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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Proof of the existence of ... well something.

I just wrote the following on Twitter: What counts as a genuinely moderate religious person? Well, I'm sure that some of my friends do. I'm sure that Cardinal George Pell doesn't.

This came out at exactly 140 keystrokes. I'm getting very good at doing that, but I think this is the first time I've managed to do it exactly right, first go, with no fiddling at the edges. Proof of some sort of Intelligent Design? Is the Designer trying to tell us something?

12 comments:

Alex Topfer said...

Proof that you spend too much time on twitter?

Russell Blackford said...

You mean coz I'm now suspiciously good at it? Maybe, but I don't actually spend much time there. I'm much more likely to spend time here.

Brian said...

Intelligent design? I'm sure the twitter programmers think they're intelligent. :)

Scott Hedges said...

is it just that your friends don't wear the funny hat?

Scott Hedges said...

Sometimes, you have to bring the fear out in the open to dispel it. And that demands courage.

Scott Hedges said...

This is not what I had in mind by begging you to blog up the courageous public display of contempt by native daughter Catherine Deveny ... the 'sphere awaits her countrymen's approbation.

NewEnglandBob said...

twitter???

Scott Hedges said...

A moderate religious person doesn't see Jesus they see Benny Anderson

ChicagoMolly said...

It shows the contingencies of reinforcement maintained by Twitter are shaping up a specialized verbal repertoire based on character count.

Steve Zara said...

Twitter is weird. I have not yet found any particular use for it, and most of my friends are too busy elsewhere to use it. I was also surprised to discover how non-egalitarian it is compared with other ways of communicating on the internet: Sometimes watching celebrities chat to each other is like standing outside the door of a big party, and having no way in. But also, why would I care what Stephen Fry has for breakfast?

It is a very odd environment.

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