Eric (datan0de) wrote,

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Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence

From Greta Christina (who is quite extraordinary herself), here's a brief article that succinctly explains why "my co-worker's cousin's best friend saw a ghost once that told him that Nostrodamus predicted that Kabbalistic astrology foretold 9/11!" doesn't cut it.

I don't understand why basic reasoning and critical thinking skills aren't taught in school. For that matter, I'm baffled by the fact that most people seem to get through school without even really understanding what science is, but I'll save that rant for another time. The point is that Greta Christina's writings (and not just this one) should be mandatory reading for everyone considering living in the real world. She's brilliant and spot on, and her writings run the spectrum from sex to God. I've been reading her for a while now, and I must apologize to anyone who reads my blog but hasn't yet heard of her. Now you have.

Go forth, read, and learn.
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