Slashdot has this chain about how the Supreme Court is going to decide whether thoughts are patentable.
Somehow, it reminds me of this famous story of Jim Valvano and a basketball referee:
"I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em."