Friday, January 25, 2008

The Stupid: It Burns (It Really, Really Burns)

"For anyone who still believes in the methodology of the Enlightenment, sitting around the table at a twenty-first century dinner party can be intellectual torture.

Your fellow guests tuck hungrily into a menu of conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, junk history and (above all) quack medicine. Yet they will also have the nerve to insist that they reject the ‘medieval superstition’ of religion."

- Damian Thompson, author of the excellent Counterknowledge, and writing in Spiked!

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