24 Oct '11, 2am

Balderdash: "Why I am no longer a skeptic" via @gssq

“Rather than seeing himself as human because he could make economic calculations, the hunter insisted that being truly human meant refusing to make such calculations, refusing to measure or remember who had given what to whom, for the precise reason that doing so would inevitably create a world where we began "comparing power with power, measuring, calculating" and reducing each other to slaves or dogs through debt.” --- David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years *** Why I am no longer a skeptic "Shared identities like skepticism are problematic at the best of times, for numerous reasons, but I can accept them as a means of giving power and a voice to the disenfranchised. And indeed, this is how skeptics like to portray themselves: an embattled minority standing up for science, the lone redoubt of reason in an irrational world, the vanguard against the old order of ignoran...

Full article: http://gssq.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-i-am-no-longer-skept...

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