Sunday, February 3, 2008

Skeptical poetry

DC Improbable Science has posted two fantastic skeptical poems by Anne Spencer written in the style of Jonathan Swift. Check them out!

An excerpt:

"So those who wish upon a star

Or herb or potion in a jar

To grant relief from ache or pain

Could well decide to think again

And weigh the chances that desire

Not reason is what we require

To make us well when we succumb

To ailments that are troublesome.

For wishful thoughts beguile the mind

But leave reality behind."

(Note & warning: the second poem is rather political, anti-Bush).

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