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Look, we all have the same dream: building giant spaceships and living out among the stars, playing zero-gravity beer pong until the universe ends. It's not gonna be easy. It's gonna take a bunch of risks and hard work. But once we're out there, drunkenly giggling as our friends try to vomit into a zero-G toilet, we'll know it was worth it. The problem is that we've erected all these barriers between ourselves and new ideas, so anytime someone tosses a ping-pong ball of knowledge at the floating beer-sphere that is our brain, we open our mouths and spit out a bunch of confused chimpanzees, frantically batting the ideas away and squeaking like a bunch of lunatics.
- Assuming It's All About Us
- Looking for a Bad Guy (When There Isn't One)
- Finding One Irrelevant Flaw and Dismissing the Whole Thing
- Arguing on the Internet
- Thinking That Human Nature Is Easier to Change Than Anything Else
Question: What would be the hardest thing to explain to people in the 1850's about life in the 20th century?
Answer: I have a device in my pocket which is capable of accessing all information known to mankind. I use it to look at pictures of cats and argue with strangers on the internet.
originally posted by: HarbingerOfShadows
a reply to: mikeone718
Maybe because blaming religion is stupid?
Thank you for your illustration of number two.