"On social issues, I lean Libertarian, minus the crazy stuff".
Entrepreneurs are the people that make our communities vibrant, as opposed to sterile wastelands of chain big box stores (which are another brand of entrepreneurialism).
Then he started to ask people on his blog to fix his failing restaurant. And when that didn't work, he started to call out his customers for being morons who didn't understand his plan.
Man, I loved that "misogynistic" (hah, as if) essay because I knew it would enrage just the people I wish would, in general, live in a constant, futile state of rage.
You might add to this list the entire area of manners. We take for granted that men should hold doors for women, and women should be served first in restaurants. Can you even imagine that situation in reverse?
Generally speaking, society discourages male behavior whereas female behavior is celebrated. Exceptions are the fields of sports, humor, and war. Men are allowed to do what they want in those areas.
Now I would like to speak directly to my male readers who feel unjustly treated by the widespread suppression of men’s rights:
Get over it, you bunch of pussies.
The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone. You don’t argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn’t eat candy for dinner. You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don’t argue when a women tells you she’s only making 80 cents to your dollar.
That’s the reason the original blog was pulled down. All writing is designed for specific readers. This piece was designed for regular readers of The Scott Adams blog. That group has an unusually high reading comprehension level.
In this case, the content of the piece inspires so much emotion in some readers that they literally can’t understand it. The same would be true if the topic were about gun ownership or a dozen other topics. As emotion increases, reading comprehension decreases. This would be true of anyone, but regular readers of the Dilbert blog are pretty far along the bell curve toward rational thought, and relatively immune to emotional distortion.
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I was enjoying all of the negative attention on Twitter and wondered how I could keep it going. So I left some comments on several Feminist blogs, mostly questioning the reading comprehension of people who believed I had insulted them. That kept things frothy for about a day. Now things are starting to settle down. It's time for some DMD.
A few people appreciated the meta-joke of removing the post. If you didn't get it, read the deleted post, consider the feminist backlash, then think about the fact that I took down my post and ran away.
’ve been trying for years to reconcile my usually-excellent bullshit filter with the idea that evolution is considered a scientific fact. Why does a well-established scientific fact set off my usually-excellent bullshit filter like a five-alarm fire? It’s the fossil record that has been bugging me the most. It looks like bullshit. Smells like bullshit. Tastes like bullshit. Why isn’t it bullshit? All those scientists can’t be wrong.
I found the post extremely inspiring. It helped me calcify a lot of my own nascent idea-clouds about finding happiness and autonomy in the capitalist culture whose negatives I am sick to death of thinking about
What system is fucked exactly? The one where people decide to try things on their own, seat of their pants kind of thing? You may dislike the fact that this system gave us, say, Starbucks, but on the other hand this very same system gave us Metafilter.
His prediction about evolution someday being rethought in scientific terms has to do with whether the arrow of time is an illusion. If time doesn't move forward, things aren't happening the way you think. That's an interesting point too. And it's a far cry from being an evolution denier.
You're missing the subtlety of [my] point. Something can be true and still smell like bullshit. That's the interesting part of evolution. [I'm] talking about the nature of hunches.
And "revised" is a carefully chosen word. It allows such revisions as Punctuated Equilibrium, or discovering that dinosaurs evolved into birds. [I'm] on record as saying that evolution is a scientific fact.
It's a guarantee that in your lifetime, some portion of the body of scientific facts will be revised and deleted. That's how science works. So-called facts are allowed to change as new information emerges. Adams is testing his hunch against one particular scientific fact, and labeling it clearly.
[I have] said that evolution is a scientific fact. [I'm] also one of the most public non-believers in the world.
In order to be certain that God doesn’t exist, you have to possess a godlike mental capacity – the ability to be 100% certain. A human can’t be 100% certain about anything. Our brains aren’t that reliable. Therefore, to be a true atheist, you have to believe you are the very thing that you argue doesn’t exist: God.
Perhaps you will argue that being 99.999999% certain God doesn’t exist is just as good as being 100% sure. That strikes me as bad math. As other philosotainers have famously noted, a small chance of spending eternity in Hell has to be taken seriously. Eternity is a long time.
In my book The Dilbert Future, published in 1997, I predicted that in the future the media would start killing celebrities to generate demand for their so-called news. That seemed like a stretch when the worst part of the media was the tabloids. Now the Internet has given media power to the likes of Gawker, Metafilter, and any other cesspool with an IP address. When the low end of the media conspired with unscrupulous advocates to label the aforementioned Republican woman a racist, they probably killed her career, and they might end up killing her too.
Democrats and advocates of civil rights are using the media to further an agenda at the expense of a woman who was probably so non-racist that the photo in question didn't set off her alarms as being a career-ending risk.
"Pained but dignified, self-deprecating piece in the NYT about errant behaviour and subsequent intervention and diagnosis of significant mental health issue which is now being treated with meds and everything is going to be OK but pills everyday for the rest of your life, boy-howdy... still, small price to pay for never again returning to that dark hell."
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