Originally Posted by dmz
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Yeah. I don't care about that. I'm sure that if I were a charismatic Christian biology professor who taught ID in my classes, I'd be at serious risk for losing my job. But again, this notion you have of "dissenters" and "deniers" is problematic for this discussion. Denying what? What you want them to not deny? That, obviously, does not a conspiracy make. Indeed, if that were the case, I could wander around railing about how people are clearly being oppressed by institutions that view Foucaultian notions of discourse as a threat to their established narratives and their attendant power, and thus are refusing to teach it in the grade schools.
Now, you'll ask for a clarification of that, and when I provide it, you'll say it's an isolated case, and then I'll provide another, and you'll say that's an isolated case as well, then I'll refer to my personal experience, and you'll call it anecdotal, and then I'll provide another case, and you'll say that's an isolated case too.... at some point addabox will chime in with some smartassim i'll have no choice but respond too, and by that time Hassan i Sabbah will be awake, lobbing one of his first-caffeine-jag-of-the-morning zingers, and by that time I'll have squandered the only 90 minutes of Battlefield 2142 I get a week.
Yeah. Rather than have imaginary arguments, I'd prefer to have real ones about real things. Pardon my commenting about you (which you do about me, below), but my point in all of this is that you seem to want to see some kind of massive conspiracy to destroy the universe where really there's just a world that's working in a way you don't like. The level of your disagreement with the world doesn't work out to an equally powerful conspiracy on the other side of the equation.
And I'll be pissy and kick the cat.
You shouldn't kick cats, anyway.
Point being: You don't believe it -- and you won't -- because that would undermine your plausibility structures of life, the universe, and everything. Unless you're willing to go all Myers on me.
I won't believe what, precisely
? You haven't actually offered any evidence for whatever diffuse claims you're making.
I have no idea what the hell a "plausibility structure" is.
So, in short, I can't go there -- especially now that I have contracted biphobia.
BRussell, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the psychological definition of "phobia" include both fear and aversion
Now, stop single-handedly destroying America already.
Oh, no, sirrah! That's my job! At least, according to the guy at the slopes a couple of years ago who casually, and with disturbing sincerity, called me a "commie" when I told him what I did for a living.
Now, go play 2142 for a while. I'm winding into the end of term, which means I shall post far, far too frequently as I try to avoid grading.
And oh lord, there will be soooo much grading.