Pharyngula

There are 5 comments on the Conservapedia story from Nov 29, 2011, titled Pharyngula. In it, Conservapedia reports that:

Pharyngula is a blog by atheist and evolutionist PZ Myers , who is a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris.

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FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Nov 29, 2011
Garbage

“I am”

Since: Jul 11

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#2 Nov 29, 2011
... I hate Conservapedia and Vox Day.

Here's a little quote from Vox day.
Vox Day wrote:
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It's not just a figment of my imagination, it seems atheists truly are socially autistic by their own report. Asperger's Syndrome is a disorder described as "autistic psychopathy" by its discoverer, Dr. Hans Asperger. Those with the disorder tend to be intelligent, socially awkward and difficult to converse with. They are also likely to be male.
Based on Wired magazine's observation that atheists tend to be quarrelsome, socially challenged men, to say nothing of the unpleasant personalities of leading public atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Michel Onfray, one could reasonably hypothesize that there is likely to be a strong correlation between Asperger's and atheism. It's by no means a scientific test, but it is interesting to note the coincidence that 59 of the virulent atheists over at Dr. PZ Myers place report an average score on the Asperger's Quotient test of 27.8. And this does not include the two individuals who actually have Asperger's but did not report any test results.
The test notes that "Scores over 32 are generally taken to indicate Asperger's Syndrome or high-functioning autism". The average male score is 18, the average female score is 15. By way of comparison, I scored 14...
Obviously, more comprehensive and scientific tests would be advised before any definite conclusion can be reached..
To even conceive that the only reason for Atheism is because of a mental difference between the "Christians" and Atheists is idiotic.

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#3 Nov 29, 2011
Thanks for again demonstrating my point.
Amused

Burlington, MA

#4 Nov 29, 2011
Being Alive wrote:
... I hate Conservapedia and Vox Day.
Here's a little quote from Vox day.
<quoted text>
To even conceive that the only reason for Atheism is because of a mental difference between the "Christians" and Atheists is idiotic.
Vox Day talks about Aspergers like it was a bad thing. I am an Aspie, and I would not change a thing. about myself or how I see the world, even if they announced a "cure" tomorrow. People with Aspergers may be pre-disposed not to buy into social convention, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Being able to stand outside the mass hallucination and examine it critically is not a bug, but a feature,
Amused

Burlington, MA

#5 Nov 29, 2011
By the way, can someone fix roboblogger so that all the manure from conservapedia does not end up as "news" on the atheism forum? The intellectual value of conservapedia is rivaled only by the keyboard output of an orangutan with a head injury. Granted, given what Gregor Mendel learned about genetics suggests that the offspring of Phyllis Schaffly would be likely unemployable outside the fast food industry, but I don't see why we are being called upon to make the sacrifice of having to pretend that the random keyboard excretions of little Andy and his minions gave any socially redeeming value.

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