15th September 2011

“I see religion as the Achilles heel of the human race and the major impediment to rational thinking.”

Harry Kroto

8 Responses to “15th September 2011”

  1. R J Says:

    well, maybe it’s ONE of the human Achilles heels.


    religion IS a major impediment to rational thought.

    no question.

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    I saw Prof Kroto speak once – he was talking about carbon 60 molecules. Very inspiring (well, I am (or used to be) an organic chemist). Good to see his mind is on track with reality in other walks of life!

  3. R j Says:


    that’s sort of an intriguing title. ” organic chemist. ”

    what does it mean ?

  4. archaeopteryx Says:

    A chemist who studies compounds of carbon, as well as being made of them (on this planet, at least).

  5. CaptainZero Says:

    Since Spiegelman’s Monster, we know biology = chemistry. Congrats, Flightlessbirdwithhairyfeathers, you are also an honorary biologist.

  6. archaeopteryx Says:

    Mrs archaeopteryx is an actual biologist.

  7. archaeopteryx Says:

    Just looked up Spiegelman’s monster – it’s fascinating! Thanks for that, CaptainZero.

  8. CaptainZero Says:

    Damn, Archaeo! Can your kids bend spoons with their minds? Damn fine gene pool!