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«About 46% of Americans are creationists. They think evolution is a vile atheist lie and God created humans exactly as they exist right now. And I don’t have a single one of those people in my social circle. I know ~150 people. I am confident that not one of them is creationist. Odds of this happening by chance? 1/2^150 = 1/10^45.» - http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/09/30/i-can-tolerate-anything-...
«Bodhidharma asks: “Well, what do you think of gay people?” The Emperor answers: “What do you think I am, some kind of homophobic bigot? Of course I have nothing against gay people!” And Bodhidharma answers: “Thus do you gain no merit by tolerating them!”» ‎· 9000
«Some of it is certainly genetic – estimates of the genetic contribution to political association range from 0.4 to 0.6. Heritability of one’s attitudes toward gay rights range from 0.3 to 0.5, which hilariously is a little more heritable than homosexuality itself. The word “class” seems like the closest analogue, but only if you use it in the sophisticated Paul Fussell Guide Through the American Status System way instead of the boring “another word for how much money you make” way.» ‎· 9000
«People are more likely to accept friendships across racial lines than across beliefs …. One of the best-known examples of racism is the “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” scenario where parents are scandalized about their child marrying someone of a different race. Pew has done some good work on this and found that only 23% of conservatives and 1% (!) of liberals admit they would be upset in this situation. But Pew also asked how parents would feel about their child marrying someone of a different political party. Now 30% of conservatives and 23% of liberals would get upset.» ‎· 9000
«I checked the author photos, and every single one of these articles was written by a white person. White People Are Ruining America? White. White People Are Still A Disgrace? White. […] I think the situation with “white” is much the same as the situation with “American” – it can either mean what it says, or be a code word for the Red Tribe. And when an angry white person talks at great length about how much he hates “white dudes”, he is not being humble and self-critical.» ‎· 9000
«Sure enough, if industry or culture or community gets Blue enough, Red Tribe members start getting harassed, fired from their jobs (Brendan Eich being the obvious example) or otherwise shown the door. Think of Brendan Eich as a member of a tiny religious minority surrounded by people who hate that minority. Suddenly firing him doesn’t seem very noble.» ‎· 9000
«I can think of criticisms of my own tribe. Important criticisms, true ones. But the thought of writing them makes my blood boil.» ‎· 9000
Brendan Eich as a member of tiny Ku-Klux-Klan. ‎· berkus
up в связи с разговорами про #ядрофрф ‎· 9000