Joined: Jan. 2012
|Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Sep. 26 2012,08:47)|
|crossposted to TSZ thread|
I was thinking of stephen, wasn't aware of mandi.
so we have one good example of someone de-tarding within the history of this board.
what we still haven't demonstrated is whether that de-tard was
|on the basis of [your] online dialogue|
It's hard to imagine ID without the internet, indeed that is about the only place it exists.
A theoretically possible mythic beast that is often hailed in story and song, but all reports and observations of this purported being have turned out to be the rotting corpse of Creationism, being animated by dominionist political tools.
Mike Elzinga likes to toodle about this non-stop, how he has been watching the creationists since before creation and it's all a Duane Gish Henry Morris rehash mashup and nothing new has come from this since.
If the only positive examples of de-tard, In the Time of Swamp, which we can provide are Stephen Elliot (who I hope will chime in) and one other blogger then I offer the consideration that detard doesn't really happen because of anything we do here or anyone else on the internet.
Consider the tards that have scrawled upon the walls of all the science blogs you have ever read. Now, say slowly and aloud "Creationists do not change their minds on the basis of arguments on blogs." Can you say it and believe it?
I'd love to be convinced that i am wrong. But since motive is important, and apparently one of the limited set of the topics for which "there is a place" here to discuss, I'd like to say that if you think you are performing a social benefit by internetting creationist retards onto their own petard then you are taking yourself too seriously.
And i say that in love, dear tardahols. Hi, I'm Erasmus, FCD and I am a tardaholic.
I think you're right - I talk as if I think minds can be changed, but I certainly don't believe it, and I don't do it in the hope of 'saving' someone. I just like ideas, and argue for (what I see as) good ones and against (what I see as) bad ones. No point being cleverer than the rest of the world if you don't get a chance to show it!
If hail is made out of ice and ice came from ice via water, then hail is made out of ice. Joe G
BTW, when you make little jabs like â€śI thought basic logic was one thing UDers could handle,â€ť you come off looking especially silly when you turn out to be wrong. - Barry Arrington