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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

PZ runned away again

This time, it's from Scienceblogs and National Geographic. But at least he'll have that noted scientist, Ed Brayton, to keep him company.
The scienceblogs “science blogs” gotten somewhat better over the years with some silly blockheads leaving, but one of the worst, PZ Meyers, known for tiny little snippets of vitriol of pseudo-progressive populism that panders to the stupid “skeptics” crowd (the self-righteous feel superior about bashing morons with silly non-arguments type), seemed to never want to go away, giving science blogging a very bad reputation.

Now finally, they are at least splitting the vitriol from the science they at times still throw in here and there. As you can read on Facebook:

Freethoughtblogs.com will be THE central gathering place for atheists, humanists, skeptics and freethinkers in the blogosphere.

This is of course ridiculous since the main blogs are more about republican bashing than about anything else and there is very little reasonable skepticism ever on those blogs, but it is nevertheless good news for science blogging generally if those that give science blogging a bad name finally go and blog under a different category. “Freethought” (free of what actually – reason?) sounds as kooky as any crackpottery and is a much better heading than “science”.
Wait a minute, you mean to say that posting about Matt Damon and one's dislike of libertarians isn't science? Bloody butterfly collectors, I should have known better than to major in biology at a community college!

What about Ben Affleck? Ben Affleck and Republican-hating is still science, isn't it? And Pope-bashing and Biblethumper-thrashing and stimulus-defending, how can that possibly be considered anything but science? Science is what scientists do!

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