The usual rivulet of wonky readers’ comments, ones that I save for posting above the fold, has slowed lately. Perhaps even the addled take a break over the holidays. But there are still four that I’ll show below, even though the people trying to post them will never post here again.
Reader “John”, apparently incensed by my post on the special issue of Evolutionary Applications devoted to women in evolutionary biology, let loose with a fusillade against American women:
I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?
American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.
This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.
[JAC: Website URL for this blog redacted so the guy doesn’t get any traffic]
BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN!
I’d suggest that he get an inflatable doll, but those don’t cook or clean.
A person named “gunads” (LOL) tried to put this comment on a photo of an ammo-and-pro-gun ad attached to my post “Our gun culture” . (People often post comments on picture pages rather than on the posts themselves; be careful where you comment!). At any rate, “gunads” seems to be trying to sway me toward a pro-gun view by claiming that ownership of guns is simply a result of evolution:
It’s a beautiful gun ad. Let’s think about it, you believe in evolution? Well, guns are an evolution over fists, sticks, swords, bows and arrows. Guns are the great equalizer, instead of having to be young and fit, and 89-year-old-woman in a wheelchair with a gun will be equal to a 21-year-old punk in his prime.
We the humans aren’t dirty apes that have done the same thing over centuries. We are not slaves of nature, we overcome nature everyday. When nature says, “it’s gonna rain,” we open an umbrella. When nature sends a hurricane, we hide under our hurricane-proof glass and/or shutters. When nature give us deadly diseases, we invent cures. And when face danger from burglars, rapists, and murderers, we get our guns and survive like civilized men instead of dying like dirty dogs.
Yeah, and an 89-year-old woman in a wheelchair who has a rocket-propelled grenade is equal to a tank, and if she had a nuclear weapon, she’d be equal to a whole country!
Reader “Dom Neuser,” upset by my post on “The sad news: American’s beliefs about Christmas,” took the trouble to tell us what he thinks about evolution:
unless you can create life or unless you know of someone who can do that, you have nothing to say. This website is like a little club of like minded individuals who spend all day patting each other on the back reminding each other how smart they are.
Well, we’re savvy enough not to believe in a Big Bodiless Mind in the Sky! But seriously, would Dom be able to tell us exactly what his god is like and how he knows that? Further, my experience is that the commenters, while generally liberal and godless, are far from being like-minded. Has he read any pieces on free will? Maybe Dom should go over to one of the Intelligent Design websites and see how like minded they are!
This is my favorite comment (responding to the same post above) for two reasons. First, it’s by someone who used the pseudonym “Jesus dided for you.” Second, it’s in CAPSLOCK:
YOU SIR, ARE A MORON.
Sadly, in his comment Mr. Jesus Dided forgot the comma after “YOU.”