Before I get to it, I'd like to say thanks for the uptick in comments around here. There's been some good banter lately, let's keep it up. I don't mind heated discussions, or even nasty arguments unless derogatory terms and off-topic insults start getting thrown around. No slurs, please.
"...Darwinism, even in its neo-synthesized form, is caught up in crisis and is being increasingly rejected as unconvincing pseudo-science by the secular and the religious alike."Really, Vox? No, not really. And referring to evolution as Darwinism shows a real lack of knowledge. Darwin laid the framework, but the modern theory of evolution contains a lot more variables than Darwin's initial theories. Rejecting evolution is like denying that feet have toes. It's stupid. Whatever inconsistencies creationists find in evolution is just the product of science in motion. The theories will be further studied and refined for a long time to come.
"I will soon have to write a post delineating the many differences between Blue SF, which is classic SF of the sort written by Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein, Herbert and the other SF greats of the past, and Pink SF, which is the modern offense against literature committed by gamma males and snarky shambling shoggoths and inevitably features one or more of that quasi-literary abomination known as The Strong Female Character."Well, that post should be an interesting study in delusion. And I'm not that familiar with the political/social ideas of Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein, and Herbert, but I don't recall them being misogynists and racists. And here's the truth: Strong female characters exist because strong females exist. That's a truth that scares Vox. The other truth is that there's a lot of SF/F outselling Vox's own, not because he's controversial, but because he's not as good as folks like NK Jemisin.
"Despite the lack of traditional Internet-marketing practices, Day’s success seems to result from a focus — perhaps unintentionally — on what could be called the two big Cs: content and community."
Some guy wrote this about Vox Popoli and of course Vox posted it because he likes to say how important he is all the time. I think what Vox forgets is that a percentage of his hits, probably a large one, comes from people who absolutely hate him. That includes me. So "community and content" is something he shouldn't be advertising as the major draw. He's like Rush. People need to listen to these absolute abominations of humanity to make themselves feel better.
"Anyhow, in my opinion, no vaccinations need be given until the child is walking."Yes, Vox gives medical advice now! But it's awful medical advice. If you've got kids in daycare you'll want them vaccinated. There's no evidence that vaccines are linked to any disease or neural condition. And yes, you even want your child to get the chicken pox vaccine because it's far less of a hassle than actual chicken pox.
But mostly, you don't want to take my advice on it. Go look up what the professionals have to say at ScienceBasedMedicine.org , there's a search box in the corner. Punch in vaccine and get some real advice.