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November 6th, 2009

Could I be a writer? Based on Reddit readers, perhaps. [Nov. 6th, 2009|05:20 am]
Sarah
draynen
This might be one of my favorite things I've ever read on reddit. Thank you.

SarahC
I'm flattered, thank you very much.

jmcqk6
Are you a writer?

SarahC
Programmer. =)

jmcqk6
With an enjoyment of writing? I have to be honest; this little passage has really captured my imagination.

SarahC
~huggles~

Wow, thanks.

I love to read, and I get inspired into writing little things like this. I may try longer passages when I'm older.
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Scientists - arrogant gods of certainty. [Nov. 6th, 2009|06:16 am]
Sarah
The Daily Mail has really excelled itself today.

My mouth opened, and slid further open the more I read through the article.

They even manage to invoke "Godwin's law" half way through the article!


Some comments:

" All your worst rated comments are the ones that agree with your article.
All your best rated comments are the ones that think your talking rubbish.
How do you feel about this? - Jonathan Stevens, Glasgow Scotland, 05/11/2009 16:57

Even Mail readers aren't buying it."


"I've no idea who this Melanie Phillips person is but I'm sure she has no idea what she's talking about.

Leave the science to the scientists love, then the rest of us can make our own minds up based on the facts given to us by qualified people.

Does that sound like a good plan to you? As surprising as it may seem we can figure out what's good and not so good all on our own and don't need help from self appointed experts like you.

Or did it never occur to you that we were capable of it? " http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1224578/MELANIE-PHILLIPS-Fatuous-dangerous-utterly-irresponsible--Nutty-professor-whos-distorting-truth-drugs.html



"Yes, scientists do much good. But a country run by these arrogant gods of certainty would truly be hell on earth"

"The trouble with a 'scientific' argument, of course, is that it is not made in the real world, but in a laboratory by an unimaginative academic relying solely on empirical facts."


A breakdown of the article:
http://www.mailwatch.co.uk/2009/11/03/he-blinded-me-with-science/


The links:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1224858/Yes-scientists-good-But-country-run-arrogant-gods-certainty-truly-hell-earth.html

http://www.reddit.com/r/ukpolitics/comments/a18fo/probably_the_worst_piece_of_journalism_ive_ever/
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"Dishonesty" due to labels. [Nov. 6th, 2009|07:14 pm]
Sarah
http://community.feministing.com/2009/11/being-transgender-is-dishonest.html
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