Home

Contemporary Philosophers?

27 Comments

 

As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind – every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.

~ John Glenn

*****

When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.

~ Desmond Tutu

*****

America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.

~ David Letterman

*****

I’m not a paranoid, deranged millionaire.

God dammit, I’m a billionaire.

~ Howard Hughes

*****

After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box.

~ Italian proverb

*****

Men are like linoleum floors. Lay ’em right and you can walk all over them for thirty years.

~ Betsy Salkind

*****

The only reason they say ‘Women and children first’ is to test the strength of the lifeboats..

~ Jean Kerr

*****

I’ve been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would take out the garbage.

~ Zsa Zsa Gabor

*****

You know you’re a redneck if your home has wheels and your car doesn’t.

~ Jeff Foxworthy

*****

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.

~ Prince Philip

*****

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.

~ Emo Philips.

*****

Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself.

~ Harrison Ford

*****

The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree.

~ Spike Milligan

*****

Lawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke.

~ Robin Hall

*****

Kill one man and you’re a murderer, kill a million and you’re a conqueror.

~ Jean Rostand.

*****

Having more money doesn’t make you happier. I have 50 million dollars but I was just as happy as when I had 48 million.

~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

*****

We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea.

~ WH Auden

*****

In hotel rooms I worry. I can’t be the only guy who sits on the furniture naked.

~ Jonathan Katz

*****

If life were fair Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead.

~ Johnny Carson

*****

I don’t believe in astrology. I am a Sagittarius and we’re very skeptical.

~ Arthur C. Clarke

*****

Hollywood must be the only place on earth where you can be fired by a man wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap.

~ Steve Martin

*****

Home cooking. Where many a man thinks his wife is.

~ Jimmy Durante

*****

America is so advanced that even the chairs are electric.

~ Doug Hamwell

*****

The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone.

~ George Roberts

*****

If God had intended us to fly he would have made it easier to get to the airport.

~ Jonathan Winters

Advertisements

Proof of Heaven?

18 Comments

The accuracy of a New York Times bestseller in which Dr. Eben Alexander writes about his alleged experiences in the afterlife after slipping into a coma has been called into question after a doctor who treated him revealed several inaccuracies with his story.

‘Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife’ has sold nearly two million copies and remained on best-seller lists for over 35 weeks.

But now an investigation of Dr. Alexander’s past and some of his book’s claims have revealed a series of factual omissions and inconsistencies that call significant parts of his story into question.

I think when you buy a book that’s marketed as a nonfiction book, when that book’s called “Proof of Heaven,” I think that carries with it certain expectations of accuracy,’ Esquire contributing editor Luke Dittrich, who carried out the investigation, told TODAY on Tuesday.

 

Alexander also writes that he slipped into the coma as a result of E. coli bacterial meningitis and had no higher brain activity, while Dr. Potter , the neurosurgeon involved with Alexander says the coma was medically induced and the patient was conscious, though hallucinating.

 

Full story here