PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

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PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by amused » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:46 pm

I didn't know that PZ has a book coming out:

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Re: PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by Coito ergo sum » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:51 pm

I'd like to see PZ stop supporting Rebecca Watson. She's bad for atheism and skepticism, and he props her up and White Knights for her.

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Re: PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by Ronja » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:52 pm

This pre-review was ... interesting http://www.ooblick.com/weblog/2011/10/0 ... re-review/
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Post by Bella Fortuna » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:47 pm

Ronja wrote:This pre-review was ... interesting http://www.ooblick.com/weblog/2011/10/0 ... re-review/
Jeez, somebody's got an axe to grind... :lol:
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Re: PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by Pappa » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:16 pm

Ronja wrote:This pre-review was ... interesting http://www.ooblick.com/weblog/2011/10/0 ... re-review/
Oh man that's funny. I wonder if he realised he just parodied himself. :lol:

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Post by amused » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:33 pm

I'm pretty sure that review is a Poe... It's an atheist's website.

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Re: PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by Ronja » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:40 pm

amused wrote:I'm pretty sure that review is a Poe... It's an atheist's website.
That was my hunch, too. If it is a Poe, it is a pretty clever one: goes suspiciously overboard only 3-4 times (or I'm tired, or both...)
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Re: PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by hadespussercats » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:12 pm

I couldn't get past the second paragraph. Whatevs, dude.
Out of the people that ever were, almost all of them are dead.
There are way more dead people, and you're all gonna die
and then you're gonna be dead for way longer than you're alive.
Like that's mostly what you're ever gonna be.
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Re: PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by Tero » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:26 pm

Always subject the fundies to the humor test. Ray Comfort would never spot a Poe.

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Re: PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by Drewish » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:38 pm

Not a big PZ fan. He's second string for a reason.
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Re: PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by Pappa » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:12 pm

amused wrote:I'm pretty sure that review is a Poe... It's an atheist's website.
Oh.... it did seem to be too ridiculous to be true. :hehe:
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Re: PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:30 pm

andrewclunn wrote:Not a big PZ fan. He's second string for a reason.
He's also a member here. :hehe:
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Re: PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by Robert_S » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:34 pm

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Re: PZ Myers - The Happy Atheist

Post by Thinking Aloud » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:35 pm

Yup - I took the review to be a parody of the kind of reviews the religious will create without having read the book.

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