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March 9th, 2010

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10:41 pm - Whatever will they do next?
Well, Uni was the provider of much lulz and WTF today.

Firstly, from one of the guest speakers in my Social Science class, this amusing quote:

"Whenever I find a restaurant I like, I start going there regularly... and then they go bust. Same thing happened with Communism."
- Guy who studied corruption in communist countries in the 80s.

Then there were all the people who were standing around Uni handing out free copies of The Origin of Species - with a Special Introduction by a Creationist.

Actually, I almost didn't mind this idea, until I actually looked at the "special introduction" and saw the gratuitous bashing of other religions and the ending spiel which was basically, "I'm taking the high road! Watch me take the high road! None of those horrible evil atheist would do something so ~good~! Admire me for taking the high road."

...Yeah. The moral high ground: YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.

Later was Star Trek club, in which we had much fun at the expense of our free books and their oh-so-special introduction, and then watched an episode of Stargate. (I had to leave before the TNG episode).

I also found the world's geekiest toilet wall graffiti, what with mentions of lolcats, 4chan, and that Deathly Hallows symbol from HP.

Oh, and I had my first tute of the semester, for SSRM. Which started out kind of boring, and yet by the end of it we'd ended up having conversations on why a dog is a phone, and the subjectivity of stop signs.

I approve of this sort of class.
Current Mood: amusedamused

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Date:March 9th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC)
They're seriously handing out the Ray Comfort's foreword???? I thought/had hoped that kind of crazy was limited to the US.

..... Now I'm seriously contemplating trolling them.
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Date:March 9th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, that is indeed the case.

Let me know what happens if you do.
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Date:March 10th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Seriously? I'm not familiar enough with the original version to be certain on that, but if it's the case, SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE FUCKING HIGH ROAD.
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Date:March 10th, 2010 07:25 am (UTC)
Apparently several chapters were pulled 'for space reasons' - they were included in later printings as he just cut the font size, i.e. traditional uni trick.

Where were they handing them out? Outside Union House?
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Date:March 10th, 2010 07:49 am (UTC)
I got mine at the Grattan Street entrance, but I heard they were handing them out at the tram stop, too.
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Date:March 10th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Well, Darwin WAS a Christian gentleman and was training to join the Clergy until one of the elder priests stareted going on walks with him to observe geology. I'd have to check to see how he maintained his faith through his life, but he certainly believed in the Christian God for many years. No, that doesn't justify creationists trying to ruin one of the most well-proved pieces of science in the world, but I can see a vague connection they might be trying to exploit.
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Date:March 10th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
If they had just gone with that angle, then I may have actually been fine with it. Alas, they had to be dicks about it.

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