Monday, June 29, 2020

A Demon-Haunted World After All, Part 1

Carl Sagan's landmark jeremiad The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark marks its twenty-fifth birthday this year, an event it will probably be celebrating mostly by itself. Still, along with others like The God Delusion, The End of Faith, God is Not Great and Darwin's Dangerous Idea it was, for a brief moment, held up as the new canon, the new gospels for a worldwide Scientistic Utopia

Look around you; see any signs of that Utopia out there? Yeah, me neither.

In fact, it very much feels like the world is very much haunted by demons these days. In fact, demonic spirits seem to be having the utter run of the place. How did this happen? How did we get here? 

Thursday, June 11, 2020

When The Masks Come Off: Alan Moore's Lovecraft Mythos

JB of Meta-Logic Cafe pointed out that Johnny Carcosa, the great initiator of Alan Moore's Lovecraft Trilogy would be quite the fashion plate these days. Carcosa-- and Moore-- certainly anticipated the times we live in today, when all our social and political institutions begin to melt and fall away.

I seriously doubt the implosion process is going to end there.

Thursday, June 04, 2020

More Apocalypse Relief for You!

Alex invited me back onto Skeptiko to discuss He Will Live Up in the Sky and tributaries thereto. I am showing off my lockdown-hoax COVID beard. If you have a few clams burning a hole in your pocket, send me a nice trimmer.

I hate that photo. Remind me to send Alex a new one.

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

We Interrupt Your Regularly-Scheduled Apocalypse

Need a break from the ongoing collapse of the American urban experiment? Check out this lively and freewheeling conversation on The Cosmic Keys Podcast with your favorite lunatic blogger.