Friday, April 05, 2013

Compare and contrast

Here is Thunderf00t and PZ.  I know, I know, you don’t have time to watch both.

So pick 2 minutes at random from each talk and tell me what was said in each of those 2 minute blocks.  Don’t dress it up, don’t cherry pick, just tell me what each block says.



and let’s see what message we get from each 2 minutes.


  1. Thunderf00t: 10:00
    All members of A+ must accept Stalinism
    [quote from Richard Carrier's A+ vid]
    All members must shun people who harass others
    [quote from Richard Carrier's A+ vid]
    Someone comments that bitchslapping feminists so they know their place is a good idea... Angry comments come in and they say look at all the hate I get for being a man and expressing this unpopular opinion the community clearly has a problem with hate against men, we need to socially correct their attitudes. Men should be able to express unpopular opinions without getting an avalanche of slurs and threats. If you think that last bit is bloody stupid if you want immunity online from saying stupid shit thats exactly what one of Carriers friends said. [quote from Rebecca Watson, actually says expressing unpopular opinions] Now onto politicians that get nasty comments for their "stupid shit"

    PZ: 10:00
    There is a problem that in a broad public audience, science is a limited draw. Its not attractive to everyone. Its really hard. I can dazzle you with cool pictures from space telescopes, but that is not what scientists do day to day. This is what scienctists do [Some map of something to do with something sciency] Hard stuff. Important graph showing the mechanisms, in detail, about how a particular type of cancer propogates.

  2. I don't know if this is a useful tool, but it's FUN. Thanks Oolon.

  3. I ask a question (and PZ responds) at 1:21.