However, you also have to overcome the occasional stupid rule. For example, my son was issued two books that his teacher told him they would not even crack open this year. Both were replaced with other sources(digital books and such), but state law dictates that they receive a physical book for these classes. So, the district is forced to buy and distribute(and maintain) books that they never actually intend to use.
And evolutionists do not want students to think critically when it comes to evolution.
I wonder, how many of these evil "evolutionists" can you dig up who actually want less research and thought put into it by everyone involved?
Oh, and where I come from, they are called "biologists," not "evolutionists."
Cuts both ways, that knife does.
That largely comes from the fact that "Catholic" individuals frequently have nothing but religion rather than faith.
Amusing. I'm an ex-Catholic, and we viewed mainstream Protestantism in the same light. As a non-believer, I now watch the antics of both, and they look strangely the same.
The two major branches of Christianity are on good terms right now
The Eastern Orthodox churches think that Catholicism and Protestantism are branches of the same heresy.
I would also note that, while the Catholic church is more monolithic in its belief structure, there are many, many branches of Protestantism which actively seek to convert and save Catholics. It is not by accident that many Evangelical churches sponsor missions in Catholic dominated countries.
I see an estrogen overdose. Are you susceptible?
Susceptible to not being an ass in the workplace? I suppose I am.
I'll grow up when I'm damned good and ready - and there's not a damned thing you can do about it.
The rallying cry of every egotistical manchild with an overly inflated sense of self worth.
and if we weren't hopefully one of us would say something
There's the rub. You shouldn't have to hope that your actions in the workplace(or in public more generally) aren't misconstrued and that, if they are, your coworker feels comfortable enough to ask you to stop.
I would much rather live in a world we we can stop pretending our genitals do not exist.
And you think that ass slapping and chest bumps are going to accomplish this?
However, wouldn't it be nice to be able to chest bump a guy without fear that he would take it as a come-on because your breasts touched him, or do a football ass smack without connotation (unless it was desired as such)?
I would much prefer a work environment where people didn't feel the need to engage in locker room play, regardless of gender.
the fact that I called her cute, or female, or a dream girl adds rarity and value to her accomplishments in my opinion and does not detract from it
Well, one of those things is not like the others. But, ignoring that, why? Why do you think that that adds rarity and value? Is that not an implicit admission that you think that there is a general mutual exclusion between engineering accomplishments and being a cute female, and that the confluence of the two is a rare event?
that pseudo-feminist crap has echos of our overtly puritanical (and hypocritical) culture that would have us all asexual and demote sex just a bodily function
It has nothing to do with puritanism. If you want more women to engage in engineering, per your initial question, one thing that you need to do is to attack sexism, even latent sexism. Comments like "pseudo-feminist crap" in response to a mild criticism seem a bit defensive to me. You can engage in chest thumping on
Can anyone give me some really feasible use cases for this?
Sure. You have a ton of Arduino stuff already set up, and this is a new addition to the number of interesting projects you can play with. In my case, the original Gameduino was fun to mess around with as a learning tool, both for myself and my kids. In addition, I plan to use it as a general purpose display for other 8 bit projects. This version just gives us more to play with.