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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,16:15   

Jonathan M:
 
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Two years ago, I had the tremendous opportunity to travel to Seattle, Washington, and take part in Discovery Institute’s yearly summer seminar for undergraduate and graduate students. Truth be told, it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

Good God.

Can we pool our resources and get this poor sap a hooker?

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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."
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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,16:24   

maybe he did, that's why it was so memorable.  he never saw a grown man that hairless

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
Freddie



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,16:29   

Barb:
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Yes, because running away is always the answer. If you’d have bothered to read the thread, you’d see that I was responding to not only you, but champignon and Elizabeth as well.

Forgive me if I continue to think that you are simply taking the coward’s way out by not responding to any of my points.

Alas, neither GCUGreyArea, Elizabeth Liddle or Champignon are able to respond at all now.  Who are the cowards again?

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Joe: Most criticisims of ID stem from ignorance and jealousy.
Joe: As for the authors of the books in the Bible, well the OT was authored by Moses and the NT was authored by various people.
Byers: The eskimo would not need hairy hair growth as hair, I say, is for keeping people dry. Not warm.

  
The whole truth



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,16:36   

Now why didn't I think of this?

New and improved! Now with CSI! (or something like that)



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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

   
Raevmo



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,16:39   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Feb. 10 2012,16:15)
Jonathan M:
   
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Two years ago, I had the tremendous opportunity to travel to Seattle, Washington, and take part in Discovery Institute’s yearly summer seminar for undergraduate and graduate students. Truth be told, it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

Good God.

Can we pool our resources and get this poor sap a hooker?

Well, he did add:

 
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I had the chance to interact at a one-on-one level with key ID scholars including William Dembski, Jonathan Wells, Paul Nelson, Richard Sternberg, Stephen C. Meyer, Scott Minnich, Michael Behe, Douglas Axe, Ann Gauger, Jay Richards, and Bruce Gordon (and more!).


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After much reflection I finally realized that the best way to describe the cause of the universe is: the great I AM.

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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,16:41   

ahhh!  mano e mano, eh?

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
Raevmo



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,16:52   

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 10 2012,16:41)
ahhh!  mano e mano, eh?

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if at these DI-sponsored meetings the senior researchers introduce the eager students to the fine art of fist-fucking.

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After much reflection I finally realized that the best way to describe the cause of the universe is: the great I AM.

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Grunty



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,16:56   

I haven't posted at UD for a long time, it was a waste of effort with those bozos. So when the decent posters were booted out by Colorado's answer to Ernst Rohm, I thought I would take a finla bow. Here is what I wrote - I doubt it will see the light of day.

"Arrington says:

"Bullwinkle says he is hopelessly befuddled as to the difference between the obscenity directed at me and the phrase “sad and pathetic.” In light of that I decided he would be happier not commenting on this site. Anyone else want to push me today?"

and

"UD: Doveton’s out. Anyone else?"

I was always taught that the way to handle bullies is to stand up to them. You are a bully, Arrington, so I'm taking you on. You are also a gutless coward, like DaveScot before you. It's typical of your sort, you're another pocket Hitler - give you a little power and it goes to your head. Dr REC turns out to be right, you are just an arrogant little prick.

All the decent posters have been banned now, so there's no point hanging around here. It's now just a squalid little ID ghetto. Carry on with your idiotic fantasies and incestuous theology."

  
Febble



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,16:58   

Quote (Patrick @ Feb. 10 2012,11:25)
Quote (Febble @ Feb. 10 2012,12:17)
I thought I'd just got the captcha wrong (again!), but no.

Excellent!  Now you can spend more time on your blog!

A not-so-secret admirer.

Well, I've put up a welcome thread :)

Seems the right sort of time to have a party.

http://theskepticalzone.com/wp....0

All welcome (including any UD regulars who want to finish conversations with any of the banned, or even start some more....)

  
Raevmo



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:00   

Quote (Grunty @ Feb. 10 2012,16:56)
I haven't posted at UD for a long time, it was a waste of effort with those bozos. So when the decent posters were booted out by Colorado's answer to Ernst Rohm, I thought I would take a finla bow. Here is what I wrote - I doubt it will see the light of day.

"Arrington says:

"Bullwinkle says he is hopelessly befuddled as to the difference between the obscenity directed at me and the phrase “sad and pathetic.” In light of that I decided he would be happier not commenting on this site. Anyone else want to push me today?"

and

"UD: Doveton’s out. Anyone else?"

I was always taught that the way to handle bullies is to stand up to them. You are a bully, Arrington, so I'm taking you on. You are also a gutless coward, like DaveScot before you. It's typical of your sort, you're another pocket Hitler - give you a little power and it goes to your head. Dr REC turns out to be right, you are just an arrogant little prick.

All the decent posters have been banned now, so there's no point hanging around here. It's now just a squalid little ID ghetto. Carry on with your idiotic fantasies and incestuous theology."

I'm afraid the probability of that post seeing the light of day exhausts the "probabilistic resources" (God I hate that term) of the universe.

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After much reflection I finally realized that the best way to describe the cause of the universe is: the great I AM.

--GilDodgen

  
Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:04   

Hi Grunty
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All the decent recent iterations of previously banned posters have been banned now, again


FTFY

welcome!

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:05   

Quote (Raevmo @ Feb. 10 2012,17:52)
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 10 2012,16:41)
ahhh!  mano e mano, eh?

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if at these DI-sponsored meetings the senior researchers introduce the eager students to the fine art of fist-fucking.

yeah you look at bob marks, for example, and there is no doubt within my military mind that THIS is a man who can palpate a heifer

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:24   

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 10 2012,23:05)
THIS is a man who can palpate a heifer

Why, why, why do you make me Google such things?!

:(

  
Raevmo



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:25   

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 10 2012,17:05)
 
Quote (Raevmo @ Feb. 10 2012,17:52)
   
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 10 2012,16:41)
ahhh!  mano e mano, eh?

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if at these DI-sponsored meetings the senior researchers introduce the eager students to the fine art of fist-fucking.

yeah you look at bob marks, for example, and there is no doubt within my military mind that THIS is a man who can palpate a heifer

My gaydar nearly explodes for most of those DI senior researchers.

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After much reflection I finally realized that the best way to describe the cause of the universe is: the great I AM.

--GilDodgen

  
Woodbine



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:26   

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I had the chance to interact at a one-on-one level with key ID scholars including William Dembski, Jonathan Wells, Paul Nelson, Richard Sternberg, Stephen C. Meyer, Scott Minnich, Michael Behe, Douglas Axe, Ann Gauger, Jay Richards, and Bruce Gordon (and more!).

In other words they prayed together.

  
Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:31   

Quote (Woodbine @ Feb. 10 2012,18:24)
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 10 2012,23:05)
THIS is a man who can palpate a heifer

Why, why, why do you make me Google such things?!

:(



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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
oldmanintheskydidntdoit



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:32   

nullasalus:  
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If you’d like things to be lively, I suggest you have a look at the antievolution.org forum. Particularly the thread relating to UD.

Then do this: compared the behavior on that thread to the behavior here, by admins and posters alike. Also, notice if Liddle is outraged – outraged! – at what’s going on in that thread. Or if she behaves like a good little girl who keeps her mouth shut and tolerates, or even encourages, what goes on there.


good little girl? Null, why don't you come over here where all the bad and good little girls and boys can talk, without Barry deciding who gets to speak?

Oh, that's right......

I mean, practically every one of you has admitted to following this thread over the years.

But no, you'd rather sit over then in the soon to be echo chamber, listening to Joe and KF and BA77 saying the same things, over and over and over.

Just the way you like it. Unchallenging (Telic Thoughts anyone?) and unchanging.

If you had any guys at all Null you'd tell Joe exactly what he's making UD and ID look like. But you can't make waves in the big tent can ya?

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I also mentioned that He'd have to give me a thorough explanation as to *why* I must "eat human babies".
FTK

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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:39   

nullasalus is one of the most boring tards on that channel

i bet they can't read this thread with both hands on the table

remember, IDiots, if you didn't try to set up little internet fiefdoms where you all give each other backrubs and soapy rubdowns this thread wouldn't exist

LMAO

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:46   

Quote (dvunkannon @ Feb. 09 2012,11:47)
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 09 2012,10:58)
it was on the BW during the feminazi war, maybe not so much a flounce but a "screw you guys i am going home".  i think after someone compared him to KF for typing too much or something.  a pity, i would read it even if i disagreed simply because that fella really knew how to swear

Things that might get Lous to post again:

5 - invidious comparison of rugby and (American) football
4 - lolcat involving a Welsh goat in estrus
3 - lolcat involving Lous' Mum and Tarden Chatterbox
2 - revival of Mornington Crescent thread
1 - bonafide FtK posting

I realize that 4 and 3 overlap significantly.

it's too bad that a gen-u-ine friday meltdown couldn't coax him down out of the tree

LOUIS PLEASE COME BACK YOU CAN HAVE THE FIRST SEVEN TURNS JAMMING JAMMER

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
oldmanintheskydidntdoit



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:49   

Peter Griffin is out! I was going to join back in today and continue where I left off on the dFSCI stuff but Bully Boy Barry Bullington pissed me off, so Peter got burnt just to piss him off. Comments don't go to moderation, just don't go anywhere now. Now, just to sit and watch them talk between themselves...

And Null:
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I noted a site and forum where some of these banned posters are posting at and colluding on. Go judge their civility, as well as their sincerity.

Come and say it to my face! I can't say it you anymore can I?

Or am I already there?

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I also mentioned that He'd have to give me a thorough explanation as to *why* I must "eat human babies".
FTK

if there are even critical flaws in Gauger’s work, the evo mat narrative cannot stand
Gordon Mullings

  
Febble



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,17:51   

Quote (oldmanintheskydidntdoit @ Feb. 10 2012,17:32)
nullasalus:      
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If you’d like things to be lively, I suggest you have a look at the antievolution.org forum. Particularly the thread relating to UD.

Then do this: compared the behavior on that thread to the behavior here, by admins and posters alike. Also, notice if Liddle is outraged – outraged! – at what’s going on in that thread. Or if she behaves like a good little girl who keeps her mouth shut and tolerates, or even encourages, what goes on there.


good little girl? Null, why don't you come over here where all the bad and good little girls and boys can talk, without Barry deciding who gets to speak?

Oh, that's right......

I mean, practically every one of you has admitted to following this thread over the years.

But no, you'd rather sit over then in the soon to be echo chamber, listening to Joe and KF and BA77 saying the same things, over and over and over.

Just the way you like it. Unchallenging (Telic Thoughts anyone?) and unchanging.

If you had any guys at all Null you'd tell Joe exactly what he's making UD and ID look like. But you can't make waves in the big tent can ya?

Well, nullasalus, if you are reading this:

I actually don't mind insults much, personally. After all, I post on Talk Rational, indeed was an admin there.

But I do like rules to be even-handed, which was why I got cross about DrREC being banned, when Joe had been calling someone or other a wanker and a moron only the day before.

And I do like conversations to proceed on substance, and insults do tend to get in the way.  But far more obstructive than rude words, IMO, is failure to take other people seriously. That's why the rather vague rule at my own site is: Assume other posters are posting in good faith.  But I won't ban anyone except spammers, and I just move violating posts to a (locked) forum, and they remain visible.  It's not a sanction, it's just a sorting operation.

So you'd very welcome if you'd like to drop by.  And any other UD lurkers :)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,18:06   

Null
 
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Eric,

As I said elsewhere in this thread – have a look at the forums at antievolution.org. Go there and lurk, anyone can see the UD thread there.

Decide for yourself whether you’re seeing people who are interested in rational, civil debate, much less respectful dialogue. Or if, in the end, it’s all one big culture war or even personal vendetta for quite a lot of them – complete with the ‘civil’ people largely being civil because they know they can count on their friends to be anything but.

A couple of things. This thread pretends to be nothing other then exactly what it is. It's you at UD that pretends to play at rational, civil debate and respectful dialogue. And we've just seen where rational, civil debate get's you at UD - Banninated!
 
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complete with the ‘civil’ people largely being civil because they know they can count on their friends to be anything but.

Arrogant twats like you think they can see into peoples heads and understand them. You really don't have a clue. But that makes sense, because if you did you'd not be at UD. But it's people like you that are the problem. You get to have it both ways, or think you do anyway. If somebody is civil they can't win because their friends are uncivil. If they are uncivil they've already lost.

So you go into this having already decided in your mind you are dealing with a fallen one, and so behave accordingly. You've already won. They've already lost. But who the fuck are you?

If you come up with some support for ID then perhaps people would stop taking the piss.

A good start would be telling Joe to STFU and BA77 to hold it already with the links. And for KF to hold it on the moralising.

So Null, register an account and spend some time in the real free speech zone! If you dare, you snivelling coward.

Tard.

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I also mentioned that He'd have to give me a thorough explanation as to *why* I must "eat human babies".
FTK

if there are even critical flaws in Gauger’s work, the evo mat narrative cannot stand
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oldmanintheskydidntdoit



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,18:21   

Null:
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Talking up the importance of civility and tolerance in conversation in one place, and then tolerating or encouraging photoshop mockery and vile, personal insults in another place (public even), is entirely relevant. It illustrates that there’s hypocrisy in play, a lack of mutual respect, and frankly it reflects poorly on someone’s character.

Don't get your panties in a bunch dear.

Photoshop mockery! For shame!

http://www.overwhelmingevidence.com/id...._...._of_law

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I also mentioned that He'd have to give me a thorough explanation as to *why* I must "eat human babies".
FTK

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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,18:51   

what the whining little muppet fails to grok is that we've played his way and still been banned, over and over, for pointing out the glaring inconsistencies, hypocrisies, empirical vacuity, intellectual insipidness of "Design" at UD for years.

So, fuck off you little twink.  I've been reading that shithole since it started and it has never been anything but a pillow fort for retarded ideas.  In order to participate at UD , you have to censor yourself.  Of course.  The ironic thing is that no matter what you do, when you make some poor little napoleonic needledick feel inadequate for pointing out that they are saying something really stupid, you get censored anyway.  Whether you do it nicely or if you do it with style.  I have never gone to UD and commenced discourse in the more familiar style that is possible here, because (as many of you have pointed out lately), they are looking for any excuse to ignore the point of what you are saying and instead clutch their pearls and fan their taints over your tone.

I LOVE UD





but they should close it down anyway.  or let Floyd Lee have posting privileges

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,20:16   

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Feb. 10 2012,17:31)
Quote (Woodbine @ Feb. 10 2012,18:24)
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 10 2012,23:05)
THIS is a man who can palpate a heifer

Why, why, why do you make me Google such things?!

:(


This is Luskin if he was a woman, right?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,20:25   

Quote (nullasalus @ Feb. 10 2012,18:15)
Ill note again that one of the posters apparently axed had over 1000 comments here over months -- thats some supreme tolerance by that standard.

"See how tolerant we are?  We let someone post 1000 comments before banning her for no reason." You must be very proud. I'm not surprised that you support the bans, null, given how poorly you've fared in debate with the banned folks.  It's evidently quite embarrassing for you. Apart from the fact that they save you some humiliation, how do you justify the bannings?  "Incivility" is clearly just a rationalization, because ID proponents have repeatedly behaved worse with nary a slap on the wrist. The real reasons are clear.

Barry's free to ban anyone he wants, but he ought to think twice about the cost.  The bannings have continued for years, and they reveal to everyone that ID supporters cannot make their case on a level playing field.  They need protection from their moderators.  Barry's actions today just reinforce this (besides confirming that he is an infantile prick). The special protection that ID supporters demand at UD reminds me of Steve Fuller's advocacy of "affirmative action" for ID at the Dover trial.

And you're surprised that we don't take you seriously?

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Please stop putting words into my mouth that don't belong there and thoughts into my mind that don't belong there. -- KF

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,20:43   

Eric Anderson gently tells Barry that he's being an idiot:
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Barry:

I have great respect for your thoughtful views and appreciate the many hours you spend raising issues and working here at UD.

I think most people can see the failure of DrRECs and Elizabeths attempts to whitewash the regular and repeated tactics employed by some in the scientific community and turn them into something more benign than the naked appeal to authority that they are.

Further, I think most people realize that the world has a long history of outsiders (philosophers, lawyers, analysts, commentators, journalists, etc.) pointing out serious problems in certain fields/industries/occupations. Therefore, the idea that a non-scientist is not qualified to opine on how science operates is just absurd (and is itself perhaps a sub-category of the appeal to authority fallacy). As a result, DrRECs recent statements seem to be not only naive, but completely against the spirit of truth seeking, whether in the scientific arena or any other.

I think most readers realize that DrREC and Elizabeth are either ignoring or sweeping under the rug the appeal to authority issues you appropriately raised.

However, I would certainly hope that DrREC or Elizabeth or anyone else who shares similar views would not be banned. Despite what we might see as absurd arguments, silly side roads or blatant failure to consider the evidence  and the resulting frustrations  I think DrREC and Elizabeth have contributed significantly to the discussions and have caused all of us to be on our toes and raise our debating ability.

Just a humble appeal on my part to not let a temporary frustration (or even a temporary site policy violation, if that is what is perceived) be the basis for a ban.


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And the set of natural numbers is also the set that starts at 0 and goes to the largest number.  -- Joe G

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,21:18   

baaahaahahha missed this one

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kairosfocusFebruary 10, 2012 at 10:14 am

Mr Arrington:

This scientist disagrees with the overly rosy picture that is being painted.




awwwww it thinks its a scientist

that sombitch is so full of shit he offgassing

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,21:26   

Null:
 
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Talking up the importance of civility and tolerance in conversation in one place, and then tolerating or encouraging photoshop mockery and vile, personal insults in another place (public even), is entirely relevant.

Null, you are one dumb sumnabitch. It is not the "incivility" at UD to which we object - be as uncivil as you like.

It is the cowardice: UD invoking imaginary standards of civility as pretext to ban participants who expose the emptiness of ID, thereby rescuing overvalued posters from embarrassment, while ignoring the equivalent behavior of ID proponents. Meltdowns such we witnessed today expose that cowardice. And Barry abets that exposure nicely, if unwittingly.

In recent months I observed that UD did appear to have changed its stripes to some degree - tolerating and engaging in real debate with Lizzie, DrRec and others.

That's all undone now.

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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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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2012,21:26   

Quote (Doc Bill @ Feb. 10 2012,21:16)
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 10 2012,17:31)
Quote (Woodbine @ Feb. 10 2012,18:24)
 
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 10 2012,23:05)
THIS is a man who can palpate a heifer

Why, why, why do you make me Google such things?!

:(


This is Luskin if he was a woman, right?

if he were a man

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You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK

Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG

the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat

I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles

  
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