Disclaimer: if you're digging around in this archive of my developing brain, take heed: some of it is terrible nonsense. I started writing this blog in 2005 when I was sixteen years old, apparently with the straightforward mission of proving that all teenagers are irredeemable idiots.

More emphatically: let there be absolutely no doubt that while there are some fun and thoughtful posts in this my ancient blog, there are also some indefensible ones. I had fallen to some degree to post-9/11 xenophobia and had some fundamental misconceptions about my fellow human beings. Like many teenaged boys, I revelled in feeling smart, so Dawkinsesque arrogance was like, totally, my thing. I was an idiot, it's embarassing, but I'm leaving it here to remind myself and you that no one is beyond saving.

Laugh, don't cry; I'm feeling much better now.

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