Here are two interesting and very unexpected things that I ran across this weekend…
First from the New England Journal of Medicine review of Love on the Rocks: Men, Women, and Alcohol in Post-World War II America on Amazon:
Alcohol has always had a special role in the United States. From 1620, when the Puritans were forced to land on Plymouth Rock because the Mayflower had almost run out of beer
(via Rageboy email)
Then next from Richard Dawkins’ new book – The GOD Delusion:
The Penguin English Dictionary defines a delusion as a ‘false belief or impression’. Surprisingly, the illustrative quotation the dictionary gives is from Philip E. Johnson (the leader of the creationist charge against Darwinism in the US): ‘Darwinism is the story of humanity’s liberation from the delusion that its destiny is controlled by a power higher than itself.’
(italic text was added by me)
Hilarious! The puritans running out of beer and the creationists calling a higher power a delusion!!!