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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,10:59   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Aug. 03 2007,10:37)


especially when the major dialogue opponent refuses to engage in any forum he does not control.

I limit where I will participate, but I know of some open fora that I don't control that I would trust for a discussion, the USENET newsgroup being the most prominent. I have tried to treat discussions where I am moderator with care; you may have noticed that any post that I edit automatically is labeled as having been edited by me. So far, my changes to content of comments has been limited to fixing up broken URLs and the like. Spam gets deleted on sight, and banned people's comments are likewise deleted as they are recognized.

Sal Cordova himself has previously used the fora here to criticize things I've written, and his posts, filled with falsehoods as they are, remain unmolested here.



His posts violated forum rules and thus were free game for mutilation and humiliation and pranking. It was marginally entertaining.

I have found that Sal's comments require no further changes to be humiliating. Of course, humiliation requires a capacity to experience shame, and it appears that many antievolutionists have a conscience-ectomy at the same time they get their moral compass degaussed, depriving them of a range of human experience that would be good for them.

We all limit where we will participate.  What Sal has done is egregious on many, many levels, as I am pointing out:

reciprocal opportunity is Tiggy setting up his own website and seeing who wants to listen to him and engage his arguments

Invitation to the public to participate is dropped.  People interested in sophistry rather than science are shown the door.  You can set up your forum the way you want.

I have prominently posted critical objections to my ideas by qualified scientists like Dr. Cheesman and Dr. Jellison in this forum.  Tiggy couldn't even solve a simple algebra problem yet claimed years of grad level math.  Heck,the problem was hardly arithmetic!

His posts violated forum rules and thus were free game for mutilation and humiliation and pranking.  It was marginally entertaining.

Not really.

Show me one respectable board where the moderator plays by your rules (mutilating posts and only acknowledging such mutilation when caught).  It's unethical behavior, pure and simple.  Besides, Tiggy's posts were not ad hominem. They questioned your behavior, not your person.  If anything was off-topic, your algebra problem was.  Why should Tiggy be your performing monkey when you won't even answer his on-topic questions and when you ask him questions in a thread to which you will not admit him entry?

"I am not currently proving that objective morality is true. I did that a long time ago and you missed it." -- StephenB

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