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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 03 2018,18:01   

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AntoninNovember 3, 2018 at 4:18 pm
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Can the same person asking Professor Felsenstein to answer gpuccio’s comments addressed to him long ago, also let University of Kentucky professor Arthur Hunt know that many curious readers are still waiting for his reply to gpuccio’s comments addressed to him? Thanks.

I’ve not seen Professor Hunt commenting at The Skeptical Zone. I have seen him commenting at Peaceful Science, Josh Swamidass’s site. Art’s email address is published on his website, so why not just email him?
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Does anybody else wonder why these professors ran away when the discussions got deep into real evidence territory?

There’s an assumption in your question. If fact there are two. I think it might have been attributed to Richard Dawkins; a remark along the lines of “it might look good on his CV but it won’t look good on mine.” Some interactions prove not to be worth the effort. See ET above. 🙂


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AntoninNovember 3, 2018 at 4:29 pm
KF:
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Antonin, there is only one actually observed biological life that is metabolic and self-replicating.

Of course! Glad to see we agree on universal common descent.


lol

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 03 2018,19:41   

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AntoninNovember 3, 2018 at 4:18 pm
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Can the same person asking Professor Felsenstein to answer gpuccio’s comments addressed to him long ago, also let University of Kentucky professor Arthur Hunt know that many curious readers are still waiting for his reply to gpuccio’s comments addressed to him? Thanks.

I’ve not seen Professor Hunt commenting at The Skeptical Zone. I have seen him commenting at Peaceful Science, Josh Swamidass’s site. Art’s email address is published on his website, so why not just email him?
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Does anybody else wonder why these professors ran away when the discussions got deep into real evidence territory?

There’s an assumption in your question. If fact there are two. I think it might have been attributed to Richard Dawkins; a remark along the lines of “it might look good on his CV but it won’t look good on mine.” Some interactions prove not to be worth the effort. See ET above. 🙂


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AntoninNovember 3, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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Antonin, there is only one actually observed biological life that is metabolic and self-replicating.

Of course! Glad to see we agree on universal common descent.


lol

Great.

Now I hear Red Hot Chili Peppers singing:

"Roller Coaster... of  LOLs... oo hoo, hoo, hoo..."

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Acartia_Bogart



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,08:02   

Antonin is making KF look like a fool on this thread. Can running to hide behind Barry’s skirt be far behind?

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,09:14   

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Antonin is making KF look like a fool on this thread. Can running to hide behind Barry’s skirt be far behind?

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AntoninNovember 4, 2018 at 5:54 am
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…a pile of ABU 6500 C3 reel parts in a bucket…

Good grief!


:p  :)  :D

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,09:18   

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AntoninNovember 4, 2018 at 2:13 am
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common design will work just as well

Until you or anyone propose a mechanism, this is wishful thinking.
Bannination is probly near

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,10:23   

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polistraNovember 4, 2018 at 1:00 am
The differences aren’t the issue. The scary part is the hidden UNSTATED assumption. These differences can’t be part of the programming if the car doesn’t KNOW how to DETECT these differences.

In other words, autonomous cars are already capable of distinguishing old vs young, male vs female, legal vs illegal, Correct vs Deplorable. Self-driving cars are roaming Inquisitors, sorting out the gold from the dross and squashing the dross on command.

THAT’S THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THIS GROTESQUE PROJECT.
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LatemarchNovember 4, 2018 at 6:03 am
I think that you just gave me the plot for my next dystopian sci-fi novel.
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daveSNovember 4, 2018 at 6:38 am
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THAT’S THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THIS GROTESQUE PROJECT.

😮

I thought it was more about safety, efficiency, and of course selling cars.
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kairosfocusNovember 4, 2018 at 6:45 am
DS, dig for where the military-industrial complex lurks in this and then use FOIA to drag out the paper trail. KF
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LatemarchNovember 4, 2018 at 6:52 am
DS:

I like the safety and efficiency of my autonomous car.

**Of course, I have to say that because it monitors this site.**
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daveSNovember 4, 2018 at 7:07 am
Heh.

I just worry that some of these crazy conspiracy theories could limit our future development.


???  :O  :D  

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,11:07   

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polistraNovember 4, 2018 at 1:00 am
The differences aren’t the issue. The scary part is the hidden UNSTATED assumption. These differences can’t be part of the programming if the car doesn’t KNOW how to DETECT these differences.

In other words, autonomous cars are already capable of distinguishing old vs young, male vs female, legal vs illegal, Correct vs Deplorable. Self-driving cars are roaming Inquisitors, sorting out the gold from the dross and squashing the dross on command.

THAT’S THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THIS GROTESQUE PROJECT.
 
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LatemarchNovember 4, 2018 at 6:03 am
I think that you just gave me the plot for my next dystopian sci-fi novel.
 
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daveSNovember 4, 2018 at 6:38 am
 
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THAT’S THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THIS GROTESQUE PROJECT.

😮

I thought it was more about safety, efficiency, and of course selling cars.
 
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kairosfocusNovember 4, 2018 at 6:45 am
DS, dig for where the military-industrial complex lurks in this and then use FOIA to drag out the paper trail. KF
 
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LatemarchNovember 4, 2018 at 6:52 am
DS:

I like the safety and efficiency of my autonomous car.

**Of course, I have to say that because it monitors this site.**
 
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daveSNovember 4, 2018 at 7:07 am
Heh.

I just worry that some of these crazy conspiracy theories could limit our future development.


???  :O  :D  

It's autonomous turtles* all the way down.

*substitute devils, cars, creationists or stoners for effect.

In coastal regions just use Zodiacs™.

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fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,11:21   

TINFOIL HATS ARE GO!

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,13:14   

There isn’t enough foil in the world to protect Gordon from the things that frighten him.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,14:25   

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Millennials are dumping religion for witchcraft, not science
November 4, 2018 Posted by News under Culture, Intelligent Design, Religion, Science

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,15:10   

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the latest from News: Terror of Existence: Cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer loved, then loathed, Darwinism

Apparently, Darwin made him kill and eat his lovers. Strangely, I am an evolution proponent and I have never had the urge to kill and eat anyone I have been intimate with. I obviously don’t understand evolution.

Link to crazy

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,16:23   

She's paid to post 4 posts per day, to make the site look active and vital. That was #4 for today.

If she wasn't being paid to do that, UD would be about as hoppin' as Telic Thoughts.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,16:29   

Are there any ID Creationist blogs left which have real, organically-driven participation and content? UD is kind of a Potemkin Blog at this point. Its commenters are more or less the people from the village in Gymkata.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,18:07   

EricMH acts retardular, and goodusername succintly KOs him.

Poor dumb bastard then tries to stumble around a bit.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 04 2018,23:16   

In another thread, Eric gets even more entertaining.      
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@daveS, when I was considering atheism I was ambivalent regarding abortion. ID convinced me to become much more pro-life, because I realized there was an inherent difference between human beings and matter, and thus humans were somehow special at the very point of conception. In fact, it also convinced me that masturbation and contraception were wrong, because in a certain sense they keep a person from even beginning to exist, which appeared to me even more horrible than murder.

Sleep tight tonight.  Your Air Force is awake and not masturbating.

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 05 2018,03:09   

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EricMH acts retardular, and goodusername succintly KOs him.

Poor dumb bastard then tries to stumble around a bit.

Although he missed a trick. He should have suggested Eric throw his computer out of a helicopter.

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 05 2018,06:49   

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@goodusername, which is a good indication that something more than gravity is at work in our world.


Yes, electromagnatism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces.

Oh, and stupidity.

Sometimes I wonder why I have been banned.

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 05 2018,09:43   

Stupidity isn't a force. Forces have to be finite, don't they?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 05 2018,12:15   

The stupidity just keeps growing.
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Tribune7: ToE has inspired other school shootings: link

You can't just make this stuff up

Edited by stevestory on Nov. 08 2018,10:20

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 05 2018,12:55   

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Stupidity isn't a force. Forces have to be finite, don't they?

Good point. I should retract that statement.

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 05 2018,23:21   

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Stupidity isn't a force. Forces have to be finite, don't they?

I really like that observation.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 06 2018,11:01   

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The stupidity just keeps growing.
 
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Tribune7: ToE has inspired other school shootings: [URL=https://www.harun-yahya.net/en/Articles/159216/the-role-of-the-theory"

You can't just make this stuff up

Harun fucking Yahya?!?!

There's a 3-foot hole under the barrel where the bottom has been scraped through.

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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 06 2018,12:03   

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Stupidity isn't a force. Forces have to be finite, don't they?

Not if stupidity is the result of an intelligent agent.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 07 2018,12:36   

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the latest from News: Terror of Existence: Cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer loved, then loathed, Darwinism

Apparently, Darwin made him kill and eat his lovers. Strangely, I am an evolution proponent and I have never had the urge to kill and eat anyone I have been intimate with. I obviously don’t understand evolution.

Link to crazy

Dahmer's son was a YEC. A dinosaur-bone-dater.

Radiocarbon Dates for Dinosaur Bones?

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 07 2018,15:36   

But, somebody's feelings about a scientific conclusion are not among the criteria for judging the accuracy of that conclusion. Regardless of which "side" that somebody is on.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 07 2018,18:54   

Hmm, relative newcomer Tom Robbins has been fitting quite nicely at UD, with fairly tardy posts in full endorsement of ID. His latest one however, seems to have crossed a line - he suggested that it isn't really in UD's best interests to accuse commenters of cowardice and general name calling. The result:
 
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UD Editors: Mr. Robbins’ false flag BS deleted


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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 07 2018,21:24   

Hmmm. This post by OldAndrew, implicitly addressed to Barry, may not last, and neither may OldAndrew.


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OldAndrew . November 7, 2018 at 8:47 pm

What sane person would take lessons about right and wrong from anyone who acts this way?

Actions speak louder than words, while words speak louder than contrived hypothetical actions. You seem like mean, angry, abusive people. But let’s talk about actions.

In 1195 Pope Celestine III ordered a jihad, I mean crusade, against the pagans in Latvia. Something in the objective natural moral law said that it was a good idea to start kllling people and “converting” others by force. Blood was spilled. Lives were ruined. If you believe in Satan then surely he was pulling the strings.

And that was just one war.

In the 20th century women were enslaved to do laundry. Ireland is still digging up skeletons of women and infants where they were tossed in mass graves like garbage.

Let those images sink in. I hope that every time someone hears the words “objective morality” and “natural moral law” they picture blood-splattered knights surrounded by carnage and mass graves full of the bodies of slaves and their babies.


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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 07 2018,21:33   

And on a lighter note, Kairosfocus linked to a site about what's been keeping busy him in Montserrat. Can you imagine having him involved in your local politics?

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 08 2018,09:11   

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I would like to clairfy that I have never “tried to get someone to call Joe Felsenstein’s attention”. I have simply posted my old argument, specifying that it was a criticism to a statement by Joe Felsenstein, and that, as far as I am aware, he has never answered that particular point.

Sure. It was my suggestion to pass on a head-up. I don’t know if mung or someone else did so or whether Professor Felsenstein independently noticed comments when preparing his article at The Panda’s Thumb.

In all events, your scenario should now get an airing.

My thoughts regarding your (shall-we-say) evolution-critical articles here at UD involving you performing number crunching on raw sequence data is that it doesn’t bear on reality. The difficulty is that you have spread your argument over several opening posts and many comments so it’s hard to know what your best and most concise exposition is. Not wanting to create work for you but how much effort would it take to cut and paste the salient points into an abstract or summary with links to the original material. Apologies if you already did this and I missed it. A downloadable PDF would be marvelous!

You are far from a BA77 or a KF but a little editing, fact from opinion, would be helpful.


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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 08 2018,09:48   

But what if the ID supporters don't have salient points?  :p

  
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