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Comment Re:Welcome to the game, Apple (Score 1) 72

That's nonsense. It was just some random site that got hacked. The fact that it happens to be associated with a Mac product is irrelevant. If the news was that purplekittens.com got hacked, would you say "It's a good thing that purple kittens are getting attacked like green dogs have been attacked in the past!"?

Comment Re: Yes, because moderation is oh so hard to do (Score 1) 384

Perhaps you think it's among the best because you are part of that hivemind or groupthink. There is clearly a certain orthodoxy here, and if it is questioned, flamewars erupt. Hell, the Slashdot staff routinely takes advantage of this to drive traffic; you don't think all those posts about global warming and governmental abuse are actually meant to inform anyone, do you?

Comment Re:Iran or SA - maybe not. (Score 1) 674

So far as I can tell he has never managed to []

That's an interesting choice of words. If he really was more tolerant, you would say "he doesn't want to". But you didn't, because he isn't. He wants to abolish all theism and impose atheism, he has said as much many times, he takes advantage of the tolerance of others in order to advance his agenda, and he can get away with it because he doesn't dare go where there is true, "we will behead you" intolerance. And that was the point.

Comment Re:Iran or SA - maybe not. (Score 2) 674

The point is that there's nothing particularly daring or insightful about what Dawkins et al. are doing. Their antics are tolerated because modern, predominantly Judeo-Christian nations are, by definition, tolerant.

Which brings us right back to the inescapable conclusion that Dawkins et al. are the oppressors, not the oppressed. You're not allowed to believe what you want to believe, even if you're not hurting anyone else.

Comment Is it science? (Score 4, Informative) 398

From TFA:

Director Ben Kalina says he hoped that an event at the museum would spark dialogue, especially because the museum is across the street from the state Capitol. “I thought this would be a great opportunity to invite people from state legislature, people working on issues in the state, and the public to discuss these issues.” Kalina says he made a balanced film that is not a polemic, although it does contain a scene from The Colbert Report, in which the comedian mocks North Carolina politicians for the bill. “I’m sure some people wouldn’t appreciate that,” he admits.

That's not science.

Comment Re:Good Man + Absolute Power = Bad Man (Score 2) 289

I reject your premise. Good people do not seek power in the first place.

That's not to say there are no good people with power. But those who have it almost always have it forced upon them by the circumstances of the moment, and when the moment has passed, they try to get rid of it as quickly as possible.

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