• Magical mantra makes many materialize

    See if you can spot the pattern here in the single most popular post from four blogs which I follow fairly closely:

    Ok, now, that’s just weird, right? We all write on various topics, some quite disparate, but the mention of one particular name draws readers and commenters like flies to honey. Or to a bug-zapper. Either way, it’s uncanny and just a bit frightful. I’ve no idea where she learned to do marketing, but I’d be willing to pay well for my children to attend.

    p.s. Kudos to Ed for harnessing the power of the mantra to get people talking seriously about science.

    Category: Damned Lies and Statistics

    Article by: Damion Reinhardt

    Former fundie finds freethought fairly fab.
    • SmilodonsRetreat

      It’s bloody depressing.

      • No denying that.

      • An Ardent Skeptic

        Not only depressing, but extremely embarrassing coming from a community claiming to be about rational thought and skepticism.

    • An Ardent Skeptic

      Well, I tried to convince some friends to start some buzz about good stuff being done by good skeptics. I thought perhaps we could get better role models for skepticism some more attention if we talked them up via tweeter and Facebook. I got shot down with “It won’t work because people like drama.” Sad really…