Silly Words

Is what you get when you compare things like ideas to things like genes.

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A Link To Think

Peter Davis has a several funny cartoon videos on the history of philosophy, called ‘three minute philosophy‘.

Here is one of them…

Also… Don’t forget to check out the new philosophers’ carnival over at Big Ideas.

BTW, you probably noticed there weren’t much posts here lately. I suspect I did something bad to the muses, or to some close relative of their, so don’t expect too much from me in the following period.

Epic Battle, and Potential Rock Band

My apologies to Richard Brown and Richard Chappell but I can’t but have fun in their continuous “heated exchange” over who is misunderstanding whom. After discussing this matter on their own blogs, now they’ve exchanged few shots on Colin’s blog. So, I started thinking how it would be even more fun if they could make this into some kind of epic battle, by doing a quick exchange on random blogs with few witty insults to each other here and there. You know… it would spice up the philosophical blogosphere, and it would be nice refreshing from different topics. Then, as they get more widely known, they could think of two offensive words for epiphenomenalists and physicalists, and do a remake of ‘Don’t call me Whitey, Nigger’ song… Drat, I don’t have enough sense of humor to think of alternative title myself… But you know the song, right?

Oh, and I think I have the name of the band – Epistemic Peers

Onion Story Mistakingly Published in Wall Street Journal

Professor threatens suing her students cause “they’d argue with your ideas” (ht: Wide Scope)

Related stories:
Guy in philosophy class needs to shut the fuck up
Mad Lit Professor Puts Finishing Touches On Bloomsday Device
Professor pressured to sleep with student

EDIT:Oops. Fixed the link to the first Onion story.
ANOTHER EDIT:Changed the link to point to the original story
(I promise I’ll get this post right soon)