Category Archive: Strawman

Feb 12 2013

A Voice for Me/n – I Cannot Respect You and the People Who Associate With You

You are judged by the people you associate with. If your friend is a thief and you regularly protect your friend’s thieving habit then you are abetting the theft. Now that’s a crime. Free speech is a lovely little thing. Freedom of Speech however comes with Responsibility of Speech. You are free to say anything …

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Jun 04 2012

Clearly a Figment of your Imagination

You guys should not eat so much cheese. Ralph Barker’s argument is stupid. It assumes atheism is a categorical statement against the known truth rather than a statement that there is “probably no god since there is no evidence and that following a religious faith is a pointless waste of time, resources and intelligence”. Ralph …

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Mar 28 2012

Evolution and Vaccination

It’s no secret that a lot of the anti-vaccine movement exists due to the ignorance of parents who need to make decisions with their child’s healthcare. Anti-Vaccine portrays themselves as scientists when they are not often using acronyms and official sounding degrees and lab coats to make themselves seem like they are professionals. They work …

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Jan 10 2012

Moshe Averick II – Electric Boogaloo

If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be stoned.Well… If you think it helps. We continue with Part 2 of dealing with Moshe Averick’s litany of hate constructed of the finest of strawmen.  Many of the hundreds of comments posted were …

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May 14 2011

It’s Time to Try Defying Gravity

This analogy only works if gravity were a social construct and therefore artificial rather than due to physical phenomenon. Redefining gravity has occurred in recent history what with the idea of Newtonian Gravity being replaced by Einsteinian Gravity. Also… Oww… This video is so stupid my hrain burts… (I do want to find out what …

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Apr 23 2011

Rise of the Neo Luddite – The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

 We have failed in the education of my generation. We are failing in the education of the next generation. Our parents have an excuse. They grew up in a period where science was by rote, where it was treated as canon and religion. The bible of education, questioning was not encouraged as much as rote …

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Apr 14 2011

Rights of the Silent Majority – The Peacock and the Strawman

 On an evening last year in February, Neetu Solanki was travelling home in a conservative west Delhi neighbourhood via auto-rickshaw (a three wheeled equivalent of a taxi in India) when she was harassed by some young men. Her response was to stop the rickshaw and grabbed one of the young men’s collars in order to …

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