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March 28, 2005

Quote of the Day

Not just the quote of the day, but the quote of my whole blog. Sort of an alternate "007 Theme" to go with the main James Bond Theme that is the Mencken quote.

Serious error would seem to require serious argument to refute it. While this may be true in the hard sciences which deal with material objects, it is not true in the social sciences which deal with human affairs. Indeed, faced with the pretentious solemnity of official Nonsense, evidence and reason are helpless. Our only effective weapon against it is laughter, especially the laughter of ridicule.

-- TS Szasz, in The Untamed Tongue

Is this blog too moronic, too profane, too irresponsible, too... much? Well, now I can offer the plainly-brilliant TS Szasz in my defense.

Thanks a bunch to M & R (never sure how closely I should protect reader's names).


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