Geeze, Larry Correia, leave some straw men for the rest of us. 29

So, Larry Correia wrote a fantastically dickish blog post about Alex Dally MacFarlane’s post on Tor.com in regards to the default gender binary represented in mainstream SF literature. The post in question involved Alex making the incredibly revolutionary1 observation that transwomen and transmen, you know, exist. As well as other people who do not conform to the strict, ...

Straw men

This is a term I’ve used in the past on my blog, and I bet most if not all of you already know what this is. But just in case, let’s cover it briefly, because this is something anyone who has, say, ever watched a politician speak ought to understand. A Straw Man is a ...

Building a Straw Mosque

I know the bizarre controversy about the Islamic community center planned in New York City a few blocks from the site once occupied by the World Trade Center has been going on for a while, but I haven’t said anything before now because I’ve been so utterly baffled about the whole thing that words have ...

The link between rock music and oil

From the Department of “Correlation Does Not Equal Causation” I bring you this amazingly awesome infographic:Rock (and U.S. Oil Production) Is Dead I think we should just point at this one every time someone starts committing that fallacy. Or I guess we could just argue that the rockmeisters of old used gasoline powered guitars, and ...