The latest in the Big Kerfuffle about whether Gnu Athesists are mean, and whether we should STFU about the palpable incompatibility between science and faith:
So does Eric Macdonald, who also posted a picture of the “Look at Her” girl!
Over at his website, Jeremy “Look At Her” Stangroom has started a Big Project: he’s trawling through Gnu Atheist blogs, looking desperately for any signs of incivility. The latest is his earth-shaking discovery that Richard Dawkins once referred to a woman as having a “stupid face.” That remark was certainly ill-advised, but does it outweigh the reams of perfectly civil writing that Dawkins has done on atheism? Who among us is free from never having made an uncivil or mocking remark? (Indeed, Stangroom himself seems to be mocking my penchant for boots.) The issue at hand is whether Gnu Atheists are guilty of continuous, frequent, and visible incivility of a sort that impedes our message—not whether any of us have occasionally mocked someone else or their views.
I hope this isn’t also seen as uncivil, but I fear that Stangroom, in his monomaniacal quest for incivility of even a trivial sort, has lost it.