Joined: Jan. 2007
Tard is an attribute of Movement Conservatism. People do not leave Movement Conservatism because someone explains that 2 + 2 does not equal Baby Jesus. They leave it because they change their perception of the leading figures, because they are drawn to life in the real world, because they cease to identify with their peers as strongly as they used to, because they are not naturally susceptible to authoritarianism, or for a variety of other reasons.
Mocking and debunking tard is a good healthy pastime that might occasionally reinforce latent doubts in a few fundies, but I'd be pretty sure that those most likely to harbour those doubts are, at best, onlookers rather than participants. I would say that the strongest impetus for detardation comes from within the fundie tent rather than from outside.
I hope nobody ever classifies tard-baiting as anything other than a sport. Nothing would kill the thrill as thoroughly as ascribing notions of 'social benefit' (or even 'community service' - which brings up connotations of scrubbing off graffiti and of the Probation Act).
"People are always looking for natural selection to generate random mutations" - Densye 4-4-2011
JoeG BTW dumbass- some variations help ensure reproductive fitness so they cannot be random wrt it.