Joined: May 2006
Bleh. Okay, I'm going to assume FL = male.
I'm responsible for inviting "FL" without having any real knowledge of his track record at PT or CARM or wherever. I just saw him posting at PT and disrupting a thread I was interested in. I didn't know it was a "regular" irritant there and my intent was to find a decent chew-toy. I don't think this is it, but it might at least serve the purpose of keeping FL busy for a while. Maybe. I'm having real second thoughts after having read some of his claims and tactics.
I agree on the "AFDave xtra-lite" assessment from OT (Occam's). It might still be possible to make this into an occasional diversion -- something vaguely interesting -- whenever people feel like whacking the mole.
I'll reiterate John and Louis' comments above: "FL" uses the usual cherry-picking response ploy -- preferring to respond to less-relevant questions/comments and refusing to deal with more germane ones. I expect a Gish Gallop, and the full bag o' tricks creos usually bring: diversion, snark, irrelevancies and especially fallacy/illogic. Everyone's seen this shit before.
So, the fewer "opposing posts" the better (preferably a maximum of 2-3 per day? 1? ) There's a month to deal with this, by FL's "plan," so, that's plenty of time to simply pick through claims. I don't expect any real surprises; i.e. no real meat, but a lot of standard creo-gamesmanship.
Whoever posts TO FL should probably see if there's any interesting "peanut gallery " comments/points first, then put them together into as concise and compact a package as possible.
I don't think we can impose on Kristine or LouFCD to moderate much, so ...ahem...it's up to everyone to try to cooperate in using the Peanut Gallery and only post in the actual FL thread when you're sufficiently irritated or drunk, or have a killing thrust you want to personally apply.
I'm going to use a modified "Febble-Eric" approach with any FL posts I make: bullet points and stick to narrow crippling topics, forcing exploration of those finely-delimited points as much as possible. The syllogistic example of Dan's is a good starting point.
I can post at 10 AM PST daily. I'll take that responsibility, since I blame me for this potential (okay, certain) debacle, and so should everyone else. I'll still ask for comments and suggestions until the circus commences. After that, please get your comments/points in the PG (peanut Gallery) thread before 10 AM PST daily. Thanks and
AtBC Award for Thoroughness in the Face of Creationism