Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Shalini in some kind of trouble?

Shalini Sehkar, whose blog Scientia Natura is full of hilariously foul-mouthed rants against "theistards" (she certainly embraces the "bad cop" role in atheist blogging with gusto), has been locked out — see for yourself — and some commenters over at Larry Moran's Sandwalk are indicating that some theists have allegedly gone off the deep end at last and are doing things to make her life miserable. As always, the lack of details being offered means the rumor mill is going to be churning overtime, and it would be nice to nip that in the bud if possible. So if anyone knows any real details (of the kind that can actually be spoken of, in the likelihood there are legal issues in play here), and how we can help her out if possible, please let us know.


  1. She has a Facebook account at this url:

    It looks like she can be contacted there. Plus, there's nothing stopping her from posting comments here and on other blogs to provide an update as to why her blog is down.

    Who knows, it might even end up being a practical joke, like the post she did recently where she pretended to have converted to Christianity.

  2. Well, Orac made the point we shouldn't speculate, which is exactly what I don't want people to do here. So we'll just have to wait and see what announcement she makes. Since, as you noted, she could be commenting anywhere she wanted to but isn't, there's obviously Something Up and we'll just have to wait and see what it is. Hopefully it's nothing bad.

  3. I was surprised to see there's an entry about her on Wikipedia.

    Of course, I hope she's okay too, having met her here in NYC a couple of months ago.

  4. I think that the best support that she really needs right now is that everyone who adores her to stop publicizing the closing of her blog.The more people who dicussed about her problems, the tougher things are for her!

  5. scientia_natura[at]yahoo[dot]com

  6. I wonder if it is all connected with the death of Heath Ledger?

    Sorry, I had to inject some warped humor into this.


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