Respectful Insolence

Here in the U.S., it’s smack dab in the middle of a three day holiday weekend. Given that, I’m chilling for a while. There’s some new material tomorrow, but today I have to head out for a celebration of my father-in-law’s 70th birthday and, between that , to work on a talk I have to give on Friday. That makes today the perfect time to post a reminder that the 119th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is fast approaching and will arrive on Thursday, September 10 at Cubik’s Rube.

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Comments

  1. #1 Cubik's Rube
    September 6, 2009

    Hey, thanks for the plug (though it’s actually the 119th Meeting that’s coming up). Enjoy chilling, birthdays, and talking to people. I suppose I’d better get writing.

  2. #2 wilbur dillman
    September 6, 2009

    This is also known as :” The annual gathering of reductionist little brains that are in love with themselves”. Have fun.

  3. #3 Colin
    September 6, 2009

    It’s fortnightly, and maybe if you had something useful to say you’d be in love with yourself too…

    Petty and reductionist? Me?

  4. #4 DLC
    September 7, 2009

    I’m just going to assume “Wilbur Dillman” is the blog’s latest troll.
    I do have to say that this is the first time in ages I’ve seen anyone use “Reductionist” as an insult.
    No brighter than anything else any other troll has posted, anywhere.

  5. #5 Rogue Medic
    September 9, 2009

    Reductionist?

    As in reducing things to provable/disprovable/uncertain, rather than believing in whatever you want to believe in?

    Little brains?

    I guess that is consistent with believing in whatever you want to believe in. The size of the brain doesn’t really have much to do with the capacity. The surface area is more important. ;-)

    Believing I could fly would be great, as long as I don’t do anything reductionist, as in test the idea. OTOH, that might be great for Wilbur Dillman. One less little brain to do whatever it is that skeptics do that annoys him.

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