Are we masters of our future, or are we doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over? At TEDxTerrebonneCounty, former Louisiana police detective Rustin Cohle explains that time is something Death invented to grow the things it would kill. Time is not linear but circular, argues Cohle, preordaining “individuals” to relive the same experience of human consciousness, again and again, for eternity. If we get the opportunity, he advises, we should kill ourselves.
8 Reasons Your Religion May Be Harmful
“I heard police or ambulancemen, standing in our house, say, “She must have provoked him,” or, “Mrs Stewart, it takes two to make a fight.” They had no idea. The truth is my mother did nothing to deserve the violence she endured. She did not provoke my father, and even if she had, violence is an unacceptable way of dealing with conflict. Violence is a choice a man makes and he alone is responsible for it.”
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Who says nerds can’t be rockstars?
There was a right old Twitter barney last week. It started with me defending Richard Dawkins –– always a difficult thing to do since he seems to be everyone’s least favourite atheist. Even atheists often express the wish that he’d “tone it down a bit”.
The usual hail of insults at Richard (and…