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SLP



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 27 2010,18:22   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Oct. 09 2010,11:16)
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Should we invite Kepler over here? He's clearly a compulsive liar and therefore might be fun...

He's a long-winded, pedantic liar who seems more wrapped up in the sociological and rhetorical aspects of the "debate" than in the science. In fact, he is scientifically illiterate, it seems.

Fun...

Sounds like so many ID advocates...

  
OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 02 2010,21:07   

I've invited a guy from my thread on Amazon's SitC review to join in over here.

I doubt he will.  He seems to want a big audience, not logical science.  But it's an offer.  I made some predictions regarding this on the thread... we'll see if he has the stuff to come here.

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 08 2010,13:30   

Richard Kepler, the last IDiot standing on the Amazon thread about Meyer's wretched book, loses it. You can practically see the saliva spattering onto his keyboard.
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What you refer to as (your) truth, I call bigotry. Of what use is discussing anything with a highly opinionated poster who is concerned only with others addressing merely the matters of his own convenience, prejudices and malice? You just provide opponents with labels and distracting statements, and not arguments. And you call that science. I think it is merely a display of intransigence.

Once again- I am not your valet or lackey to feed your rhetorically pompous, narrow-minded, diverting and dissuasive practices. I'll comment on what I choose to, just as you are doing. Once again, I think your actions betray the colors (flag) flown proudly by hypocrites.


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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 08 2010,14:52   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Nov. 08 2010,13:30)
Richard Kepler, the last IDiot standing on the Amazon thread about Meyer's wretched book, loses it. You can practically see the saliva spattering onto his keyboard.
 
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What you refer to as (your) truth, I call bigotry. Of what use is discussing anything with a highly opinionated poster who is concerned only with others addressing merely the matters of his own convenience, prejudices and malice? You just provide opponents with labels and distracting statements, and not arguments. And you call that science. I think it is merely a display of intransigence.

Once again- I am not your valet or lackey to feed your rhetorically pompous, narrow-minded, diverting and dissuasive practices. I'll comment on what I choose to, just as you are doing. Once again, I think your actions betray the colors (flag) flown proudly by hypocrites.

Whoa!  It looks to me like a solid case of pot-calling -kettle - black! :)

And if he were REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT DEFENDING ID / XTIANITY HE HAS GOT TO LEARN HOW TO USE THE DAMN CAP LOCK!!!111

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 14 2010,15:32   

OK, I dropped an Amazon.com review of "Signature." I expect that the fundies will try to bury it in "unhelpful" votes. So do not restrain from using the "helpful" vote button.

Click Here

Edited by Dr.GH on Nov. 14 2010,13:33

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Doc Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 14 2010,15:42   

I think I was Number 1  !

I'm Number 1!  I'm Number 1!

  
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 15 2010,06:44   

Quote (Dr.GH @ Nov. 14 2010,15:32)
OK, I dropped an Amazon.com review of "Signature." I expect that the fundies will try to bury it in "unhelpful" votes. So do not restrain from using the "helpful" vote button.

Click Here

Thanks, Gary. I've brought your review to the attention of the two IDiots still arguing on the Amazon thread devoted to Meyer's wretched book One is an engineer, the other says that he was trained as an anthropologist, so maybe they will add some comments to your review page!

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 20 2010,14:55   

Another Amazon discussion

Brent seems to have moved over here and is asserting all the things that he got hammered on in the other thread.  I'd appreciate a read through of my latest reply (disecting what is wrong with his statement)

Thanks

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 20 2010,21:55   

Looked fine to me.

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 20 2010,22:10   

I did nitpick on a later one.

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 21 2010,23:33   

Well, my critical review got buried off the book's main page again.

Creationists are far better organized.

It also helps to "down vote" the creationist's five star reviews.

Edited by Dr.GH on Nov. 21 2010,21:35

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 03 2010,12:11   

Well, my review got buried again. The key would seem to be also "down voting" the creationist's five star reviews.

It is a good thing that science doesn't work by votes.

BTW, Tim Beazley wrote a very good review. His has 16 (helpful) of 29 (total) votes. We should try to bring it to the front.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 06 2010,22:26   

Well, the favorable/unfavorable votes have been swung back to the creationists, "56 of 77 people found the following review helpful:"

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 07 2010,08:54   

Quote (Dr.GH @ Dec. 06 2010,22:26)

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Well, the favorable/unfavorable votes have been swung back to the creationists, "56 of 77 people found the following review helpful:"


Sorry Dr. GH but you aren't going to get David Marshall's counts down. I think he spends every waking moment on Amazon putting in reviews for religions/philosophical quackery and just pumps up his own numbers.

Reading the comments to his review is really quite fun though. :)

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 07 2010,22:27   

Richard Kepler seems to have given up the argument. (Maybe he was run over by a bus)?

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 07 2010,22:28   

Quote (Robin @ Dec. 07 2010,06:54)
Sorry Dr. GH but you aren't going to get David Marshall's counts down. I think he spends every waking moment on Amazon putting in reviews for religions/philosophical quackery and just pumps up his own numbers.

Reading the comments to his review is really quite fun though. :)

David Marshall is quite the creationist tool.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 08 2010,05:55   

Quote (Dr.GH @ Dec. 07 2010,22:27)
Richard Kepler seems to have given up the argument. (Maybe he was run over by a bus)?

Richard probably hasn't given up; he sporadically takes breaks of a couple of days at a time and then comes back with his standard wall of noise comments.

In on of his earlier comments he mentioned that he is living in Japan (just like UDiot vjtorley). Maybe he got some bad fugu fish. That would be an ironic way to go for a creationist...

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 23 2010,11:28   

Kepler seems to be the bastard child of Gordo and Phyllis Schlafly. His latest screed is about 1800 words, all of which is devoted to excoriating me personally, and none of which is devoted to answering questions or providing evidence for ID.

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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 24 2010,01:02   

And my critical review is buried again.

Do vote against the creationist 5 star reviews as well as for the scientist's 1 star reviews.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 24 2011,14:53   

Currently having fun with "Grimmy" in the SitC reviews. He posted his response to my review as his review, and I'm pursuing his poo flinging.

My review, Dr GH's review have both been buried.

BTW, BM Ward on Amazon is CanuckianYankee on UD.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2011,08:51   

The Amazon.com discussion forums (esp. History, Religion, and Science) have recently been purged of almost all pro-science, and liberal commenters. At the same time, rabid religious-right creationists, and antisemitic neofascists are still posting.

I protested this to the Amazon.com customer relations people as often as I could, by mail, and phone, but to no avail. I have stopped buying any goods from Amazon.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2011,09:50   

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The Amazon.com discussion forums (esp. History, Religion, and Science) have recently been purged of almost all pro-science, and liberal commenters. At the same time, rabid religious-right creationists, and antisemitic neofascists are still posting.

I protested this to the Amazon.com customer relations people as often as I could, by mail, and phone, but to no avail. I have stopped buying any goods from Amazon.

Purged as in banninated?

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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2011,10:15   

Quote (dvunkannon @ May 25 2011,07:50)
Quote (Dr.GH @ May 25 2011,09:51)
The Amazon.com discussion forums (esp. History, Religion, and Science) have recently been purged of almost all pro-science, and liberal commenters. At the same time, rabid religious-right creationists, and antisemitic neofascists are still posting.

I protested this to the Amazon.com customer relations people as often as I could, by mail, and phone, but to no avail. I have stopped buying any goods from Amazon.

Purged as in banninated?

Yep.

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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2011,10:20   

Quote (Dr.GH @ May 25 2011,10:15)
Quote (dvunkannon @ May 25 2011,07:50)
Quote (Dr.GH @ May 25 2011,09:51)
The Amazon.com discussion forums (esp. History, Religion, and Science) have recently been purged of almost all pro-science, and liberal commenters. At the same time, rabid religious-right creationists, and antisemitic neofascists are still posting.

I protested this to the Amazon.com customer relations people as often as I could, by mail, and phone, but to no avail. I have stopped buying any goods from Amazon.

Purged as in banninated?

Yep.

That's odd.  I mean, I'm still posting.  Are there actually missing posts and banned users?

Or is it just that creobots are flooding Amazon and Amazon doesn't care?

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(Permalink) Posted: May 25 2011,14:03   

Quote (OgreMkV @ May 25 2011,08:20)
Quote (Dr.GH @ May 25 2011,10:15)
 
Quote (dvunkannon @ May 25 2011,07:50)
Quote (Dr.GH @ May 25 2011,09:51)
The Amazon.com discussion forums (esp. History, Religion, and Science) have recently been purged of almost all pro-science, and liberal commenters. At the same time, rabid religious-right creationists, and antisemitic neofascists are still posting.

I protested this to the Amazon.com customer relations people as often as I could, by mail, and phone, but to no avail. I have stopped buying any goods from Amazon.

Purged as in banninated?

Yep.

That's odd. I mean, I'm still posting. Are there actually missing posts and banned users?

Or is it just that creobots are flooding Amazon and Amazon doesn't care?

When Amazon bans someone they disappear, their posts disappear, and all threads they started disappear. You might not notice unless you were looking for the thread you had posted in, or the comment you just wrote to a now missing thread.

Edited by Dr.GH on May 25 2011,12:05

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2011,23:07   

Richard Kepler, the prolix IDiot who makes Gordon E. Mullings sound like a Hemingway character, has posted three long but vacuous comments on the Amazon forum discussing Meyer's odious tome "Signature in the Cell". In my last comment a week or so ago I told him that he could have the last word, and he has managed to blurt out about 6000 words so far. More amusingly, he edits them every few hours, even though there is no evidence that anyone has been reading them except for him.

I've no intention to answer any of these; he has proven over and over that he won't bother to stay on topic and off the personal insults. But it would be fine with me if some of you clicked on the link above, read his rants, and voted his latest three comments as "unhelpful" if you think that they might just be that. A few more negative votes and they will be hidden from the view of anyone who blunders onto that site.

Which would, of course, evoke more spittle-laden screen loads of drivel from him. At least it would keep him out of trouble...

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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2011,23:51   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ June 28 2011,16:07)
I've no intention to answer any of these; he has proven over and over that he won't bother to stay on topic and off the personal insults. But it would be fine with me if some of you clicked on the link above, read his rants, and voted his latest three comments as "unhelpful" if you think that they might just be that. A few more negative votes and they will be hidden from the view of anyone who blunders onto that site.

I've already been doing that for the past few weeks. I also get a sense of deep personal satisfaction when seeing
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[Customers don't think this post adds to the discussion. Show post anyway.]

...by opening the comment, voting downwards, and closing it again.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2011,00:41   

Albatrossity2, how are YOUR EARS after all that YELLING that TENDED to come WITHOUT WARNING???

  
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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2011,06:46   

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Albatrossity2, how are YOUR EARS after all that YELLING that TENDED to come WITHOUT WARNING???

My ears are fine, but my sides hurt from all the chuckling that comes from reading his well-groomed screeds. He really thinks he is a clever fellow. But he's just an IDiot.

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(Permalink) Posted: June 28 2011,19:47   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ June 28 2011,06:46)
Quote (clamboy @ June 28 2011,00:41)
Albatrossity2, how are YOUR EARS after all that YELLING that TENDED to come WITHOUT WARNING???

My ears are fine, but my sides hurt from all the chuckling that comes from reading his well-groomed screeds. He really thinks he is a clever fellow. But he's just an IDiot.

WHAT? :D Jebus, but you guys have strong stomachs.

Amazon.com comments used to be useful. I know one library worker who actually used them instead of the library's catalog to help patrons. Now, thanks to the IDiots, they're about as useful as the Black Dahlia forums.  :angry:

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