are and figure out what they mean for yourself. Simply put, nobody’s going to pop up behind your shoulder and tell you what keys to press. The kind of thinking that says life is a puzzle for you to solve, big-kid-style, without help. Peek into the water well, not at the paper belonging to the smarter kid sitting next to you.
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