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February 3rd, 2012
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The pleasure of irrational ranting
Razib sez:
I suppose you could say that I’m your typical individual with a scientific & operationally materialistic worldview. I’m also mildly right-of-center, and tend to have as many issues with Post Modern “progressives” thought as I do with Religious Right reactionaries. Like the Religious Right I do believe there are truths in this world which are sacred and worth fighting for, that not every human interaction need be broken down into “power relations,” or scaffolded by an armada of faux jargon. Unlike the Religious Right I tend to reject the supernaturalist view of the world which is the human consensus, and, I am generally a dissenter from “conventional” traditional mores and preferences. I have my own peculiar values which are at sharp variance with most of humanity. Nevertheless, sometimes I play the boob, and pretend as if I am a Post Modernist victimologist (to use John McWhorter’s terminology), or a religious traditionalist or an ethnic activist, and it feels very good. In As Good as it Gets Jack Nicholson said “I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability” when he writes about women. When I play “the game” I simply remove all reason and accountability, and I start doing verbal “mash ups” without any coherency, and I feel like a kid in a candy store!


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From:agrumer
Date:February 3rd, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
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So we've got a guy here who's all "scientific & operationally materialist" and clearly in love with his his idea of his own intellect, but who (1) writes a nearly two-thousand word rant in which he claims that the perception that racism exists is equivalent to creationism, and yet (2) for all his vaunted intelligence, he can't quite figure out how to mark up paragraphs in a blog post.

On the other hand, he did at least figure out the BLOCKQUOTE tag. A lot of people never get that far.
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From:olifhar
Date:February 4th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
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Oh, he knows. But do you think he would give a crap? The man is too lazy to capitalize the words in his comments.
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