The reason I started this blog is because I found it the easiest way for me to share interesting articles and other stuff with my friends. This saves me the trouble of mailing links and keeping track of what I’ve sent to whom. So I won’t be posting much of my own thoughts, I will mainly post links to articles written by others.
The name I choose for my blog (Culture Is Not Your Friend) is a quote from a lecture given by Terence McKenna.
I do not think that culture in itself is a bad thing but when we identify ourselves so strongly with our culture that we can’t consider new ideas and accept new evidence it makes us ignorant which in turn can make us a danger to ourselves and others. In that aspect I do not consider culture to be a friend. Science and culture is not in sync. Simply put: Just because we’ve been doing something for a very long time doesn’t make it true.