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« Reply #1080 on: May 27, 2020, 14:50:43 PM »

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« Reply #1081 on: May 28, 2020, 08:27:22 AM »

Look, you could file this under facepalm too but, to me it's hilarious.
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« Reply #1082 on: May 28, 2020, 09:20:46 AM »

Look, you could file this under facepalm too but, to me it's hilarious.

Holy WTF  Shocked Huh?
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« Reply #1083 on: May 28, 2020, 09:51:07 AM »

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« Reply #1084 on: May 28, 2020, 10:05:05 AM »

I couldn't say it better myself. I'm crying guys. I can't read that headline without chuckling. The sheer ignorance from whence this stems is staggering in it's scope.
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« Reply #1085 on: May 28, 2020, 11:08:08 AM »

Now there's a word salad worthy of a thousand island dressing.
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« Reply #1086 on: May 29, 2020, 05:44:55 AM »

Now there's a word salad worthy of a thousand island dressing.

Yup, that was my impression too: the article doesn't actually say anything at all. Some years ago I attempted to do a postgrad diploma in education. I gave up after a few months: all the study material was the same kind of thing as this article. Vague but insistent yammering about how wrong everything was in the past and how it must change and be decolonized.

This kind of thing is not really doing the colonized peoples any favors. It is more likely to alienate them from real science even more than they already are, to their own detriment. The funny thing is that as far as I can work out, indigenous peoples have actually mostly embraced western knowledge and technology with great enthusiasm. And in fields where their traditional knowledge is genuinely useful, such as zoology and sometimes medicine, science has never excluded it.
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« Reply #1087 on: May 29, 2020, 08:32:01 AM »

Now there's a word salad worthy of a thousand island dressing.

Maybe even two thousand.
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« Reply #1088 on: May 29, 2020, 15:30:20 PM »

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« Reply #1089 on: May 29, 2020, 17:27:16 PM »

You think we can swing atheism as a religion for a while and have a good old piss up?
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« Reply #1090 on: May 29, 2020, 17:47:53 PM »

You think we can swing atheism as a religion for a while and have a good old piss up?


I have long been in favor of the idea of declaring such things as atheism and science to be religions. That way they'll finally get equal respect. :-)
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« Reply #1091 on: June 22, 2020, 14:35:01 PM »

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« Reply #1092 on: June 22, 2020, 16:13:27 PM »

Some three years ago, in a moment of peer reinforced madness, I joined the local community policing forum (aka, Die Buurtwag). It basically entails driving around one night in thirty whilst wearing ridiculous Day-glo vests, defacing your car doors with garish expanses of magnetic heraldry, and scowling at strangers.

The amusing picture above refers. We were asked by one of the local churches to be on the lookout for exactly this type of thing: thieves stealing the letters off of God's warning board. I assume that, in our case, the letters where taken for their scrap metal value, and not necessarily to make some sort of ironic or anagrammatic point.

I did however fantasize about apprehending a letter nicking culprit and making him replace the stolen merchandise in a more creative fashion.
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« Reply #1093 on: July 14, 2020, 13:09:37 PM »

During the interview they asked me if I'd experimented with drugs in high school. I said yes, but I was in the control group.
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