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Tag Archive: Michael Shermer

Jan 17 2013

Waiting for the magic

Ed has a good post on Michael Shermer’s exaggerated outrage at my criticism of him. His comment on the bit where Shermer says I turned the inquisition on him and that we inquisitors are trying to force him to defend himself -

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Jan 15 2013

In which I get closer to Shermer’s word count

Ok so now Shermer’s “response” is online, so I can look at a couple of other details I omitted because I didn’t want to retype the whole damn thing. By the way I get to respond in the next issue. I’m going to do that. I’ll be briefer, and more polite, and I won’t pretend to …

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Dec 16 2012

Epidemics of accusations

I re-read some of Michael Shermer’s Why People Believe Weird Things this morning, to refresh my memory. I’ve read that and Why We Believe and the odd article here and there. I’ve never liked his writing much. It’s not bad, but it’s a little loose and lazy. Characterless. Journalistic. I was interested to see that …

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Dec 14 2012

Michael Shermer was not quoted inaccurately

Shermer’s unleashed a lot of assholes on me (because I didn’t have enough of them before). I’m getting pretty tired of people saying I lied, I must say. I did not lie. I quoted Shermer accurately. “Atheist Revolution” is pretty shameless about calling me a liar. In his response, Shermer notes that he was quoted …

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Dec 13 2012

Morning clean-up

I see that thanks to Michael Shermer I’m going to be having to do extra clean-up of falsehoods and misrepresentations for awhile. That’s skepticism for ya. Here are some. Jacques Rousseau‏@JacquesR On the @michaelshermer talk where he’s allegedly sexist: http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/12-12-12/#feature … – ‘it’s more of a guy thing’ seems descriptive, not normative. No. I didn’t …

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Dec 12 2012

Part deux

Where was I? There were some things I didn’t get to in the post this morning. One of the things. Shermer is indignant about what I said about him. Here’s what I said about him. You would think that nontheism and feminism should be a natural combination. Women have the most to gain from escaping …

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Dec 12 2012

Zuckerberg’s business card