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2 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Most Social Justice Ad... · 1 reply · +2 points

Kudos on the South Park reference! Very nice.

2 days ago @ http://iamchristianiam... - Social Justice and Ath... · 1 reply · +3 points

Not only are SJWs not representing atheism, but they aren't even representing social justice advocacy. Much of their behavior seems to undermine progress on the causes about which they claim to care. I think this is part of why it is so important to make clear distinctions between how they behave and how sincere social justice advocates behave.

3 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Base Rate Fallacy: Gen... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm not sure that something having genetic components has much to do with whether it is classified as a mental disorder. Some mental disorders are known to run in families; others are assumed to be primarily due to the complex interplay of genetics and environment. It is almost never as simple as something being completely due to one or the other.

My recent post David Cameron on the Right to Cause Offense

6 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Spreading Superstition... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm not so sure about the benign part, but I suppose they might have an easier time hearing that.

My recent post Base Rate Fallacy: Gender and Atheism in Britain

6 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Base Rate Fallacy: Gen... · 0 replies · +4 points

Some women have reported negative experiences, and I suppose some people have tried to generalize from these reports to the larger group because it fits some of their agenda.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - #Manspreading and Publ... · 1 reply · +3 points

Just because I'm not currently using public transportation does not mean I haven't had the opportunity to do so in the past. I am familiar with some of the problems related to rudeness. They always seemed like a good opportunity to exercise a little common courtesy and practice asserting myself. "Excuse me, I was hoping you could move over a bit so I could sit here." Could this be a viable alternative to taking photos without someone's consent to shame them on Twitter? It used to be quite effective.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - #Manspreading and Publ... · 0 replies · +3 points

The perfume or cologne thing is a great point to raise. From what I understand, some people may even have allergies to the stuff.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - #Manspreading and Publ... · 1 reply · +3 points

I don't recall saying I think it is trivial. I'm not sure if it is trivial or not. I can see how it could be a problem in some situations even though most of the photos I've seen posted appear to have been taken in nearly empty subway cars. The part I'm reacting to here is the public shaming. It seems to be the preferred alternative to asking someone to move. I find that strange.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - #Manspreading and Publ... · 0 replies · +2 points

All you had to do was ask. Imagine that!

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Coalition Building for... · 0 replies · +3 points

Agreed. And when you are a member of a relatively small and greatly despised minority that seems to have quite a bit of trouble even getting along with one another, what you can do is likely to be even more limited.