Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
There are no atheists in foxholes, or server moves
As with the death of Little Nell, you'd need a heart of stone not to laugh. Apparently, atheist rationalists really want to feel like they're part of something bigger than themselves. Also, when things they've devoted time to and made a part of their identity are not sufficiently respected, they get hurt. Who knew?
In fact this doesn't appear to be a totally Galloway vs Telegraph conflict in which you hope both sides lose; all the real NTBACAI types have lined up in support of Dawkins' web staff (ie the guys with the power), as you knew they would, and a lot of the poor ickle atheists who got screwed and hard do appear to have learned a little bit of a lesson about treating people and reaping what you sow (unrelated, it appears that BACAI, pro/anti is a live debate in the bright community at present, centred around former CT guestblogger Chris Mooney and called "the accomodationist debate". This is a useful piece of titling, as there are lots and lots of different "accomodationist debates" on various subjects around the world and what they all have in common beside the name is that the "accomodationist" side is invariably right and usually quite obviously so). Here's a combination of a cri de coeur and prolegomenon to a discussion of why it is that the atheists (and libertarians, and for some reason Doctor Who fans) are so very susceptible to precisely this sort of problem.
And so the world turns on, meaninglessly, emptily and utterly alone in a godless universe, but at least the bloody thing keeps moving.
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