The human condition, and the genius of Alexander Pope

 (from September 24, 2010) Philosopher-poet, Alexander Pope was an 18th century critical genius, at dissecting the human condition. In a short series, I’ll be coming back to Mr. Pope, in parsing some very important – and oft quoted – works of particularly unique insight, that are still revered today. So, by way of introduction, for those who’ve never been touched by the depth…

Dan Barker – vs – Fox News, and Today’s Quote

But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little, and who talk too much. — John Dryden Listen, as Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Dan Barker, corrects the historical inaccuracies, and goes on to parry the insipid arguments made by one of Fox News’ lamest lemmings, over his support for the legal injunction that halted…

“When Social Fear Is Missing . . .

. . . So Are Racial Stereotypes, shows study of children with Williams Syndrome.”   I would think this could be extrapolated to include Religious, as well as Non-Religious, stereotypes.   Of course, I’m no scientist or psychologist. But is it possible that all we really need is a pharmacological “Chill-Pill” (for those who don’t drink enough beer), in order…