If you have ever wondered by appeasement "framing" is an ineffectual policy or why vocal atheism (environmentalism, humanism, secularism, whatever) is essential, PZ has an eloquent answer for you:
"What it does mean is that at least some of us are obligated to stand against the tide of garbage and fight it. We have to be loud and we have to be vocal and we can't afford to just shrug our shoulders and let it all pass. If we accept the idea that we're wasting our time criticizing patent idiots, then we might as well retire silently with folded hands and let the liars and scoundrels and frauds and kooks continue their campaigns unhindered. It's really worked well for us so far, hasn't it?" ¬ PZ Myers.