(Sometimes, we need to take a break and appreciate the wonderful things we’ve been given over the years. Today, I’d like to remind you of the glorious yet fictional legacy of that greatest of presidents, Josiah Bartlet, master of oratory and unparalleled leader of the Free World. The following was excerpted from The West Wing, episode: “War Crimes”. Enjoy.)
CHARLIE: How was church?
BARTLET: [mumbles] It sucked.
ABBEY: It was fine. [to Bartlet] Stop it!
BARTLET: It sucked!
ABBEY: [sighs] You’re talking about church.
BARTLET: Oh, like I’m not already going to hell. (more…)
REMARKS TO THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB
by Michael Crichton – San Francisco – September 15, 2003
I have been asked to talk about what I consider the most important challenge facing mankind, and I have a fundamental answer. The greatest challenge facing mankind is (more…)
“Morality is a biological adaptation no less than are hands and feet and teeth. Considered as a rationally justifiable set of claims about an objective something, ethics is illusory. I appreciate that when somebody says “love thy neighbor as thyself,” they think they are referring above and beyond themselves. Nevertheless, such reference (more…)