There’s really nothing for me to do here at Skeptical Eye. There’s clearly no evidence that skepticism is the goal of this blog, and it is quite obvious that anarchy is defended religiously by the regular posters and commenters.
I have no interest in picking fights with anyone here anymore. It’s boring. That’s really all I can say about it. I didn’t do it for a few days, I didn’t miss it, and I got a lot of constructive writing done in the meantime. I think I would be a fool to keep posting here, but I thought it rude to leave without explaining my absence (which I doubt anyone noticed).
I want to leave with one final thought, a sort of warning which I have made before. Since it is a warning against a near impossibility, I suppose there isn’t much point. Still, futility has never stopped me.
Many of you won’t have access to the whole article, which is a travesty against the freedom of information that we ought to strive for. Still, a general overview can be read here, while you can view the entire study here, in case you have access to American Psychological Association archives through a university or wish to purchase it (not worth 12 bucks, frankly).
Regardless, this is the gist of what several people smarter than myself concluded after years of research: in regions that lack government stability, religion becomes more powerful.
Choose to ignore it if you wish; most religious people disregard scientific studies without much problem. See you around the blogosphere.