One my scoundrel-hero-bankers of Wall Street, Goldman-Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein famously said: “we’re doing God’s work“, responding to criticism that his firm made huge profits from the demise of others and he paid himself fat bonuses. Well, in like manner “we’re doing God’s work” here at UD, benefiting from the demise of Darwinism.
Novelists and writers have referred to Jamie Dimon (left) and Blankfein (right) along with other bankers as “Masters of the Universe”.
Due to popular demand, I’m starting another off-topic thread in honor of BA77’s contributions to UD.
Here is an off topic. Dawkins is under the impression that religious belief is mostly perpetuated through indoctrination. I don’t know about that because of people like Mitsuo Fuchida who uttered the historic phrase “Tora, Tora, Tora” as he led the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Mitsuo Fuchida was a Captain in the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service who is perhaps best known for leading the first air wave attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Fuchida was responsible for the coordination of the entire aerial attack working under the overall fleet commander Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo. After World War II ended, Fuchida became an evangelist, Christian preacher and frequently traveled to the United States to minister to the Japanese expatriate community. He became a United States citizen in 1966. His autobiography was originally released in 1953
Another off topic?
I’m not into cooking, but I have family members that are and watch the food network frequently.
The TV Series Chopped
They are so cruel to the chefs. They give them a batch of basic ingredients from which to design and implement a dish. For example, they gave on set of chefs the task of making deserts with :
a bottle of Starbucks frappuccino
honey mentholated cough drops
Iron Chef is also pretty cool:
And so is Restaurant Impossible:
I was amazed at what those guys did!
“If you post something off topic in an off topic thread, is it on topic?” I think this question is like Liar Paradox which was reincarnated into Gödel’s incompleteness theorem.
So if we tried answering this question: “If you post something off topic in an off topic thread, is it on topic?”, would discussion of that question be on topic or off topic? 🙂 Would a discussion of the topicness of off topics be on topic? Would the discussion of the topicness of the disucussion of the topicness of off topics be on topic? Would the discussion of the topicness of the discussion of the topicness of the disucussion of the topicness of off topics be on topic? Would….
So, speak your mind but exercise some discretion, keep it family friendly, and try not to start flame wars or launch into attacks against other UD participants. Other than that, talk about what you want. Enjoy!