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Re: Skeptics in the News

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Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:35 am

I used the wrong browser, okay?
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Post by Doctor X » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:52 am

You used your PC again?

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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:31 pm

Doctor X wrote:You used your PC again?

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Let's just say that it used me.









Wait...
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:21 am

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He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct.

Lawrence Krauss is a famous atheist and liberal crusader — and, in certain whisper networks, a well-known problem. With women coming forward alleging sexual harassment, will his “skeptic” fanbase believe the evidence?
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Post by Doctor X » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:16 am

How not surprising.

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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:40 am

Lawrence Krauss is a celebrity?

OK I just googled him. I guess he is. Now.

Now if only Pezus would rape an infant. :)
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:27 am

At a CFI event in November 2006, Krauss asked Hensley for her card, and later, as she was leaving, asked her if she was “of age.” She brushed off the odd question, excited to meet a star skeptic. When he later emailed to invite her to dinner, she accepted.

“I didn’t care if he flirted with me, I just wanted to be around somebody important, and I also wanted to get a job in this field,” Hensley told BuzzFeed News. “I thought I could handle myself.”

They made a plan to eat in the restaurant at the Washington, DC, hotel where Krauss was staying, Hensley recalled. But first he asked her to come up to his room while he wrapped up some work. He seemed in no rush to leave, she said, ordering a cheese plate and later champagne, despite her suggestion that they go down to dinner.
Rule #1 when you're at a hotel: NEVER ACCEPT INVITATIONS TO GO TO A GUY'S ROOM.

I am not blaming the victim, just stating my worldly advice. If you must meet, meet in a public place, such as the lobby.

Idiots tend to "read" your acceptance as a "signal" that you want to have sex. Why, I don't know, but that's how it is with humans, especially males.
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:33 am

Pyrrho wrote:
I am not blaming the victim, just stating my worldly advice. If you must meet, meet in a public place, such as the lobby.

Idiots Males tend to "read" your acceptance as a "signal" that you want to have sex.
Because she came to your hotel room. Where the bed is. That's a decent signal.

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Post by Pyrrho » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:44 am

Actually the first "signal" is when she gave him her card. Second is when she accepted the invitation to dinner.

Anyway, the whole "convention" thing is a formalized mating ritual.
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Post by Pyrrho » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:50 am

Skimmed through the article. A few familiar names. The accusations are serious and they are one thing; the internecine warfare is quite another.

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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:33 pm

Peezus is at it again.

Would someone care to write a standard inclusion rider for conference speakers?
rances McDornand gave a speech at the Oscars in which she asked everyone to include an “inclusion rider” in their contracts. Like most people around the country, I had to google it to find out what an “inclusion rider” is.
  • What the heck is an inclusion rider? It’s a way to make Hollywood more equitable. Actors sign contracts when they are cast in films, and they have the ability to negotiate for riders, or additional provisions. An inclusion rider is a stipulation that the minor roles of a film reflect the demography of where the film takes place, including a proportionate number of women, minorities, LGBTQ individuals and people with disabilities. Big name actors who have leverage in negotiations could put this stipulation into their contracts and drastically change representation in film.
Hey! Why don’t we have such a thing for speakers at atheist cons (maybe you do, and I just don’t know about it)? This would be so useful. You want me to speak at your event? Great! But part of the deal is that I don’t show up and discover that I’m one among a big roster of nothing but old white men.

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Great idea.

The "movement" needs to die and that's as good a method as any. :lmao:
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Re: Skeptics in the News

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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Pyrrho » Wed May 02, 2018 10:47 am


Sure, asshole.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 02, 2018 2:38 pm

Or vote, I suppose?
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Doctor X » Wed May 09, 2018 8:11 am

If free will is an illusion--yet another sophomore who woke up in a physics lecture--then art cannot be freedom.

Meditate upon this wisdom now.

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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed May 09, 2018 9:39 am

I thought about the free will question, but I think it's a philosophical dead end.

Even if it is an illusion, it behooves us to act on the assumption that we have free will.
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed May 09, 2018 3:23 pm

Art is freedom
Free will is an illusion
Magicians are sometimes called illusionists
Illusionists used to be a class in old school D&D
D&D was invented by a man named Gary Gygax
Therefore Art is a man named Gary, QED
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