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  • Adrienne shared from The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism by Pascal Bruckner
    Self-denigration is all too clearly a form of indirect self-glorification.
  • Adrienne shared from The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism by Pascal Bruckner
    Self-denigration is all too clearly a form of indirect self-glorification.
  • Adrienne shared from The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
    But there is still much to be wary of in human moralizing: the confusion of morality with status and purity, the temptation to overmoralize matters of judgment and thereby license aggression against those with whom we disagree, the taboos on thinking about unavoidable tradeoffs, and the ubiquitous vice of self-deception, which always manages to put the self on the side of the angels.
    Note: My wife and I were talking about this in the context of the modern moralization of food choices(so called 'clean' food)
  • Adrienne shared from Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
    Faith is clearly not enough for many people. They crave hard evidence, scientific proof. They long for the scientific seal of approval, but are unwilling to put up with the rigorous standards of evidence that impart credibility to that seal.
  • Adrienne shared from The Second World War by Antony Beevor
    Hell hath no fury like competing intelligence agencies.
    Note: That's the truth!
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