Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rule #495

Logical Argument Rule #4:

School curriculum ought to be based on a subject's usefulness in daily life.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rule #494

Logical Argument Rule #3:

If everyone should learn how to use logic, then logic should be required curriculum in schools.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Rule #493

Logical Argument Rule #2:

If logic is useful in daily life, then everyone should learn how to use it.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rule #492 (Beginning of Logical Argument Week)

This week is going to be special. All of the rules this week are going to form one long logical argument. Sunday through Friday's rules will be premises, with our conclusion on Saturday. And what better to accompany Logical Argument Week than pictures of the man who taught me it all?

Logical Argument Rule #1:

Logic is either useful in daily life or it isn't.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Rule #491

The internet is a great place for people who love to argue.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Rule #490

Unless you live in a swing state, voting for the president doesn't really matter.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rule #489

There are a lot more similarities between actors and politicians than there ought to be.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rule #488

While unexpected, it is entirely possible to catch a cold in summer.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rule #487

Almost everything good in life is at the end of a long, unpleasant road.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Rule #486

Some things just shouldn't be said.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rule #485

Fan art is often incredibly terrifying.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Rule #484

It's very hypocritical to think that some deus ex machinas are copouts, and other are ingenious plot devices.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Rule #483

There's nothing wrong with having a few guilty pleasures.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rule #482

Being on the news is exciting, even if it's just a brief moment in a local news video clip.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Rule #481

Taking advice from a 22 year-old who can see over a dozen action figures from where he's sitting is questionable at best.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rule #480

It's important to know whether you work better with a daily schedule or with marathon sessions of productivity.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rule #479

It's a lot harder to admire someone only sort of famous (without looking like a stalker) than it is to admire someone who's really famous.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Rule #478

Sometimes change is a good thing.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rule #477 (End of Scientist Guest Week)

Scientist Guest Rule #7 (from Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist)

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Rule #476

Scientist Guest Rule #6 (from Richard Feynman, physicist)

Thinking science is certain is an error on your part.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rule #475

Scientist Guest Rule #5 (from Carl Sagan, cosmologist):

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rule #474

Scientist Guest Rule #4 (from Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist)

Truth is what stands the test of experience.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rule #473

Scientist Guest Rule #3 (from Charles Darwin, naturalist)

The species most adaptable to change is the species that survives.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Rule #472

Scientist Guest Rule #2 (from Richard Dawkins, biologist):

Don't be so open-minded that your brain falls out.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rule #471 (Beginning of Scientist Guest Week)

I like Science. And I think it's important to understand as much as we can about the universe we live in. So, in the interest of hopefully inspiring you to like Science as well, I decree this to be Scientist Guest Week:

Scientist Guest Rule #1 (from Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist):

Scientific literacy empowers you with understanding.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Rule #470

Comic book nerds are often very different from the stereotype, and almost as often exactly like the stereotype.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Rule #469

It's great to have lunch with friends you haven't seen in ages.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rule #468

The only problem with kittens is that they turn into cats.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rule #467

Every once in a while you need to give somebody else a taste of their own medicine.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Rule #466

Never underestimate the value of an air conditioner in summer (because of Rule #147).