Archive for the ‘mockery’ Category
@conradhackett: In experiment, published articles resubmitted to same journals. Most rejected, “serious methodological flaws” noted.
Well there you have it- the infallibility of the process. Sort of. Maybe.
This is fantastic. It’s a step by step guide for dealing with any internet content having to do with Richard Dawkins. Everyone should use it.
Luther once remarked
“The world has now become very sure of itself. It relies on books and thinks that if these are read it knows everything. The devil almost succeeded in getting me, too, to become lazy and secure and to think: ‘Here you have the books. If you read them you’ll have the answers.’ So the fanatics and sacramentarians suppose that because they have read only one little book they know everything.
Against such security I pray the catechism every day like my little Hans and ask God to keep me in his dear, holy Word, lest I grow weary of it.”
The world today is packed to the roof with sacramentarians and fanatics. And they’re all experts on scripture and theology because once upon a time they read a book…
Not only does wikipedia offer misinformation by the truckload, it also thinks a monkey can hold copyright of a picture…
Wikimedia, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia, has refused a photographer’s repeated requests to stop distributing his most famous shot for free – because a monkey pressed the shutter button and should own the copyright.
Did the monkey post the photo too, Wikimedia? Has the monkey written in and said that he likes his selfie a lot and wants it to be online? Did, Wikimedia, the monkey give his permission for his image to be used? If not, then the monkey has grounds to complain. If not, then he doesn’t.
But, anyway, thanks Wikimedia, for reminding us how really useless and senseless your ‘service’ is.
CNN must be having a very hard time finding anyone besides Aslan to be one of their talking heads. In fact, TV in general must be having a hard time finding sensible and actual experts in all kinds of fields.
First Aslan appeared in the mildly interesting Bible series that aired a while back as an expert on the Historical Jesus (even though he isn’t). And in the last few days he’s been on CNN debating (if you could call it that- and you can’t) the situation in the Middle East.
Which is it Aslan? Are you an expert on biblical interpretation and Early Christianity or are you an expert on foreign affairs? Or are you really just the only guy CNN can find who is willing to talk about subjects far outside his field just so as to be on the tv box?
And shame on you CNN. Try harder. Find actual experts. Or just show footage of Blitzer pointing at a map of Iraq and calling it Afghanistan. That, you’re good at.
Like Coulter, he is a publicity whore. Like Coulter, he seldom knows what he’s talking about. Like Coulter, he loves the spotlight. Like Coulter, he befouls himself with more ignorance about theology and religion than a herd of swine wallowing in their own excrement. Like Coulter, he is either a moron, a liar, or a complete imbecile. Perhaps it’s all three.
In any event, Richard Dawkins is the UK’s Ann Coulter. And he should be understood as such. Nothing more.