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Arctodus23



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(Permalink) Posted: May 13 2013,09:11   

Talk.Reason has just announced Mark Perakh, has died, on May 7th. He was a great "philosopher", and an even greater scientist.

He will be missed.

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"At our churchís funerals, we sing gospel songs (out loud) to God." -- FL

"So the center of the earth being hotter than the surface is a "gross
violation of the second law of thermodynamics??" -- Ted Holden

   
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: May 14 2013,17:11   

He was ok in my book -  He made Dembski cry!

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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

  
Woodbine



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(Permalink) Posted: May 14 2013,19:39   

I really enjoyed Mark's articles at TR back in the '00s and it was through reading his articles that I got interested in the whole ID debacle.

And I believe I remember Dembski, cretin that he is, responding to one of Perakh's takedowns by alluding to Mark's heritage with some ill-judged remark about Russia being a land of drunks.

Stay classy, Dembski....(wretch)

Edited by Woodbine on May 15 2013,01:40

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2013,10:07   

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And I believe I remember Dembski, cretin that he is, responding to one of Perakh's takedowns by alluding to Mark's heritage with some ill-judged remark about Russia being a land of drunks.


Dave Springer/Davescot certainly used that slur against Professor Perakh. I also recall some aspersions cast by Springer about credentials until the name-change was pointed out.

The expiring blog, Telic Thoughts, now posts an "obituary" by their last remaining contributor, chunkdz, which says as much about the character of chunkdz as it confirms that Professor Perakh was a very effective critic of the intelligent design/creationist movement's pseudoscientific claims.

  
Arctodus23



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(Permalink) Posted: May 17 2013,13:38   

One of Perakh's sons, Alik, has posted a comment to the PT post. And, apparently, has access to Talk.Reason.

ETA: Added some text.

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"At our churchís funerals, we sing gospel songs (out loud) to God." -- FL

"So the center of the earth being hotter than the surface is a "gross
violation of the second law of thermodynamics??" -- Ted Holden

   
Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: May 18 2013,09:03   

In addition to "talk reason" Mark helped establish Panda's Thumb, and contributed to "Why Intelligent Design Fails."

A fine man.

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Dhokahai7



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 03 2015,00:23   

Put down the Coast 2 Coast AM.

Step away from the Coast 2 Coast AM.


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baki teri marzi hai

  
Woodbine



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 03 2015,01:10   

Quote (Dhokahai7 @ Mar. 03 2015,06:23)
Put down the Coast 2 Coast AM.

Step away from the Coast 2 Coast AM.


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baki teri marzi hai

I thought this sounded familiar.

It's from here....

http://tinyurl.com/o73jt22....o73jt22

And this one from another necro'd thread....
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After Comrade Mao's momentous victory, he jumped into the Yangtze river and set a new world record in swimming.

...belongs to Steve from here....

http://tinyurl.com/q62ovbz....q62ovbz

???

  
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