Reason versus Superstition

Inmates Running the Asylum, Episode 308

Published September 8th, 2009 by tcarpenter

Parents who dare to be affectionate to their children had better think twice about visiting Brazil with them after this episode.  I guess it’s nice to know that U.S. law enforcement bureaucrats are not the only ones who can be irrational zealots.  That realization, however, is mighty small comfort.  Why has common sense apparently died all over the world?

What Century Are We In?

Published July 23rd, 2009 by tcarpenter

When you see an article like this, it’s hard to believe that we’re in the 21st century.  Humanity has come a long way, but we’re constantly reminded of how far we still need to go to move beyond the suffocating effects of superstition.  And one has to wonder what would happen if modern societies, controlled by a thin layer of educated people, truly fell on hard times.  How far would the world slide back toward a new dark age?