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clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2016,00:44   

"Carl Woese - Evolution Skeptic" - YYYYYAAAAAWWWWNNNNN

So damned old, Mung, so damned OLD!

  
RumraketR



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2016,14:17   

I agree, I don't expect much interesting intellectual output from any of them. But there's still a difference between the complete and utter volitional braindamage one is disposed to receive from phoodoo, fmm and frankie, versus what can on rare occasion at least approach the form of a question borne out of a tiny hint of genuine curiosity from Mung, Sal and... well I think that's it.

  
Soapy Sam



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2016,15:45   

There's always Old King Cole. He's a merry old soul. Importuning passers-by to tell him how common descent is tested. Upon having it explained, moving on to the next ... 'tell me, how is common descent tested?'.

Like stabbing water.

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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

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2016,16:23   

Surely you're not saying that no matter how many different ways "nested hierarchy" gets described and elaborated on, it never gets through?

  
clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 30 2016,23:02   

Quote (RumraketR @ Dec. 30 2016,14:17)
I agree, I don't expect much interesting intellectual output from any of them. But there's still a difference between the complete and utter volitional braindamage one is disposed to receive from phoodoo, fmm and frankie, versus what can on rare occasion at least approach the form of a question borne out of a tiny hint of genuine curiosity from Mung, Sal and... well I think that's it.

Thank you, O omniscient Lord, for blessing us with your presence. No, no, that's okay, I don't need all that revealed to me...NO!

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2016,11:53   

Quote (Soapy Sam @ Dec. 30 2016,13:45)
There's always Old King Cole. He's a merry old soul. Importuning passers-by to tell him how common descent is tested. Upon having it explained, moving on to the next ... 'tell me, how is common descent tested?'.

Like stabbing water.

Knowledge, knowledge everywhere,
Not a drop in did sink.

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"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad

"I am in a rush to catch up with science work." -- Gary Gaulin

  
Glen Davidson



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2016,12:16   

Quote (fnxtr @ Dec. 31 2016,11:53)
Quote (Soapy Sam @ Dec. 30 2016,13:45)
There's always Old King Cole. He's a merry old soul. Importuning passers-by to tell him how common descent is tested. Upon having it explained, moving on to the next ... 'tell me, how is common descent tested?'.

Like stabbing water.

Knowledge, knowledge everywhere,
Not a drop in did sink.

An inveterate questioner, wanting nothing but detailed answers.

Oh, and ID, which has no meaningful answers at all, let alone detailed ones.

Glen Davidson

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Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of coincidence---ID philosophy

   
clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: Dec. 31 2016,14:54   

Gregory, to Joe Felsenstein:

"You write as a professional biologist should without the bluster of the internet know-it-all with no humility."

Can a living being so oblivious to its own nature maintain biological functions?

  
Patrick



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2017,21:03   

Quote (clamboy @ Dec. 29 2016,19:55)
Quote (Patrick @ Dec. 28 2016,14:18)
Quote (clamboy @ Dec. 26 2016,21:08)
Meanwhile, Mung has decided that TSZ is now his personal blog. I wouldn't mind so much, if only his posts were not so damned *boring*! (Some of the replies from certain regulars give me actual food for thought, which is why I keep going back.)

The worst part of TSZ at the moment is that Mung is solidly in the reality-based peak of the bimodal distribution of participants.

I see your point, Patrick, I really really do, in this world of phoodoo and Joekie, but I will have to agree to disagree.

"Nothing From Nothing" - a sophomoric rehash of hackneyed, refuted apologetics, straight from the land of Snoreway. Maybe not too bad for a PHI 101 freshman student.

"A Christmas Story" - a pristine example of the exact opposite of all that TSZ has stood for: Mung provides no actual examination of the opposing side, he engages in his typical refusal to employ the principle of charity...same old Mung, that is, dull, dull, dull.

"Evolution Skeptics!" - the words of someone who is a willful ignoramus, barely a step above JoeG in terms of long-term childish ranting.

I really enjoy much of what KN posts, and walto, and dazz, and Sal is game for a laugh. Patrick, your straight-up no-nonsense bluntness makes for good reading. But Mung...lord a mighty, I have yet to read anything from him that makes me go "Hmmm," and his jokes and sniping are space-wasters.

I don't disagree with anything you wrote, but I still have a soft spot for Mung.  Somewhere around my insular cortex.  I suspect I could last as long as two beers with him before we came to blows.

  
Acartia_Bogart



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 01 2017,23:28   

Quote (Patrick @ Jan. 01 2017,21:03)
Quote (clamboy @ Dec. 29 2016,19:55)
Quote (Patrick @ Dec. 28 2016,14:18)
 
Quote (clamboy @ Dec. 26 2016,21:08)
Meanwhile, Mung has decided that TSZ is now his personal blog. I wouldn't mind so much, if only his posts were not so damned *boring*! (Some of the replies from certain regulars give me actual food for thought, which is why I keep going back.)

The worst part of TSZ at the moment is that Mung is solidly in the reality-based peak of the bimodal distribution of participants.

I see your point, Patrick, I really really do, in this world of phoodoo and Joekie, but I will have to agree to disagree.

"Nothing From Nothing" - a sophomoric rehash of hackneyed, refuted apologetics, straight from the land of Snoreway. Maybe not too bad for a PHI 101 freshman student.

"A Christmas Story" - a pristine example of the exact opposite of all that TSZ has stood for: Mung provides no actual examination of the opposing side, he engages in his typical refusal to employ the principle of charity...same old Mung, that is, dull, dull, dull.

"Evolution Skeptics!" - the words of someone who is a willful ignoramus, barely a step above JoeG in terms of long-term childish ranting.

I really enjoy much of what KN posts, and walto, and dazz, and Sal is game for a laugh. Patrick, your straight-up no-nonsense bluntness makes for good reading. But Mung...lord a mighty, I have yet to read anything from him that makes me go "Hmmm," and his jokes and sniping are space-wasters.

I don't disagree with anything you wrote, but I still have a soft spot for Mung.  Somewhere around my insular cortex.  I suspect I could last as long as two beers with him before we came to blows.

I think I could last a few beers with Mung (more if he is paying). He has a rare trait amongst IDists. He has the ability to laugh at himself.

Joe, Mullings, Cunningham, Arrington and Murray, on the other hand, simply take themselves, and their stupid religion, too seriously for me to want to spend valuable drinking time with. Even if they are paying (which they wouldn't).

  
clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 02 2017,00:59   

Quote (Patrick @ Jan. 01 2017,21:03)
Quote (clamboy @ Dec. 29 2016,19:55)
Quote (Patrick @ Dec. 28 2016,14:18)
 
Quote (clamboy @ Dec. 26 2016,21:08)
Meanwhile, Mung has decided that TSZ is now his personal blog. I wouldn't mind so much, if only his posts were not so damned *boring*! (Some of the replies from certain regulars give me actual food for thought, which is why I keep going back.)

The worst part of TSZ at the moment is that Mung is solidly in the reality-based peak of the bimodal distribution of participants.

I see your point, Patrick, I really really do, in this world of phoodoo and Joekie, but I will have to agree to disagree.

"Nothing From Nothing" - a sophomoric rehash of hackneyed, refuted apologetics, straight from the land of Snoreway. Maybe not too bad for a PHI 101 freshman student.

"A Christmas Story" - a pristine example of the exact opposite of all that TSZ has stood for: Mung provides no actual examination of the opposing side, he engages in his typical refusal to employ the principle of charity...same old Mung, that is, dull, dull, dull.

"Evolution Skeptics!" - the words of someone who is a willful ignoramus, barely a step above JoeG in terms of long-term childish ranting.

I really enjoy much of what KN posts, and walto, and dazz, and Sal is game for a laugh. Patrick, your straight-up no-nonsense bluntness makes for good reading. But Mung...lord a mighty, I have yet to read anything from him that makes me go "Hmmm," and his jokes and sniping are space-wasters.

I don't disagree with anything you wrote, but I still have a soft spot for Mung.  Somewhere around my insular cortex.  I suspect I could last as long as two beers with him before we came to blows.

If Mung were buying, and if it were good beer, I would be happy to drink and listen to him hold forth about, say, the infield fly rule. Or the timing of traffic lights in New London. Or the comparative bad-ass-ness of "Master of Puppets" over "Ride the Lightning." Again, he would have to be buying, and nothing he yammers on about at TSZ would be acceptable as a topic of conversation. He's got a smidgen of spunk, and a soupcon of self-mockery, but he seems to have no interest in learning anything new. That is what is too bad.

  
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 03 2017,22:04   

But he owns lots of books.

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k.e..



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 08 2017,01:58   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Jan. 04 2017,06:04)
But he owns lots of books.

I love it when he quotes Schopenhauer but misses his meaning.

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Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.


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"ID is deader than Lenny Flanks granmaws dildo batteries" Erasmus
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clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 13 2017,20:19   

Sometimes I love Robert Byers:

ETA: Bad link deleted. I suck.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 13 2017,23:55   

Heck, if you want to see poultry in motion, just watch a chicken cross a road.

  
Quack



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2017,01:53   

Quote (clamboy @ Jan. 13 2017,20:19)
Sometimes I love Robert Byers:

Poultry in spastic motion

Link not working.

Try this one:

Poultry in spastic motion

Edited by Quack on Jan. 14 2017,02:21

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Rocks have no biology.
              Robert Byers.

  
Quack



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2017,02:07   

Duplicate deleted.

Edited by Quack on Jan. 14 2017,02:08

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Rocks have no biology.
              Robert Byers.

  
clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2017,09:25   

Quote (Quack @ Jan. 14 2017,01:53)
Quote (clamboy @ Jan. 13 2017,20:19)
Sometimes I love Robert Byers:

Poultry in spastic motion

Link not working.

Try this one:

Poultry in spastic motion

Thanks, Quack! The teevee on the typewriter n' me ain't good friends.

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2017,10:16   

That Byers post was just embarrassing.

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2017,16:13   

Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 14 2017,09:16)
That Byers post was just embarrassing.

To whom? Probably not to Byers.

  
Texas Teach



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2017,17:34   

Quote (Henry J @ Jan. 14 2017,16:13)
Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 14 2017,09:16)
That Byers post was just embarrassing.

To whom? Probably not to Byers.

If Byers ever gained the capacity to feel embarrassed, I imagine his face would melt like the Nazis in Raiders.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2017,18:30   

You call that archaeology?

  
Soapy Sam



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 14 2017,19:25   

Not half as embarrassing as Byers on marsupials. No, that's not a street name for a new drug.

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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

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 15 2017,00:29   

Byers's post at TSZ really represents the creationist intellect.

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 15 2017,17:47   

Isn't "creationist intellect" an oxymoron?

(I resisted saying that as long as I could, but it was futile. )

  
Cubist



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 15 2017,20:16   

Quote (Henry J @ Jan. 15 2017,17:47)
Isn't "creationist intellect" an oxymoron?

No, it isn't. Whatever psychological deficits may be typical of Creationists as a group, said group doesn't include any more idiots than any other population of comparable size. And it's long been noted that Creationists can be pretty sharp cookies in any context which doesn't impinge upon their essentially religious idée fixe. This doesn't suggest a deficit in IQ; rather, it suggests a highly specific deficit in rationality, possibly founded on compartmentalized thinking and a delusional belief system which has given them a great deal of emotional solace over their lifetime.

  
Woodbine



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 15 2017,21:08   

Joe-TARD

 
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ID isn’t a mechanistic claim but design is a mechanism.


Edited by Woodbine on Jan. 16 2017,03:08

  
paragwinn



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 15 2017,21:40   

Quote (Cubist @ Jan. 15 2017,18:16)
 
Quote (Henry J @ Jan. 15 2017,17:47)
Isn't "creationist intellect" an oxymoron?

No, it isn't. Whatever psychological deficits may be typical of Creationists as a group, said group doesn't include any more idiots than any other population of comparable size. And it's long been noted that Creationists can be pretty sharp cookies in any context which doesn't impinge upon their essentially religious idée fixe. This doesn't suggest a deficit in IQ; rather, it suggests a highly specific deficit in rationality, possibly founded on compartmentalized thinking and a delusional belief system which has given them a great deal of emotional solace over their lifetime.

To add to the above comment, there are some other factors involved. Tempering one's confidence in one's intellectual abilities in the form of "pride comes before a fall" can lead to subordinating curiosity to faith and doctrine so that you dont lose out on the rewards that faith is supposed to bring about. Being taught that the world around you is hostile to your faith community fosters an attitude of defensiveness when one encounters "opposing" knowledge as well as a dependence on one's religious elders in pointing out whats worth knowing and what isnt. Teachings that emphasize the immutability of spiritual knowledge compared to "worldly" knowledge can foster a denigrating attitude towards rationality-based tentative approaches to issues concerning our place in the universe. These factors work to maintain one's certainty about whats in line with one's faith and about how to deal with "opposing" knowledge (or from their perspective, false so-called knowledge and undermining influences on faith). Working oneself out from under these factors takes boldness in consideration of what one fears to lose (sense of certainty, community, purpose in many situations). It's difficult to see what can be gained until the effort is well underway.

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All women build up a resistance [to male condescension]. Apparently, ID did not predict that. -Kristine 4-19-11
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

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 16 2017,01:54   

Quote (Woodbine @ Jan. 15 2017,22:08)
Joe-TARD

 
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ID isn’t a mechanistic claim but design is a mechanism.

where?

   
Woodbine



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 16 2017,09:46   

Quote (stevestory @ Jan. 16 2017,07:54)
 
Quote (Woodbine @ Jan. 15 2017,22:08)
Joe-TARD

     
Quote
ID isn’t a mechanistic claim but design is a mechanism.

where?

http://theskepticalzone.com/wp....-....-160627

  
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