Paul Wright (pw201) wrote,
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Link blog: funny, sociology, transportation, alcohol

Listening to the Hair Dryer: Why Nice Religion is Still Problematic, Analogy #37,476 | Greta Christina's Blog
"Let’s say Person 1 thinks their hair dryer is talking to them, and is telling them to shoot every redhead who gets on the 9:04 train.

And let’s say that Person 2 thinks their hair dryer is talking to them, and is telling them to volunteer twice a week at a homeless shelter.

Is it better to volunteer at a homeless shelter than it is to shoot every redhead who gets on the 9:04 train? Of course it is.

But you still have a basic problem — which is that you think your hair dryer is talking to you."
(tags: religion greta-christina accomodationism)
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal on Induction
Wanna play doctor of philosophy?
(tags: philosophy funny cartoon)
The True Cost of Commuting | Mr. Money Mustache
Why it doesn't make sense to have a big house miles from where you work. I'm cycling in these days (unless it rains, then I'll probably drive).
(tags: car transportation bike commuting money planning)
BBC News - Viewpoint: Is the alcohol message all wrong?
Kate Fox, author of "Watching the English": "when people think they are drinking alcohol, they behave according to their cultural beliefs about the behavioural effects of alcohol."
(tags: alcohol sociology society uk britain kate-fox)
Tags: alcohol, funny, link blog, philosophy, religion
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