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The page had mentioned criticisms of {=NdGT=} with the comment,
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The page had mentioned criticisms of NDGT with the comment, \"Both criticisms coming primarily from fundamentalist Christians who objected to his activism against their anti-science agenda were responded to effectively and no one who isn\'t a religious fundamentalist really buys into them.\"

Per RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment, I don\'t think we should include that editorializing. (Some of his critics were *not* \"fundamentalist Christians\", FWIW.) I restored the neutral description of the criticisms (with links to pages describing two of the controversies); if there\'s a good page with rebuttals, I think it would make sense to include that, too. But IMO it\'s not helpful to just say \"this is a stupid thing believed by stupid people\"... ;-)
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The page had mentioned criticisms of NdGT with the comment,
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The page had mentioned criticisms of {=NdGT=} with the comment, \"Both criticisms coming primarily from fundamentalist Christians who objected to his activism against their anti-science agenda were responded to effectively and no one who isn\'t a religious fundamentalist really buys into them.\"

Per RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment, I don\'t think we should include that editorializing. (Some of his critics were *not* \"fundamentalist Christians\", FWIW.) I restored the neutral description of the criticisms (with links to pages describing two of the controversies); if there\'s a good page with rebuttals, I think it would make sense to include that, too. But IMO it\'s not helpful to just say \"this is a stupid thing believed by stupid people\"... ;-)
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Except the plan (at the time) wouldn't work without him. Capable said that Nux would be bringing back the wives
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Except the plan (at the time) wouldn\'t work without him. Capable said that Nux would be bringing back the wives \"as he\'s meant to\", indicating that the original idea was to kind of fake out the Citadel when they returned. That part became unnecessary because by killing Joe, they proved he was no god.

My point, though, is that Nux wasn\'t happily slaughtering other War Boys. He may have been \'\'contributing\'\' to a situation where they\'d die, but he didn\'t go beyond that and might not have been able to. When one yells \"you filth, you traitored him!\", Nux doesn\'t defend himself or yell back. He kept focused on what he was doing, but given that Nux had a witty retort before now every time someone challenged him, his disquiet there shows something.

Next, War Boys are \'\'designed\'\' to desensitize death--even one of their own. They don\'t mourn each other, but merely cheer. Even when one dies a bad death, they just boo and mock them. If anything, Nux suddenly giving a shit about them dying would have been a bigger change. I think a good middle ground, which the story used, is him not killing them with the same glee while not exactly crying over it either.

Point is, the idea that he made a complete 180 is wrong. It\'s more like a 100-degree turn--enough to clearly be on the other side, but not to the same extreme.
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Except the plan (at the time) wouldn't work without him. Capable said that Nux would be bringing back the wives
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Except the plan (at the time) wouldn\'t work without him. Capable said that Nux would be bringing back the wives \"as he\'s meant to\", indicating that the original idea was to kind of fake out the Citadel when they returned. That part became unnecessary because by killing Joe, they proved he was no god.

My point, though, is that Nux wasn\'t happily slaughtering other War Boys. He may have been \'\'contributing\'\' to a situation where they\'d die, but he didn\'t go beyond that and might not have been able to. When one yells \"you filth, you traitored him!\", Nux doesn\'t defend himself or yell back. He kept focused on what he was doing, but given that Nux had a witty retort before now every time someone challenged him, his disquiet there shows something.

Next, War Boys are \'\'designed\'\' to desensitize death--even one of their own. They don\'t mourn each other, but merely cheer. Even when one dies a bad death, they just boo and mock them. If anything, Nux suddenly giving a shit about them dying would have been a bigger change. I think a good middle ground, which the story used, is him not killing them with the same glee while not exactly crying over it either.
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