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(New Zimbabwe)   Doctor who can "cure" gays by analysing the colour choices patients use when colouring a drawing of a brain defends himself against critics who point out he is colourblind by saying "I was born this way"   (newzimbabwe.com ) divider line
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2014-03-23 04:40:39 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: PsiChick:
...Um, Tumblr-speak actually functions as a slang language with its own inflections and assumed punctuation. It's not rule-free by any standards, just rules that you have to learn.

It seems to have lost most of its functionality since it came off github, but the tumblr argument generator still has its charm:
http://lizardgamer.github.io/tumblr-argument-generator/

What a bummer. It lost the "rant" feature, the "war" feature and possibly something else I forgot.


I've only seen two people even remotely talking like that on tumblr, and they were pretty damn delusional. I mean, it's definitely where rhetoric goes to die, but usually it's not just flinging insults wildly either.

/Because it's mostly fandom artwork
//A  lot of fandom artwork
///And some surprisingly good original stuff\fairy tales\landscapes, too.
 
2014-03-23 04:41:28 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Dr. Mungadze received a BS in Bible from Dallas Bible College in Dallas, Texas


isn't that the first step for any Christain...  you get your BS from the Bible.
 
2014-03-23 04:41:56 PM  
I don't care if people are gay/straight/bi whatever - but I think it'd be great if we could change our sexual orientations/desires.

I mean, I say I'm straight.....that means I'm attracted to women.....but that's not really true.  I think most women are disgusting.  I only find about 20% of women to be attractive.

If we could just flip a switch and make me attracted to.....middle aged overweight chicks.....well, I'd have the time of my life.
 
2014-03-23 04:51:50 PM  
Texas Crayons, Baptists, and Screaming Yellow Zimbabwe Crazy, Oh My!

Now that's Entertainment!
Entertainment Gold if you throw in Mobobobo.
 
2014-03-23 04:58:59 PM  

big pig peaches: That headline doesn't even make sense. Oh Zimbabwe now it...
"Enter Mungadze, an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University in Dallas."

Wait, what?


how stupid is he-
He's so stupid they read about him for entertainment in Zimbabwe.

"Global Village" and all that crap.  sometimes it's best not to leave your block.
 
2014-03-23 05:10:49 PM  

Ringshadow: God-is-a-Taco: That's a good headline submitter I laughed because that is perhaps irony or maybe it would be more accurate to say poetic justice but I think both have merits and who is to say which is correct when our communal vernacular changes because people are too stupid to use phrases like "couldn't care less" or "begs the question" correctly I think it's just another sign that our society is crumbling as wealth trickles away to a select few and our public services like schools pay the price which means our kids pay the price although I don't mean our kids because I've never met you in my life subby and I don't have any kids anyway

You know I thought tumblr got me used to reading paragraphs without pronunciation.
Then I ran into this.


Here, try this version:
"ðæts ə gʊd hɛdlɑjn submitter aj læft bɪkɒz ðæt ɪz pərhæps ajrəni ɔr mebi ɪt wʊd bi mɔr ækjərət tu se poɛtɪk dʒəstəs bət aj θɪŋk boθ hæv mɛrəts ænd hu ɪz tu se wɪtʃ ɪz kərɛkt wɛn awər kəmjunəl vərnækjələr tʃendʒəz bɪkɒz pipəl ɑr tu stupəd tu jus frezəz lajk " kʊdənt kɛr lɛs" ɔr " bɛgz ðə kwɛstʃən" kərɛktli aj θɪŋk ɪts dʒəst ənəðər sajn ðæt awər səsajəti ɪz krəmbəlɪŋ æz wɛlθ trɪkəlz əwe tu ə səlɛkt fju ænd awər pəblɪk sərvəsəz lajk skulz pe ðə prajs wɪtʃ minz awər kɪdz pe ðə prajs ɒlðo aj dont min awər kɪdz bɪkɒz ajv nɛvər mɛt ju ɪn maj lajf subby ænd aj dont hæv ɛni kɪdz ɛniwe  "

/Plenty of pronunciation there.
 
2014-03-23 05:13:05 PM  
Obviously the pastor is a guy trying to make a buck off of fearful people who have been culturally exposed to the notion that gays are not really good people.
But more importantly, he's wrong because his "sight" isn't even unusual, and there are so many different interpretations of color in the first place:

First "Color Blindness" itself has many forms:

http://colorvisiontesting.com/color2.htm

Protanomaly (one out of 100 males)
Deuteranomaly (five out of 100 males)
Dichromasy - can be divided into protanopia and deuteranopia
(two out of 100 males)
Protanopia (one out of 100 males)
Deuteranopia (one out of 100 males)


Then there are the women who may be able to see millions more colors than the rest of us.

http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2010/03/18/tetrachromacy-in-humans- yo u-may-have-super-color-vision

Finally our vision receptors are actually fractal in nature and so what Goerte' and Thomas Young wrote in the 1800's and what Chaos Theory rediscovered is that everybody perceives the transition point between orange and red, purple and blue, yellow and green diffferently, and sometimes substantially.

http://webvision.med.utah.edu/book/part-viii-gabac-receptors/color-p er ception/

Again, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about, at all.
Somebody should let him know, how much he doesn't know. All of his followers should be told too.
 
2014-03-23 05:13:59 PM  
The scientifically correct colour of fresh brains is pale yellow-tan. Grey is the colour of dead brains, while pink is just gay. To be on the safe side, avoid lavender, green and pink.

The correct answer for people who want to fix or heal gays is always lily white. It's a trick question therefore. Don't colour the brain!  Say it's perfect the way it is!

Who knew that the Grey's Anatomy Coloring Book could be used as a diagnostic tool by looney-tunes? Live and learn.

From the A.B. Normal brain of Brantgoose
 
2014-03-23 05:16:57 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: ElLoco: "a Zimbabwe-raised minister"

Hm. That explains part of it.

"turned-North Texas-educated neurotherapist"

Well, at least he has some neurotherapy training...

"an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University"

Oh. Lol. Nevermind. That explains the rest of it.

mongbiohazard: FatherChaos: Man, the irony of this whole situation is so unbelievable.  Someone allowed him to graduate and get a medical license?  Geez.  He should be stripped of any competencies as a medical professional and ridiculed publicly until he dies.  This is just sad.
FTFA:
Enter Mungadze, an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University in Dallas

That should pretty much explain it. He was probably educated in some evangelical religious "university".


From another source:

Dr. Mungadze was born and raised in Zimbabwe where he served as pastor of a church and performed evangelism across the country.  He helped deliver supplies to the soldiers on the front lines and minister to people in the villages victimized by guerrilla warfare.

Selected for a scholarship here in the United States, Dr. Mungadze received a BS in Bible from Dallas Bible College in Dallas, Texas, an MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and a Ph.D. in counselor education with a minor in psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

So, not really a doctor.  Color me surprised.


Bah, forgot to do my follow-up research.  Makes a lot more sense now.

I still vote for public ridicule, though.
 
2014-03-23 05:21:35 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: PsiChick:
...Um, Tumblr-speak actually functions as a slang language with its own inflections and assumed punctuation. It's not rule-free by any standards, just rules that you have to learn.

It seems to have lost most of its functionality since it came off github, but the tumblr argument generator still has its charm:
http://lizardgamer.github.io/tumblr-argument-generator/

What a bummer. It lost the "rant" feature, the "war" feature and possibly something else I forgot.


Thank you! Now I will never Tumblr so double-plus un-good again.
 
2014-03-23 05:25:09 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I don't care if people are gay/straight/bi whatever - but I think it'd be great if we could change our sexual orientations/desires.

I mean, I say I'm straight.....that means I'm attracted to women.....but that's not really true.  I think most women are disgusting.  I only find about 20% of women to be attractive.

If we could just flip a switch and make me attracted to.....middle aged overweight chicks.....well, I'd have the time of my life.


Only if they could also just "flip a switch" to make them attracted to whatever you are.
 
2014-03-23 05:38:23 PM  

GungFu: Judging by the scarf: almost totally fabulously gay...but still a bit in denial.


And from the color of his teeth? British, all the way.
 
2014-03-23 05:39:16 PM  
PsiChick:
/Because it's mostly fandom artwork
//A  lot of fandom artwork
///And some surprisingly good original stuff\fairy tales\landscapes, too.


Oh now I remember, it had a "Tumblr grammar" feature. It worked quite well with random capitalization and sentence fragments.
And yeah, tumblr is just a file depository to me. I'm thankful that yahoo's purchase of it didn't really change anything.
 
2014-03-23 05:49:01 PM  

img.4plebs.org

OU!

 
2014-03-23 05:52:36 PM  
I keep reading this headline and am confused on multiple levels.

One of which is, while I would be willing to at least comprehend the idea of someone who could tell if you were gay by analyzing your color choices, I'm not terribly clear on how he instead he cures gay by analyzing the color choices.  (DNRTFA)

All I can imagine is a scenario where everyone hands in their work, he declares one drawing to be done in chartreuse and suddenly Lance in the back yells "I ONLY WANT TO SLEEP WITH WOMEN!!!!"
 
2014-03-23 06:24:11 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I don't care if people are gay/straight/bi whatever - but I think it'd be great if we could change our sexual orientations/desires.

I mean, I say I'm straight.....that means I'm attracted to women.....but that's not really true.  I think most women are disgusting.  I only find about 20% of women to be attractive.

If we could just flip a switch and make me attracted to.....middle aged overweight chicks.....well, I'd have the time of my life.




Somegreybloke agrees!
 
2014-03-23 06:35:37 PM  
Compartmentalization!  It's what's for dinner!
 
2014-03-23 06:49:30 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: cretinbob: [i3.ytimg.com image 480x360]

came for this.

will leave this:


That's a dude.

/yes, that makes you gay.
 
2014-03-23 07:17:17 PM  

ElLoco: "a Zimbabwe-raised minister"

Hm. That explains part of it.

"turned-North Texas-educated neurotherapist"

Well, at least he has some neurotherapy training...

"an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University"

Oh. Lol. Nevermind. That explains the rest of it.


yeah, as soon as i saw that first line it all made sense.
 
2014-03-23 07:17:18 PM  

Sid Vicious' Corpse: reach for the red, blue, and green colors = straight; reach for the fuchsia, burnt sienna or mauve = gay?


Reaching for any in that last group if placed on the table in front of you is probably ok. Being able to actually name them afterwards, though...
 
2014-03-23 08:06:29 PM  
I have just discovered that I can also cure people of anything they want to be cured of- hangovers, gayness, cancer, and decapitation included.

Mail me $200 and I will get your box of magic jesus healing Crayolas in the mail right away.
 
2014-03-23 09:05:12 PM  
Really need to see this show.
 
2014-03-23 10:04:28 PM  

buckler: Instead of analyzing color choices, he should be checking whether or not his subjects eat da poo-poo.


You got that goddamn right.  They'll stick their tongue in the poo poo jar.
 
2014-03-23 10:57:41 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: That's a good headline submitter I laughed because that is perhaps irony or maybe it would be more accurate to say poetic justice but I think both have merits and who is to say which is correct when our communal vernacular changes because people are too stupid to use phrases like "couldn't care less" or "begs the question" correctly I think it's just another sign that our society is crumbling as wealth trickles away to a select few and our public services like schools pay the price which means our kids pay the price although I don't mean our kids because I've never met you in my life subby and I don't have any kids anyway


Not bad, but you're no meow said the dog.
 
2014-03-23 11:34:40 PM  

Acravius: Obviously the pastor is a guy trying to make a buck off of fearful people who have been culturally exposed to the notion that gays are not really good people.
But more importantly, he's wrong because his "sight" isn't even unusual, and there are so many different interpretations of color in the first place:

First "Color Blindness" itself has many forms:

http://colorvisiontesting.com/color2.htm

Protanomaly (one out of 100 males)
Deuteranomaly (five out of 100 males)
Dichromasy - can be divided into protanopia and deuteranopia (two out of 100 males)
Protanopia (one out of 100 males)
Deuteranopia (one out of 100 males)

Then there are the women who may be able to see millions more colors than the rest of us.

http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2010/03/18/tetrachromacy-in-humans- yo u-may-have-super-color-vision

Finally our vision receptors are actually fractal in nature and so what Goerte' and Thomas Young wrote in the 1800's and what Chaos Theory rediscovered is that everybody perceives the transition point between orange and red, purple and blue, yellow and green diffferently, and sometimes substantially.

http://webvision.med.utah.edu/book/part-viii-gabac-receptors/color-p er ception/

Again, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about, at all.
Somebody should let him know, how much he doesn't know. All of his followers should be told too.

 



Wiki:



Variation in cone pigment genes is widespread in most human populations, but the most prevalent and pronounced tetrachromacy would derive from female carriers of major red/green pigment anomalies, usually classed as forms of "color blindness" (protanomaly or deuteranomaly). The biological basis for this phenomenon is X-inactivation of heterozygotic alleles for retinal pigment genes, which is the same mechanism that gives the majority of female new-world monkeys trichromatic vision.


So if I read this right: if you're a female carrier of a color blindness gene, you possibly could go the exact opposite way and be able to see more colors?

Because I'm a woman, my Dad is colorblind, and I'm f--king sick of disagreeing about what color something is with the SO (and our guy friend backed him up).

Maybe I'm just better at seeing than they are. That'd be awesome.

/What's really annoying is we disagree on the color of our storage boxes and two of my winter coats. So when I ask the SO to grab my coat or check in the pockets for something or describe what box to grab from the basement it turns into a Who's On First of stupid misunderstandings.

 
2014-03-23 11:39:04 PM  

Holy crap this is amazing!





The first hint that tetrachromats might exist came in a 1948 paper on color blindness. Dutch scientist HL de Vries was studying the eyes of color-blind men, who, along with two normal cones, possess a mutant cone that is less sensitive to either green or red, making it difficult for them to distinguish the two colors. He tested their vision by having them perform a basic matching task. Twiddling the dials on a lab instrument back and forth, the men had to mix red and green light so that the result, to their eyes, matched a standard shade of yellow. To compensate for their difficulty in discerning hues, color-blind men need to add more green or red than normal trichromats to make a match.

Out of curiosity, De Vries tested the daughters of one subject and observed that even though they were not color-blind-they seemed to distinguish red and green as well as anyone-they needed more red in their test light than normal people to make the match precise. If the women weren't color-blind, what was going on?

Pondering the situation, De Vries thought he saw an explanation. Color blindness ran in families, affecting men but not women. While color-blind men had two normal cones and one mutant cone, De Vries knew that the mothers and daughters of color-blind men had the mutant cone and three normal cones-a total of four separate cones in their eyes. He suspected the extra cone could be why the women perceived color differently-not because they saw less than most people but because they saw more. He speculated that such women might be using the fourth cone to distinguish more colors than a trichromat, but he buried this insight on the last page of the paper. De Vries never wrote about four-coned women again.
 
2014-03-24 12:06:32 AM  

Acravius: Then there are the women who may be able to see millions more colors than the rest of us.

http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2010/03/18/tetrachromacy-in-humans- yo u-may-have-super-color-vision


www.dailystatistic.com
 
2014-03-24 10:34:07 AM  
Doctor who can "cure" gays

upload.wikimedia.org

Disagrees...
 
2014-03-24 12:22:19 PM  

RobSeace: Doctor who can "cure" gays

[upload.wikimedia.org image 253x304]

Disagrees...


He was really more of an "anything with a pulse"-sexual, wasn't he?
 
2014-03-24 12:49:06 PM  

Badgerlad: He was really more of an "anything with a pulse"-sexual, wasn't he?


Yes... I'm not even sure about the pulse requirement!
 
2014-03-24 12:58:01 PM  
As usual, the one most needing curing is the Expert.
 
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