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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,23:41   

Why no speaky? Come on, we won't bite.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2007,23:46   

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we won't bite.


speak for yourself.

i reserve the right to sink my teeth into any juicy morsel.

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

-CC

  
snoeman



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,07:55   

Quote (Ichthyic @ April 18 2007,23:46)
 
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we won't bite.


speak for yourself.

i reserve the right to sink my teeth into any juicy morsel.

Do you develop extra rows of teeth once you become an icthyologist?  :)

  
Sant Jordi



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,10:06   

OK.  Sant Jordi here.  I'm English orginally from Newcastle but living in Barcelona (hence my name here).  I've been following the discussions here for a while.  Not sure that I'll ever be a regular poster.  

I come here because the subject interests me (I have a BSc in Biochemistry but work in a completely unrelated field), because my mother in law seems to be becoming a creationist and finally it's easier than working when you have a hangover (like today).  

Cheers

Sant Jordi
PS don't forget to have a drink for me on Monday and/or give a rose to your lass or book to your man (Catalan tradition)

  
deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,10:24   

Yogi Berra said it best:
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You can observe a lot by watching

  
huwp



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,10:32   

Besides, I just delurked on Arden's linguistics thread, admitted to being Welsh and was immediately DT'd ("you're outta here") by J-Dog for not having enough Ws or Ls in my name!

Like many lurkers, I suspect, I am in awe of a lot of the knowledge here and have learned a very great deal.  I have also been surprised by some of the nonsense spouted by people like afdave.

Seriously, this forum is a very good read, often hilarious and always interesting.

So there you go.

  
ToSeek



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,10:42   

Shan't.

  
hooligans



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,11:09   

I teach middle school science in White Salmon, Washington. As a public school teacher you get some pretty interesting responses to teaching the evolutionary paradigm in biology. I have had a few parents invite me to their churches to hear, the now imprisoned, Kent Hovind speak. I declined, but I regret that now. I would have loved to see a true snake oil salesman do his show. As a teacher you continually have to take courses for professional development, this last spring I took a course at a local community college and was dumbfounded to hear my professor talking about the Great Nochian Flood, the speed of light slowing down, human footprints next to dinosaurs, and radiometric dating inconsistencies. He was a wacko YEC’er.  I spent much of my time at TalkOrigins prepping for our next class where I crushed his pathetic talking points. From there I found the Pandas Thumb and this site as well.

I have found that 8th graders love to learn about the grand picture of life. The love to understand why nature works the way it does. Truly, nothing in nature makes any sense without an understanding of evolutionary theory. Now when students or parents question the wisdom of teaching evolution to their kids, I simply say that this is the best explanation given the observed evidence. I am greatly indebted to the many wise ones here that have shed light of the subject for me.

I must also admit that the antics of the folks at UD are such a crack-up. I just love seeing the gang here just totally crush their idiotic rantings.

  
deejay



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,11:20   

To continue, at best I’m only going to make a very modest contribution towards making this board more informative and/or entertaining.  As others have noted, what will make this board more interesting is another creobot, and  after a short layoff, I definitely spent more time here once FTK got active.  

She provided a measure of entertainment for a while, but man she got boring fast.  In  contrast, AFD kept me entertained for a couple of months.  To me, the whole AFD thread climaxed with the Portuguese discussion, because it showed that not only did Dave understand nothing about science, he understood nothing about argument.  

As Mr. Vibrating makes clear, it’s hard to have an argument if you don’t know what one is.  FTK has tried to avoid getting into a scientific discussion, but in the course of arguing about not arguing, she has demonstrated that her understanding of evidence and logic is on par with Dave’s.  

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,12:34   

Quote (snoeman @ April 19 2007,07:55)
Quote (Ichthyic @ April 18 2007,23:46)
 
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we won't bite.


speak for yourself.

i reserve the right to sink my teeth into any juicy morsel.

Do you develop extra rows of teeth once you become an icthyologist?  :)

not only that, but you get teeth on your tongue, too!

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

-CC

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,12:51   

Quote (Ichthyic @ April 19 2007,12:34)
   
Quote (snoeman @ April 19 2007,07:55)
   Do you develop extra rows of teeth once you become an icthyologist?  :)

not only that, but you get teeth on your tongue, too!

Don't get many second dates, do ya?

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,12:56   

sure ya do, it's just that french-kissing becomes way overrated (er, unless you're into serious kink).

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

-CC

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,16:21   

Re "Why no speaky? Come on, we won't bite."

Well, most of the time anything I'd know to say has already been said, sometimes by several people, and often in more detail than I'd have available.

Henry

  
Cubeb



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,23:38   

Richardthughes, you magnificent...

...I just registered (de-lurked) at your request, read the rules, and would certainly not want to be considered vulgar in my very first post in this forum.

I stumbled upon The Panda's Thumb, and After the Bar Closes, just when the Kitzmiller decision was released, and have followed both, obsessively, ever since.

This forum has been a real treat, an antidote to the Bush era's theme of return-to-the-dark-ages. Any of you other old-timers remember the August 1972 issue of the National Lampoon? Same basic idea. Panda's Thumb occasionally supplies me with teaching material, and that's pretty good. But After the Bar Closes is, well, the ne plus ultra. Long live the Church Burnin' Ebola Boys!

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 19 2007,23:55   

Quote (Cubeb @ April 19 2007,23:38)
Richardthughes, you magnificent...

...I just registered (de-lurked) at your request, read the rules, and would certainly not want to be considered vulgar in my very first post in this forum.

I stumbled upon The Panda's Thumb, and After the Bar Closes, just when the Kitzmiller decision was released, and have followed both, obsessively, ever since.

This forum has been a real treat, an antidote to the Bush era's theme of return-to-the-dark-ages. Any of you other old-timers remember the August 1972 issue of the National Lampoon? Same basic idea. Panda's Thumb occasionally supplies me with teaching material, and that's pretty good. But After the Bar Closes is, well, the ne plus ultra. Long live the Church Burnin' Ebola Boys!

You're just the sort of handsome devil we accept into our lovable band of rogues. Oh, we're modest too. You should post more, chief.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
deadman_932



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,00:36   

Hi, my name is deadman_932, and I'm a Cancer, I like long walks in the rain and holding hands. I'm a pretty good cook and I enjoy romance novels and watching Oprah on TiVo.

My favorite colour is ochre and I'm about 5'1" tall and I weigh 473 lbs. I find women really like exploring my folds for any leftovers they can find and my full beard that has many flavors of soup they can enjoy. I raise parasites for a hobby, and I'm currently the proud owner of a 27-foot-long tapeworm named Roger who lives in my lower intestine.

If you think I'm the kind of guy for you, leave me a PM, except if you're Richardthughes, because he's a pig that kept trying to grab my manboobs and rubbing all over me.

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AtBC Award for Thoroughness in the Face of Creationism

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,02:15   

Quote (deadman_932 @ April 20 2007,00:36)
Hi, my name is deadman_932, and I'm a Cancer, I like long walks in the rain and holding hands. I'm a pretty good cook and I enjoy romance novels and watching Oprah on TiVo.

My favorite colour is ochre and I'm about 5'1" tall and I weigh 473 lbs. I find women really like exploring my folds for any leftovers they can find and my full beard that has many flavors of soup they can enjoy. I raise parasites for a hobby, and I'm currently the proud owner of a 27-foot-long tapeworm named Roger who lives in my lower intestine.

If you think I'm the kind of guy for you, leave me a PM, except if you're Richardthughes, because he's a pig that kept trying to grab my manboobs and rubbing all over me.

I WISH YOU WOOD LURK. YOU'RE RUBBISH.

*PETS LITTLE DOG*

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
nuytsia



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,05:17   

Hmmm... well I've commented once or twice here, but usually refrain.
Thinking about it, I reckon I started coming here regularly when the UD thread started up (which coincided with my moving to Australia), prior to that I popped over occasionally from the Thumb (as I recall the first time might have been the ape promiscuity/semen discussion where a lot of the comments got 'walled'  :angry:  ) Since then it's been a (more or less) regular stop along with the Thumb and various ScienceBlogs.
I'm afraid I don't comment much as I really don't have the strength to go panning for gold in the UD sewer, I guess I'll just titter from the sidelines.
Keep up the good work!
Nearly 500 pages of Uncommonly Dense - what a landmark achievement.  ;)

   
fusilier



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,07:00   

There are only so many hours in a day.  I do most of my posting over at CARM - same screen-name, same sig.

fusilier
James 2:24

  
Steverino



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,09:16   

Steverino here....

20 years as a Designer (print and web) and UI/Software Usability Analyst.

I just happened to stumble onto to the Pandas Thumb after doing some googling.  I had gotten into debates regarding the adoption of creation ideas into the public school system and needed some hard scientific data to go along with the legal facts.

Science rocks and you all have my admiration and gratitude for defending not only science but, the unconstitutional intrusion of religion into our schools and government.

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."
                                                                                - Henry J. Tillman

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- Born right the first time.
- Asking questions is NOT the same as providing answers.
- It's all fun and games until the flying monkeys show up!

   
k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,10:05   

Quote (Steverino @ April 20 2007,17:16)
Steverino here....

20 years as a Designer (print and web) and UI/Software Usability Analyst.

I just happened to stumble onto to the Pandas Thumb after doing some googling.  I had gotten into debates regarding the adoption of creation ideas into the public school system and needed some hard scientific data to go along with the legal facts.

Science rocks and you all have my admiration and gratitude for defending not only science but, the unconstitutional intrusion of religion into our schools and government.

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."
                                                                                - Henry J. Tillman

SEE THAT RTH?

"IF YOUR NOT PART OF TEH POLUTION, YOU START TO PRECIPITATE"

THAT MEANS RAIN YOU NO.
GLOBAL PRECIPITATION IS ALL TO DO WITH THE ALBINO EFFECT .....THAT'S WHERE SNOW IS NOT COVERED BY INUIT (POLAR BEARS ARE OK THO' COZ THEY ARE WHITE TOO..... NOT THAT I HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST ALBINO INUIT YOU UNDERSTAND)

NOW IF I RUN MY CHAINSAW ON DCA I CAN KILL TWO GEESE ON ONE LOG BIRDS WITH ONE STONE.

REDUCE CANCER IN CHAINSAWS AND PREVENT POLAR BEARS FROM EATING INUIT. YOU NO IT MAKES SENSE, HOMO.

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The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane

   
Steverino



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(Permalink) Posted: April 20 2007,11:06   

LOL....I just love that "essence of TARD" closing..." - homo"

Makes me smile every time I see it.

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- Born right the first time.
- Asking questions is NOT the same as providing answers.
- It's all fun and games until the flying monkeys show up!

   
clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2007,21:24   

clamboy, me. i've met a few o' yez, and i've posted here a few times, but mostly i (like some others) like to read and watch the well-edumicated make mincemeat outta the tards.

i'm a sign language interpreter and, if i weren't bound by my code o' professional conduct, could tell you some frightening stories of creationist bushwah ejaculations i have had to interpret in university-level classes. ew ew ew!!

  
The Wayward Hammer



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(Permalink) Posted: April 21 2007,21:50   

I actually started a topic here once asking why so many engineers were IDC.

I mainly read and learn.  Sometimes when I drink, I post something completely ignorant and you have all been kind enough to ignore those posts.  My thanks.

I love baseball and will use it for all sorts of forced analogies that confuse those from countries not blessed with the greatest of all games.

I am an engineer and I make a very good martini.  I also tend to write one sentence paragraphs just like Peter Gammons.  Except I use commas.  I also like one word sentences.  Sometimes.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 23 2007,14:02   

Re "I actually started a topic here once asking why so many engineers were IDC."

Is it that lots of engineers lean toward IDC, or is it that engineers who happen to be IDC are more vocal than most IDC people?

Henry

  
Reluctant Cannibal



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(Permalink) Posted: April 23 2007,15:29   

Evening all. I have lurked around the endlessly fascinating E/C debate for a few years now. I post very occasionally, but I worry that if I got too involved the rest of my free time would evaporate and my missus would withdraw internet privileges.

Potted bio: Born in Zimbabwe, BA Physics, most of my working life (as a software developer) in London, except for 4 years in the SF Bay Area. I'm now writing trading software for a bank. I'm jolly good at spelling -- British, American and freestyle.

Of course, I'm on the side of reason, but who doesn't think they are?

Er, that's it.

  
ToSeek



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(Permalink) Posted: April 23 2007,16:18   

Okay, I visit here to see what the ID wackos are doing without having to pollute my brain by visiting UD or OE. My job (software engineer) has nothing to do with the whole evolution vs. creation issue, but I've followed it with interest for many years.

  
ppb



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(Permalink) Posted: April 24 2007,10:26   

I have a BS in Biology and a long time interest in Astronomy, but I make my living with computers.  I have family who are into Creationism, including a former brother-in-law who studied at the ICR.  I started reading Panda's Thumb and some of the other blogs because of all the recent court activity over ID.  I enjoy reading the discussions, and I really enjoy learning about all the latest discoveries.  I don't post much myself 'cause I think the pros do a much better job than I could. :)

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"[A scientific theory] describes Nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept Nature as She is - absurd."
- Richard P. Feynman

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: April 24 2007,11:26   

Quote (ppb @ April 24 2007,10:26)
I have a BS in Biology and a long time interest in Astronomy, but I make my living with computers.  I have family who are into Creationism, including a former brother-in-law who studied at the ICR.  I started reading Panda's Thumb and some of the other blogs because of all the recent court activity over ID.  I enjoy reading the discussions, and I really enjoy learning about all the latest discoveries.  I don't post much myself 'cause I think the pros do a much better job than I could. :)

DUNNO BOUT THAT. IF THAT WAS ARDENS POST IT WOOD BE HIS BEST POST EVER.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Gary Bohn



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(Permalink) Posted: April 25 2007,10:08   

I primarily lurk here because I am spread too thin between a number of other forums fighting the good fight.

Well, not really fighting the good fight. Fighting creationists is more like shooting ducks in a row.

With an unchoked 10 gauge.

From 20' away.

Hi to the guys from t.o.

  
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