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George



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,15:11   

As a forest ecologist, I'm really upset that I missed the tree-pun war.  Unfortunately I don't think that trying to resurrect it would be very poplar.

What's a nice ecologist like me doing hanging out in a place like this?  I grew up Catholic in the east Tennessee Bible belt.  I've always been fascinated by Biblical literalists and our own little Scopes trial.  Especially when as a MSc student in the Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UT, when some candidates for student elections wanted to flag courses that taught evolution so that right-thinking people could avoid them.

Then I moved to Ireland.  My interest in evo-creo reawoke when the Dover trial got some coverage in the papers here.  I looked around to find out what this ID was and found Panda's Thumb and this dive.  (Nice scotch, pity about the decor.)  For the record, there's bugger all interest in ID over here.  I've seen two opinion pieces in the paper supporting ID: one from a religion correspondent and one from a gobshite who enjoys being arrogant and contrary.

  
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,15:31   

Quote (George @ May 09 2007,15:11)
As a forest ecologist, I'm really upset that I missed the tree-pun war.  Unfortunately I don't think that trying to resurrect it would be very poplar.

What's a nice ecologist like me doing hanging out in a place like this?  I grew up Catholic in the east Tennessee Bible belt.  I've always been fascinated by Biblical literalists and our own little Scopes trial.  Especially when as a MSc student in the Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UT, when some candidates for student elections wanted to flag courses that taught evolution so that right-thinking people could avoid them.

Then I moved to Ireland.  My interest in evo-creo reawoke when the Dover trial got some coverage in the papers here.  I looked around to find out what this ID was and found Panda's Thumb and this dive.  (Nice scotch, pity about the decor.)  For the record, there's bugger all interest in ID over here.  I've seen two opinion pieces in the paper supporting ID: one from a religion correspondent and one from a gobshite who enjoys being arrogant and contrary.

Ah, God save the good work, and bless all here!  Welcome and Have a Guinness on me!

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
George



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,16:06   

Musha, may the road rise to meet you, faith and begorrah, tiocfaidh ar la, etc, etc.

Thanks and make mine a pint.

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,16:33   

If I may step in to make an unendurably pedantic comment, that subtitle should be "I wish to see thy face". Not 'thine'.

'My' is to 'mine' as 'thy' is to 'thine'.



I'm sorry, I'll find my own way out.  :(

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"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus

  
argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,16:35   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ May 09 2007,14:33)
If I may step in to make an unendurably pedantic comment, that subtitle should be "I wish to see thy face". Not 'thine'.

'My' is to 'mine' as 'thy' is to 'thine'.



I'm sorry, I'll find my own way out.  :(

But, but, but, the song goes "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord"

Surely we can allow the same poetic license here!

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"Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?" -Calvin

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,16:38   

Quote (argystokes @ May 09 2007,16:35)
Quote (Arden Chatfield @ May 09 2007,14:33)
If I may step in to make an unendurably pedantic comment, that subtitle should be "I wish to see thy face". Not 'thine'.

'My' is to 'mine' as 'thy' is to 'thine'.



I'm sorry, I'll find my own way out.  :(

But, but, but, the song goes "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord"

Surely we can allow the same poetic license here!

In English it used to be possible to use 'mine' before vowels.

Don't know if 'thine' worked the same way, but 'face' doesn't start with a vowel anyway.




[stony silence]









Well, you ASKED!


:(

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"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus

  
argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,16:40   

Ugh. Now I know what it feels like to be a creationist arguing with real biologists.

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Lufeld



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,17:10   

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Ugh. Now I know what it feels like to be a creationist arguing with real biologists.

I dont think so.  To feel like a creationist you have to invent a lie now, call him a lying atheist and claim victory. Try that, I have often done things like that on their threads and you will feel ... well like a real creationist. It has often been a lot of fun to me  :p ( and actually to some of you too )

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: May 09 2007,18:17   

Quote (Lufeld @ May 09 2007,17:10)
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Ugh. Now I know what it feels like to be a creationist arguing with real biologists.

I dont think so.  To feel like a creationist you have to invent a lie now, call him a lying atheist and claim victory.

Go ahead, go for it. I won't mind. You know, complete the experience and all. :p

Besides, it's all Richard's fault anyway.  :angry:

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"Rich is just mad because he thought all titties had fur on them until last week when a shorn transvestite ruined his childhood dreams by jumping out of a spider man cake and man boobing him in the face lips." - Erasmus

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2009,22:41   

I'm bumping this. Come on "guests", join our merry band of, erm, well, you know...

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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

  
Bjarne



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,07:35   

Very well. As I infrequently lurker at this forum, I have finally decided to register.

I am a biologist from Germany (with the old diploma degree). Due to some personal developments, I have decided to teach at  Haupt- and Realschule (some kind of high schools). Unfortunately this means back to university for me to study some additional Chemistry, Pedagogics and Didactics.

I did stumble over Panda's Thumb, when I looked for sources about the Evolution-Creationism debate in the States, as this topic gets increasingly important over here.

   
Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,07:51   

Hi, Bjarne!

Where in Germany are you?  I'm (now) in Frankfurt, and there are a few other Germans who turn up here.

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ID theorists don’t postulate a designer for their arguments. - Crandaddy
There is no connection between a peppered moth, natural selection, and religion that I can see. - FtK

   
Bjarne



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,07:57   

Near Wuppertal at the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area.

   
rhmc



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,09:13   

Quote (Bjarne @ Dec. 31 2009,08:35)
I did stumble over Panda's Thumb, when I looked for sources about the Evolution-Creationism debate in the States, as this topic gets increasingly important over here.

what kind of interest are you seeing in the evolution/creation discussions?  
from students?  the media?  the general populace?

we bees curious.

  
Bjarne



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,10:12   

Quote (rhmc @ Dec. 31 2009,16:13)
Quote (Bjarne @ Dec. 31 2009,08:35)
I did stumble over Panda's Thumb, when I looked for sources about the Evolution-Creationism debate in the States, as this topic gets increasingly important over here.

what kind of interest are you seeing in the evolution/creation discussions?  
from students?  the media?  the general populace?

we bees curious.

I am most interested on the ways the Creationists try to sneak Creationism into class rooms. There is some cooperation between fundamentalist Christian groups in Germany and the States and thus I believe that Creationists over here will use similar methods like they already do in the United States.

Additionally, I am interested in resources for teaching evolution in school. The schools I will teach in will have a large amount of students from the lower strata of society. Creationist ideas will be more predominat there than at the Gymnasium, which are more some kind of upperclass schools.

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2009,12:57   

Lurk, lurk, lurk...

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2010,05:59   

We'd also like those who sculk, hover, stalk, creep and loiter to disrobe. Uncloak, that is.

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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

  
pSimon



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2010,09:49   

Lurked here for a bit... the whole creo-tard watching gets addictive in a strange sort of way.

Occasional poster at TR and RDF, but not in any big way.

  
Quack



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2010,09:54   

TR and RDF, links?

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YEC creationists denigrate science without an inkling of what their lives would be without it. YEC creationism is an enrageous, abominable insult to the the human intellect.
                                                         Me.

  
pSimon



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2010,12:01   

Talk Rational
RDF

I use the same handle there too.

I see lots of the same faces [and faeces] as here :)

  
Steverino



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 02 2010,08:15   

Steverino here...I'm an web designer/graphic artist-usability specialist.

Although not quite the "lurker" as I do jump in from time to time. I don't have the educated scientific background most of the regular have. I was, however, motivated to purchase a Bio 101 book to refresh my basics and have gone on to read many of the books and papers referenced by the regulars.  For that, I thank you.

Keep up the snark....I LOVE THAT!

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

   
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 03 2012,15:09   

I'm not exactly a lurker, but this thread seemed like a good place to admit that Elizabeth and I just had lunch at Hackney's with the inimitable Richard T. Hughes. Always good to put a face with the name and witticisms of long-time AtBC posters. Thanks, Rich. Dinner's on us when you get to Manhattan KS next time!

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 03 2012,17:28   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Mar. 03 2012,15:09)
I'm not exactly a lurker, but this thread seemed like a good place to admit that Elizabeth and I just had lunch at Hackney's with the inimitable Richard T. Hughes. Always good to put a face with the name and witticisms of long-time AtBC posters. Thanks, Rich. Dinner's on us when you get to Manhattan KS next time!

Fun times - and great company. Please son't tell FtK how sexy I am.

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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

  
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 03 2012,18:02   

Don't worry, Rich. That secret is safe. We're not even allowed to use the word "sexy" back in Brownbackistan these days!

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
                        - Pattiann Rogers

   
afarensis



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2012,10:38   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 03 2012,17:28)
Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Mar. 03 2012,15:09)
I'm not exactly a lurker, but this thread seemed like a good place to admit that Elizabeth and I just had lunch at Hackney's with the inimitable Richard T. Hughes. Always good to put a face with the name and witticisms of long-time AtBC posters. Thanks, Rich. Dinner's on us when you get to Manhattan KS next time!

Fun times - and great company. Please son't tell FtK how sexy I am.

I'm sure she has a mental picture, complete with a strategically placed bowl of fruit  :p

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FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2012,10:51   

Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 04 2012,10:38)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 03 2012,17:28)

Fun times - and great company. Please son't tell FtK how sexy I am.

I'm sure she has a mental picture, complete with a strategically placed bowl of fruit  :p

Mental picture? Heck, she has this video bookmarked.

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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!)

  
NormOlsen



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2012,11:41   

Quote (George @ May 09 2007,15:11)
... one from a gobshite who enjoys being arrogant and contrary.

Berlinski?  Or maybe "Lord" Moncton?  Both fit that description perfectly.

  
afarensis



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2012,13:50   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Mar. 04 2012,10:51)
Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 04 2012,10:38)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 03 2012,17:28)

Fun times - and great company. Please son't tell FtK how sexy I am.

I'm sure she has a mental picture, complete with a strategically placed bowl of fruit  :p

Mental picture? Heck, she has this video bookmarked.

But there are no ducks or geese in that video!

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Church burning ebola boy

FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 04 2012,17:31   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Mar. 04 2012,10:51)
Mental picture? Heck, she has this video bookmarked.

I can assure FtK that Rich is every bit as sexy as the guy in that video!

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
                        - Pattiann Rogers

   
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