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Turncoat



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2008,02:15   

Quote (hooligans @ Feb. 29 2008,21:45)
Turncoat,

Did you actually step foot into the lab? Did you see photos of the equipment? What kind of staff does the lab employ?

I virtually set foot in the EvoInfo lab, just as I've virtually quaffed a few at PT. The inside dope is that Galapagos Finch handles development and testing of MATLAB programs.

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Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2008,03:02   

Ouch.  Unkind.

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Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2008,06:00   

Tom wrote:
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I genuinely do not know what to believe about anthropogenic global warming. But I do know that there is so much scientific uncertainty in the matter that any layperson who claims to have resolved it absolutely is pure bluster. And I know also that there are hugely different costs associated with different errors in inference. If CO2 emissions are in fact causing global warming, and we do nothing about them, then the cost of the error is astounding. If the emissions are not responsible for global warming, and we reduce them needlessly, the cost of the error is relatively low. Given the present scientific uncertainty, and the possibility that severe cost is associated with allowing CO2 emissions to rise, a prudent course would be to look for approaches to reducing emissions that are a) relatively high in efficacy and b) relatively low in impact on the economy.


Great minds think alike!

  
olegt



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2008,06:14   

Quote (Turncoat @ Mar. 04 2008,02:15)
Quote (hooligans @ Feb. 29 2008,21:45)
Turncoat,

Did you actually step foot into the lab? Did you see photos of the equipment? What kind of staff does the lab employ?

I virtually set foot in the EvoInfo lab, just as I've virtually quaffed a few at PT. The inside dope is that Galapagos Finch handles development and testing of MATLAB programs.

The funniest thing, Turncoat, is that you're exactly right.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,12:35   

Aaron stops by BadAstronomy and mentions his being Expelled from Uncommonly Dense.

Did we get him documented here?  (I'm in a bit of a crunch and can't locate my Dawkins.net password just at the moment.)

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,13:28   

Quote (Lou FCD @ Mar. 18 2008,13:35)
Aaron stops by BadAstronomy and mentions his being Expelled from Uncommonly Dense.

Did we get him documented here?  (I'm in a bit of a crunch and can't locate my Dawkins.net password just at the moment.)

Aaron's demise was recorded here.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2008,14:21   

Thank you Bill.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2008,08:46   

Moderation in all things:

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DaveScot
03/29/2008
5:22 am
Allen

Due to disrupting threads with continued denialism you’re now in moderation. If you want to quote Mein Kampf at length do it on your own blog.

ETA: I think we can promote this to bannination, as DaveTard subsequently descended to pure ad hominem.

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"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 31 2008,06:50   

Oh, Hell.

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DaveScot
03/30/2008
8:33 pm

In case anyone is wondering where 30 comments disappeared to they can be found at www.offtopicpurgatory.org.

Says carlsonjok: "I would note that the comments that were deleted were all the comments discussing Sal's dishonest use of the Darwin puppy quote.  Sal's original comment is still there, though. You are one classy guy, Dave.

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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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k.e..



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 31 2008,07:12   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Mar. 31 2008,06:50)
Oh, Hell.

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DaveScot
03/30/2008
8:33 pm

In case anyone is wondering where 30 comments disappeared to they can be found at www.offtopicpurgatory.org.

Says carlsonjok: "I would note that the comments that were deleted were all the comments discussing Sal's dishonest use of the Darwin puppy quote.  Sal's original comment is still there, though. You are one classy guy, Dave.

Dave lifts the intelligence of fools to new levels

....but even by his own metric, that is still below an average IQ of a 17 yr old (av. age of SAT test candidate) with a 23 year old's brain (IQ approx 140-150).......when sat*  by a semi college educated marine dork who is actually .....23 years old.

*as in dT taking a 17 year old's SAT test at 23 years old, when he is ready for the knackery.

dT ur a reelly reely smrt guy ok?
Nobody apreeshates u rite?...rite?

Well everyone except Mr DR Doktor WMD ...don't worry dT he'll blow you fr reel wunday.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: April 06 2008,21:08   

All else being equal, the simplest explanation is preferred: Put the smack-dab on DaveTard, and you're out.

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DaveScot
04/06/2008
7:20 pm

Thom English is once again no longer with us.

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- David Foster Wallace

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: April 09 2008,04:14   

DaveTard in King James English through the loudspeaker in the ceiling. Hide your bush.

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larrynormanfan
04/08/2008
3:34 pm

Hyperbole, thy name is O’Leary.

larrynormanfan - I don’t like your tone. Thy name here is history. -ds

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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: April 09 2008,08:59   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ April 09 2008,10:14)
DaveTard in King James English through the loudspeaker in the ceiling. Hide your bush.

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larrynormanfan
04/08/2008
3:34 pm

Hyperbole, thy name is O’Leary.

larrynormanfan - I don’t like your tone. Thy name here is history. -ds

I am beginning to think that DaveTard reads this thread and is banning people in mildly amusing ways to make things funnier for us all.

If so that means (horror of horrors) we owe DaveTard a pint. After all, look at all the joy he's brought us....

Louis

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: April 09 2008,09:02   

Quote (Louis @ April 09 2008,08:59)
Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ April 09 2008,10:14)
DaveTard in King James English through the loudspeaker in the ceiling. Hide your bush.

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larrynormanfan
04/08/2008
3:34 pm

Hyperbole, thy name is O’Leary.

larrynormanfan - I don’t like your tone. Thy name here is history. -ds

I am beginning to think that DaveTard reads this thread and is banning people in mildly amusing ways to make things funnier for us all.

If so that means (horror of horrors) we owe DaveTard a pint. After all, look at all the joy he's brought us....

Louis

Yeah, but being DaveTard is all about being fatally flawed.  He could have made this a more memorable banning with a simple use of the Royal we:

thus:

larrynormanfan - We don’t like your tone. Thy name is history. -ds[/quote]

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2008,20:06   

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leo stotch
04/15/2008
7:22 pm

"Do we need to know whether or not the mountains of Rushmore were designed or not in order to reach a design inference for the faces carved into them? No. Only the difference in specified complexity between the old and new patterns need be examined."

ID is so awesome. It is a science that does no lab or field work and relies on mathematical concepts that use no mathematical calculations. It reminds me of the Todd Snider song about the band that wouldn’t play a note.

Leo Stotch is no longer with us. -dt

(4' 33" by John Cage also memorializes ID's research output.)

(ht carlsonjok)

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"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
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k.e..



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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2008,20:41   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ April 15 2008,20:06)
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leo stotch
04/15/2008
7:22 pm

"Do we need to know whether or not the mountains of Rushmore were designed or not in order to reach a design inference for the faces carved into them? No. Only the difference in specified complexity between the old and new patterns need be examined."

ID is so awesome. It is a science that does no lab or field work and relies on mathematical concepts that use no mathematical calculations. It reminds me of the Todd Snider song about the band that wouldn’t play a note.

Leo Stotch is no longer with us. -dt

(4' 33" by John Cage also memorializes ID's research output.)

(ht carlsonjok)

Wrong!.........that work is copyrighted.
Original and unique material that is indeed .......designed.

ID material can only be found in sewers, dustbins and those useless propaganda outlets .....X-Stain bookshops.

Unlike great art that hints at the divine capabilities of the human mind, ID material ends up in the same places vomit can be found.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2008,06:21   

Next DaveTard's gonna use the MIB flashy thingy:

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DaveScot
04/16/2008
5:42 am

Leo Stoch is no longer with us and since he was being an asshat about it now his past comments are no longer with us either.

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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

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Jkrebs



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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2008,06:41   

Wow.  That will put a hole in some threads.  Unbelievable - except of course that it's not.

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2008,13:46   

Several people have remarked that, while never formally banned, their comments simply stopped appearing on UD. If that happened to you, then PM me with the details. After conducting a thorough background check*, I'll include you in a compilation of similar unknown soldiers. If you otherwise don't find yourself in my compilation, let me know.

* Sent me a PM? Yes. Cleared.

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"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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khan



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2008,20:38   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ April 19 2008,14:46)
Several people have remarked that, while never formally banned, their comments simply stopped appearing on UD. If that happened to you, then PM me with the details. After conducting a thorough background check*, I'll include you in a compilation of similar unknown soldiers. If you otherwise don't find yourself in my compilation, let me know.

* Sent me a PM? Yes. Cleared.

I'm not one of the banned, but I am just disgusted by the total infantile puerile amoral behavior of these cretinous yahoos.

They can't even openly ban posters.

My opinion of fundieshits is only confirmed by their behavior: By their fruits ye shall know (Matthew 7:16)

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2008,10:49   

Cry "Havoc!" And let slip the dogs of tard:

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Dog_of_War
04/20/2008
12:21 am

You figure about 4 people per showing (just a number I pulled out of the air, but it seems reasonable), 1,050 theaters with 2 showings per theater, that’s 8,400 people per day.

At 7 dollars per ticket, that’s $58,800 a day. Not a big number as movie grosses go, but it adds up. Over a reasonable run, that could easily add up to over a million dollars.

Well, you’re only off by a bit over two orders of magnitude. Now go away. -UD admin

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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

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(Permalink) Posted: May 01 2008,16:18   

Uthan, we hardly knew ye:
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William Dembski

05/01/2008

4:07 pm
I’m afraid Uthan won’t be here to comment again.

The offending comment is gone, so I've no idea what he did.  But this is quite an honour.  Bannination by the witch, not just the flying monkey.

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: May 01 2008,16:29   

Quote (JohnW @ May 01 2008,16:18)
Uthan, we hardly knew ye:
 
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William Dembski

05/01/2008

4:07 pm
I’m afraid Uthan won’t be here to comment again.

The offending comment is gone, so I've no idea what he did.  But this is quite an honour.  Bannination by the witch, not just the flying monkey.

I saw it. Uthan's comment was something to the effect that Google Scholar had over 2 million hits on evolution and only 14 thousand for intelligent design.  An interesting comparison made more interesting by someone pointing out the danger of assuming Google hits equate to legitimacy.
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Google hits has nothing to do with the legitimacy of a science. Consider that Time Cube has approximately 75,000 google results.


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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: May 01 2008,16:32   

Quote (carlsonjok @ May 01 2008,16:29)
I saw it. Uthan's comment was something to the effect that Google Scholar had over 2 million hits on evolution and only 14 thousand for intelligent design.  An interesting comparison made more interesting by someone pointing out the danger of assuming Google hits equate to legitimacy.
   
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Google hits has nothing to do with the legitimacy of a science. Consider that Time Cube has approximately 75,000 google results.

Uthan also commented on the Oxford conference thread, and this comment is still up (for now)  
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From the papers:

   Thirdly, I will ask the question whether it is theologically warranted to conclude that the intelligent designer of ID can be the God of Christian theology. In other words, one can ask whether believers should want the designer of ID to be the God they worship. I doubt whether that is the case, by describing Karl Barth’s Kant’s inspired criticism of natural theology. I conclude that ID is an example of ‘the domestication of transcendence’, and that theologians should reject ID as a theological illusion, built to blind the faithful.

That was from one of the papers submitted, Taede Smedes
Catholic University of Louvain

http://tinyurl.com/6zpkte

Ouch!


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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 01 2008,16:33   

I see Uthan's Bad Attitude is on ample display here:

 
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Uthan Rose
05/01/2008
1:54 pm
Sal,

 
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To cut to the chase, our best instruments can only measure out to 400 light-years using triangulation. Anything beyond that is a guess.


This is interesting. According to Wikipedia the distance to SN1987A has been measured by triangulation. The figure obtained is 168,000 light years.

 
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The three bright rings around SN 1987A are material from the stellar wind of the progenitor. These rings were ionized by the ultraviolet flash from the supernova explosion, and consequently began emitting in various emission lines. These rings did not “turn on” until several months after the supernova, and the turn-on process can be very accurately studied through spectroscopy. The rings are large enough for their angular size to be measured accurately: the inner ring is 0.808 arcseconds in radius. Using the distance light must have traveled to light up the inner ring as the base of a right angle triangle, and the angular size as seen from the Earth for the local angle, one can use basic trigonometry to calculate the distance to SN1987A, which is about 168,000 light-years


Will you be giving up your YEC leanings now as this data appears to directly disconfirm your theory that the cosmos can be young?


Not being an uneducated tard, he just didn't 'fit in'.

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Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: May 01 2008,17:01   

I think Dr. BA did his doctoral thesis or post-doc work on 1987A.

Sal should go ask him about it.

(snicker)

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: May 02 2008,06:11   

WAD grows weary, and the light is growing dim:

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William Dembski
05/01/2008
8:35 pm

Andrea: I find your posts tiresome. Take them elsewhere.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 02 2008,07:45   

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Using the distance light must have traveled to light up the inner ring as the base of a right angle triangle, and the angular size as seen from the Earth for the local angle, one can use basic trigonometry to calculate the distance to SN1987A, which is about 168,000 light-years


Interesting number. 168,000 happens to be the speed of light in miles per second. Dr. Dr. D should pounce on this as the True signature of the Designer. What are the odds that this cosmic number should be expressed in earth years and English units, unless God is an Englishman?

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Reed



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(Permalink) Posted: May 02 2008,17:25   

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Interesting number. 168,000 happens to be the speed of light in miles per second.

Only if you are dylsexic ;)

The speed of light = 186,282.397 miles per second.

  
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: May 02 2008,19:12   

Quote (Reed @ May 02 2008,17:25)
Quote (midwifetoad @ May 02 2008,05:45)
Interesting number. 168,000 happens to be the speed of light in miles per second.

Only if you are dylsexic ;)

The speed of light = 186,282.397 miles per second.

Only a materialist would let measurements get in the way of truth.:p

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