Month: July 2013

Russell’s teapot

Natural world / qotd / Science

Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be […]

Ephemera

Zimmerman's brother just said, on @CNN, that he's worried vigilantes will take the law into their own hands. Oh, the irony. — Alice Anderson (@AlicePoet) July 14, 2013