Boy, do I have egg on my face!
After I just made fun of the absurdity of Chris Mooneys ‘building bridges with antivaxers’ or ‘ladders to heaven’ or ‘rope swings to Creationists’ or whatever strategy, Mooney is named a Templeton Foundation ‘fellow’.
Like most of you, my initial response was “What a douche.”
But then I realized– This is THE answer to my prayers.
All these years I have been so goddamn frustrated with the level of stupidity coming out of religious institutions regarding HIV-1.
But there was nothing I could do about it because Im not nice and Im a stoopid scientest tat dunt commoonikates gud.
Now that The Master Science Communicator and Bridge Engineer is in A Position of Power, Mooney can solve all of my problems!!!!!
GameMaster Pope will start telling everyone to use condoms to stop the spread of HIV-1!
Fundamentalist Christians in the US will stop trying to kill HIV(+) homosexuals in Africa!
Fundamentalist Christians will stop holding up Anti-HIV funding because it might go towards family planning clinics or needle exchange programs!
Fundamentalist Christians will stop promoting their failed ‘abstinence only’ anti-HIV plan, recognizing that their ‘moral authority’ has limited real-world applications.
The Red Sea will part, manna will fall from the heavens, bridges will be built between the real world and lunatics, now that Chris Mooney is a Templeton Fellow!
He can now show us all how its done!
*grins like a Cheshire cat and waits*