Manifesto, Pt. 1

Hope is not what you get when you purchase a lottery ticket.

Faith is not the way I assume certain things about gravity.

Love isn't something you can possess.

Beauty is not the eye of the beholder, certainly not in the eye; but it must be beheld all the same.

Life isn't simply a combination of energy and mass in certain patterns.

Psychology is not neurochemistry.

Neurochemisry is not "bad science."

"Good science" is less important than you think it is.

"Science" isn't "what scientists do."

Natural Philosophy isn't obsolete.

Methodology is the enemy of Truth.

Truth is not something to be grasped.

Truth is not the same thing as Reason.

Teaching is not (necessarily) what happens in schools.

Give a man a fish, you'll feed him for a day. Give a man a fishing rod, and he'll never even think about making a spear.

Community is not what you think it is.

Ask not what you can do for your country, but what you can do for your neighbour.

Green is the colour you turn when you're seasick.

"Will it blend?" How about: "will it give me cramps?"

Don't do it because it's there; do it because you're there.

Tyler Durden was right about self-improvement.

"People who like quotes love meaningless generalizations" -- Graham Greene

Irony is our way of upstaging truth and beauty. We're pathetic like that.

2 comments:

Michael said...

"Natural Philosophy isn't obsolete." Depends on your definition of Nature, doesn't it?

A good list. :)

Jack said...

Nature is the source of all our nightmares...

a good beginning; the rest is yet to come...