Monthly Archives: December 2013

Zero the Hero

A vulgar variant of concept stealing, prevalent among avowed mystics and irrationalists, is a fallacy I call the Reification of the Zero. It consists of regarding “nothing” as a thing, as a special, different kind of existent. (For example, see … Continue reading

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How many holes?

How many holes are in this bucket? Non-existence is not a fact, it is the absence of a fact, it is a derivative concept pertaining to a relationship, i.e., a concept which can be formed or grasped only in relation … Continue reading

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There’s a Hole in the Bucket

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What shall we use to fill the empty spaces?

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Stop Gap

What’ll we do till then?

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Tim’s on holiday. Not sure about Reed. But no rest for this merry gentleman. (I’ll be blogging over the holiday period.) Have a metal Christmas and a headbanging New Year. God rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember, … Continue reading

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Don’t be absurd!

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Bring back BZP!

[Reprised from the Free Radical magazine, issue 74, March-April 2007.] Just before Christmas, Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton announced an impending ban on “party pills”. A report by the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs had found that BZP poses a … Continue reading

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Capitalists eat babies

For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. (ESV) Kill the poor? But who would we exploit … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of the Dead

Regular readers, thank you for your patience during the recent Eternal Vigilance outage. So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it … Continue reading

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