Poe’s Law

You’ve heard about Poe’s Law, haven’t you? It states, basically, that it’s no matter how heavily you satirize religion, someone will take it seriously. Or that it’s impossible to create a satire of religious thought so broad that someone won’t believe it. This video seems to prove the point. After some other religious arguments I’ve heard, I just wasn’t sure.

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnjfxCp92pc]

Hat tip to Pharyngula, “God’s nonexistence is proof of his existence.”

Technical clichés

Michelle Vranizan Rafter suggests a list of technical clichés we can do without.

Her choices:

  • at the end of the day
  • enterprise
  • grrl
  • mashup
  • meme
  • platform
  • solution
  • space
  • techno
  • thinking outside the box
  • transparency
  • user
  • Web 2.0

And now, it’s time for me to take part in the pop-sci book meme…

I think this list contains both useful terms that aren’t yet worn out, such as mashup, and useless verbal tics, such as “at the end of the day.”

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