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I am continually amazed by people and their ability to be rational in one aspect of their life and the ability to completely ignore rationality in other aspects of their life. The example that I often see is people who are in evidence based professions, especially the ones that require the application of scientific rigor, that ignore the same critical thinking skills when it comes to their theism. However I now have a new shining example of this and it saddens me because he used to be a person I had a lot of respect for.

What Happened!?!?

The person I am talking about is Thundefoot of course. For the people who don’t know him, he is a scientist who has gained popularity on Youtube mostly by debating theists. Although debate may be a poor choice of term to describe what usually when on when he talked with these people. Evisceration perhaps? But I digress, this post isn’t really about that. It’s about what happened since he joined Free Thought Blogs. Thunderfoot decided to throw his hat into the ring in a controversy in the greater atheist community.

This controversy started when Rebecca Watson gave a talk at a skeptic conference about sexism and added personal antidotes about how being sexualized at these conferences creeps her out. Later that night (at 4am) she was at the bar and decided to call it a night. Unfortunately another attendee decided to tailgate her into the elevator and ask her to his room for “coffee” in an overt pickup artist move of cornering. When Rebecca Watson got home, she posted a video of experiences and talked about the cornering and said Guys, Don’t Do That. Apparently this act of defiance of male privilege was taking things too far and she was sent a shitstorm of death and rape threats by the skeptical community at large.

The saga continued up until this year’s convention where recently the organizer of the event had the gall to blame her for the extreme reduction of female attendees. And this is where Thunderfoot enters the equation. He entered with a blatant sexist joke with a picture of Darth Vader, jabbed with a “This isn’t a big problem” (correction , it read “*THIS REALLY ISN’T A BIG PROBLEM*”), a left cross of Talking About Sexism Is The Problem, Not Sexism, and delivered the knockout blow (paraphrased) So STFU About All This Stuff. It was a truly epic saga of bullshit.

After he got called out on this by P.Z. Myers he got all butthurt. And since then he’s been removed from Free Thought Blogs. And the butthurt continues. Once wonders where it will end. For more on this simply google elevatorgate.

TL;DR

Thunderfoot goes all sexist and then gets all butthurt when there is a blow-back from the womenz. Sad days for Bleatmop as someone he used to respect makes a mockery of himself.

As if you need another reason to hate the rotten edifice of christian religion…

Religious ‘arguments’ – Check.

Intellectually bankrupt  – Check.

Thunderf00t laying the smack down on delusional christians – Check.

The title of the video is actually called “Thunderf00t Unmasked” as it deals with some of the nasty things zealots have and continue to do.  It is a little slice of youtube drama, but at the same time the argument Thunderf00t makes against religion is remarkably cogent and clear and deserves to be amplified :)  Thus it ends up here…

 

Being intimidated by the religious thugs threatening violence seems to be a growing fad.  This needs to stop.  I mirror this video that was taken down by youtube for a terms of use violation – (being offensive to the deluded).  Here it is again on the blog.

You and your dogma can go away, the sooner, the better.

 

 

 

Since Sunday was Darwin’s birthday, the Sunday Disservice was more academic and celebratory fitting the occasion.  Here is the video I would have posted if it was a regular Disservice.

**update**  Youtube censorship is getting a little out of hand.  Their special brand of thought police decided that this video was out of line… if you want to see it you’ll have to download it from media fire. Thunderfoot lays out his case against youtube in the video below.

Tfoot has been on a roll as of late, another quick gem of a video from him explaining the possible evolutionary and societal benefits of believing in magic.

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