“What gunk lurks in the bathroom sink drain? A fungus that can cause infections in humans, for one thing.” —
“What we respect is free inquiry, open-mindedness, and the pursuit of ideas for their own sake … We are not immune to the lure of wonder and mystery and awe: we have music and art and literature, and find that the serious ethical dilemmas are better handled by Shakespeare and Tolstoy and Schiller and Dostoyevsky and George Eliot than in the mythical morality tales of the holy books. Literature, not scripture, sustains the mind and—since there is no other metaphor—also the soul.” —
And one more, from Christopher Hitchens.
I dunno. Some Scripture is also Literature.
Sec Def Herman Cain?
- Barbara Walters: What kind of cabinet position might you like, if it were possible?
- Herman Cain: We are speaking totally, totally hypothetical, right? Totally, totally hypothetical...
- Walters: Yeah.
- Cain: Department of Defense!
- Walters: What?!
- Herman Cain wants to be Secretary of Defense. That, y'all, is the sound of my head hitting my desk. (And Walters, to her credit, could not contain her disbelief...).