Russell and Duenes

Far Too Much Civility in This Country?

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Couldn’t pass up this additional quip from David Berlinski. Couldn’t agree more!


Written by Michael Duenes

February 26, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Posted in Duenes, Reflections, Science

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  1. Compare this with what Claire Berlinski writes at yesterday:

    Somehow in our culture the iron wall between religion and state has been transmogrified into a wall between religion and society. We never discuss religion in much depth in mixed company. Someone who comes up to you at cocktail party and discusses his relationship with God–or his lack thereof–is considered maladroit, a violator of an unspoken taboo. The conversation feels awkward and one instinctively changes the subject. (This is not so in Turkey, where it is not uncommon, within minutes of meeting someone, to be asked what you believe about God and challenged to a debate about your beliefs.)

    Indeed, we shy away from talking about the important things.


    March 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm

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