Feel free to start arguments with me about any or all of the following assertions.
|01||Factional terrorism is no excuse for state terrorism. [True in the nineties, true now!]|
|02||Faith is incompatible with Occam's Razor.|
|03||Babylon Five was the best SF ever to hit our TV screens (but not perfect – see under Mark Two).|
|04||Noam Chomsky should stick to politics, Roger Penrose should stick to interior decorating, and Andrew Lloyd Webber should stick to the ceiling if hurled aloft with sufficient force.|
|05||Anyone who advocated celebrating the millennium on 31-Dec-99 was a party-pooper (see under Y2k).|
|06||Come to that, weeks don't start on Monday, or spring with the equinox. And everyone on 0° should keep permanent GMT.|
|09||Heinlein's predictions for 2000 AD were laughably inaccurate (see under RAH).|
No nation to which children are routinely expected to declare
their allegiance can be entirely
free. [Let alone the UK…]
Libertariansare a greater threat to civilisation than Marxists.
|12||All philosophy written before the Industrial Revolution is best forgotten.|
Dehumanisingtechnology is a step in the right direction.
Time does not literally
move(see under Chronophysics).
|16||English spelling doesn't need a reform – it needs a bloody revolution! (See under Spelling Reform.)|
|17||Society owes me a living.|
|18||Green chilli peppers go nicely with lapsang souchong.|
|20||Esperanto is rubbish – for rather technical reasons (see under Ranto).|
|22||You aren't necessarily entitled to your own opinion.|
|23||A single word is worth a thousand pixels.|
|24||It's perfectly possible to do without fame, wealth, domestic bliss, adventure, consumer goods, mystical enlightenment, sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll… and still have an enjoyable and fulfilling lifestyle!|
|26||The interesting thing in the news is the gaps. [The tabloids' coverage of John's disappearance hasn't improved my faith in journalists.]|
|28||Trade-format paperbacks are nothing but a rip-off.|
The only moral answer to
You're either with us or against us!is
Then we're against you. (What is this, a War Against Pacifism?)
|31||Wikis (with one glorious exception) function mainly as a way of losing documentation.|
The only real
raciallink between Barack Obama and Colin Powell goes via the British Isles.
(The missing numbers were retired as boring)