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    Twitter convo between the bloke who wrote the article and him is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    It's a decent book so far actually. I'm more interested in Roman history than religion and it's a good book on that account too.
    I've heard No God but God is good too. I'll have to pick those up. Certainly very interested in the historical aspect as well.
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    And that's the point in this whole thing, really. Even if you're an atheist, you can get a lot out of the book because it's based on academic research. That's the difference between a researcher and some pundit writing a book.
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    That said, the push-back against him has started.

    Snickering at FoxNews while getting duped by ?Zealot? author

    And, if you're really bored, his Ph.D.

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    Despite being told numerous times by academic historians that sociology and history are interchangeable subjects (thus no dishonesty), it's amazing that Carter is not only sticking to his original claim but lecturing those academics as well.
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    In an interview, Aslan himself used an old Buddhist saying about if you want to draw water, you need to dig one six-foot hole, not six one-foot holes. Carter's attitude reminds me a lot of those I've seen in many people with MBA's like he has; they've dug one-foot deep in multiple topics but see no need to go any further, assuming they know all they need to know to adequately describe the topic.

    EDIT: Jesus, his thesis advisor waded into the comments of a similar article and still people are trying to say he misrepresented himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    In an interview, Aslan himself used an old Buddhist saying about if you want to draw water, you need to dig one six-foot hole, not six one-foot holes. Carter's attitude reminds me a lot of those I've seen in many people with MBA's like he has; they've dug one-foot deep in multiple topics but see no need to go any further, assuming they know all they need to know to adequately describe the topic.

    EDIT: Jesus, his thesis advisor waded into the comments of a similar article and still people are trying to say he misrepresented himself.
    Mr. Carter is trying to defend the indefensible. Even if we assume that Aslan's statement/claims about his educational background are false/incorrect, what has that got to do with his right to write a book ? Why not question the merits of the content presented in the book and challenge them rather than attack the author's credentials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    EDIT: Jesus, his thesis advisor, waded into the comments of a similar article and still people are trying to say he misrepresented himself.
    Forgot the second comma there

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    haha, played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    haha, played.
    Well, perhaps not. Though students arguing that their thesis advisors are semi-literate isn't that outrageous.

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    Ken Cuccinelli?s sodomy obsession: The frightening legal implications of the Virginia politician?s crusade against oral and anal sex. - Slate Magazine

    Meet the next Republican politician we'll be finding on his knees in a public toilet. Any bets for how long until he's outed? I'm giving him a year tops.

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    XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' | World news | theguardian.com

    For those wondering what XKeyScore can do.... The screens are fair staggering in and of themselves, would have loved this tool in at least one of my previous jobs.

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    The Obama administration is so annoying on this NSA issue. Pick a side to be on - to say that you 'want a debate' is such a disingenous thing to say because 1) there wouldn't be a debate without the leak you oppose, and 2) how can you possibly debate if the government has gone too far if you don't know how far the government has gone?
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