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This year I carved Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's face on my Halloween pumpkin (because the kids love him and he's dead.) (please note the scattered plastic bones in the foreground of the installation shot) I was disappointed when I did not win a prize for the best pumpkin, and that is because R.M. Vaughan was judging the contest, and he is the Worst Fucking Art Critic in Canada.
The other big disappointment is that Steve Irwin actually looks more like Lee Majors. (as one of my asshole neighbours pointed out)
Candy Minx has conducted and posted an excellent interview with AGO curator David Moos. Hats go off to David for participating, but more, fancier hats go off to Candy for her smart and fearless line of questioning!
Wired has a very good article about atheism in their current issue. The author talks to Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Daniel C. Dennett.
...Dennett tells me that he takes very seriously the risk of overreliance on thought. He doesn't want people to lose confidence in what he calls their "default settings," by which he means the conviction that their ethical intuitions are trustworthy. These default settings give us a feeling of security, a belief that our own sacrifices will be reciprocated. "If you shatter this confidence," he says, "then you get into a deep hole. Without trust, everything goes wrong."
It interests me that, though Dennett is an atheist, he does not see faith merely as a useless vestige of our primitive nature, something we can, with effort, intellectualize away. No rational creature, he says, would be able to do without unexamined, sacred things.
Hey what is that tiny little dot way over there by itself?