The disrespect count thread - edited to add the final result
In another thread, someone wrote:
I would love to see the count of disrespectful, hate mongering atheist posts vs. disrespectful, hate mongering, religious posts
So, for the next week, if you see a post in this forum, where the text in the original post in the thread is disrespectful of a particular viewpoint upon religion, could you reply here with:
(A) The exact full title of the thread in question
(and a link to it, if possible)
(B) the viewpoint or group being treated disrespectfully. be as specific as possible (eg "catholic", "mormon", "sunni muslim", "secular humanist", "all abrahamic monotheists religions", "all atheists and agnostics")
(C) the viewpoint of the person posting the disrespectful text, if known
At the end of the week, I'll check the links, and announce the total.
EDITED TO ADD:
The hypothesis of the originator was that atheist posters here were more disrespectful towards religious posters here, than the religious posters here were disrespectful towards the atheists posters.
I made a prediction, based upon this hypothesis, that, if the hypothsis were correct, then we'd see more threads posted per week of the former sort than the latter sort.
To test the prediction I carried out an experiement, to count the number of such threads posted in a single week.
We now have the results of the experiment, which are that only one thread was posted during the week that people here thought disrespectful enough to bother to link to from here, and that was a thread posted by a mormon that was being disrespectful of roman catholics.
My analysis of the result is that it isn't particularly strong evidence because, for reasons mentioned earlier in the thread, our sample week might be atypical because of people being aware of the experiment; however there's no grounds to think that atheists are disproportionately more likely than religious people to be put off by that, so we can at least estimate that if there were a strong underlying trend of atheists being more disrespectful, then it is unlikely that that the only disrespectful posts to have been observed were from religious people.
Therefore my conclusion is that the hypothesis is, if not conclusively disproven, then at least it is weighed against and shown to be less likely than it previously was before the experiment was carried out.