“Don’t waste your time arguing about allocating blame. There’ll be enough to go around.”
I believe there never was a third law. The first and second seem to be lost (I vaguely remember that at least one of them was a simple theft of one of the classics). If anybody remembers, or especially has or can find archived posts where I cite the earlier laws, I’d be fascinated to hear.
How often does a major newspaper publish an article on an author that’s not tied to a book or movie release? How often when the author has been dead 20 years?
The LA Times just did. On Heinlein, of course. The very existence of the article seems to somewhat undercut the content, which is mostly negative.
I don’t “get” the religious impulse. It appears to be widespread, appearing in essentially all cultures, across recorded history and most likely back into the realm of archaeology (though we must remember the tendency to categorize anything not understood as “religious artifacts”). It’s quite possibly hard-wired into the human brain. But I still just don’t get it. I don’t understand why people want any religion, or why they pick the ones they do.
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