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I'm with Stupid: One Man. One Woman. 10,000 Years of by Gene Weingarten, Gina Barreca

By Gene Weingarten, Gina Barreca

Is God male or woman? Why do ladies, yet now not males, flush public bogs with their ft? Why are males, yet no longer girls, enthusiastic about parallel parking? Why do ladies, yet now not males, go away eleven-minute messages on answering machines? Why do males consider accountable approximately not anything, and ladies consider responsible approximately every little thing? used to be Marilyn Monroe...fat?

These philosophical quandaries, and extra, are eventually debated in I'm with Stupid, an uproariously humorous discussion among Gene Weingarten, the gleefully misogynistic Washington Post humor columnist, and Gina Barreca, the gleefully feminist collage of Connecticut professor.

The first major e-book approximately women and men really written by way of a guy and a lady, I'm with Stupid is aware of the darkish secrets and techniques of either sexes. It's now not a lecture, yet a longer argument, a combustion of viewpoints that lands up unearthing startling truths. within the phrases of Gene and Gina: "Our Mars and Venus breach their orbits and collide in a screaming fireball from Hell."

The subject material spans paintings and expression, technology and know-how, politics and background, spirituality and faith, intercourse and sexuality, in addition to the advanced etiology, sociology, and etymology of soiled jokes. males: research eventually how you can comprehend needless to say while you're having a struggle. ladies: research what he relatively skill whilst he says "I'm sorry." Take aspects as Gene and Gina face off in a haggling problem during which the winner manages to get the bottom cost for a Mercedes S500. or simply take up the show.

I'm with Stupid is the ebook that eventually establishes, conclusively, that girls are funnier than males. And vice versa.

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Given time and a sufficiently exacting run of experience, and it will follow necessarily that much the same standards of truth and finality will come to govern men’s knowledge and valuation of facts throughout; whether the facts in question lie in the domain of material things or in the domain of those imponderable conventions and preconceptions that decide what is right and proper in human intercourse. It follows necessarily, because the same persons, bent by the same discipline and habituation, take stock of both and are required to get along with both during the same lifetime.

X This is, also of course, denied by those who insist on a purely mathematical formulation of scientific theories, but the denial is maintained only at the cost of consistency. xi Since the machine technology has made great advances, during the nineteenth century, and has become a cultural force of wide-reaching consequence, the formulations of science have made another move in the direction of impersonal matter-of-fact. The machine process has displaced the workman as the archetype in whose image causation is conceived by the scientific investigators.

X Epistemologically speaking, activity is imputed to phenomena for the purpose of organising them into a dramatically consistent system. , Karl Pearson,Grammar of Science, and compare his ideal of inert magnitudes as set forth in his exposition with his actual work as shown in chaps. 9, 10, and 12, and more particularly in his discussions of “Mother Right” and related topics in The Chances of Death. 27 2 The Instability of Knowledge and Belief As is true of any other point of view that may be characteristic of any other period of history, so also the modern point of view is a matter of habit.

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