My dream is fulfilled; this website has (temporarily) surpassed “Watts up with that?” —a global-warming denialist site—in popularity.
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I suspect there is more for you to do.
Thank-you, and carry on.
Erm…guys, Jerry isn’t expressing suicidal thoughts, here. It’s a common phrase, and it just means that, when he dies — and, he surely will someday, for he and we are the lucky ones — he will do so proud of this achievement.
I daresay he has even more he’d like to achieve before he dies, and he’ll be even happier when he dies if he accomplishes those achievements as well.
The saying might have a hint of the morbid or maudlin, but only in the same playful sense as Halloween or Dios de los Muertos.
Pardon the pedantry, but it’s “Dia de Muertos”. “Dios” means “God” & the “los” isn’t needed.
Thanks. Yo no habelas Espagnole pas. It’s a long story….
Umm yes, but you got beaten by ‘Trendy Taste’ ???
I guess it just shows that popularity is no gurarantee of quality. Actually I find it rather alarming / depressing that a global-warming-denial site should *ever* outrank a quality site like this. Maybe you need even more kittehs…
“My dream is fulfilled…”
I assumed you were going to say Sandra Bullock had asked you for a date.
Most people, who leave (loose) their religion, do so quietly and on their own, once they’ve seen the light.
Keep your website out there like a beacon in the night
Upon who or what do they loose their religion?
Congratulations! That’s excellent news — not just for you personally but for rationality in the US. May the star of the pernicious Watts Up With That? continue to fall (even as your own rises, of course).
It will drown actually … in the rising tide of climate science results.
[I once had a dream that AGW denialists would feel the heat instead, but apparently they have lost all feelings with their loss of their (other) senses. :-/]
Good thing the ability to drown is un-losable.
Some of those other sites have rather interesting titles….
Don’t be too sure….
Congratulations, Jerry! I’ll admit to being a little confused, though. How did this website end up being listed with bl*gs?
A subtley amusing fact… you’re below “My Nintendo News”. I’m willing to bet that’s ranking so high at the moment due to the recent release of Pokemon X/Y, the newest part of a game series that uses the term ‘evolution’ to refer to metamorphisis, and can feature dogs giving birth to cats (by laying eggs!)
Nothing against the game though, no-one ever pretends to it to be a biology lesson. It’s a game about fantasy creatures, and none of it’s players think it’s an accurate portrayal of real world wildlife biology.
Still I suspect it’s where a lot of creationists get their understanding evolution, if you’ve played the games and then listen to their descriptions of evolution, it can be a bit uncanny. Could just be a co-incidence, but I wouldn’t be TOO surprised…
I agree, I don’t know why they couldn’t call it “metamorphosis” instead and get it right, or even stick with English and call it “transformation”. I am sure they have confused an awful lot of idiots with this.
Hearty congratulations! May it reach the top of the list
Congatulations and thank you.
“this website has (temporarily) surpassed ”
I was hoping you were going to say “Pharyngula”.
Oh, I’m sure we blew right past them quite some time ago, not long after the whole A+ fiasco.
Really? That’s great news. I didn’t know that A+ had so much impact on Pharyngula. I mean, I stopped reading after that, but I didn’t know that so many others did too.
To be sure, I don’t have any hard figures. But I paid a lot of attention to Pharyngula before then and was a semi-occassional poster. I left not long after that. Every few weeks or so I’ll scan a page of headlines, and see little that interests me and nothing with high post counts. I think Jerry can expect more replies to a guess-the-boot-hide post than PZ can to one about elevator rapists.
Or maybe that’s just confirmation bias on my part. Don’t know, don’t care.
Since I missed/avoided a lot of the cataclysm, does anyone know if there’s a sort of summary of the whole affair anywhere?
There probably is something out there…but the short version is that PZ and friends decided that atheism should be about more than not having any gods, and that it should be about progressivist liberalism as well. Classic catherding, in other words. “They” then decided that anybody who wasn’t with them is a fucking douchenozzle…and even those who would vote the exact same way up and down the ballot as they would but who would do so for different reasons are fucking douchenozzles. They called this new movement of theirs, “A+,” and they lumped everybody who’s not in lock step with them with elevator rapists. That’s about the time I gave up on PZ, and it seems to be the time that many others did, too.
…and that’s probably already more about this topic than is suitable for this discussion.
Thanks, Ben. That was about my understanding of it and glad to have it confirmed.
I hate train wrecks. Though it was perfectly obvious that this would happen; it’s happened before, it’ll happen again, one reason I don’t think simply converting everyone to atheism will clean up much that is wrong with humanity.
Oh, certainly. Freeing the world of the insanity of religion is a necessary, but hardly sufficient, step in realizing paradise on Earth.
And ElevatorGate was somehow involved in all this.
I’ve often thought I’d like to know how the main protagonists in the affair will view things, 20 years down the road…
I’m proud to be a god and astrology ‘denier’ for the same reasons I am a global warming ‘denier’.
No, wait, what?
Many people who visit, “What’s Up With That” go there to tear it down.
Well done Jerry, that deserves a new pair of boots with strengthened tips, specially for kicking anti-science posteriors with!
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