Michael Zeleny (larvatus) wrote,
Michael Zeleny
larvatus

the bird’s the word

“Debating creationists on the topic of evolution is rather like trying to play chess with a pigeon — it knocks the pieces over, craps on the board, and flies back to its flock to claim victory.”This principle generalizes to all theologies, or ways of relating man to his innermost values and motives, agglomerating rational thought and dogmatic mythology. All men argue like pigeons play chess when their core concerns are at stake.
Tags: animals, persiflage, rhetoric
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