It’s been getting a fair amount of ink (virtual and otherwise) and it’s pretty pertinent to the news-of-the-day. So, if you’re lookin’ for something a little more substantial, you should catch this high fiber lecture by Charles Murray. Kinda long; might want to print it out, stick it on top of the toilet tank for when you’ve got the time. Mens sana in corpore sana. That’s what we’re all about here.
If you need a teaser, Murray elaborates on what he calls the spreading European mentality, the essence of which he describes thusly:
That mentality goes something like this: Human beings are a collection of chemicals that activate and, after a period of time, deactivate. The purpose of life is to while away the intervening time as pleasantly as possible.
Such bedrock materialism has, of course, many consequences. Murray describes some of them. Yeah, Murray’s one of the guys who wrote The Bell Curve. We can talk about that later. Meanwhile, read this lecture.