[ExI] Political correctness run amuck

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 17:57:12 UTC 2016

​The scourge of ​p
olitical correctness has hit Richard Dawkins yet again. Just days before he
was to give the keynote speech at The Northeast Conference on Science and
Skepticism (NECSS)
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he was
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disinvited because
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Dawkins retweeted a
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song in a
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video making fun of both Islam and
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He tweeted the link with this caveat "Obviously this doesn't apply to the
vast majority of feminists, among whom I count myself. But the minority is
pernicious". Soon afterward he learned that the woman in the song was based
on a real woman who had allegedly been threatened online for her
activities, so Professor Dawkins sent another tweet "Having learned that
the woman in the joke song is a real person who has been disgracefully
threatened with violence, I'm deleting my tweets.
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't EVER threaten anyone with violence. We should be
free to use comedy/ridicule without fear it may inspire violence".
Nevertheless the
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moral paragons at NECSS kicked him out because it was
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although given the fact that neither muslims nor women are examples of races
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to specify
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what race the song was making fun of. Apparently
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The Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism
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s also skeptical of the value of logic as were the people who were outraged
a few years ago when Professor
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Dawkins wrote "Mild pedophilia is bad. Violent pedophilia is worse. If you
think that's an endorsement of mild pedophilia, go away and learn how to

 John K Clark
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