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Offline Quetzalcoatl

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What about publicly naming misbehaving famous skeptics?
« on: May 30, 2016, 06:32:28 PM »
As I think we all know, there have been reports of incidents of certain famous skeptics (I think there are two individuals in particular) behaving badly at conferences and similar events, with rumors of sexual harassment and worse.

I wonder, do the rules have anything to say about discussing their behavior, and even writing their names in public on the forum?
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Re: What about publicly naming misbehaving famous skeptics?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 08:50:46 AM »
just use the search function, we have had pages and pages of discussion of these individuals.
I disavow anyone in the movement involved in any illegal,unethical, sexist, or racist behavior. However, I don't have the energy or time to investigate each person and case, and a lack of individual disavowals for each incident should not be construed as condoning such behavior.

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Re: What about publicly naming misbehaving famous skeptics?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 12:38:56 PM »
Feel free to name names, so to speak, but The Rules™ forbid libelous material.  That line is walked at the peril of the operators of the forum in some circumstances, so try not to get near it.  Other than that, as mentioned above, exercise freeze peach as you like.
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