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Kantian Naturalist



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2013,10:58   

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KF has lodged a rambling complaint which they are forced to act on by suspending the account and investigating the allegation.


I have trouble believing that Gordon would be that petty -- or pro-active.  But he has gone off into a deeper end of the deep end, lately -- not just in his assertions.  If you look at his rhetorical patterns, he uses the same phrases over and over more frequently than he used to.  He has more run-on sentences than he used to.   It sounds a lot more like a "broken record" than he used to sound.  

I suspect that there's some underlying psychological condition which has been getting worse over the past few weeks.  Maybe he's taken some action against TSZ.  But I still want to give him benefit of the doubt.

  
Driver



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2013,11:20   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Sep. 27 2013,15:00)
ETA:

KF and Lizzie apparently are both under British law.

Under new libel laws which we campaigned for, web site owner is not responsible for content posted by others where there is an open posting policy.

Of course, Barry or Gordon cannot sue me. Anyone who can is unlikely to, particularly as every word is documented and true. Dembski's apologetics book really does say those things. If they would like the UK publicity, I will gladly give them my details.

It's very easy to get a host to suspend a website though, unfortunately.

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Driver



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2013,11:27   

Of course Gordon is lying over at UD about me calling Christians enemies of humanity.

My girlfriend doesn't like it when I call her that.

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Kattarina98



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2013,11:32   

Quote (Driver @ Sep. 27 2013,18:20)
Quote (midwifetoad @ Sep. 27 2013,15:00)
ETA:

KF and Lizzie apparently are both under British law.

Under new libel laws which we campaigned for, web site owner is not responsible for content posted by others where there is an open posting policy.

Of course, Barry or Gordon cannot sue me. Anyone who can is unlikely to, particularly as every word is documented and true. Dembski's apologetics book really does say those things. If they would like the UK publicity, I will gladly give them my details.

It's very easy to get a host to suspend a website though, unfortunately.

I'm not sure if it is all that easy to get a website suspended.

For some years, I collaborated with a website against 419 fraud, and when we found an outright fraudulent site, e.g. a fake bank, a fake rental agency, or a fake employer, we had to go to a whole lot of work to prove it before the site got closed. Often we didn't get any reaction at all.

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JonF



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2013,11:46   


  
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 27 2013,12:05   

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Under new libel laws which we campaigned for, web site owner is not responsible for content posted by others where there is an open posting policy.


Website owners are responsible for enforcing digital rights (assuming there is a copyright violation).

As an owner you can protect yourself from copyright infringement suits by posting contact information on the home page. If there is an alleged copyright violation, the copyright owner has to contact you and give reasonable time to correct the situation.

I only post this because of KF's rather bizarre copyright notice on his site.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 02 2013,16:52   

Quote (Kantian Naturalist @ Sep. 27 2013,10:58)
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KF has lodged a rambling complaint which they are forced to act on by suspending the account and investigating the allegation.


I have trouble believing that Gordon would be that petty -- or pro-active. But he has gone off into a deeper end of the deep end, lately -- not just in his assertions. If you look at his rhetorical patterns, he uses the same phrases over and over more frequently than he used to. He has more run-on sentences than he used to. It sounds a lot more like a "broken record" than he used to sound.

I suspect that there's some underlying psychological condition which has been getting worse over the past few weeks. Maybe he's taken some action against TSZ. But I still want to give him benefit of the doubt.

To be fair the quote reads as if "Kf has lodged..." when we have no evidence thet that is the case... the quote was conjecture.

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Ptaylor



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 22 2013,00:34   

In the absence of anything noteworthy happening at UD William J Murray is providing good entertainment over at TSZ. On a thread titled How does mind move matter the fun starts around here:
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(quoting petrushka)
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Then you are aware that there is no evidence whatever for psychic phenomena.


Can you support this assertion? I am aware of no such thing.

He goes on citing all sorts of woo sources while simultaneously using his usual WJM style of bafflegab trying to back his way out of the various corners he finds himself in. Great stuff, William, keep it up!

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Glen Davidson



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 22 2013,00:42   

Murray revealing his acumen and voluminous scholarship:

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Also interesting to note how materialist ideological commitments have influenced how the bulk of physical science research is conducted, as the only area where blind, double-blind and triple-blind protocols are stringently employed is that which doesnt assume a materialist perspective psi research.


He's critiquing logic on TSZ. Apparently, knowing bullshit is the basis of his claim to such expertise.

Glen Davidson

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Soapy Sam



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 22 2013,02:04   

Quote (Glen Davidson @ Oct. 22 2013,06:42)
Murray revealing his acumen and voluminous scholarship:

 
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Also interesting to note how materialist ideological commitments have influenced how the bulk of physical science research is conducted, as the only area where blind, double-blind and triple-blind protocols are stringently employed is that which doesnt assume a materialist perspective psi research.


He's critiquing logic on TSZ. Apparently, knowing bullshit is the basis of his claim to such expertise.

Glen Davidson

Well, psi research and clinical trials and forensic work and environmental testing and lab calibration and ... psi research is actually undertaken from a materialist perspective. It assumes something happens we can detect. Otherwise why bother?

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 22 2013,06:13   

My favorite part is citing Uri Geller as someone having psychic powers.

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Amadan



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 22 2013,08:31   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Oct. 22 2013,12:13)
My favorite part is citing Uri Geller as someone having psychic powers.

I just knew you were going to say that!

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Occam's Aftershave



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 26 2013,20:40   

The pompous blowhard himself Barry Arrington has shown up at TSZ claiming UD has never banned anyone except pointless trolls. :D :D :D Of course by definition that included every single person who has pointed out the intellectual vacuity of IDiot claims.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 27 2013,09:00   

Well, Barry is trying to milk his supposed death (and Resurrection) by cop. KN, *if* you did delete his posts

(1) You're not as smart as I thought
(2) You should voluntarily withdraw your moderation rights.

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Kantian Naturalist



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 27 2013,09:10   

Not as wise you had hoped, at any rate.  

I see the wisdom of your suggestion and shall do as you recommend.

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 27 2013,09:14   

Quote (Kantian Naturalist @ Nov. 27 2013,09:10)
Not as wise you had hoped, at any rate.

I see the wisdom of your suggestion and shall do as you recommend.

It sucks because I think you're a stand up guy and I don't think you view things as cynically as me. But he pretty much telegraphed it:



That being said, his posts are restored and the 'offending' moderator, isn't. We'll never see the day that UD has that degree of integrity.

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Occam's Aftershave



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 27 2013,09:37   

Let's see.

At TSZ we get KN remove Barry Arrington's off-topic posts which are then fully restored 12 minutes later. Barry throws a hissy fit.

At UD we get Sal Cordova not only deleting on-topic posts but modifying posts to make them say something different that what the original author wrote. Barry approves and doesn't utter a peep.

That should tell Barry something about his honesty level, but it won't.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 27 2013,09:40   

Quote (Occam's Aftershave @ Nov. 27 2013,09:37)
Let's see.

At TSZ we get KN remove Barry Arrington's off-topic posts which are then fully restored 12 minutes later. Barry throws a hissy fit.

At UD we get Sal Cordova not only deleting on-topic posts but modifying posts to make them say something different that what the original author wrote. Barry approves and doesn't utter a peep.

That should tell Barry something about his honesty level, but it won't.

Ultimately somewhat of an own goal for Barry. We can now compare both 'banning' and 'moderation mechanisms'.

Its Democracy vs. Dictatorship.

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Febble



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 05 2014,16:02   

geez.

That's all I have to say.

  
Soapy Sam



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 05 2014,16:19   

Quote (Febble @ Jan. 05 2014,22:02)
geez.

That's all I have to say.

Wha'appen?

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keiths



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 15 2014,23:30   

Anyone speak Byersian?

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I sometimes say that when people disagree in what is said to be a logical argument,the disagreement is usually about the premises rather than about the logic.I think you are making a similar point.

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YES. Its the premises. Yet Im adding premises are so unknown that logic itself does not exist. or not as people use the word.
There is just profound accurate conclusions in the universe. Logic is a very special case dealing with this accuracy and so is almost useless in human thought.


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socle



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 16 2014,00:16   

Quote (keiths @ Jan. 15 2014,23:30)
Anyone speak Byersian?

Quote (Neil Rickert @ Jan 14 2014)
I sometimes say that when people disagree in what is said to be a logical argument,the disagreement is usually about the premises rather than about the logic.I think you are making a similar point.

Quote (Robert Byers @ Jan 14 2014)
YES. Its the premises. Yet Im adding premises are so unknown that logic itself does not exist. or not as people use the word.
There is just profound accurate conclusions in the universe. Logic is a very special case dealing with this accuracy and so is almost useless in human thought.

Profound accurate conclusions in the universe == Do. Still working on the rest.

  
KevinB



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 16 2014,06:05   

Quote (keiths @ Jan. 15 2014,23:30)
Anyone speak Byersian?

You don't speak it, you sing it to the Dance of the Cuckoos (the Laurel & Hardy theme tunes.)

Did Byers not recently demand the posting of a picture of a Human-Chimpanzee intermediate? He should have been invited to post a selfie.

  
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 16 2014,08:56   

He's merging with GG.

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Driver



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2014,08:32   

Who is the greater bullshitter (by metric tonnes of  bullshit per comment) - William J Murray or Gregory?

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2014,08:45   

I've come to like William. I think he is trying to be honest, and I think his self-help theology is amusing.

His repetition is tedious, but he seems to be clarifying his position rather than obfuscating it.

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Soapy Sam



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2014,09:57   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Jan. 24 2014,14:45)
I've come to like William. I think he is trying to be honest, and I think his self-help theology is amusing.

His repetition is tedious, but he seems to be clarifying his position rather than obfuscating it.

I'd like him better if he recognised that the atheist contingent is also trying to be honest.

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2014,10:41   

Quote (Soapy Sam @ Jan. 24 2014,09:57)
Quote (midwifetoad @ Jan. 24 2014,14:45)
I've come to like William. I think he is trying to be honest, and I think his self-help theology is amusing.

His repetition is tedious, but he seems to be clarifying his position rather than obfuscating it.

I'd like him better if he recognised that the atheist contingent is also trying to be honest.

Atheists should not ask for miracles.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2014,23:11   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Jan. 16 2014,07:56)
He's merging with GG.

Now that puts an odd spin on the concept of "emergence"!  :p

  
Driver



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 27 2014,05:17   

William citing scientific studies concerning atheists is a striking example of his hypocrisy.

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