Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Day 35 of 100 blogs in 100 days

Day 35 of visiting 100 blogs in 100 days -

The Daily Eudemon or "you duh MAN" is a blog that illuminates a calm and sensible writing style about "Pop culture, religion, history, literature, philosophy, humor, and drinking - usually from a Catholic perspective, but in a manner that non-Catholics find inviting."

Eric Scheske is a writer with a household of kids (7), but manages to keep his sanity... says Eric - "Sanity is over-rated. If you want to be like everyone else (the only standard of sanity in day-to-day life), read nothing but newspapers."

The Daily Eudemon reads easy; but be forewarned - it's a mad, mad, mad world out there... with some of the stuff that Eric dredges up and comments on, reading newspapers may be good medicine for the brain!

Sample post:

Lawyer and animal rights activist Steven Wise's book, Drawing the Line, does three things: (1) It explains what makes a person a person; (2) It provides a person-continuum of 0.0 (mere stimulus-response machines) to 1.0 (full autonomy—which is what Wise identifies as the essence of personhood); (3) It tells us that any animal with a score above .70 should be considered a person with legal rights. Elephants score the highest on Wise's continuum and are therefore entitled to legal rights, like people. Other animal-people are parrots, dolphins, gorillas, and bonobos, all of which score higher than .70. Further testing might show that other animals surpass the .70 mark.

It all doesn't really matter to me. Just as long as I can still eat 'em.

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