For me, the most useful way to frame most non-medicinal drugs – including alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, non-prescribed prescription medications, and other more illicit goodies – is this: drugs are psychological tools with that provide or enhance pleasure.
While watching Sarah slaughter a whole family of cave dwellers, after losing her own child earlier in the film, I had to wonder: is having kids a really bad idea?
By way of apology for the lack of content and my false promises of the same, here's an unedited excerpt from the novel.
The word 'horse' and the word 'unicorn' have the same status - they are both simplified abstractions of commonly held, fairly complex ideas.
'Objectivity', as defined and practiced by mainstream media, can actually be code for 'the right bias'.
Pascal's wager only makes sense in a world where there are two religious options - atheism or Christianity. If the only god humanity had ever dreamt up was the trinitarian deity of the New Testament, then Pascal would be correct. But as it is, there are an inconceivable number of gods past and present floating around in the heads of us weirdos.
The mother of a baby shot in the face would surely not agree that evil is a mere lack of good.