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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1050 on: September 15, 2019, 05:26:24 PM »
I can't take anyone seriously who uses the expression "hating on". 

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1051 on: September 15, 2019, 05:49:56 PM »
This one's a real hair-ripper.

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It's not female-coded. It's idiot-coded.

Right. That's the kink in the chain. And the distaste is not specifically masculine either.

But here's the underlying problem: according to post-structuralist philosophy, all realities are subjective and entirely context-dependent, so this person's pro-astrology "reality" is no less valid for her than our anti-astrology reality is for us.

That mode of thinking divides people of differing views, which allows everyone's personal illusion of progress to hinder any real, objective progress. In the end, it all comes down to which "discourse" can garner enough popular and monetary support to prevail in society and the markets. Which is one reason why we now have medical schools teaching pseudoscience.
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1052 on: September 15, 2019, 06:50:59 PM »

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1053 on: September 15, 2019, 09:00:41 PM »
It's not female-coded. It's idiot-coded.
I was born on the same day as Rush Limbaugh and within twenty miles of him.

That proves astrology is bullshit.
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« Reply #1054 on: September 15, 2019, 09:11:41 PM »
It's not female-coded. It's idiot-coded.
I was born on the same day as Rush Limbaugh and within twenty miles of him.

That proves astrology is bullshit.

Oh, but at what time of day? Half an hour can make a noticable difference to the position of the sun and moon.

Is what I would have said back when I still bought into astrology and taught myself how to draw a natal chart by hand.
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #1057 on: September 27, 2019, 02:16:40 PM »
Clip from a television special from 1958 describing the hazard of climate change:
... in war the screams are loud and harsh and in peace the wail is so drawn-out we tell ourselves we hear nothing.

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« Reply #1058 on: September 28, 2019, 10:14:04 AM »
I'm pretty sure that was used as a WTN once.
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« Reply #1060 on: September 28, 2019, 12:34:58 PM »
The presenter did a lot of the "Bell Science" films. Projector nerds got to see them more than once.  8)
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« Reply #1063 on: September 28, 2019, 06:12:29 PM »
Why can't people frame their photos?
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« Reply #1064 on: September 28, 2019, 10:06:22 PM »
"Knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable"