Irreducible Meaning

It seems to me that ‘science,’ as it’s practiced now, is practically meaningless. Perhaps that’s by intent. Niel Bohr once remarked in a book review that “It is the task of science to reduce deep truths to trivialities.” [1] It certainly bears out when we note how scientific theory is becoming more and more complex…

Evidence of Something

I was reviewing some of the comments I’ve received and nearly fell off my chair laughing. Someone had responded to my The Faith of Richard Dawkins post and taken great pains to quote me and then insert the word Oops! over and over again with a link to some anti-Creationist site. He didn’t seem to…

The Faith of Richard Dawkins

I find it intersting that Richard Dawkins includes this quote on his website: “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” It’s little surprise, given his rabidly egotistic dogmatism that he is quoting…

Nanomanagement: A Rant

The distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny. — Edward Abbey I guess I was OK with micromanagement. At least, I was able to allow myself to be conditioned to a business lifestyle of conformity to pointless nitpickery. It’s humiliating, no doubt about that. But humanity has this ill-advised ability to adapt itself, for…