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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,08:13   

Quote (huwp @ Jan. 31 2008,14:11)
Um, delurking...

This Skeptics in the Pub thing sounds like a hoot, especially if there's the chance of meeting some of the other AtBCers/CBEBs...

I'd be interested if any others are going...

back to lurking...

What am I? Chopped liver?

Louis

;-)

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IanBrown_101



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,08:18   

Of course not.

Chopped liver rules. If it's cooked well that is. I suggest we give you a good cookin' too Louis, that way, even if you don't rule as much, it's one less evil atheistic darwinist out of the way! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!111111!11







Sorry, I don't know what came over me...

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huwp



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,08:26   

Chopped liver is very tasty if you marinade it overnight in soy sauce, wine vinegar, demerara sugar and (most importantly) root ginger.  Fry it gently, add a little flour as thickening, add the marinade to some beef stock and serve on a bed of tagliatelle.

Yummy.

That is SO off topic and I apologize.

So - are going to hear this chap or not?

  
Tracy P. Hamilton



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,08:28   

Quote (Amadan @ Jan. 31 2008,04:13)
Has Mensa ever rejected a membership application? Given that their main saleable commodity is support for those with self-esteem issues, you'd have to be sceptical.

But in case there exists a group of such people, I propose a new association for those who didn't quite make it but who whose lives would be enriched by celebration of their  aspiration to mediocrity."

No need for your cunningly named organization, one already exists - it's called DENSA.  Do I  have to help you find it? :)

Edit 1: to correct a grammar mistake.  Would want anybody to think I was a member of DENSA!

Edit 2: That should be wouldn't, shouldn't it! D'Oh!

Edit 3:  to add the words "edit"

Edit 4: to click the enable emoticons button.  All done here, now?

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,08:33   

I think Mensa's cutoff is at the top 2%, which is sometimes only a bit north of 130 IQ but moves around depending upon the specific test.

IQ tests aren't really useless, but they've got a really high margin of error that only gets worse the more specialized they are. This wouldn't be a problem if many people didn't think "IQ" always signified something specific.

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Erasmus, FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,08:54   

Quote (Louis @ Jan. 31 2008,08:10)
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whatever louis. †i bet you had to go to reading out in the trailers behind the cafeteria. †in eighth grade.

autodactyl knob-polishing.

roflmao

Is you insinuating by that use of an obscure colloquialism that I was somehow "special"?

If so: fuck off!

If not: fuck off!

If anything else: fuck off!

There we go! All bases covered.

Louis

P.S. You know it's witty when it contains the words "fuck off". I read that in a book. "Spot and the Art of Profane Witticisms" IIRC.

P.P.S. Anyway, when I was at school I was an automaticscrewdriver with a QI of somewhere westsouthwesterly of 360 degrees. Women's pelvises literally explode when they see me, so desperate are they to walk past even one of my mighty sperm and I don't "do" Eskimos. I weigh in at somewhere to the right hand side of 40000000lbs of solid muscle and can bench press a banana plantation without sweating or farting. I have 1800 rabid Rottweilers, all called Tyson, who are trained to savage anyone of a scientific bent on sight and my house is surrounded by a very large ha-ha filled with spikes and ebola tipped spears made of pure anthrax. The entire US military's gun budget pays for my weekly use of bullets, so if you come to my house you †better be waving a white flag and sucking off a tarantula or I will vaporise you. The Darwinismusmaterialismerisation is false and doesn't allow Marines to do science. If you disagree with me I will report you to Homeland Security and the IRS and I know George Bush personally as I currently have him hiding in my rectum. So there.

P.P.P.S. I have not editted this message in any way out of spite.

I nominate you for Post Of The Weak!  Glorious, my dainty manicured friend!

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,08:56   

Louis:

re:  Your Last Post

GOOD GRIEF MAN!  CALL MICHAEL DELL AND GET YOUR CAPS LOCK KEY FIXED!  IF YOU ARE DOING THE DAVESCOT THING YOU MUST GET THIS FIXED ASAP !!!!ONE!!!

IF YOU NEED AN INTERVENTION, WE CAN CALL ID SCIENTISTS TO YOUR ASSISTANCE, CUZ THEY ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING ELSE RIGHT NOW.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,09:05   

I would have done it in ALL CAPS but I has run out of them.

Can the Nonspecific Telic Entity gets me some mores?

Louis

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,09:32   

Quote (Louis @ Jan. 31 2008,09:05)
I would have done it in ALL CAPS but I has run out of them.

Can the Nonspecific Telic Entity gets me some mores?

Louis

As the Presidential campaign of Mike Huckabee winds down, many creationists will be out of work, thus leaving the ALL CAPS THEY USE IN POSTING ABOUT DARWINISTS more readily available and accessible.

If you can hold out just a little longer, you should be ok.

You might also be able to borrow some ALL CAPS from some of the other ATBCers in GB, maybe get some from the upcoming London meet?

Hey, can anybody help a brother?

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

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,09:42   

Quote (Bing @ Jan. 31 2008,03:17)
Quote (ERV @ Jan. 30 2008,22:38)
4. †IQ tests are bullshit. †Example A) Dave Scott.

But remember, DaveScot extrapolated his IQ from his SAT score. †It's not from the Stanford-Binet. And he wrote his SAT not as a 17 yo while still in high school but as a 21 yo after a stint in the USMC. †I'm thinking that perhaps some of the training he received in the Corps just might have given him an advantage when it came to taking the test.

Edited because I can too!


http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....=1000th


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MY LIFESTYLE MUST MAKE YOU NANCY BOY LIBERALS SICK. IíVE ACHIEVED SO MUCH BECAUSE IíM SO SMART. NO LACK OF UNIVERSTITY WILL KEEP THIS AUTODICTOR DOWN. MY MIND (IQ 150++, CERTIFIED BY WRITTEN COMPONENT OF MY DRIVING TEST) WORKS SO FAST THAT LESSER MINDS (YOURS) CANíT CONCEPTUALIZE HOW FAST MY MIND IS.


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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,09:58   

Ah yes the MIGHTY Hughes 1000th post. We worship it, justly.

As for your suggestion J-Dog, I would take you up on it but I am too proud to take second hand ALL CAPS, especially from creationists. I might be poor but dammit man I have my standards. A used ALL CAP from Huckabee? One's stomach turns at the very thought. It might have creatocooties or something.

Louis

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,10:01   

Quote (Louis @ Jan. 31 2008,09:58)
Ah yes the MIGHTY Hughes 1000th post. We worship it, justly.

As for your suggestion J-Dog, I would take you up on it but I am too proud to take second hand ALL CAPS, especially from creationists. I might be poor but dammit man I have my standards. A used ALL CAP from Huckabee? One's stomach turns at the very thought. It might have creatocooties or something.

Louis

I always thought you did a good Tardologue!

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,10:20   

Quote (Louis @ Jan. 31 2008,08:44)
P.S. I thought "genius" IQ was about 145 or was that the minimum pass mark for MENSA all them years ago? I can't remember. I do remember the bit about the upper limits of IQ measurement.....well vaguely. ;-) Ah well it shows I care about the issue, well, sort of.

The highest IQ obtainable on the WAIS-III, which is by far the most used instrument for professional measure of IQ is 155.

Mensa is a 2-sigma club, indicating that an IQ => greater than 130 gets you in. That's the top 2%, or 1 in 50. Clearly 1 in 50 are not geniuses.  Nor does 145 qualify one as a genius. I'd be thinking something like 160 to 185 as a threshold, where real qualitative differences are apparent. Additionally, genius tends to be somewhat domain specific (ie. musical genius, mathematical genius, etc.) rather than domain general.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,10:22   

Quote (Louis @ Jan. 31 2008,09:58)
Ah yes the MIGHTY Hughes 1000th post. We worship it, justly.

IT WAS ONLY THE POST OF THE CENTURY, AND WHAT ONLY THE SMARTEST AUTODICKS EXPECT FROM THEMSELVES, AND YOU CAN ONLY DREAM OF.

HOMOS

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,11:06   

Quote (Annyday @ Jan. 31 2008,07:33)
I think Mensa's cutoff is at the top 2%, which is sometimes only a bit north of 130 IQ but moves around depending upon the specific test.

IQ tests aren't really useless, but they've got a really high margin of error that only gets worse the more specialized they are. This wouldn't be a problem if many people didn't think "IQ" always signified something specific.

They use these qualifying test scores.

You have to get into the top 2% of the group taking whatever test you're taking. But I'm from Lake Wobegon, where we're all above average. :p

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,11:21   

Quote (Kristine @ Jan. 31 2008,11:06)
Quote (Annyday @ Jan. 31 2008,07:33)
I think Mensa's cutoff is at the top 2%, which is sometimes only a bit north of 130 IQ but moves around depending upon the specific test.

IQ tests aren't really useless, but they've got a really high margin of error that only gets worse the more specialized they are. This wouldn't be a problem if many people didn't think "IQ" always signified something specific.

They use these qualifying test scores.

You have to get into the top 2% of the group taking whatever test you're taking. But I'm from Lake Wobegon, where we're all above average. :p

OH YEAH?  WELL YUR LINK DIDN'T WORK LITTLE LADY.  CUZ I DIDN'T SEE MY 100% DRIVEING TEST SCORE FROME TEXAS.  

YOU SHUD SPEND MORE TIME STUDYING YUR BIBLE IN THE KITCHEN, AND LESS TIME IN THE LIBRAREE LIBREREY BOOK PLACE.

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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

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 31 2008,12:58   

Quote (J-Dog @ Jan. 31 2008,10:21)
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Quote (Annyday @ Jan. 31 2008,07:33)
I think Mensa's cutoff is at the top 2%, which is sometimes only a bit north of 130 IQ but moves around depending upon the specific test.

IQ tests aren't really useless, but they've got a really high margin of error that only gets worse the more specialized they are. This wouldn't be a problem if many people didn't think "IQ" always signified something specific.

They use these qualifying test scores.

You have to get into the top 2% of the group taking whatever test you're taking. But I'm from Lake Wobegon, where we're all above average. :p

OH YEAH? †WELL YUR LINK DIDN'T WORK LITTLE LADY. †CUZ I DIDN'T SEE MY 100% DRIVEING TEST SCORE FROME TEXAS. †

YOU SHUD SPEND MORE TIME STUDYING YUR BIBLE IN THE KITCHEN, AND LESS TIME IN THE LIBRAREE LIBREREY BOOK PLACE.

HAR HAR, THIS IS YOUR GENOME:

catttt caaacccaaa

From molecules to MENSA! From goo to Google! :p Vive la evolucion!

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 18 2008,13:54   

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Skeptics In The Pub
Tuesday 19th February 2008, 7pm, £2
Holborn, London

Dr Matthew Smith
Matthew was awarded the Gertrude Schmeidler Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Parapsychology by the Parapsychological Association. Dr Smithís current research, funded by the Bial Foundation, is examining the role of experimenter variables in ganzfeld-ESP research. Matthew has also received funding from the Perrott-Warrick Fund, the Parapsychology Foundation, and the Society for Psychical Research. Matthew has made several television appearances as a Resident Parapsychologist for Living TV's Most Haunted.
Anyone going along?

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 18 2008,14:15   

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Skeptics In The Pub
Tuesday 19th February 2008, 7pm, £2
Holborn, London

Dr Matthew Smith
Matthew was awarded the Gertrude Schmeidler Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Parapsychology by the Parapsychological Association. Dr Smithís current research, funded by the Bial Foundation, is examining the role of experimenter variables in ganzfeld-ESP research. Matthew has also received funding from the Perrott-Warrick Fund, the Parapsychology Foundation, and the Society for Psychical Research. Matthew has made several television appearances as a Resident Parapsychologist for Living TV's Most Haunted.
Anyone going along?

Skeptics? Pub?

I'll bet a few of us are swimming the Atlantic this very moment.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 18 2008,14:16   

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Skeptics In The Pub
Tuesday 19th February 2008, 7pm, £2
Holborn, London

Dr Matthew Smith
Matthew was awarded the Gertrude Schmeidler Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Parapsychology by the Parapsychological Association. Dr Smithís current research, funded by the Bial Foundation, is examining the role of experimenter variables in ganzfeld-ESP research. Matthew has also received funding from the Perrott-Warrick Fund, the Parapsychology Foundation, and the Society for Psychical Research. Matthew has made several television appearances as a Resident Parapsychologist for Living TV's Most Haunted.
Anyone going along?

SHOITEHAWKS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCBt7TGoj4U

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 18 2008,14:41   

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Skeptics In The Pub
Tuesday 19th February 2008, 7pm, £2
Holborn, London

Dr Matthew Smith
Matthew was awarded the Gertrude Schmeidler Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Parapsychology by the Parapsychological Association. Dr Smithís current research, funded by the Bial Foundation, is examining the role of experimenter variables in ganzfeld-ESP research. Matthew has also received funding from the Perrott-Warrick Fund, the Parapsychology Foundation, and the Society for Psychical Research. Matthew has made several television appearances as a Resident Parapsychologist for Living TV's Most Haunted.
Anyone going along?

When it was a creationist I was making a special effort to attend, sadly I'm not now it isn't! I know, I know, I'm a bad boy. I'm going to have to stick a LOT of rotten fruit in the freezer for when he does make an appearance.

For any of you Londoners out there, SitP is a cracking night out and the guys and girls who organise it/are regulars at it are a very decent bunch. There is also drinking. Yay! I can't make it as often as I like anymore due to work pressures, but I try to go as often as possible.

I think in the near future SitP will be going from strength to strength, call it insider information.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 18 2008,15:10   

Quote (Louis @ Feb. 18 2008,14:41)
Quote (PTET @ Feb. 18 2008,19:54)
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Skeptics In The Pub
Tuesday 19th February 2008, 7pm, £2
Holborn, London

Dr Matthew Smith
Matthew was awarded the Gertrude Schmeidler Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Parapsychology by the Parapsychological Association. Dr Smithís current research, funded by the Bial Foundation, is examining the role of experimenter variables in ganzfeld-ESP research. Matthew has also received funding from the Perrott-Warrick Fund, the Parapsychology Foundation, and the Society for Psychical Research. Matthew has made several television appearances as a Resident Parapsychologist for Living TV's Most Haunted.
Anyone going along?

When it was a creationist I was making a special effort to attend, sadly I'm not now it isn't! I know, I know, I'm a bad boy. I'm going to have to stick a LOT of rotten fruit in the freezer for when he does make an appearance.

For any of you Londoners out there, SitP is a cracking night out and the guys and girls who organise it/are regulars at it are a very decent bunch. There is also drinking. Yay! I can't make it as often as I like anymore due to work pressures, but I try to go as often as possible.

I think in the near future SitP will be going from strength to strength, call it insider information.

Louis

Louis - I think it's okay.

Dr. Smith knew about this*, and ID predicted it.


*Thanks to a grant from the Baal Foundation

** This is NOT the Bial Foundation

*** The Baal Foundation ONLY works with Golden Graven Images™ and wayward girls.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 18 2008,18:37   

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When it was a creationist I was making a special effort to attend, sadly I'm not now it isn't! I know, I know, I'm a bad boy. I'm going to have to stick a LOT of rotten fruit in the freezer for when he does make an appearance.

For any of you Londoners out there, SitP is a cracking night out and the guys and girls who organise it/are regulars at it are a very decent bunch. There is also drinking. Yay! I can't make it as often as I like anymore due to work pressures, but I try to go as often as possible.


Unfortunately the evening with Paul Taylor has been potsponed until a later date Louis. I was looking forward to a report from George Jellis over at BCSE. It would have been interesting to see how Taylor handled himself in a hostile environment. If you want to see Taylor in action have a look at my links to his talks from Lisburn in an earlier thread

Still, I suppose I'll have the opportunity to see him (Taylor) very soon. Obviously encouraged by the crowds on his first visit to the province, he's decided to return for a few days next month:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/events/details.aspx?Event_ID=5972

This is quite close:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/events/details.aspx?Event_ID=6018

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Ballyclare Baptist Church
Friday, March 07, 2008
Paul Taylor
Location
220a Rashee Road
Ballyclare, Co Antrim
United Kingdom

Schedule
Note: Any overlapping times indicate multiple, simultaneous sessions.

Friday, March 07, 2008
8:00 PM Paul Taylor : tba


Can't see it being as good as SITP though.

  
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