In lieu of a rant…

… a ring-tailed lemur;


I found Chris Mooney’s latest piece about Sizzle so aggravatingly condescending that I was set to pen a lengthy, ill-temptered response. I thought better of it, especially since it is clear that any negative comments or criticisms about the film will be ignored. (Instead you’re just getting a shorter ill-tempered one and a photo.)

Apparently anyone who didn’t like the film is a boring, humorless soul who can only find joy in endless streams of scientific data. The notion is absurd, but that’s what’s coming from the Sizzle soapbox, Randy Olson telling audiences that those of us who didn’t like the film “just don’t get it.” I find this extremely insulting, especially since this is the message the Sizzle crew is bringing to public audiences who are seeing the first screenings. If I had known that honest criticisms of the film would be rolled into how scientists are a bunch of inept dweebs then I wouldn’t have reviewed it in the first place.

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  1. Nick and Glendon-For the record I popepd in after approving Nick’s comment to find that he was correct on there being more restrictions to access our comment section then before(Blogger appears to automatically change this setting when one enables comment moderation). I fixed it at this time.So Glendon you are correct now, as it were, while Nick WAS right at the time he wrote.Just thought I’d clear this temporal conundrum up.Also on the moderation itself, I’m putting in a very strong vote to keep it in place. It makes the removal of the 1-5 spam comments we now get a day (Nick’s comment was accompanied by 2 spam for example) much easier and quicker for me, and doesn’t make it to anyone with direct feeds to post comment sections or comment subscriptions.

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