In A Dirtshell: Crimefollow

People simply disappeared, always during the night. Your name was removed from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.

Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime is death.

(George Orwell, 1984)

George Orwell’s dystopian vision of a world of near-total surveillance describes crimethink as a thought that was unacceptable to the ruling party. Following this definition, this reporter proposes the following new word. Read more of this post

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To WordPress Re: Suspension of elevatorgate.wordpress.com

To: WordPress Support

Name: skepdigger

Website: http://elevatorgate.wordpress.com/

Comment:

I’m not the owner of the above suspended blog, but Read more of this post

How To Not Be Called A Moron On Twitter

Step 1:

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SkepDirt Goes Viral!

Thanks to the volunteer efforts by Surly Amy:

PZ Myers:

Masalaskeptic:

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Surly Amy Cries, Leaves TAM Over A T-Shirt

In a Grand Conjunction of estrogen, Freethoughtblogger Ophelia Benson wrote this in reply to her own blog entry:

Amy’s given me permission to quote her, so here’s her account of what all that was like:

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Surly Grant Winner Flees From TAM In Terror?

According to Skepchick Elyse Anders, who did not attend TAM:

Further discussion on Ms. Anders’ Facebook page implies strongly that one of the harassed was Read more of this post

Watsonism: Its Origin And Definition

Alishba Zarmeen, blogger at Secularly Yours and @SecularlyYours on Twitter, recently had this to say about the TAM 2012 crowd:

This led to a brusque but relatively mature exchange between her and Skepchick’s Surly Amy, with this pair of tweets a good summary of the issue:

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Surly Amy Defines Troll

That’s a great definition! Does it remind you of anyone?

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