Thursday, May 1, 2008

Where a lack of critical thinking can get you

I am all for tradition. I am not religious, but celebrate Christmas, and listen to Christmas carols. I watch the Packers on Sunday, and think back to my earliest memories, growing up in Wisconsin with the Pack.

But there are also traditions that should not persist. For example, I no longer fry up polish sausage to drizzle the grease with Karo Syrup on Wonder bread , as my family used to do during Packers games. Critical thinking has alerted me to the fact that this may not be a healthy tradition.

Here is a tradition that should die: a ritual exists whereby babies are dropped from a building 50 feet high. Video is available at the link below:

News Story

4 comments:

c e hamperch, jr. said...

As Star Trek's Mr Spok One said :"fascinating!" I share the sentiment. I linked to this site through Pharangula. A regular read for me and I've already added your blog in my favorites.
I am interested in studying and learning more about so called "parellel evolution." I was a practicing beekeeper in my youth. Behavioral evolution is something which I'm fascinated with. eg: swarming in insects, schooling behaviour in fishes, flocking behaviour in birds, and , of course, herding behaviour in mammals (including bipedal mammals. I'm wondering if you have read the fascinating work of Dr. Murray Bowen, M.D. or his protoge, Dr Michael Kerr, M.D.? Their work in studying the evoutonary development of the human family is extraordinary. I very much enjoyed your blog. Thank you!

My email is hamperch@gmail.com

Todd Oakley said...

c e h - Thanks for the comments. I haven't seen the work you mention, I will try to look it up...

Tom said...

I'm speechless... How on earth would that... why do they think that....In what manner should that...Arrrrggghhh!!!

How many dead babies does it take to paint a house red?

It depends on how hard you throw them...

*Sigh*

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