A new identity?

It’s odd, people are wrong on the internet, but somehow, I can’t work myself up over it. Maybe it’s because they’re just talking in circles and making things up. Or perhaps my very identity has changed.

Comments

  1. #1 Gurdur
    January 11, 2012

    You’re definitely getting better at the repartee. Glad to see it, and I will be very glad to meet you in person at #Scio12!

  2. #2 TB
    January 11, 2012

    Well, remember, you can’t help it and neither can they, as there is no free will. Being aware of this apparently doesn’t change things.

  3. #3 Lee Harrison
    January 11, 2012

    Hmmm. Snark instead of arguments addressing issues. How… expected.

    (Yes, I’m doing the same thing. Does that make this comment ‘meta’ in some way?)

  4. #4 Laurence
    January 12, 2012

    Gotta love the snark. I thought that people were deserving of inherent respect according to you. Gotta love it when that falls by the wayside.

  5. #5 idahogie
    January 12, 2012

    Don’t you have something better to do than to concern-troll other atheists?

  6. #6 Anthony McCarthy
    January 13, 2012

    talking in circles and making things up

    You mean the bulwark against unreality armed with the armor of truth and honesty and siencyness fail to live up to their own PR?

    Yeah, I sort of noticed that too.

  7. #7 Anthony McCarthy
    January 13, 2012

    “concern-troll other atheists”

    How do you “troll” your own blog? I guess we just have to face facts, the new atheists own the entire blogosphere by divine right.

  8. #8 Steffanee Maguire
    January 13, 2012

    “It’s odd, people are wrong on the internet, but somehow, I can’t work myself up over it. Maybe it’s because they’re just talking in circles and making things up” – quotable. The internet has many advantages for access to free public information. However it is also the breeding ground for uncontrolled mythmaking, malicious lies, slander, misinformation and unchecked pseudoscholarhip – making stuff up, stuffups. And then you get the parasites clinging to the stuffups and then leaping over to take a bite out of you. There are good reasons to advocate tighter controls but that would compromise freedom of speech – and the internet would be impossible to vet in any case. So wotchagonndu but get over it and not worry. You eventually become immuned to the internet lies. All very blasé. It’s not the real world, it’s only a make believe cyberspace. ;-)

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