March 12, 2008

Wednesday Wisdom

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?"

Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night."

Charles M. Schulz


  1. Anonymous9:07 AM

    A perfect thought, indeed. Happy Wednesday, all.

  2. Yes Dylan, that would describe most nights...

    Now, go answer your questions bad boy!

  3. Anonymous11:39 PM


    I was only interested in the question about the proportion of radical Islam because the report was mentioned recently on a couple of blogs and even got a run on the morning news here the other day. It didn't take long to find it and link to it, but even then what I wrote didn't really answer the question.

    No survey is going to track the 'terrorists' in a religion and 'radical' or 'fundamentalist' does not mean the same thing as 'terrorist'. Similarly, no neutral poll is going to ask about a 'war of agression' and, again, 'war' does not equal 'war of agression'.

    But, hey, it's only a blog, right? If I have disappointed Bob then I'll just have to live with it. :)

  4. Anonymous12:59 AM

    Yep, only a blog!!

    'radical' or 'fundamentalist' does not mean the same thing as 'terrorist'

    Spot on, too.

    Just as 'sympathy' for the 'cause' of terrorists doesn't necessarily indicate propensity to carry out terrorist acts.

    'Though it could, but polls are notoriously imprecise.

    Such questions take more than one blog...