Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

We interrupt this program…

…to reassure the Kevin-o-philes and the Kevin-o-phobes, for that matter, that the raucous young bonobo will be back on the blog in the future. Exactly when that will be is to be determined at this point, but he will be back!

In the meantime, I am sure that Jim “I-am-the-god-of-drums-and-circuits-worship-me-you-fools” Fiore will continue to keep you entertained, e.g., the comments in response to Kevin’s A-kickin’ the Fannie (or a’dyin’ tryin’) post. As a last resort, I, The World’s Most Boring Woman™, will offer my garbled, geriatric mutterings. You will note that I do no take on or seek out the same, um, clientele that Kev does. As a soft* atheist and a practicing scientist/manager of private industry, I direct my time and energy toward more immediate battles off the blog’s radar. That does not mean I do not harbor contempt for the troglodytes that Kevin so eagerly skewers.

*”soft” does not imply any wavering in my conviction, but rather that I know and respect plenty of the reasonable faithful, and that I prefer to avoid catching them in the crossfire when I rail against fundagelicals. I’m a more of a “can’t we all -or most of us – get along” atheist.

Comments

  1. #1 JimFiore
    September 13, 2007

    Doc, Doc, Doc, you don’t offer “geriatric mutterings”! I enjoy your posts as much as KB’s, but for different reasons. Perhaps I am in the middle of the KB-Doc spectrum on some items here, and regretfully, I must admit that the comment thread off of KB’s “Fannie” post has prevented me from writing up a few things that have been stewing for a while and I need to change that situation.

    I would, by the way, never call myself “the-god-of-drums-and-circuits”, especially not with folks like Bill Bruford and Joe Morello showing everyone how it’s REALLY done. I do have a couple of posts regarding esoteric hi-fi audio and more on DIY “neural drumming experiments” to offer shortly.

  2. #2 Brian
    September 13, 2007

    I would, by the way, never call myself “the-god-of-drums-and-circuits”, especially not with folks like Bill Bruford and Joe Morello showing everyone how it’s REALLY done.

    As talented as these folks are they don’t hold a candle (well maybe Bruford) to the main man Mr. Ginger Baker. JMHO.

  3. #3 Doc Bushwell
    September 13, 2007

    I would, by the way, never call myself “the-god-of-drums-and-circuits”

    Well, I’m calling you that, but out of deference to Bruford and Morello, how about “the-demigod-of-drums-and-circuits” or maybe “the-high-priest-of-the-skins-and-circuits?”

    Brian, gingerbaker hangs out here at the Refuge. Really.

  4. #4 Christian
    September 13, 2007

    OK, you have my attention. It’s been too long since I’ve had a chance to talk to a strong-minded atheist who grasped that the enemy was fundamentalism, not religion, Judaism, Christianity, etc. Sad to hear the “geriatric” bit. Hope we can squeeze a few more decades out of you, since most of the reasonable atheists, Sagan, Shaw, etc., are dead, and the new generation, like Jim and Kevin, is looking more and more like the fundies to me.

  5. #5 Mr Ed
    September 14, 2007

    Tell Kevin to pony up the bail money. Staying in prison isn’t principle and Bubba isn’t so cute in good light.

  6. #6 llewelly
    September 14, 2007

    Yeah, didn’t Christopher Hitchens use a ginormous study of 19 (yeah, wow, huge, huge samples size) people to debunk your sense of humor?

  7. #7 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    September 14, 2007

    Exactly when that will be is to be determined at this point, but he will be back!

    Oh sure; that’s what that Jesus fellow said too. Well I’m not falling for that again.

  8. #8 Doc Bushwell
    September 14, 2007

    Re: Christian – OK, you have my attention.

    Hmmmm. So if I hadn’t stated anything about my atheistic leanings, you’d continue to ignore my past, present and future yammerings on here, some of which are actually oriented toward science? But thanks for the compliment (I think that is what it is) all the same.

    Re: the always delicious Mr Ed – Tell Kevin to pony up the bail money. Staying in prison isn’t principle and Bubba isn’t so cute in good light.

    Kevin requests that you send industrial grade lubricant.

    Re: llewelly – Yeah, didn’t Christopher Hitchens use a ginormous study of 19 (yeah, wow, huge, huge samples size) people to debunk your sense of humor?

    Grrrr. Yes, Hissy Chrissy has earned my unending scorn for that. And I will continue to have my revenge. Oh, yes, I will. Hopefully next week.

    Re: Tegumai Bopsulai – Oh sure; that’s what that Jesus fellow said too.

    That Jesus was a tricky fellow. Wine. Water. Fish. A boffo disappearing act.

    [Btw, Nice to see you visiting here from the great sub-continent!]

  9. #9 Christian
    September 16, 2007

    Re: Christian – OK, you have my attention.

    Hmmmm. So if I hadn’t stated anything about my atheistic leanings, you’d continue to ignore my past, present and future yammerings on here, some of which are actually oriented toward science?

    Not sure how you construe that from what I said — I cannot “ignore” what I haven’t been exposed to.
    Unless I misunderstood you, your post essentially said: “I am about to say something,” to which I replied, “yes, I’m listening.”

    I was lured to this blog to correct misrepresentations of Opine, and based on Kevin and Jim’s comments, I was starting to think that references to “Science” on this blog were references to some mystical entity that was supposed to replace God. If I’d seen links to other articles on the site, I’d have jumped to them. [Ah. kicks self for not seeing the "archive" button].

  10. #10 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    October 1, 2007

    Will this thing be fulfilled before this generation passes?

  11. #11 Doc Bushwell
    October 1, 2007

    Will this thing be fulfilled before this generation passes?

    And what thing is that, grasshopper?

  12. #12 Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD
    October 2, 2007

    And what thing is that, grasshopper?

    This prophesy of the return of Kevin Beck. See also Matt. 23:36 and Matt 24:34 for similar prophesies which don’t seem to have held up.

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