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Fun idea- boost this toot and I'll attempt draw your profile picture
Happy 10th Birthday NONE Pizza with Left BEEF
Adam Lee Miller of ADULT. is looking like more and more John Flansburgh's Goth Brother, and I am totally on board with that.
If you want to move to New York City, but need a job, the Parks Department is looking for a blacksmith. Starting salary: $100k.
So called "Skeptics" should also be skeptical of themselves and their beliefs.
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What's helped me become less of a dick atheist is trying to embrace a bit of intellectual humility. There is always a chance that, whatever I believe, _I could be wrong_.
The evidence I have for any belief could be disproven tomorrow. It's not likely, but it could happen. This is how science works.
Accepting even the tiniest amount of uncertainty about what we know and believe is a healthy thing.
Previous toots adapted from a comment I made on MetaFilter, by the way.
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But science---actual, hard science---hasn't proven any of those. And the more we research some of this stuff, properly, scientifically, we find that homosexuality occurs pretty regularly in nature and that sex is about more than just reproduction. We find that gender is more complicated than just XX/XY. We find that, all other things being equal, race has no impact on intelligence and that IQ tests are shitty measurements.
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I've shocked people by mentioning the undercurrent of homophobia, racism, and transphobia in New Atheist circles. Because your New Atheist type is looking for Absolute Truth, they'll go "No, homosexuality is unnatural because sex is inherently reproductive," or "Transgender people are mentally ill because your gender is determined by your chromosomes," or "Black people have a lower IQ than white people, just look at these tests."
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Speaking as an atheist, the New Atheist worship of science is amazing to me. One of the things about science that New Atheists miss is that science is constantly realizing things it thought were true, solid facts are, inf act, wrong. New Atheists/Skeptics are, essentially, looking for a Religious Absolute Truth in science, which science cannot provide---by definition.
So, I started my day by going to Times Square for a work-related professional development thing.
And boy am I glad that I don't work in Times Square anymore.
I have a ticket for Weird Al in March!
Paul Reubens was originally supposed to be Gozer the Gozarian in Ghostbusters.
Honestly, I'm okay with the recasting there. Otherwise, every time I rewatched it, I'd wonder why Pee-Wee Herman was ushering in the apocalypse.
I know those words, but that phrase doesn't make any sense.