Category Archive: Pointless Poll

Apr 15 2014

I’ve never crashed an Estonian poll before

Kas toetate sooneutraalset kooseluseadust? Jah 51.58% Ei 47.3% Puudub arvamus 1.12% You know what to do. (Oh, you want a hint? “Do you support gender-neutral cohabitation law?” Jah, yes; Ei, No: Puudub arvamus, no opinion. You’ll have to figure out your opinion on your own. Hääleta!)

Apr 06 2014

Pickles Poll

A minister with the silly sounding name of Eric Pickles is insisting that Britain is a Christian nation, the Telegraph is blithely reporting on it as news, and they have a poll which is running neck and neck with the contrasting views. Those of us in the United States can contribute our perspective on the …

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Apr 02 2014

A poll! To benefit my campus!

This is terribly self-serving, but I finally aim to use my poll-crashing powers for personal gain. UMM is competing in a video contest, and we’re currently a distant third. This is the contest: For the third straight year, Planet Forward is partnering with Second Nature to host the Climate Leadership Awards Video Voting Competition. Second Nature, which …

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Mar 20 2014

The anti-vaxxers are bombing a poll!

We need you to correct the bad direction this poll is taking. Clearly the anti-vaxxers have beaten us to it — get in there and provide the rational, evidence based perspective! Do you believe the anti-vaccination movement is a health threat? No  68.02% Yes  31.64% I’m not sure.  0%

Feb 11 2014

An Australian survey

It’s terrible. It’s nothing but loaded question after loaded question, with no opportunity for nuance. The Australian Christian Lobby is begging for you to tell them to kick Christianity out of the curriculum. These are the kinds of questions they ask: Faith-based school communities and families who homeschool should have the flexibility to teach creation …

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Feb 04 2014

Shall we decide who won the #creationdebate with a poll?

Sure, why not. Especially since it’s a landslide even before I start pharyngulating it. Who won the debate tonight? Ken Ham 9% Bill Nye 91% That’s a poll on Christian Today — so even the faithful saw Ham’s undeniable defeat. This result makes it even more interesting that Answers in Genesis has committed to selling …

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Feb 04 2014

Ham on Nye


Tonight’s the night that Bill Nye and Ken Ham flail at each other in one of the more widely publicized creation/evolution debates of the year. I think Nye made major mistakes in setting this up — handing over total control of the venue and the revenues to Ham was just a tremendous error — but …

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Dec 14 2013

A poll: is a giant cross on a hilltop a Christian symbol?

This is the kind of thing where you’d think the answer is “Duh!”, but people are still struggling to make excuses for the Mt. Soledad Cross. This has been facing years of court cases, and fans of the cross, including Antonin Scalia, have been in denial that it’s a Christian symbol in defiance of all …

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Nov 19 2013

Cthulhu has a poll

If you happen to be an acolyte of the Cthulhu mythos, you might be interested in answering this poll. If you are not a follower of the mythos, do not answer this poll, or fell non-Euclidean creatures will nest in the eaves of your house, and gibber insanely through the night until your mind is …

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Oct 13 2013

Alabama football prayer poll

Boy, when you see those four words strung together in the title, you know exactly what you expect to see: sophisticated theology. They certainly do parse the temporal options finely to conceal the fact that they are proposing to to use the public school system to promote sectarian religious practice. When do you think prayer …

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