Category Archives: readers’ beefs

Readers’ beefs

The usual rivulet of wonky readers’ comments, ones that I save for posting above the fold, has slowed lately. Perhaps even the addled take a break over the holidays. But there are still four that I’ll show below, even though the people trying to post them will never post here again. Reader “John”, apparently incensed […]

Readers’ beefs

For some reason, over the past few months there have been fewer attempts to post by the angry faithful, creationists, and sundry other rude or misguided people. I’m glad, for in the past some of those comments were a bit distressing to me—even though my skin has grown palpably thicker over my past 5.5 years on this site. Ergo, […]

Weekly reader’s beef: slippery slopes and whataboutery

by Grania Note: these opinions are mine, Jerry may (or may not) disagree with me on some of these points. Reader “lpadron” wrote a long comment on the post Brother Tayler’s Sunday Sermon: Conservatives’ reaction to the gay marriage ruling, Jerry felt it was deeply misguided, but was neither crazy nor intemperate, so he let it post. It rambles […]

Weekly readers’ beefs

We’ve had a lot of crazies trying to post here lately, mostly with uninteresting dross, so I’ll single out just two comments from readers. Reader Brianna tried to add this comment after the post “Are you against gay marriage based on the Bible?” Under the New Covenant we are no longer held to those rules of […]

Readers’ beefs

A few choice comments arrived over the past few weeks, and I thought I’d share them with you. First, we have the usual arrogant and ignorant mushhead who tries to find hypocrisy in my acceptance of determinism. When will these people learn that determinism doesn’t preclude actions directed at changing people’s minds—and even successfully changing them? […]

Readers’ beefs

It’s been a while since posted the crazy, nasty, and off-the-wall comments that people have tried to make on this site. That’s not because there haven’t been any, for with the increased readership the benighted come over more often than before. It’s just that I’ve had other priorities. But now, with a short break, let me […]

Weekly readers’ beefs

Here’s a selection of the nasty, humorous, and misguided comments that some readers tried to post over the last few weeks. All of the misspellings and other errors appeared in the original (attempted) comments. ******* Reader “NEIL C. REINHARDT” (yes, in caps, like the rest of his email), had a few words to say about […]

Readers’ beefs of the week

Interesting nuttery and outrage have been thin on the ground this week, and I have but three four attempted comments to present. First, reader SIDNEY COAD WILLIAMS (yes, in caps) is REALLY EXCITED about evolution, so he writes in CAPSLOCK. This is a comment on the post “Ways of knowing“: ALL FAUNA AND FLORA EVOLVE THROUGH EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES. […]

Readers’ beefs of the week

The usual array of curmudgeons and loons have weighed in this week, and here’s a small selection of comments from those who will never post here again. Reader marie commented on Greg Mayer’s post “Philae has landed!“ by Greg Mayer Qapla’!! Philae has landed! The European Space Agency’s Philae lander has successfully landed on Comet P67, … […]

Readers’ beefs of the day

Many people love Pope Francis and cannot stand him being criticized, as I did in my New Republic piece. (Note that I didn’t criticize the man, but his retrograde and unscientific views about evolution.) In fact, I’m starting to think that Francis-lovers are as easily offended as Muslims.  Because I’m perceived as criticizing His Holiness, I’ve […]