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Fact Paradox and Random Musings

Edit 04/2019 - I left lots in, removed a few items, and as always used few words so as to create questions, perplexity, and thought. Take in small doses for words can provoke thinking, even wisdom.

The birth of time and space as we understand it occurred some 15 billion years ago.
"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is." Bill Clinton when asked about having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.
Dick Cheney, a four time draft dodger justified the Iraq invasion, claiming 'Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDS).'
If opinions are only opinions what are opinions.
Certainty is unscientific.
Imagine bacteria from a space probe starting life on another planet.
Some scientists claim humanity has a 50/50 chance of surviving this century.
The Mosuo are the only known significant matriarchal society.
A nation of great wealth disparity is an un-freedom nation.
Thousands of Americans and it is estimated over a million Iraqis have died so far over these WMDS.

JM's favorite, mostly short, quotes in alphabetical order.

"A book is a mirror: When a monkey looks in, no apostle can look out."
"A day without laughter is a day wasted." Charlie Chaplin
"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." William James
"A man is what he thinks about all day long." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see." Roland Barthes
"A rational person cannot seek to confirm their beliefs, only to test them." Chris Hallquist
"A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." William James
"Actions speak louder than words."
"All generalisations - perhaps except this one - are false." Kurt Gödel
"All good art is abstract in its structure." Paul Strand
"Always strive to excel, but only on weekends." Richard Rorty
"Ambition is a poor…