Friday, July 20, 2012

For the philosophy majors

My younger brother's in town, which means I'm going to wind up having some excellent philosophical debates over the next few weeks.

I like these sorts of debates because they are pretty easy to deconstruct, as opposed to scientific or data analysis debates.  Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal managed to condense the summary in to one panel:
Glad you're around little brother!  Missed you!


  1. But there is the Puritan paradox, to which I am subject: the idea that only medicine that tastes bad can be good for you.

    I like ideas that make me unhappy to believe them. I have the double-twist of fooling myself into thinking that at least I am not fooling myself by believing only things I want to hear. I seek out things I don't want to hear, figuring they must be good for me, somehow.

    1. True, but I think Tim's a bit liberal for all that.

    2. I dunno. I was that way when I was a socialist, too.