In today’s episode of “Is Richard Dawkins a revered intellect or a guy I went to high school with?”
Funny. I thought new atheists were all about not blindly believing something from a book.
There’s a big difference between a bible and the dictionary.
Both are subject to ideology and should not be viewed as objective sources of information.
How the fuck is the dictionary not an objective source of information. It lists the definition of words. How is that not an objective source of information.
yep. you’re totes right. no one would ever construct a dictionary in such as a way as to validate their personal neo-colonial world view. nope.
word definitions were handed down to us by
godthe dictionary and they shall stay static forever more
Oh how cute! “The dictionary is objective.” Bless.
You’d think the fact that the dictionary was written by people who exist in a world where they are affected by social forces (much like those who wrote the bible) wouldn’t be too hard a concept to understand, always proven wrong.
oh dear, Dawkins.
Did he really just pull a “but the dictionary says…”??!
I kinda want to start writing this story based on a dream I had a while back… It’s set in a kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland in a relatively near (couple hundred years or so) future where the way that reality functions has basically broken down and there are all these exceptions to the rules of physics and shit. So kinda magicy, but not the stereotypical “magic”.
Like, you’d have chunks of ruined cities that had just ripped out of the ground and are now floating above the rest of the city and there’d be areas where gravity didn’t work right so people could move between them, animals have evolved weird abilities, there’s some really fucked up weather, and a bunch of other shit.
Society is divided into two groups though, the people in the domes and the people in the ruins. Things are somewhat better in the domes, more food ‘cause they can actually grow shit, but it’s this fucked up feudalistic society ruled over by this small group of people who can turn into dragons. It’s an inherited thing but a dragon can kinda give someone else the ability to turn into a dragon but it’s not a gift that they really give because they like being in power and more dragons would threaten that. Basically, the dragons are dicks…
But there’s this guy living in the ruins, and in the daily struggle for survival meets some pretty awesome people and they stick together because they’re all kinda outcasty types and they help each other out and avoid the asshole roving gangs that would likely try to kill them. Turns out this guy was the kid of two dragons who tried to challenge the others bullshit and got killed for it, the other dragons don’t know that he survived and he doesn’t have a fucking clue that he’s a dragon. Then plot advances and character development and blah blah blah, extremely bad situation, he and his friends are cornered, they’re all pretty much about to get killed and (yeah, I know, it’s a big fantasy cliche but it’s a cliche that I fucking like so :p) that’s when he realizes what he is and fights them all off… Then more plot and shit and he gives all his awesome friends (more of a family really) the ability to turn into dragons and they challenge the asshole dragons to free the people who are pretty much their surfs…
Oh, and there are different kinds of dragons too, some are the big hulking dragons, others are more agile like drakes, they have abilities based on different elements and shit like storm dragons and ice dragons etc.
I dunno, I might never get around to actually writing it because I convince myself that anything I do will suck so if I don’t start it I can’t fail right?
Zizek and Dawkins have debate, not unlike Foucault and Chomsky, but half way through Zizek leans over and does:
although it’s pretty bad that our equivalent to the Chomsky/Foucault debate is Zizek and Dawkins. That right there is an argument against Western civilization.
What’s more, skeptics never acknowledge that racial science was defeated by political ideology, and not by science itself. In fact, there was nothing that could have defeated it within the empirical framework of racial scientists. Their racist experiments confirmed their racist hypotheses based on their racist observations.”
I can’t believe this.
who let this man be a scientist
AHAHAHAH AHAHAHAH THIS IS LIKE SOMEONE DECIDED THAT I NEEDED A SINGLE THING TO SHOW PEOPLE EXACTLY WHY I HATE RICHARD DAWKINS.
WHAT A DINGUS. A+
[Description: Tweet from the feed of Richard Dawkins, which reads: “@mapledaroni Where the hell does all this bollocks about “context” come from? Sociology, presumably?”]
Wtf does this picture have to do with reggae. Do you white people even know what reggae is. You are not rasta either. Back the fuck away from my culture.
See, this is exactly what I mean when I talk about pretty much never seeing another white person who has dreads that don’t look like shit. White people running around with the Nickleback of dreadlocks on their heads like it’s something to be proud of.
Shit like this is just embarrassing. There’s this dude who works at my shop on a different shift so we don’t get to interact much, but he has the most gorgeous locs (it should pretty much go without saying that he’s black). This shit doesn’t even deserve to be called the same name.
The OP blog is disgusting too, how are you going to refer to your blog as Rasta and have it be 99% pictures of white people with shitty dreads? I just can’t fathom how someone could see that as anything but appropriative and inappropriate as fuck.
this is the ugliest women i have ever seen, inside and out. she is why racism is still around today.
Awww another mad cracker thinks I care what they think of me. Lololoool. Yes reblog my black beauty on your blog. :)
and you reblog all our white LOC beauty :D
Dont you wish I did. You only see me reblogging white trash and putting it in its place. Which is the garbage. ;).
“white loc beauty” I’m sorry, are they high? In the 30 years i have fumbled my way around this planet i have seen maybe ~MAYBE~ two white people with dreadlocks that looked kinda decent, not even good, just moderately ok. Like, the best white person dreadlocks I’ve ever seen were still worse than any dreadlocks I’ve ever seen on a black person. I guarantee you this racist and their racist friends weren’t amongst those two.
Seriously, other white people, when a Person of Color tells you that what you’re doing is culturally appropriative and racist you should probably shut the fuck up and pay attention.
For all of you who don’t have a problem with cultural appropriation, who think it’s “just a joke”
My sister legitimately thought the term “spirit animal” was a Harry Potter thing
When you take an object or concept of cultural significance to another culture and turn it into a joke, it becomes a joke.