Almost Intelligent

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Hello readers. I call you readers even though there is a strong chance that, if you are not my mom, you ended up here entirely by accident. If you’ve stuck around this long, perhaps you’d like to know the what and why of this place. The name comes from an episode of the cartoon Justice League UnlimitedĀ called “For the Man Who Has Everything”, itself based on a classic Alan Moore story of the same name.

In it, a character called Mongul(if you don’t know who he is, imagine Space Hitler if he was also a yellow version of the Hulk), offers the following critique of humanity “You animals really are almost intelligent, aren’t you?” The quote, and the phrase “almost intelligent” have stuck with me ever since. I like to debate and argue, and one of my greatest faults is believing too much in my own intelligence. The phrase, then, seems like a good way to deflate the arrogance and self-importance that is the enemy of true intelligence.

We are still under construction at the moment(they say you should use “we” to give the appearance of being some kind of professional organisation, but I think it is painfully apparent that this is all me.)


Written by Colin Hodd

March 29, 2012 at 8:22 PM

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