Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Bestest compliment EVAH!

While you all are having fun with the Dada poets on Amazon and here, you might have missed one from a commenter on Telic Thoughts:

I went to Amazon and to ERV, and my impression is that not only is Abbie a bitch (which in her line of work will no doubt come in handy), she's also arrogant enough to go far up the ladder in Dawkins' Big-A Army.
**thumbs up!** Its funny cause its true HAHAHAHAHA!

Unfortunately the commenter ruins it all by proclaiming that I cant call her sexist because she is a female. Well, no, I can. First, 'she' is a anonymous poster on the internet. I consider everyone on the internet genderless, unless theyre out. Secondly, women can be sexist against other women.

Ah well, the first part was good!

15 comments:

Thought Provoker said...

If I were smart I would stay out of this, however I am not that smart…

I have been posting on Telic Thoughts for over a year now and, believe it or not, I have learned a few interesting things. Looking at things from a contrary point of view has its benefits. In my biased opinion, Telic Thoughts is one of the better pro-ID blogs. Try not to be too hard on them.

My daughter is in the process of getting her PhD she is having similar experiences to yours.

I agree with J-dog. School first. Behe and the rest of us aren't going anywhere soon.

BTW, if you spend enough time blogging with a group of people, you can usually detect the testosterone poisoning in head butting males. Estrogen based behavior seem to more like hissing and clawing.

Excuse me while I run and hide like the cowardly male I am.

;-)

Dan said...

I'm trying to riddle out the "line of work" comment. How would being a bitch be handy in HIV research?

I just ... yeah. Dada poetry, indeed.

Bill said...

Yep, and while you're out doing research, publishing, making money and furthering the knowledge of humanity, Anon will still be there on Telic Thoughts complaining about the 1987 Supreme Court Decision and how Judge Jones caved to the ACLU.

Uh, Door Number 1 for a Real Life, Alex.

dustin said...

I'm trying to riddle out the "line of work" comment. How would being a bitch be handy in HIV research?

By scaring the shit out of the little bugs, that's how.

Thought Provoker said...

Hi Bill,

Bad assumptions on multiple levels.

First of all Telic Thoughts spun off from mainstream ID in a large part because they disagreed over the school issue.

Also the commenter in question appears to have gotten past the making money stage of life and is now actively focused on larger issues.

Sweeping generalizations are all too easy to make and often don't apply to individual situations.

dustin said...

Behe and the rest of us aren't going anywhere soon.

That is abundantly clear. If you're so convinced that she won't be rebutting you, and that she shouldn't be rebutting you, why are you still here?

I think somebody has a cruuuuuuush.

PsychoAtheist said...

So how exactly do you go about enlisting in this Dawkins 'Big-A' Army? Are there pension benefits? Can I drive the tank?

These are questions that must be answered!

386sx said...

First of all Telic Thoughts spun off from mainstream ID in a large part because they disagreed over the school issue.

Thanks, but one would think that science should be at the top of the list and that school issues would pretty much be irrelevant. I guess not. But thank you. :P

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to riddle out the "line of work" comment. How would being a bitch be handy in HIV research?

That one didn't register with me either. I think perhaps whoever made the "line of work" comment might not exactly be thinking straight, if you know what I'm saying. :P

quantok said...

ERV, remember that 'combative', 'acerbic', 'cutting', 'pithy', 'devastating' and so on are epithets you have to earn.

How do you earn them? By having testicles, of course. Until you shape up, you're just stuck with 'bitch'. You have only yourself to blame.

The Factician said...

When you become a general in the A-army, don't forget the little people. ;)

J-Dog said...

Factician - Well, I'm working on general, but so far have only ranked Major... so, Major Disaster, at your service!

ERV said...

TP-- Try not to be too hard on them.
I lack the ability to feel pity for adults over the age of 18 who support anti-science. This is the internet era. Ignorance is not an excuse.

Others-- General Disarray?

Torbjörn Larsson said...

As we are at sea on an ocean of ignorance (the warm waters to the east are the Creationist Ocean, the largest known water mass) I will try for Fleet Admiral - Fleet Admiral Haughty.

Emperor Dimski may one day unleash his Clone Army on an unsuspecting academia - take heed now.

who gives a shit who i am. look at the concepts you frivolous bastards!!!!!!!! said...
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