Why Gamergate’s Review Demand doesn’t work

I got this from a review from “Pro-Vox Day” site Calista House and decided to use it as an example to show the difference between an “unbiased GG review” and something run by gamers who are more mature and indeed more pro-diversity.

“I’d give this game a 7/10 due to graphics, music, and replay value from the ‘secret ally’ system.”

To mock this? I give Moby Dick a 7/10 due to size, whaling setting and snooty shelf value.  [Read more…]

Racism within Atheism/Games/Social Justice/Internet

Me “It’s irritating when People of Colour get called Nigger”

Anti-FTB “Did you say something provocative”

Me “At what point of provocation is it okay to call someone a Nigger”.

This is what atheists of colour often have to endure. Look the guy who called me a Nigger is just an idiot. The same idiot used a sock to threaten to sue me by American Law for breaking absolutely no laws in either India or the UK. I had a lovely day of messages from his Twitter while I worked. TL;DR I banned him. But not after he insisted that he was going to be a better doctor than me. That when he goes to medical school interviews he uses me as an example of a doctor he doesn’t want to be (I assume that’s why he calls people “Nigger”). That he is (as they all are) clearly smarter than me.  [Read more…]

Not the Ducks! – Jennifer Marguilis and 45 Reasons to Not Have a Home Birth

These were put up by Home Birth activist Jennifer Marguilis. It’s a satirical attack on the practice of Obs/Gynae while trying to encourage more women to utilise an often ignored form of quackery.

Home Births are an often ignored form of quackery. While not as pervasive as homeopathy, a lack of female skeptics has meant that this issue has generally not seen as much airplay as anti-vaccination and homeopath quackery. I myself came across this on a post on herbal medicine for deliveries and how a midwife was using “Natural Methods” rather than our evil medicine which is powered by the souls of forsaken children.

Open Heart Surgery

It’s a pretty big list but let’s have some fun with it! And yes this is a mainly “obs/gynae post”. Male readers may go cross eyed and stare uncomfortably at their wives. [Read more…]

When we Fear Creeping Shariah Law, Remember this

Around half of us Brits think that religion does more harm than good. Nearly 25% of us think faith is a good thing according to a study on the Independent.

And more interestingly? 20% of Brits who claimed to be very religious, stated that religion could be harmful to society while a quarter said that atheists were as likely to be moral individuals as the religious.  [Read more…]