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Patrick



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,18:17   

Quote (JohnW @ Feb. 14 2012,18:42)
Chris Doyle opines:
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No doubt that quality is better than quantity in this respect. Even if that means we end up with no ID critics here because not one of them is capable of approaching the debate with any kind of serious rational or empirical basis to their contributions. That is, after all, the destiny of all universal truth.

I'm reluctant to suspect Barry of having thought out a long-term plan when all the evidence suggests a drunk monkey staggering around with a meat cleaver.  But Doyle may be onto something here.  

Perhaps the next few days will bring us:
1.  A final round of bannination;
2.  A announcement that only fellow-creationists meet UD's exalted standards of debate;
3.  Declaration of victory;
4.  Pack up, delete everything, and go home.

We could be living in the UD End Times.

Ah, you optimist, you.

  
KCdgw



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,18:19   

Oh, fuck you, Barry, you megalomaniacal, hypocritical  asshole, and the horse you rode to death here on.

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carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,18:27   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Feb. 14 2012,18:03)
This is so awesome.  Hypocrisy... extended meltdown...

Don't they have ads... I wonder what this will do to the revenue?


Funny you should mention that. I went over to see Denyse's epic stupidity regarding dogs not having fingers and this is what greeted me.



ETA: I see JohnW mentioned this before I did.   *shakes fist*

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,18:32   

I'm still predicting the Second Coming of DrDr Bill.

Of all the many purges, this is the most artificial.

Something's coming, and it isn't just Barry Arrington.

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noncarborundum



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,18:46   

Arringgoon:
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Noam, no one will be banned from this site for criticizing ID, and I have no idea where you got such a notion. Go back and read the OP. Only those who demonstrate beyond the slightest doubt that they do not intend to act in good faith (by denying the LNC) will be banned under the new policy. It has everything to do with whether a person is a fool or a charlatan, not whether they criticize ID.


Seriously.  Why hasn't ScottAndrews2 been banned, then?

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"The . . . um . . . okay, I was genetically selected for blue eyes.  I know there are brown eyes, because I've observed them, but I can't do it.  Okay?  So . . . um . . . coz that's real genetic selection, not the nonsense Giberson and the others are talking about." - DO'L

  
paragwinn



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,18:53   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Feb. 14 2012,13:09)
He's doubling down on dictatorship.

Look at the difference between UD and The Skeptical Zone -

The lawyers and preachers at UD are streamlining ways to silence other opinions and reinforce group control, the scientists and philosophers at TSZ are having a very technical and enlightened conversation about TLC.

Night and day - in that order.

Welcome to the UD Empire with your host, Emperor Palpington, bringing you the santorum side of the Force!



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F/Ns to F/Ns to F/Ns etc. The whole thing is F/N ridiculous -Seversky on KF footnote fetish 8-20-11
Sigh. Really Bill? - Barry Arrington

  
noncarborundum



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,19:10   

This juxtaposition probably isn't remotely as funny as I think it is:


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"The . . . um . . . okay, I was genetically selected for blue eyes.  I know there are brown eyes, because I've observed them, but I can't do it.  Okay?  So . . . um . . . coz that's real genetic selection, not the nonsense Giberson and the others are talking about." - DO'L

  
keiths



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,19:13   

Quote (noncarborundum @ Feb. 14 2012,16:46)
Arringgoon:
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Noam, no one will be banned from this site for criticizing ID, and I have no idea where you got such a notion. Go back and read the OP. Only those who demonstrate beyond the slightest doubt that they do not intend to act in good faith (by denying the LNC) will be banned under the new policy. It has everything to do with whether a person is a fool or a charlatan, not whether they criticize ID.


Seriously.  Why hasn't ScottAndrews2 been banned, then?

That would be a single standard.

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Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,19:33   

Here's a preliminary list of the deceased. Did I miss anyone?

champignon
DrRec
CGUGreyArea
Liz Liddle
Bullwinkle
Peter Griffin
Geoxus
Eigenstate
Paraquin
OgreMk5
MaxEntropy
Petrushka
Rhampton7
Ben h.
Doveton
Chas D
Heinrich

And the deadest doornail of all:

Uncommon Descent

[revised to include new additions)

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Soapy Sam



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,19:33   

Heavens, I go out for a few hours and it all goes pear-shaped! Why are we shooting for the moon now? Has Jupiter disappeared?
       
Quote (noncarborundum @ Feb. 14 2012,18:46)
Arringgoon:
         
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Noam, no one will be banned from this site for criticizing ID, and I have no idea where you got such a notion. Go back and read the OP. Only those who demonstrate beyond the slightest doubt that they do not intend to act in good faith (by denying the LNC) will be banned under the new policy. It has everything to do with whether a person is a fool or a charlatan, not whether they criticize ID.


Seriously.  Why hasn't ScottAndrews2 been banned, then?


Strickerly speaking, Scott asked the question of himself, and answered "Yes". He answered No when Barry asked him directly. Under the terms of moderation policy 3Bc subsection 7, Scott lowered his eyes before the jabbing finger and gimlet eye of the Grand Inquisitor, which is the correct response, even though contradictory to his previous statement. I've got a bit of time for Scott, though - and funny enough, I'd probably answer "No" too, were it not for the fact that annoying that staunch defender of logical argumentation BA is far more fun.

Kudos to ben h. He appears to be a Christian (though Barry seems unaware, and anybody could be anything really), and had earlier suggested that he would not cast aspersions at a brother in "Christ's honesty". He might have been being sarcastic, of course.

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BTW, when you make little jabs like “I thought basic logic was one thing UDers could handle,” you come off looking especially silly when you turn out to be wrong. - Barry Arrington

  
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,19:38   

Y'know I'd gotten bored with Uncommonly Dense, but this last week has been a hysterical return to the Golden Age of T.A.R.D.

The next court case is going to be epic. I'm socking away money starting now to make sure I see it in person.

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,19:47   

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…they can no longer utter the phrase, “If A is true, then but B must be false.”


stevenb opines.

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Soapy Sam



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,19:51   

StephenB weighs in

Reason and good faith last seen piling their belongings into a U-Haul bound for the coast. :O

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If hail is made out of ice and ice came from ice via water, then hail is made out of ice. Joe G

BTW, when you make little jabs like “I thought basic logic was one thing UDers could handle,” you come off looking especially silly when you turn out to be wrong. - Barry Arrington

  
noncarborundum



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,20:12   

Quote (Soapy Sam @ Feb. 14 2012,19:51)
StephenB weighs in

Reason and good faith last seen piling their belongings into a U-Haul bound for the coast. :O

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Do I know for sure that reason’s rules constitute higher ground because it liberates? Yes, I do. Do I know for sure that postmodern subjectivism is lower ground because it enslaves? Yes, I do. Am I aware of the difficulty these poor souls will encounter as they try to find their way back to intellectual sanity? Yes, I am. But it’s definitely worth the journey.

No, it's not.

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Jkrebs



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,20:13   

Stephen, the absolute height (or depth) of arrogance.  Amazing.

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Unfortunately, most of our critics have been brainwashed in post-modern anti-intellectualism to the point where their mental health has been seriously compromised. By any objective standard, they are incapable of rational thought, a clumsy fact of life that presents us with a dilemma: Do we [a] humor them as we have been doing, [b] ban them, which will drastically reduce participation (we are talking about the vast majority), or [c] offer them probation while we introduce them to reason’s rules and explain how they inform evidence. While the last option appeals to me at some level, I acknowledge the drawbacks to offering formal seminars in remedial education: those who need it most are the ones least likely to accept it. There is little one can do with those who choose to remain uneducable.

  
keiths



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,20:20   

tjguy rebels:
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Barry,

I’m not comfortable with this either. I’m 100% behind ID as opposed to Darwinism, but I think some of these guys got unfairly banned. I don’t think their “irrational” ideas have ever surfaced in their arguments in the sense that they argue for both A and non-A at the same time.


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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,20:29   

Perhaps Stephen is right, and some lost souls are finding their way to sanity.

Just not in his direction.

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Patrick



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,20:49   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Feb. 14 2012,19:32)
I'm still predicting the Second Coming of DrDr Bill.

Of all the many purges, this is the most artificial.

Something's coming, and it isn't just Barry Arrington.

We shall be able to proclaim "I told you so." when it comes to pass.

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,20:58   

Quote (Patrick @ Feb. 14 2012,21:49)
Quote (midwifetoad @ Feb. 14 2012,19:32)
I'm still predicting the Second Coming of DrDr Bill.

Of all the many purges, this is the most artificial.

Something's coming, and it isn't just Barry Arrington.

We shall be able to proclaim "I told you so." when it comes to pass.

Something wicked this way comes.

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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

  
Woodbine



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,21:09   

There's a few options on the table, now.

1) Just yer classic meltdown.

2) The imminent return of Dr.Dr Dembski (pbuh).

3) UD is going to re-model itself along ENV lines - i.e. we'd rather you just sit and listen.

4) ......

  
noncarborundum



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,21:10   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Feb. 14 2012,20:58)
 
Quote (Patrick @ Feb. 14 2012,21:49)
 
Quote (midwifetoad @ Feb. 14 2012,19:32)
I'm still predicting the Second Coming of DrDr Bill.

Of all the many purges, this is the most artificial.

Something's coming, and it isn't just Barry Arrington.

We shall be able to proclaim "I told you so." when it comes to pass.

Something wicked this way comes.

By the [arrogant] prick[ing] of my thumbs . . .

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"The . . . um . . . okay, I was genetically selected for blue eyes.  I know there are brown eyes, because I've observed them, but I can't do it.  Okay?  So . . . um . . . coz that's real genetic selection, not the nonsense Giberson and the others are talking about." - DO'L

  
REC



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,21:32   

Phrases like "brainwashed in post-modern anti-intellectualism to the point where their mental health has been seriously compromised" "young skulls full of mush" or "not fit for rational discussion" are still flying around UD--most from Barry or his few remaining "yessir" men bending over for him (friendly fire seems to have claimed a few).

Is "arrogant prick" worse? A good number of our CEOs, presidents, scientists are undeniably arrogant pricks. But the mentally ill and irrational are only suited for psych wards and monitored work programs.

The bannings are clearly for questioning or embarrassing Barry, but to what end?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,21:34   

Quote (Woodbine @ Feb. 14 2012,22:09)
There's a few options on the table, now.

1) Just yer classic meltdown.

2) The imminent return of Dr.Dr Dembski (pbuh).

3) UD is going to re-model itself along ENV lines - i.e. we'd rather you just sit and listen.

4) ......

5)  stephen and barry fellate each other to death while gordon mullings strokes a priapism that looking at tranmaw can't kill.  gil plays gpuccio a love song but he can't get out of the mirror long enough to entertain the affection.  gloppy ruptures dembski but offers him a graduate student health insurance plan that comes with a cafeteria meal plan, and then davescot drives the floating mushroom barge up onto the beach and sets the whole place on fire then calls eric pianka and tells him to fuck off and nevermind. no one remembers to get sal out of the stocks in the basement so he is collateral damage

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Patrick



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,21:49   

Quote (Erasmus, FCD @ Feb. 14 2012,22:34)
Quote (Woodbine @ Feb. 14 2012,22:09)
There's a few options on the table, now.

1) Just yer classic meltdown.

2) The imminent return of Dr.Dr Dembski (pbuh).

3) UD is going to re-model itself along ENV lines - i.e. we'd rather you just sit and listen.

4) ......

5)  stephen and barry fellate each other to death while gordon mullings strokes a priapism that looking at tranmaw can't kill.  gil plays gpuccio a love song but he can't get out of the mirror long enough to entertain the affection.  gloppy ruptures dembski but offers him a graduate student health insurance plan that comes with a cafeteria meal plan, and then davescot drives the floating mushroom barge up onto the beach and sets the whole place on fire then calls eric pianka and tells him to fuck off and nevermind. no one remembers to get sal out of the stocks in the basement so he is collateral damage

"Pass me another creationist, this one's split!"

With apologies to Mary Gentle and people having anything resembling good taste.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,22:20   

Quote (Patrick @ Feb. 14 2012,21:49)
 
Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 14 2012,22:34)
 
Quote (Woodbine @ Feb. 14 2012,22:09)
There's a few options on the table, now.

1) Just yer classic meltdown.

2) The imminent return of Dr.Dr Dembski (pbuh).

3) UD is going to re-model itself along ENV lines - i.e. we'd rather you just sit and listen.

4) ......

5)  stephen and barry fellate each other to death while gordon mullings strokes a priapism that looking at tranmaw can't kill.  gil plays gpuccio a love song but he can't get out of the mirror long enough to entertain the affection.  gloppy ruptures dembski but offers him a graduate student health insurance plan that comes with a cafeteria meal plan, and then davescot drives the floating mushroom barge up onto the beach and sets the whole place on fire then calls eric pianka and tells him to fuck off and nevermind. no one remembers to get sal out of the stocks in the basement so he is collateral damage

"Pass me another creationist, this one's split!"

With apologies to Mary Gentle and people having anything resembling good taste.

Not to worry.

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REC



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,23:34   

Quote (Erasmus @ FCD,Feb. 14 2012,21:34)
Quote (Woodbine @ Feb. 14 2012,22:09)
There's a few options on the table, now.

1) Just yer classic meltdown.

2) The imminent return of Dr.Dr Dembski (pbuh).

3) UD is going to re-model itself along ENV lines - i.e. we'd rather you just sit and listen.

4) ......

5)  stephen and barry fellate each other to death while gordon mullings strokes a priapism that looking at tranmaw can't kill.  gil plays gpuccio a love song but he can't get out of the mirror long enough to entertain the affection.  gloppy ruptures dembski but offers him a graduate student health insurance plan that comes with a cafeteria meal plan, and then davescot drives the floating mushroom barge up onto the beach and sets the whole place on fire then calls eric pianka and tells him to fuck off and nevermind. no one remembers to get sal out of the stocks in the basement so he is collateral damage

6) Barry had a bad date-(posted on Valentine's Day):

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"I recently wasted an entire evening trying to reason with someone that (analogously) two flips of a coin could yield a heads and a tails in two distinct ways (HT or TH) giving the combination a 50% chance of success over either HH or TT.

She was playing a game, and one that she plays every day in life.

For every advance I made ... she doubled down and protested all the more.

Her arguments became more long-winded and rambling in an attempt to filibuster...

seeking to derail the heart of the discussion by finding some small weakness in my peripheral knowledge, to try and gain the upper hand.

....her protests would yield no fruit, she lost all interest.....

What I found was a person impervious to learning much of anything, but who was apparently pretty skilled at dishonest debating tactics. This is a person who’s psyche is comprised almost entirely of its own ego, who desires no real learning or illumination, but merely an advantage. The word “shameless” comes to mind, and it’s entirely apropos.


edit-Barry is quoting MI here.....

Edited by REC on Feb. 15 2012,00:03

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,23:52   

Quote (REC @ Feb. 14 2012,23:34)

6) Barry had a bad date-(posted on Valentine's Day):

 
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"I recently wasted an entire evening trying to reason with someone that (analogously) two flips of a coin could yield a heads and a tails in two distinct ways (HT or TH) giving the combination a 50% chance of success over either HH or TT.

She was playing a game, and one that she plays every day in life.

For every advance I made ... she doubled down and protested all the more.

Her arguments became more long-winded and rambling in an attempt to filibuster...

seeking to derail the heart of the discussion by finding some small weakness in my peripheral knowledge, to try and gain the upper hand.

....her protests would yield no fruit, she lost all interest.....

What I found was a person impervious to learning much of anything, but who was apparently pretty skilled at dishonest debating tactics. This is a person who’s psyche is comprised almost entirely of its own ego, who desires no real learning or illumination, but merely an advantage. The word “shameless” comes to mind, and it’s entirely apropos.

GEM of Icky in drag?

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,23:53   

Dismayed but not surprised by William J Murray:

 
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No, we need to teach them there is a limit to the foolishness adults will tolerate; if they will not learn, then at least we have rid ourselves of the foolishness. Take a lesson from history: appeasement doesn’t work.

Yes, appeasing the science geeks on an ID blog is a recipe for what? If we sense weakness, we'll... what? Starting posting charts and graphs? There's something deeply twisted about the idea that letting your opponents, or just those who have different beliefs post and debate is "appeasement".

*cues the tanks of the Army of Science to begin rolling into the Sudetenland*

OnEdit: forgot to mention who I was referring to.

Edited by eigenstate on Feb. 15 2012,00:02

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,23:53   

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It's a rare thing when we can get the Darwinists who spend so much time denouncing intelligent design to actually argue with us about the science.

David Klinghoffer, ENV, Feb. 13


Damn those "Darwinists," we attack strawmen, censor any pro-science forces on our forums, ban them, and the bastards won't discuss science with us.

Glen Davidson

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 14 2012,23:59   

material.infantacy,

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It’ll also be entertaining to watch the slough of sock puppets come through over the next couple of weeks.

Stand fast, people!

  
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