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Joined: Jan. 2012
|Quote (Kattarina98 @ May 15 2012,10:02)|
|Quote (REC @ May 14 2012,14:20)|
|SCheesman sticks his neck out on Barry's 9000th post celebration:|
|I wish I could celebrate, but I fear 9000 is a reflection of a vast inflation in the number rate of postings in the last year or two, with a corresponding decline in comments.|
I owe a good deal of what I know today about ID from UD, both from a scientific and theological perspective, and used to enjoy the long threads and back-and-forth between proponents and opponents.
But now, many, if not most posts get nary a comment, and the ones engendering some debate often are lost in the crowd. Since the recent purge of participants who failed to pass what amounted to a purity test, it’s been pretty quiet here. The most lively recent discussion featured a debate between OEC’s and YEC’s. Now I enjoy that sort of thing (like on Sal Cordova’s old “Young Cosmos” blog), but it’s hardly what UD used to be known for.
Maybe the new format gets more visitors than it used to, but I’d be interested in seeing the stats, including comments per post, posts per month, unique visitors etc. over the last few years.
I miss the old days. I expect a lot of us do.
Please, Barry, celebrate this milestone with a Loudspeaker/ Bannination.
The audience is no longer amused and starts to grumble.
|So, we’ve lost PCID, ISCID, UD is now a news site, and Telic Thoughts is pumping very slowly. Does this mean ID is dying? No, on the other hand, it is professionalizing. There are starting to be conferences on ID, ID has a journal, and ID is starting to appear more in other journals (though not usually under the title “Intelligent Design”). |
It would be nice if there were a research spot where ID’ers and their critics could hang out and discuss things like men, but there is not.
Slimy Sal (who inspired my current avatar) offers a solution:
|Given the success of the discussions at the Young Cosmos website during the summer of 2007, I have the acquired the domain: “CreationEvolutionUniversity” where I hope to host such discussion and exchange of papers. |
There will be a separate discussion forum where thread starters can invite who they wish to publicly dialogue with.
I've bolded the bits that made me laugh the loudest.
No linky, it's the comments right after SCheesman's.
This too made me laugh:
"exchange of papers"
Papers? IDiots don't need no stinking papers. They can (and do) just make shit up as they go along.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. - Jesus in Matthew 10:34
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. -Jesus in Luke 19:27