Our love affair with celebrity scientists like Dr. Fauci and Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson perverts the basic democratic and anti-authoritarian nature of science. The media gets to decide who the truth tellers are.
Selective Moral Outrage and Health/Safety Superstitions. Why are we morally outraged at someone who does not wear a seat belt but not someone who speeds? Is this another example of hypocrisy in our approach to safety/health issues?
NASA has done it! They have deleted the last totems to systemic racism by getting rid of the names of the Eskimo Nebula and Siamese Twin Galaxies. This ridiculous and meaningless action demonstrates the toothless actions of organizations in their claimed commitment to increasing diversity and destroying institutionalized racism.
This is the introductory episode of Sadistically Speaking wherein the motivation for starting a podcast is described and the plan for its future is laid out. Side rants on the Covid Lockdown and current racial discussions are included for a little taste. My Mother suggested that I be careful not to be too naughty.
In this rant, I suggest that we turn to a modified Logan's Run solution and actually allow old people to die. Doing so would have a remarkably positive effect on our society and on my ability to grocery shop efficiently.
In this episode Karoline and Lauren and I discuss the question "Why is Marriage Still A Thing?" I argue against government recognizing this relationship and then argue that marriage itself is an awful idea. It is only slightly less bitter than it sounds.