Joined: Jan. 2006
Beelzebub is banished to that great moderation queue in the bowels of the earth, from which there is no exit:
beelzebub, mauka, ribczynski, kieths,
I have to wonder why you are so fixated on commenting, under your various sock-puppets, when you are so disdainful of the programme here. I can’t understand why someone would be so interested in something that they thought so awful and wrong. It would be like eating something that you couldn’t stomach, everyday, over and over. Now run on home to your AtBC buddy’s, find some comfort in clinging to the legs of daddy Dawkins, and cry about how you’re so mistreated here. I’m sure I’ll see you soon under another masochistic sock-puppet.
I responded, but of course my comment did not appear:
|beelzebub, mauka, ribczynski, kieths,|
I have to wonder why you are so fixated on commenting, under your various sock-puppets, when you are so disdainful of the programme here.
I thought dialog was the ostensible "programme" here. Am I mistaken? If so, then perhaps you should disclose the actual program.
|I can’t understand why someone would be so interested in something that they thought so awful and wrong.|
Partly because the need for informed criticism is so great here, partly because it's fascinating to watch you guys as you struggle to rationalize your beliefs, and partly for the sheer fun of debating.
|It would be like eating something that you couldn’t stomach, everyday, over and over.|
Not at all. It's more like watching a well-written comedy/disaster movie, where the hapless crew keeps ramming the ship into the iceberg over and over. The only part that's hard to stomach is the hypocrisy, when it occurs.
|Now run on home to your AtBC buddy’s, find some comfort in clinging to the legs of daddy Dawkins, and cry about how you’re so mistreated here.|
Here's a different idea: why not let my comments appear, since they easily conform to the moderation standards as well as or better than yours and Barry's?
For the benefit of the other socks navigating the washing machine at UD, here is the comment that pushed Clive over the edge (reproduced from memory, since Clive deleted it). It was in response to two comments (link, link) of Clive's in which he cites the "alien behaviour" of chimpanzee inter-group conflict as evidence against our common ancestry:
If you think that chimp nastiness is "alien behaviour" to humans, then you should put down the Lewis and Chesterton and open up a newspaper from time to time.
That's it. What's fascinating is that despite the bannination, he actually approved later comments of mine that were in the moderation queue, though he was too thin-skinned to let this one appear.
Clive is very touchy when it comes to his idols Lewis and Chesterton. (Hey Clive, don't forget the first commandment.)
And the set of natural numbers is also the set that starts at 0 and goes to the largest number. -- Joe G
Please stop putting words into my mouth that don’t belong there and thoughts into my mind that don’t belong there. -- KF