This Week in Comments: October 1st—October 8th, 2017
Another week, another fresh batch of comments straight out of the Facebook. Did you make the cut?
And here we go!
Clayton James: This is actually important because, while most atheists will affirm that atheism is by definition simply lack of belief in a deity, others move full speed ahead with debating reductive ideologies such as materialism and determinism etc. Their response is often more tempered, however, when we remind them that atheists can also be humanists, libertarians, quantum theorists or any other array of open ended worldviews.
James F. Bourne: Anyone who cries about Nye "not being a real scientist" probably heard something from him that caused them cognitive dissonance. Hence why they jump to the "No True Scotsman" fallacy of who and who isn't a "real scientist".
Juliya Nedoysko: I had IBS for years. Since the start of this year I have been eating yoghurt with probiotic bacteria, then I added probiotic foods, lentils and greens [to my diet]. I noticed a change within 24 hours, symptoms are gone, have never looked back.
Ed Cote: There was no religion or philosophy in which Ayn Rand was not a complete monster, so she dreamt up one in which she could justify herself, then suckered a bunch of dumb, naive "incels" into joining her little cult of greed. Others carried on her work after she died.
Libertarian Paternalism: Eat Well, Retire Rich, and Feel the Freedom
Will Wojeck: I'll pay taxes so kids can eat lunch.
Political activism may get people invested in politics, and affect urgently needed change, but it comes at the expense of tolerance and healthy democratic norms.