Random Thoughts: CBO, Languages, and Science

Posted on February 5, 2014 8:54 am

One more season and we can finally make “Top Ten Sherlock Episodes” lists.

Is there anyway to make Python let me put semicolons at the end of each line? I hate all these naked lines.

Know who else used singing pets to sell government control of your life…

It’s an honest question; I don’t know who else has done that.

What’s exactly the point of the CBO if they’re so often wrong and no one listens to it?

If you were waiting for the CBO to tell you that Obamacare is costly and will negatively affect jobs, you’re an idiot.

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever. And then treating that face with free health care.

I don’t know much about illegal drugs so I don’t want to speak out of turn, but you probably shouldn’t do heroin if at all possible.

If you’re going to learn another language, make it a useful one.

I had a language requirement in high school. No desire to speak to foreigners, so I took Latin.

Chris Matthews could get his tongue stuck to a frozen flagpole and it wouldn’t even make his personal top ten of stupid. Why pay attention to that guy?

Obamacare will cause 2.5 million fewer people to have jobs, but this is good news because I’m a giant hack.

Why didn’t Obama unveil this “Fewer jobs is better!” spin years ago?

How high should your score on Flappy Bird be before you include it on your resume?

From a spiritual perspective, I find science extremely asinine. Too many Christians fall in the trap of raising it beyond its importance.

People are starting to think if you put a white lab coat on any idiot, he becomes this infallible oracle. That’s the idiocy we should fight.

Science is is the best guesses based on current data made by extremely fallible humans. That’s all it is and ever will be.

We’d be smarter if we stopped using the loaded term “scientist” and instead said “guy in a coat with a lot of pockets.”

Science never settles. No question is ever answered once and forever. That’s a fantasy by people who’ve turned science into a magic religion.

Everyone should have a certain respect for science, but no one should revere it.

If you’re a layman super concerned about whether other layman believe in evolution or not, you don’t have a good perspective on science.

If you’re a scientist who is super-concerned whether or not layman believe in evolution, you also don’t have a good perspective on science.

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10 Responses to “Random Thoughts: CBO, Languages, and Science”

  1. Iowa Jim says:

    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever. And then treating that face with free health care.

    Or, as John Derbyshire put it about a decade back, “Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.”

  2. CCO says:

    People are starting to think if you put a white lab coat on any idiot, he becomes this infallible oracle. That’s the idiocy we should fight.

    It has to be a clean lab coat; dirty lab coats with wet silicon carbide dust over them tend to make people nervous, at least if you go to the blood drive in said coat.

  3. Burt says:

    You should always take care of your pockets! That is why they invented pocket protectors. All scientists agree.

  4. Jimmy says:

    If you’re religious and concerned that science is contradicting your religion, perhaps you don’t have the right perspective on either one.

  5. Anonymiss says:

    @4 Amen. :)

  6. Gumbeaux says:

    Why didn’t Obama unveil this “Fewer jobs is better!” spin years ago?

    He used the subtle methods of 99 weeks of unemployment payments, doubling EBT card usage, and fudging employment numbers. But what does he know about jobs, he’s never added value to one in his life.

  7. Basil says:

    If not Python.AllowsSemicolon
    Frank = “unhappy” #;
    else
    Frank = “happy” #;

    print (Frank) #;

  8. AT says:

    “Science never settles.”

    That’s not true. We just haven’t electrocuted enough chimps yet.

  9. frogmouth says:

    “Science is is the best guesses based on current data made by extremely fallible humans. That’s all it is and ever will be.”

    Religion is belief based on millenia-old fantasy made made up by extremely fallible humans. That’s all it is and ever will be.

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