Elevatorgate Part 2
This is an excellent post from James Onen, it touches a little on what I was hoping to get across in my last post about this being the sceptical community and how we've approached things we do not agree with only to have Watson and co let it backfire in their faces and not understand why we are saying the things we do.
But it also covers everything else that is wrong or mistaken about this whole sorry business, the tactics used by the "offended" are not good tactics, they demand one thing whilst doing the other and then get outraged when called upon to explain themselves.
Every time I'm now accused or bullied by those I've disagreed with, I'm pointing to this post.
This post sums up the mess very well, it has backed up evidence and examples of the strange confusion the "offended" seem to have as to why people like James, Thunderf00t, Paula Kirby, Richard Dawkins or The very naughty denizens of Slyme Pit ;), the people on Twitter etc are behaving the way we are.
This is what we do as sceptics, or if you are American, Skeptic! We find things we do not fully agree with and ask questions, we ask for evidence and if the evidence does not stand up - guess what? We'll disagree.
That, if there was such a thing as a sceptical community, though I do agree is that "we" work better as individuals contributing to causes we share rather than attempting to group ourselves all together and attempt to herd it along
Enjoy the post, its a long one, but its worth it!