Respectful Insolence

Time passes. What once was new is old, and what once seemed far in the future is now just around the corner.

In other words, the Skeptics’ Circle is rapidly approaching again; it’s a mere four days away!

This time around, the 61st Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is scheduled to be hosted by Rebecca at Memoirs of a Skepchick on Thursday, May 24. No more procrastinating! Time flies too fast for that, and, if you’re not careful, you’ll wake Thursday morning to realize that you missed the Wednesday deadline and didn’t get your best skeptical blogging submitted to Rebecca for inclusion in this edition of the longest-running skeptical blog carnival there is. You owe it to yourself to get your entries to Rebecca by Wednesday. Then, join her for what should be a rollicking good time, hopefully as enjoyable as an episode of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe (to which, alas, I’ve fallen about two episodes behind in my listening).

Of course, as always, if you think you have what it takes to host, peruse the documents at Skeptics’ Circle HQ and then drop me a line.

Comments

  1. #1 V
    May 22, 2007

    Do you want to know if

    Do you want to know if
    God is a delusion,
    go to richarddawkins.net

    Do you want to know if
    the deluded have any sense,
    go to samharris.org

    Do you want to know if
    the deluded make any sense,
    go to ase.tufts.education

    Do you want to know if
    there are other worlds,
    go to celebratingsagan.com

    Do you want to know if
    there are brights in the world,
    go to the-brights.net

    But if you want to enjoy
    the idiocy of the idiots
    or want to be an ignorant -

    perhaps an idiot -
    (like the gurus themselves there)
    go to the choprablog.com

    Note: Inspired by a comment of Skeptisch.

    by white wings

    http://whitewings.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/05/do-you-want-to-know-if.htm

  2. #2 V
    May 22, 2007

    These deluded fools fool others

    The pundits of spirituality,
    the new age gurus,
    the gurus of quantum health and wealth
    are nothing more than charlatans.
    These deluded fools fool others
    with their spiritual irrationality.

    These people with wee-wee ancient
    brains are curse to the humanity -
    they spread ignorance,
    they talk this and that of God
    out of their empty heads,
    weaving words of heaven and hell,
    souls and life after death,
    and moral life on earth.

    Their authority comes from
    readings of ancient texts
    written when man lived on a flat
    earth, the center of the universe,
    with a dome that supported the heaven,
    and the hell was far beneath the earth.

    These pundits should have been
    born and dead centuries ago.
    What are they now doing amongst us?
    Spreading nonsense and ignorance to the
    ignorant.

    by white wings

    http://whitewings.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/05/these-deluded-fools-fool-others.htm

  3. #3 V
    May 22, 2007

    A new age guru of fluff

    he looks at the spoon,
    and like Ali Baba and 40 thieves,
    (the famous sim sim door thugs)
    he tells the spoon:
    ‘mind is over the matter,
    that my Ali Baba tells me.
    now listen, you puny spoon,
    bend, bend, bend, as I order you.’
    and lo, the spoons bends!

    he sits down in deep meditation.
    he is in his kurta and lungi
    among many other fools like him.
    he sits cross legged.
    his hands rest on his knees.
    eyes closed, back straight
    he meditates flying.
    after a while he opens his eyes,
    and lo, he had already levitated in air
    and had flied 7 feet!

    the quantum guru claims this.
    his dimwit followers buy this.
    they buy his books, they praise him.
    he fools them. his heart smiles.
    and he says to himself this:
    ‘these stupid westerners,
    why not fleece them if
    they believe in my bullshit.’

    Note: Inspired by writings of
    Skeptisch who’s now presumably
    banned from posting any thing at
    the consciousness raising spiritual
    site of a new age guru of fluff.

    ~white wings

    http://whitewings.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/05/a-new-age-guru-of-fluff.htm

  4. #4 V
    May 22, 2007

    A new age guru of fluff

    he looks at the spoon,
    and like Ali Baba and 40 thieves,
    (the famous sim sim door thugs)
    he tells the spoon:
    ‘mind is over the matter,
    that my Ali Baba tells me.
    now listen, you puny spoon,
    bend, bend, bend, as I order you.’
    and lo, the spoons bends!

    he sits down in deep meditation.
    he is in his kurta and lungi
    among many other fools like him.
    he sits cross legged.
    his hands rest on his knees.
    eyes closed, back straight
    he meditates flying.
    after a while he opens his eyes,
    and lo, he had already levitated in air
    and had flied 7 feet!

    the quantum guru claims this.
    his dimwit followers buy this.
    they buy his books, they praise him.
    he fools them. his heart smiles.
    and he says to himself this:
    ‘these stuipd westerners,
    why not fleece them if
    they believe in my bullshit.’

    Note: Inspired by writings of
    Skeptisch who’s now presumably
    banned from posting any thing at
    the consciousness raising spiritual
    site of a new age guru of fluff.

    by white wings

    http://whitewings.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/05/a-new-age-guru-of-fluff.htm

  5. #5 Orac
    May 22, 2007

    Stop spamming the comments to this post.

    I am now closing comments to prevent you from continuing to abuse my blog. Goodbye.