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Rationally Speaking is a blog maintained by Prof. Massimo Pigliucci, a philosopher at the City University of New York. The blog reflects the Enlightenment figure Marquis de Condorcet's idea of what a public intellectual (yes, we know, that's such a bad word) ought to be: someone who devotes himself to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them." You're welcome. Please notice that the contents of this blog can be reprinted under the standard Creative Commons license.
Friday, October 20, 2006
The most unreal reality show ever
The “American Idol”-like show will seek “riveting and amazing” performances by wanna-be mind-over-matter performers, and even viewers equipped with mere “intuitive powers” will be allowed to call in. Golly, I just can't wait to see the first episode!
Interestingly, Geller said: “This is not a show where people have to prove to me that they are for real,” which is a good thing, since he has never been able to rise to that minimum standard himself!