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This is a run through on the recent turn of events whereby Thunderf00t has announced he is quitting the skeptical community (skeptic community), largely as a result of a hangout involving a handful of YouTubers in which a slew of jokes were made about a recent fatal shooting.
01:30 The background (for those who have been under a rock)
07:40 General points:
–07:45 Why this is potentially a good thing
–08:10 Sargon appeals for cohesion
–09:45 Thunderf00t makes the same argument back in the day!
–11:30 “The Skeptic Community” is not an appropriate name
–12:55 Thunderf00t has some valid points (but chooses the wrong
14:35 My thoughts on the hangout (criticisms of Thunderf00t)
–14:50 Thunderf00t accuses Sargon of making the jokes
–16:20 Thunderf00t claims they were blaming feminism for the
–17:00 Thunderf00t wards against using popular appeal as a
measure of value
–18:10 Thunderf00t uses popular appeal as a measure of value
–19:40 Thunderf00t the ‘judicious*’ editor
(*judicious in terms of serving his own arguments)
25:10 My thoughts on the hangout (criticisms of the hangout)
–26:22 The post-hoc claim that no jokes were aimed at the victim
–28:00 “Gallows Humour”
–31:50 Who (or what) will suffer by these jokes?
38:30 End of critique (and criticism) and a suggestion
40:45 Advice to Thunderf00t
41:30 TL;DR Shows Thunderf00t the way forward
42:50 The end (I am so polite!)
Vee (host of the original hangout)
Tabloid discussion speculating about the skeptic feminist
OP;ED – You Didn’t Say “X”, Therefore BIAS!