Philosophy Today

This video of a rat on the escalator at the Civic Center BART/Muni station is strangely hypnotic, and there’s some sort of Sisyphean metaphor in there. 

The busker playing saxophone in the back just adds to the vibe.

Here’s one for the annals of epistemology:

Sen. John McCain’s top campaign aides convened a conference call today to complain of being called “liars.” They pressed the media to scrutinize specific elements of Sen. Barack Obama’s record.

But the call was so rife with simple, often inexplicable misstatements of fact that it may have had the opposite effect: to deepen the perception, dangerous to McCain, that he and his aides have little regard for factual accuracy.

Oh Ben Smith, you’re so adorable. “Little regard”?

McCain camp criticism rife with errors [Politico]