Joined: April 2007
|Quote (Patrick @ Sep. 20 2011,07:32)|
impasse”/comment-page-1/#comment-400218]rubs StephenB's nose[/URL] in Lizzie's argument:
|Now where, StephenB, do they conclude that “abiogenesis is plausible”? They don’t, what they show is that the data supports their hypothesis, as stated in the paper, and that it fits into their own broader theory about abiogenesis.|
Like DrBot, I am astounded at how difficult it is for StephenB and the rest of the IDiots to follow Lizzie's very clear explanation. It's almost enough to make me want to study psychology. The problem isn't low intelligence, although that does contribute in some cases, or lack of education, ditto, but a deeply ingrained inability to recognize facts that contradict their views. Frustrating, but fascinating.
It does make me more cognizant of when I might be reinforcing my own biases, though, so clearly my tard addiction is good for me.
There is an explanation for this observation. It's not that the UDders don't understand the arguments and data being presented, however, it's precisely that they DO understand.
They aren't so much stupid, joseph and JoeG and FL and Dense excluded, as they are dishonest. Yes, I'm talking about you ba77, you creep.
Notice how they'll bumble along until someone like Liz actually provides a link to a relevant resource or make a tight argument (down, Louis) and suddenly the tone changes. Suddenly there is a barrage of creationist links and non sequiturs. Suddenly you're back to the "can't add information" argument or the "not enough time" argument or the "improbable" argument.
Liz scored several direct hits on that thread and the creeps know it which is why they tried to bury the thread in irrelevant bullshit.
I made the mistake of honestly engaging with these cons years ago and got banninated by DaveScot his own self after my very first post which was very polite by my standards. As I recall, I pointed out that steam, water and ice are actually three states of the same matter, H2O, and was banned for excessive sarcasm. Alas, I wish that had been the case!