User:Arcan

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BrainMop.png As a confirmed mustard jar for taking on this job as a Sysop on RationalWiki: I, Arcan, pledge to only block users if they ask for it, or insert unfunny vandalism.
I furthermore pledge that if I indulge in secret private conversations about you, we will make a formal report to the mob. Is that all?
If you impugn my motives without warrant, or challenge my "AUTHORITY", er, there is nothing I can or will do.
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This user went to a public school, and was never homeschooled.
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This user suffers from Bipolar Disorder and will never feel ashamed of that fact
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This user thinks this guy is really creepy
Agnostic Question Mark.svg This user is an agnostic; they don't know if there's a God.
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This user thinks that evolution explains the origin of species.
Warning This user does not care about your religious beliefs, so long as they are not forced on the rest of us.
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This user thinks doctors are more authoritative about medical issues than lawyers.

About me, because I'm sure you're dying to know[edit]

I'm a twentysomething, male, potential English Teacher. I just finished my student teaching, and I hope to soon be employed. As a future teacher, I'm very concerned about the anti-intellectual movement that Conservapedia exemplifies. Anyone who knows me knows that I will not work in any district that espouses creationism (which is all ID is) in the classroom, even though science isn't my field, because I believe it says something about the quality of the school/district itself. It demonstrates an environment that is hostile to thought and reason. I can't be a part of that. At the same time, I'm fascinated by the ways such views are created, promoted, and defended. Then again, most people slow down to look at a car wreck.

WIGO used to function as a sort of filter for me. Laughing at the ludicrous allows you to distance yourself from it, to deny any association with it. "Look at these ridiculous people! What world are they living in?" When I could no longer deny the answer was "the same world I do," it was a little sobering. You can read the story here.

Don't count on me being a grammar Nazi - I'm a descriptivist. As such, curse words mean nothing to me, so don't be surprised. Also, I tend to be a snarky bitch, but I try to tone that down on the internet. Of course, in the classroom, you'd never know any of this.

I'm not anyone's sock, and I don't have a conservapedia pseudonym, though lately I've been thinking about it.


Obligatory quote that no one asked for[edit]

"Love with your heart, use your head for everything else" - Captain Disillusion