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Quickies: The Pope on magic wands, statistical tests of harassment, and conflict in the secular movement

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Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. Ah yes, more praise for Pope Fank n Furter. This time for simply repeating the stance that the church has taken for a long time, that the big bang theory and evolution are not at odds with the church’s special friend in the sky.

    He also recently praised a convention of charlatans I mean clergy who were trying to figure out how to disabuse the nemesis of The Big Guy™ from invading the bodies of the unwashed by abusing those bodies themselves. So moderation, it appears, is all relative, or maybe not since he didn’t weight in on Einstein’s theory. Got to keep that popey goodness somehow after all.

  2. From that ridiculous survey.

    5. If you do not think diversity is a problem, do you believe the secular community is working hard to outreach minorities?

    A) Yes, the secular community is working hard in minority outreach

    B) No, the secular community needs to work harder to outreach minorities

    C) I do not think diversity is a problem in the secular movement

    Is that a typo or the actual question?

    If you “do not think diversity is a problem” why the fuck would you care if “the secular community is working hard to outreach minorities?”

    Besides the horrendous use of outreach as a verb, they appear to only want the opinions of those who agree there is no problem.

    That and their insistence that the only conflict in the community is over feminism really tips their hand; which slympitter wrote this survey anyway?

  3. Is there something going on with the comment system?

    I know I made the same point that Brooks made here with a link and everything but it has disappeared along with all of my replies from the last week or so.

    Is it just me or has it happened to anyone else?

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