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...
Paul Krugman is digging up an old corpse and making it dance once again.
This was already dealt with, more than a little bit effectively, years and years ago. Not from over here and not by me.
So why is Paul making those bones dance in the moonlight? Right now? I think it’s damage control. It is a strange and fascinating thing to observe, when you think about it: People who push what they call “science,” which happens to implore people to live life littler, are never seen to support any kind of “science” that would enable people to live life bigger. Ever. Even though, throughout the centuries, what we have classically called “science” has offered a bounteous cornucopia of gifts — without trying to — that have improved our lives immeasurably.
Once again, I notice, we need to take a much closer and more scrutinizing look at how the word is being used. Real science is apolitical. So what is this word really being used to describe? If you use it to “conclude” something, and then gauge the character of others based entirely on whether or not they believe the same thing — is it right to call that “science”? Really? Because if there’s a proper dictionary definition for “Holy War,” then I think that little ritual would adhere to such a definition right down to the letter.
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