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Thread #150321   Message #3502186
Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
12-Apr-13 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: Stupid riddle but can you explain it?
Subject: RE: BS: Stupid riddle but can you explain it?
LittleHawk, is anyone bothering you here? If I wrote a message "I don't care" to every thread for which it applies, I would be busy all day, and scarcely deserve an "appreciation thread" for that.

Riddles as such are meant for entertainment of those who like them.

However, the topics of the article mentioned in the OP are "stupidity", "intelligence", "rationality", and "logic" - concepts that play a prominent role in western societies, particularly in the USA. Other such concepts include "good looks", "health", "success", "morality", "human rights", etc. In order to make good sense of these notions, you have to do really hard work, which most people not only shun, but choose to ignore.

It often turns out that those who hold up such concepts eagerly cannot pin them down at all, and will even run into massive contradictions when they try. The article seems to adopt the very attitude it criticizes, and thus explains nothing. No surprise that members of The Holy Church of Intelligence and Science (with its denominations Atheism and Agnosticism) feel their faith being endorsed: all the others are stupid; behold, my faith hath made me intelligent and thus justified.