Saturday, April 29, 2006

"The inability of human beings in so many parts of the world to engage in free exchange of ideas should make us aware, by force of contrast, of the privilege we still enjoy and of our duty of defending and extending it. It should make us aware
that free thought itself, free inquiry, is crippled and finally paralyzed by supression of free communication. Such communication includes the right and responsibility of submitting every ideas and belief to severest criticism. It is less important that we all believe alike than that we all inquire freely and put at the disposal of one another such glimpes as we may obtain of the truth for which we are in search."
-John Dewey, Experience,
Knowledge and Value

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind."

-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr

Saturday, April 15, 2006

A Tribute
Emily Ruth Thompson April 15, 1977 - October 16,1993

Emily would have been 29 today. It's hard to imagine what her
life might have been. I'm sure she would have been a great
marine biologist, a beautiful woman or a caring mother.

She lived her life with enthusiasm, care for others and with
effort to achieve her goals.

She is still greatly missed & I know she forever has changed
my life.
I Love You,

Thursday, April 13, 2006

"Each must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong."

-Mark Twain

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Pragmatism asks its usual question. "Grant an idea or belief to be true," it says, "what concrete difference will its being true make in anyone's actual life? How will the truth be realized? What experiences will be different from those which would obtain if the belief were false? What, in short, is the truth's cash-value in experiential terms?"
William James --Pragmatism 1907

Monday, April 10, 2006

"Last night in Florida, the Gators got a congratulatory phone call
from President Bush. And UCLA shot so badly they got a phone call
from Dick Cheney." --Jay Leno

Monday, April 03, 2006

"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."

-- Immanuel Kant

Sunday, April 02, 2006

"Of all the classes of men, I dislike most those who make their
livings by talking -- actors, clergymen, politicians, pedagogues, and so on.
All of them participate in the shallow false pretenses of the actor who
is their archetype. It is almost impossible to imagine a talker who
sticks to the facts. Carried away by the sound of his own voice and the
applause of the groundlings, he makes inevitably the jump from logic to
mere rhetoric."
-- H.L. Mencken

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