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Snake oil rebel force

A while back I wrote something about the new advertising, or how advertising would become extinct and be replaced by better products that people actually want. Well my mate Fox has thought a little harder and longer than me, and offered a glimpse into the more-likely-than-my-scenario scenario of what advertising might become: Once, years ago, I read something about the future of advertising. I don’t know if it was an Ogilvy book, or something else. It said, paraphrased, “The future of advertising won’t be that a company has a product and tries to persuade people to buy the product.

Why do you believe in God?

Ricky Gervais pretty much sums up my thoughts on God: Why I’m An Atheist. Arrogance is another accusation. Which seems particularly unfair. Science seeks the truth. And it does not discriminate. For better or worse it finds things out. Science is humble. It knows what it knows and it knows what it doesn’t know. It bases its conclusions and beliefs on hard evidence — evidence that is constantly updated and upgraded. It doesn’t get offended when new facts come along.