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Welcome to my page! Comments are appreciated and welcomed. I'll try to respond in a timely manner. You can also find me on Wikipedia with the same user name, and also at Liberapedia. As far as my account at Conservapedia... sadly, it is blocked, maybe until Jeebus comes back. So yeah, forever. And if you want to guess what my NEW account name is, go ahead. You won't find it! I'm saving it for later!  ;)

About Me[edit]

I decided to come here after spending less than 24 hours screwing around with the folks over at Conservapedia. 13 edits, most of them in Talk pages, and I was banned for three months. Not bad for an amateur. I'm undecided on whether or not I'm a true liberal. I'm training to be a physicist, I don't much like abortion, I think guns need to be controlled but not banned, and I'm a staunch atheist with an ax to grind. Carl Sagan, George Carlin, and Richard Feynman are some of my heroes. I can't stand Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Mike Huckabee... actually, I just hate fundies. Science. It works, bitches.


Andy.gif This user was banned from Conservapedia.



Why I was banned from Conservapedia[edit]

I found a list of 19 "Liberal Tricks". Basically, it was a childish attack based on ridiculous conservative ideas. So I tried to help. I added a comment on the Talk page:

"Hey! I've got number 20! "Uses logic instead of relying on what the Bible/Ann Coulter/Tucker Carlson told them to do." Does that sound like a fair addition, you know, considering the fact that this article already makes your work with this encyclopedia look ridiculous and childish? Grow up, guys. No one's going to take the conservative viewpoint seriously if you keep cranking out this drivel."

Banned! That was easy.

I also edited the "Starlight Problem" article, which basically said that the universe is 6,000 years old, starlight be damned. I added my thoughts:

"You are mistaken. Nowhere in the theories that hypothesize a Big Bang is there a specific mention that "God didn't do it". You are simply assuming that God couldn't use a Big Bang to create the universe, and that's pretty presumptive of you, considering I don't think God would consult with us first. This type of thinking is what's wrong with Conservapedia, and I feel it necessary to examine that position and show why it is fallacious. You can have God and the Big Bang, if you so choose. And this article is based on no scientific evidence whatsoever. It's based on the fact that you don't believe the universe is more than 6,000 years old. That's forcing your science into your ideology, and it isn't necessary, because nothing in the Bible contradicts the actual theories."

I thought I was being clever. Oh, well.