Im obnoxiously optimistic.
You have to be, as an HIV-1 researcher. You have to be, cause when you think about how far weve come, and how far we have to go… youd never get out of bed in the morning.
And it seems to be about a topic I have brought up over and over and over with Creationists: How in some cultures, expertise is shunned in favor of mediocrity. ‘Intellectual communism’, which people rightly recognize is suicide in many professions (would you get on an airplane maintained by someone who learned everything they know about mechanics in church?), is encouraged when it comes to medicine, evolution, climate change, etc.
Plus, Charles Pierce sounds like a pretty cool dude:
And not for nothing, but I’m still a semi-practicing Roman Catholic. I have it on good scriptural authority that the gates of Hell will not prevail against the church. So I don’t think I have to worry about bloggers much. Which is to say that y’all seem most bothered by mockery, whether that stems from atheism or from plain old Irish Catholic wiseassery.
You should lighten up about that.
*skips off to Amazon*