"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." Orwell
"Men are so simple of mind and so dominated by immediate needs that the deceitful man can easily find those ready to be deceived."
MachiavelliThe fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one... credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
Bravo! I'd forgotten about those anecdotes attesting to Romney's "cute" bullying when I replied to an earlier post about his boorish remarks. What a guy!Moreover, I've thought long and hard about the dog-traveling-atop- car incident and conclude that whether or not a dog would suffer if it could be made perfectly comfortable in such circumstances, that experimental course of action wouldn't even occur to most people - precisely the reason it made news. Romney's solution is only imaginative in terms of the sometimes astonishing exigencies used by tyrants and other megalomaniacs to further their ends, but which is filtered out by the critical thinking process in typically decent, creative people. On a related note, I agree with your assessment in another post, that brash, linear thinking is indeed primitive which, of course, begs the amusing question: How is it possible to ignore the ironies provided by persons of the anti-evolution (actually, anti-science) persuasion?Donna
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