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"Can you prove God doesn't exist?" (an imaginary exchange)

"Can you prove God doesn't exist?"

"Maybe."

"What do you mean, 'maybe'? Either you can prove it or you can't!"

"Until I know what your standard of proof is I can't be sure I could prove to you that water is wet, so first I'll have to ask you some questions."

"Like what?"

"Do you believe Godzilla exists?"

"No, of course not!"

"Can you prove Godzilla doesn't exist?"

"Yes, of course I can. Everyone knows Godzilla is just something people made up."

"Okay, then yes, I can prove to you that God doesn't exist. All I need is to hear your proof that Godzilla doesn't exist and then repeat it back to you without the 'zilla'!"

Armed man arrested on way to Texas church to fulfill a 'prophecy'

He was carrying the [sic] loaded weapon, extra ammunition and a face shield, according to police.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/armed-man-arrested-way-texas-church-fulfill-prophecy-n953216

If it needs to be deliberately fulfilled then it's not a prophecy!

Wondermark features a rare excursion into politics.

Wondermark rarely features subject matter related in any way to politics, or to anything in the real world for that matter. It's usually just a delightfully nonsensical display of the cartoonist's brilliant imagination, and for that reason it's one of my favorite cartoon strips.

But today's is unusual and unique in that delves into politics:

http://wondermark.com/c1442/

Today's Brilliant Headlines from the Washington Examiner

Homeless people should leave their kids at home:

Don't want your kids to get tear-gassed? Leave them at home when you riot

Nuclear disarmament is dangerous:

Republicans must resist Democrats' dangerous nuclear disarmament plans

Why the Republicans won't give up on Kavanaugh: The Concorde Fallacy

The Concorde Fallacy is an aspect of human behavior (and apparently also observed in other animals), where an investment gradually turns bad, but instead of abandoning it the investors continue to invest more and more to avoid the alternative of accepting the loss. The general result is that what could have been a relatively small loss turns into a much larger loss, as in the case of the Concorde.

I think this phenomenon may be affecting the Republicans. Kavanaugh is looking worse and worse as time goes on, but Republicans are now behaving like Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Vacation, determined to get to the destination no matter what the consequences.

I certainly hope they pay the price for their irrationality.

Watching Olympus Has Fallen on TV. The White House is full of bad guys. Oh wait...

Why did Lindsey Graham say "It's my job to explain this to the president"?

Does he not agree with the late John McCain's statement that ""We are not the President's subordinates, we are his equals"?

Compare Kavanaugh with Bogart in The Caine Mutiny

It's actually pretty creepy.



Trump: "We're making a huge mistake and we need to hurry up and make it while we still can."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-plunges-into-tumult-amid-crises-over-kavanaugh-and-rosenstein/2018/09/24/06981220-c016-11e8-be77-516336a26305_story.html

Antsy and impatient, President Trump called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday with an unmistakable message: Call the vote on Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and call it soon, according to two people familiar with the conversation.


But I could be reading this wrong. Maybe he meant "call it" in the sense of an emergency room doctor who finally gives up with the defibrillator.

There's a humble little village in Yucatan named...

(Google Street View link)
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