Monday, 24 September 2007

Thursday, 13 September 2007

ELRON - The smartest guy in the room

For what it's worth, I consider L Ron Hubbard to be one of the greatest social experimenters and genius's ('scuse spelling) of the 20th century.

He proved beyond a doubt that human beings are prepared to believe the most outrageous tosh, even after leaving lots and lots of clues that it was nonsense.

I think old Lafyette was having a massive laugh to himself about the whole thing and probably had trouble believing his experiment had been so successful.

We should praise the guy for uncovering the fact that there is no limit to human credulity and for being the all-time King of Irony!

Tuesday, 11 September 2007


I've read lots of FAQs, but I've never yet seen a question I would actually ask.

I think FAQ should be renamed to IRAQ - Irrelevant Rarely Asked Questions.

Martin Amis - spot the logical fallacy

I like Martin Amis and his novels... except for Yellow Dog; that was so badly written as to be incomprehensible.

Today's cover of the Times 2 has this Amis quote:

Given the choice between George Bush and Osama Bin Laden, the liberal relativist is obliged to plump for the Saudi, becoming an appeaser of an armed doctrine that is racist, misogynist, homophobic, totalitarian, inquisitional, imperialist and genocidal.

He seems to be suggesting that if I am forced to choose between two things that I find abhorrent, then that implies that I support the one I have chosen.

He may be an interesting author, but he wouldn't get out of the starting blocks as a philosopher or logician.

The whole proposition is silly. It's hypothetical for a start, and if someone did ask me to choose, I would choose neither.