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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,06:15   

Bill

That is a herculean effort, mucking through the Augean stables of UD to find those gems. Thanks.

If we're ever in the same neighborhood, and you have recovered enough to be out of therapy, remind me to buy you a beer!

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
                        - Pattiann Rogers

   
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,06:22   

Bill,

I'd like to echo the sentiments of thanks for your effort, amazement at the tard and hypocrisy of UD, and general awe at your tardproof abilities. Have you been uaing specialist equipment? Is there special training one has to undertake? Personally I very, very, VERY rarely look at UD. The tard aggravates mean and if over exposed I may end up going on ebola spreading and church burning sprees.

Louis

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Bye.

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,07:00   

Yes, well done Bill. Your posts read like a piece of history. (I guess that means UD is history.) :)

  
Patrick Caldon



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,07:04   

RB:

My goodness.

  
k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,09:10   

I vote RB for an hononary Knighthood.

YOU ARE SO BANNED HOMO, IN FACT COME BACK SO I CAN BAN YOU ALL OVER AGAIN!!! DT *froths at mouth, knuckles bleed from dragging*

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The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane

   
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,16:19   

Quote (Louis @ Aug. 03 2007,07:22)
Bill,

...Have you been using specialist equipment? Is there special training one has to undertake?

My equipment requirements are minimal:

- a durable shit-hat
- a strong drink
- mouse with scroll wheel
- a collection of pristine vinyl: Brahms clarinet sonatas, Bach Partitas, Schubert's beautiful Sonata for Arpeggione (sort of a super cello) and piano, and so on.
- another strong drink

Training? I'm an autodidact with a certified IQ north of 150 (MGCT and SAT tests). I had a college level vocabulary at 9 years of age and was reading everything about science I could get my hands on starting a few years before that. I've continued on that course for over 40 years. In my spare time I became a computer design engineer and self-made millionaire. I quit my day job after making my third million (about 6 years ago) so I can concentrate on fun subjects like science that has little or nothing to do with computers (if I can help it), politics, and religion. So basically all the scientific discovery of the last 40 years important enough to make it into the pages of Scientific American I read about at the time it was discovered. For the last 13 years though I've had a broadband connection to the internet and my sources expanded exponentially. For the last 6 years I haven't been burdened with being a computer whiz kid and my time to learn new things has expanded not exponentially but at least doubled or trebled.

Any more questions?

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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

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,16:30   

Yes I do have some more questions:

1) Do you know Michael Dell personally?
2) Do women practically or metaphorically break their pelvises in half opening their legs so that they can be impregnated by you and hopefuly then go on to bear your children?
3) Are you afraid of clowns?
4) Do you live in fear of visits and have large dogs and lots of guns?
5) Are you fond of cheesy poofs?
6) Are you an agnostic?
7) Extra bonus question: Are you REALLY an agnostic or do you just play one on the net to make it look like IDC has nothing to do with religion?

Thanks

Louis

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Bye.

  
JohnW



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,16:32   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Aug. 03 2007,16:19)
- a collection of pristine vinyl: Brahms clarinet sonatas, Bach Partitas,  Schubert's beautiful Sonata for Arpeggione (sort of a super cello) and piano, and so on.

That's asking for trouble.  Ever read A Clockwork Orange?  After this trauma, you might never be able to listen to them again without your lunch taking an encore.

I'd recommend stocking up on Pat Boone before the next shift at the shitmine.

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Math is just a language of reality. Its a waste of time to know it.
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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,18:08   

Quote (JohnW @ Aug. 03 2007,17:32)
Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Aug. 03 2007,16:19)
- a collection of pristine vinyl: Brahms clarinet sonatas, Bach Partitas,  Schubert's beautiful Sonata for Arpeggione (sort of a super cello) and piano, and so on.

That's asking for trouble.  Ever read A Clockwork Orange?  After this trauma, you might never be able to listen to them again without your lunch taking an encore.

I'd recommend stocking up on Pat Boone before the next shift at the shitmine.

Great minds... I had "A Clockwork Orange" inserted in exactly that way, but cut it. Brevity the soul of wit, an' all.

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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

  
"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,18:17   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Aug. 03 2007,18:08)
Quote (JohnW @ Aug. 03 2007,17:32)
Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Aug. 03 2007,16:19)
- a collection of pristine vinyl: Brahms clarinet sonatas, Bach Partitas,  Schubert's beautiful Sonata for Arpeggione (sort of a super cello) and piano, and so on.

That's asking for trouble.  Ever read A Clockwork Orange?  After this trauma, you might never be able to listen to them again without your lunch taking an encore.

I'd recommend stocking up on Pat Boone before the next shift at the shitmine.

Great minds... I had "A Clockwork Orange" inserted in exactly that way, but cut it. Brevity the soul of wit, an' all.

It's been a few years, but wasn't "A Clockwork Orange" all about the "Ludwig Van" . . . . . ?



So what's all this Bach and Schubert stuff . . . . ?

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 03 2007,18:29   

Quote (Louis @ Aug. 03 2007,17:30)
Yes I do have some more questions:

1) Do you know Michael Dell personally?

I don't personally know anyone. I have my people know them and report back. Particularly the biblical knowing, which produces a kind of tingling in the scalp that I've heard is not entirely unpleasant.

2) Do women practically or metaphorically break their pelvises in half opening their legs so that they can be impregnated by you and hopefuly then go on to bear your children?

Only Inuit women, but I'm just not interested, although theoretically we are of the same species.

3) Are you afraid of clowns?

Clowns who don't fear the awesome maw of my chain saw must be deranged, may be dangerous and should be feared.

4) Do you live in fear of visits and have large dogs and lots of guns?

My mother threatened to visit once, but, yes, I do have lots of dogs and large guns. She backed down. (But my scalp was tingling.)

5) Are you fond of cheesy poofs?

Cheesy frontloading with massive error correction is my thing.

6) Are you an agnostic?

Hell if I know.

7) Extra bonus question: Are you REALLY an agnostic or do you just play one on the net to make it look like IDC has nothing to do with religion?

Truth be told, I don't give a rat's ass about any of the topics I address on UD, one way or the other.

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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

  
k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 04 2007,00:36   

OK SMARTYPANTS IF YOU CHANCE WORSHIPPERS DON'T BELIEVE IN THE INTELLIGENT DESIGNER, EXPLAIN HOW COME I'M NOT RANDOM AND WHY DID THE HAND OF JESUS GUIDE MY DADDY'S SINGLE SPERM THAT MADE ME ONTO MY MOMMY'S EGG THAT MADE ME?

OR DROP AND GIVE ME TWENTY!!! D.T. * sucks thumb*

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The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane

   
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 08 2007,23:21   

I'm thinking future bannorariums should be recorded here.  I don't follow most of the comments at UD so if you spot one, quote it here with a link.

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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

  
lkeithlu



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2007,09:02   

OMG He noticed!
http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....s-at-ud

  
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 09 2007,09:09   

Quote (lkeithlu @ Aug. 09 2007,09:02)
OMG He noticed!
http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....s-at-ud

Praise Jebus! It's a miracle!  Peter Olaffson has been disappeared!

Unless it's all street theater...

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2007,14:18   

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DaveScot
08/14/2007
10:53 am

mg

falsifying the ID hypothesis requires observation of a process

Observation of processes are now somehow off limits in scientific investigation? Right. You're about to observe the process of banishment from UD for polluting threads with nonsense.

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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

  
clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2007,20:41   

Quote (lkeithlu @ Aug. 09 2007,09:02)
OMG He noticed!
http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....s-at-ud

*sigh*

Error 404 - Not Found

Not surprised.

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 23 2007,21:37   

He's WAD to the bone...

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William Dembski
08/23/2007
12:34 pm

Rocket is no longer with us. -WmAD

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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

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 30 2007,06:55   

So art DOES give DaveTard that tingle in the scalp as he delivers triple banorariums:

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DaveScot
08/30/2007
6:09 am
art (and art2) is no longer with us

erv can also take her sarcastic mouth elsewhere

factician has also been included in the housecleaning

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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

  
k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 30 2007,07:31   

With aplogies to the bard:-

Alas, poor erv! I knew him, D.T.: a fellow
of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath
borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how
Abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at
it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know
not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your
gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment,
that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one
now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen?
Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let
her paint an inch thick, to this favor she must
come; make her laugh at that.


Tell me D.T. When you admire a man with a small moustache who with an effete wave of the arm can call an entire theatre to their feet in an adolescent miasma of modernist crapulence, where does that leave morality?....oh wait you hang out with creationists..Say no more.

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The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane

   
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,09:22   

For easy reference, I've decided to copy my first installation in the series (which I originally posted in the Uncommonly Dense thread) to this thread. Apologies for the double post.

The Nixplanatory Filter 2005: The First Year

This compilation was relatively easy, because from its inception in early 2005 to its closure following Dover in December, 2005, UD was moderated exclusively by WAD, and Bandora's Box was opened less often than nowadays.

WAD acknowledges early silent banning and censorship:

About This Blog
William Dembski

15 May 2005

It seems that some of my readers are disgruntled because their comments are not appearing on this blog and, in some cases, because I'm removing them as users. Please have a look at my Comments about Comments from last month. One of the things I stressed there is don't bore me. Darwinists tend to think that simply by telling an evolutionary story about some phenomenon that they have achieved remarkable insight. I don't.

There are plenty of other forums where I mix it up with Darwinists. Think of this blog as my playground. If you have to take a whiz, do it elsewhere.

THE FIRST REAL BANNING: A special moment.

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William Dembski
06/16/2005
9:16 am

Duke York: You are off this blog for good. I've made some adjustments to your account which should keep you off. If you find a way around it, I'll delete you entirely, which, given the way WordPress works, means that all your posts will be gone too.
-WmAD

Notice the clumsy, beginners verbosity. ?This gets better with practice. ?But not immediately:

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William Dembski

06/26/2005
10:27 pm
I deleted Doran's comment because it was yet another instance of the trite and easy dismissals of ID that I find elsewhere and that I've answered in my writings. If you want to be critical of ID on this blog, tell me something I haven't seen before. I spent the last three months as an expert witness in the Dover case pouring over the expert witness reports of all the usual suspects on the other side (Miller, Forrest, Pennock, etc.) and responding to them at length. I expect I'll be posting these reports on my designinference.com website soon. Try to imagine that I might be well informed about what the other side is saying. Try also to imagine that I'm easily bored by what they are saying. ?-WmAD

Familiar forms begin to appear...

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William Dembski
07/24/2005
8:51 pm

Rubble: Your criticisms are shopworn. Please take them elsewhere.

Benji got a warning, because he's a dog:

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William Dembski

07/28/2005
8:11 am

Benji: You are herewith limited to one post per day per thread. Also, keep the tone respectful and make the contribution substantive. I'm getting tired of your off-hand comments. ?-WmAD

But it didn't help:

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William Dembski
07/28/2005
9:28 am

Benji: You are not listening. You are herewith banned from this blog. ?-WmAD

DaveScot is already itching to get into the act:

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DaveScot
08/13/2005
9:45 am

Sartre - will you leave and never come back if I provide my design engineering credentials?

And now for an off topic break from these dreary executions, courtesy of a classic:

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DaveScot

08/13/2005
7:56 pm
Sartre
Biologists have no training in engineering. How can they recognize design?
You aren't going to win this argument. I'm an autodidact. My knowledge of biology is extensive as is my knowledge of computers and machinery of all kinds.


On it goes...

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William Dembski
08/14/2005
8:58 pm

Vax, you are repeating the party line. I have no patience for it here. You are out of here. ?-WmAD

Something new...Demski bans himself!

19 August 2005
My Retirement from Intelligent Design
William Dembski


The rancor and daily vilification directed at me by the Pandasthumb has finally taken its toll. Never a kind word or a gesture of appreciation for all I've done to advance science and enrich our understanding of the world. Just criticism, vituperation, and abuse. I can't endure it any longer. I've therefore decided to leave intelligent design and return to my first love ?- playing Chicago blues at the keyboard. Is this decision final? Might I make a comeback to intelligent design? Yes, it's possible. If someone were to deposit $1,000,000 in my bank account (routing and account numbers available on request), I will consider a return. Otherwise, look for me around Halsted and Fullerton. Farewell. ?-WmAD

OK, so he was back the same day. One can see where FTK learned her chops. ?But now Benji's back, still chewing WAD's slippers:

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William Dembski
09/28/2005
3:25 pm

Benjii: Stay on topic. This is a warning. ?-WmAD

Pope WAD:

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William Dembski
10/21/2005
3:54 pm

Get this thread back on topic or else excommunications will follow. ?-WmAD

More infalibility:

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William Dembski
11/04/2005
10:21 am

2perfection: You are herewith formally disinvited from this forum. ?-WmAD

WAD foreshadows Judge Jones as he bans an entire THREAD:

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William Dembski
11/08/2005
9:53 am

The gavel has fallen. This thread is closed. ?-WmAD

A rare find: WAD threatens to ban DaveTard:

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William Dembski
11/11/2005
2:14 pm

DaveScot: hlwarren is right. Behave yourself. ?-WmAD

Getting pretty lazy now...

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William Dembski
11/30/2005
8:38 am

PuckSR is no longer with this blog. ?-WmAD

A break for some bitter explanation:

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30 November 2005
Why I ruthlessly edit comments on this blog
William Dembski


Here's an email from someone I banned from this blog. If you can't see why I've lost all patience with people like this, then you need to be spending your time elsewhere in cyberspace.

William,

Is there the slightest possibility you might ?'open' your ID forum to dissenting views?

You have some very dedicated apostles stroking your online ego, and insulating these young scientists from the ?'Borg' is very Christian of you indeed; however, to many of us on the ?'outside' your questionable editing practices suggest little more than self-aggrandizing censorship.
You are a curiosity, your theory a religious oddity, and your ?'designer' is wearing your hat.

Respectfully,

[snip]


More of his bile, same thread:

William Dembski
12/01/2005
9:41 am

Darwinists have long regarded freedom of censorship as an inalienable right. I do to. But not because I don't like criticism of my views. Informed criticism is fine. Stupid, contemptuous, repetitive criticism is where I've lost patience. ?-WmAD

WAD courteously helps us with our bibliographic chores:

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William Dembski
12/01/2005
1:32 pm

For your reference, jimpressario is a name of the past on this blogsite. ?-WmAD[/quote]

And on and on...

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William Dembski
12/10/2005
8:41 pm

steve_h is no longer with this blog. ?-WmAD[/quote]

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William Dembski
12/19/2005
8:12 am

I was debating when to lower the boom on Renard. It seems that this is an appropriate time. ?-WmAD

A close shave:

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William Dembski
12/23/2005
2:10 pm

Mr. Christopher: You are fast becoming boring and in danger of getting booted from this forum. Who do you think sent me the copy of the check? And in the email he himself remarked that ?Intelligent Design is werry, werry good to me. Lighten up and chill out. As for my cashing in on ID, I've admitted as much before and in the same terms: http://www.idthefuture.com/200.....o_id.html. Think of ID and evolution as an arms race in which the arms manufacturers on both sides cash in. Let that thought cheer you this holiday season.

-WmAD

The following post was WAD's momentary dissolution of UD following Dover. Having skimmed the first year of UD, I could feel the kick to the stomach myself.

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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

  
Patrick Caldon



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2007,12:13   

And here's some Telic Thoughts on bannination:

http://telicthoughts.com/dave-scott-strikes-again/

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Well, Sal, I hope you begin to understand the sort of people you call your friends. If not, maybe a few more invitations to the opposition, along with their banning for minor infractions will open your eyes.

  
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2007,12:26   

Quote (Patrick Caldon @ Sep. 03 2007,12:13)
And here's some Telic Thoughts on bannination:

http://telicthoughts.com/dave-scott-strikes-again/

 
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Well, Sal, I hope you begin to understand the sort of people you call your friends. If not, maybe a few more invitations to the opposition, along with their banning for minor infractions will open your eyes.

What where the "minor infractions"? Damned if I managed to see any. My POV was ERV got banned for being correct.

Oh, I know the "official" line lie. But ERV (although a tad sarcastic) was better behaved than her detractors.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2007,15:31   

Re "What where the "minor infractions"? Damned if I managed to see any. My POV was ERV got banned for being correct."

A mortal sin if ever there was one!! :p

Henry

  
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 07 2007,10:26   

Please add one more to the list- Dr. Dr. Demsbksi goes on Rampage - Bans poster "Seek and Find"

SeekAndFind: It?s evident that you haven?t read any of the papers produced by the EIL. If you had, you would realize that they fall squarely within the field of evolutionary computing, WHICH IS PROF. MARKS?S AREA OF EXPERTISE. I?m therefore giving you the boot. Goodbye. ?WmAD

ps:[I] I'm betting that Dembski is dumb enough to claim the "boot" he gave SeekAndFind on his Taxes. ?Hey, St. Hovind would have wanted it that way.

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelli....-136168

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 07 2007,10:50   

SeekAndFind was subject to resurrection by WAD, so this doesn't count as an official bannination. One does see fear in the eyes of sycophants who face the banning stick.

I see that the loudspeaker in the ceiling is still working. They should rip that thing out by the wires.

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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

  
k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 07 2007,11:24   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Sep. 07 2007,18:50)
SeekAndFind was subject to resurrection by WAD, so this doesn't count as an official bannination. One does see fear in the eyes of sycophants who face the banning stick.

I see that the speaker in the ceiling is still working. They should rip that thing out by the wires.

Maybe Bill should move to North Korea. He would fit right in. Everyone there fears the Dear Leader and must endure being force fed propaganda without the slightest murmur of descent....er I mean dissent. Speaker in the wires? They have those in the PRK as well; each apartment has a loudspeaker wired back to party headquarters that broadcasts propaganda for several hours per day. You can turn the volume down but not off.
Think of it as being in a fundy church for most of the week. The great paradox, of unbridled power is that in the hands of those that vaingloriously seek it, the audience must ideally be captive. ?The great secret is to create the perception that those on the inside would lose something if they were banished to the outside.

In Dr.Wads case that moment has long gone.

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The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 07 2007,11:39   

Quote (k.e @ Sep. 07 2007,11:24)
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Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Sep. 07 2007,18:50)
I see that the speaker in the ceiling is still working. They should rip that thing out by the wires.

Maybe Bill should move to North Korea. He would fit right in. Everyone there fears the Dear Leader and must endure being force fed propaganda without the slightest murmur of descent....er I mean dissent.

This made me think of the NK News website, which has a random insult generator. WmAD and his merry band definitely need to get themselves one.

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 07 2007,12:02   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Sep. 07 2007,19:39)
Quote (k.e @ Sep. 07 2007,11:24)
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Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Sep. 07 2007,18:50)
I see that the speaker in the ceiling is still working. They should rip that thing out by the wires.

Maybe Bill should move to North Korea. He would fit right in. Everyone there fears the Dear Leader and must endure being force fed propaganda without the slightest murmur of descent....er I mean dissent.

This made me think of the NK News website, which has a random insult generator. WmAD and his merry band definitely need to get themselves one.

Classic!!!

Dembski's hedgemony over running dog anti-materialism demands immediate psychopathological belly button fluff examination.

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The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 20 2007,06:47   

An interesting baseball variant, in which one player gets the first two strikes and another gets the third.

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William Dembski
9/19/2007

Rob, Your question betrays an insensitivity to the sensibilities of our group. One more strike and you’re out. –WmAD

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William Dembski
9/20/2007
5:49 am

Grayman: That quote has been so overused and so used out of context against me that I’m going to boot you for bringing it up here — three strikes. To the rest, that quote comes from a book with a theological press in which I explore the theological implications of ID. The theological implications of a scientific theory or a theological reframing or interpretation of a scientific theory is not identical with it — just as there’s quantum mechanics and there are lots of interpretations of it (e.g., many minds or many worlds). –WmAD

(Edit: Added links. So far as I can tell using the search function at UD, Grayman had received no prior admonitions. Rather, he made the mistake of posting during a very bad week for WAD.)

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

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