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Reciprocating Bill

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 02 2007,10:35   

Quote (stevestory @ Feb. 02 2007,08:32)
If people are uncertain about what's civil and what isn't, imagine that you're in a PoliSci class about creationism at your alma mater.

Or that you have two siblings who embrace creationism, who you nevertheless love and with whom you want to maintain good relationships.

That is my experience, and it has somewhat shaped what I bring to this discussion, and provides some perspective regarding what is important in this discussion and why.

(Which is not to say that all of our mislead guests deserve THAT level of courtesy...)

Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.

"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
- David Foster Wallace

"Here’s a clue. Snarky banalities are not a substitute for saying something intelligent. Write that down."
- Barry Arrington

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