Monday, March 1, 2010

Animal Rights Loons

Apparently the AR loons are at it again - and here is me, not paying any attention to blogs and totally missing out on the lunacy. Probably for the best, as I really don't have time right now - but I wish I did. I spent way too much time delving into the depths of postmodern extremism, in my investigation of AR insanity, not to address this in considerable more detail. Not merely from the perspective of decrying terrorist and terrorism supporting asshats, but from a cultural/socialpsych perspective.

Lumping the lot of postmodern extremists together, you actually have all the trappings of religion, sans supernatural. This is not to say that some postmodern extremists don't engage in spiritualism or even outright organized religion, it is just somewhat rare and not central to their dogmatic presuppositions.

I am not even going to try to link the scibloggers - most of the people who read my blog have probably read more of these posts than I have. I have only glanced through a couple and spent more time at it than I can afford at that. I do have spring break coming up and might come up with some time to go into this more then, but I also have several papers to write and was hoping to play catch-up/maybe get ahead of my eighteen credit semester load and devote some time to my partner...

Suffice to say they are out there and our old friends at NIO are feeling rather butthurt from the Pharyngulite and other sciblogger hoards...

I should also note that I am extremely grateful to scientists who spend their time trying to improve my life and the lives of others - especially in the face of threats from terrorists and other AR nuts.

2 comments:

Dan J said...

So much like cockroaches. They always run away from the light...

I enjoy it when they actually get the exposure they deserve. The more people who know about these domestic terrorists, the better.

FWIW: Captcha = eukahol. Is that alcohol made from eukaryotes?

Zzron said...

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