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Author Topic:   July, 2011, Posts of the Month
Adminnemooseus
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Message 1 of 9 (622130)
06-30-2011 10:52 PM


When you find a post that is too good to be missed, nominate it here as one of the July, 2011, Posts of the Month (POTM).

You message subtitle should include the author's name and the topic/thread title.

Message Format:

Author: Author's Name
Forum: Forum where posted
Thread: Thread title
Message #: Number and Link to the nominated message

Nominations should include a link to the nominated article, and a short comment on why the message deserves nomination.

Note: As always, this is not a thread for debates. Posts should be limited to nomination, seconds, and acceptance statements by nominees.

    
Chuck77
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Message 2 of 9 (622871)
07-07-2011 2:17 AM


DBlevins

Human Origins and Evolution

Why are there no human apes alive today?

Message 657

I've been glancing at this thread from a distance. Suspensions, insults, etc etc. With all that going on (to a lesser degree now) DBlevins lays out a comment to Mazzy that is understandable, insult free, detailed, to the point and easy to grasp, no matter what side you're on.

If your on the other side (like myself who's a Creationist)) this post makes it very clear where the "Evolutionist" is coming from, if anything. It deserves some recognition IMO.


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ZenMonkey
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Message 3 of 9 (622914)
07-07-2011 11:32 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by Chuck77
07-07-2011 2:17 AM


Seconded. I agree that DBlevins has done a far better job than most in dealing with Mazzy. His response was clear and direct and informative. Well done.


Your beliefs do not effect reality and evidently reality does not effect your beliefs.
-Theodoric

Reality has a well-known liberal bias.
-Steven Colbert

I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it.
- John Stuart Mill


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anglagard
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Message 4 of 9 (623292)
07-09-2011 6:13 AM


Dr Adequate - Dr. In Jurisprudence?
Poster: Dr Adequate
Forum: Science
Thread: Why are there no Human Apes Today
Post: Turkana Boy Message 749

Caught Mazzy in a self-contradiction worthy of a Perry Mason episode (in reverse). It's all there, fully documented for the world to see.

The denouement:

quote:
What changed? Clearly the fossil stayed the same ... it seems that we have found the perfect intermediate form, in that the same creationist, within the space of a few days, cannot agree with himself on whether it is within the range of modern human skulls or not human at all.

Hilarious!

Dr A would get my vote for the office of prosecutor for any state based on this post alone. Sure he would do a better and more honest job than some, or even many.

Edited by anglagard, : Had to add link for those to young to remember, had to add 'in reverse' for at least one person too old to remember - Perry Mason was the defense attorney!

Edited by anglagard, : Put some bones on this nomination (oops, just saw Dr A did that already in his next post).


Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon
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ZenMonkey
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Message 5 of 9 (623353)
07-09-2011 4:10 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by anglagard
07-09-2011 6:13 AM


Re: Dr Adequate - Dr. In Jurisprudence?
My second seconded of the month.

We may be seeing Mazzy has not yet responded at the bottom of that post for a while.


Your beliefs do not effect reality and evidently reality does not effect your beliefs.
-Theodoric

Reality has a well-known liberal bias.
-Steven Colbert

I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it.
- John Stuart Mill


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subbie
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Message 6 of 9 (623808)
07-13-2011 3:02 PM


Taq on transitionals
Taq

Biological Evolution

Transitional forms in existence today

Message 26

A simple yet effective demonstration showing the nature of transitional forms.


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

...creationists have a great way to detect fraud and it doesn't take 8 or 40 years or even a scientific degree to spot the fraud--'if it disagrees with the bible then it is wrong'.... -- archaeologist


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bluescat48
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Message 7 of 9 (623860)
07-14-2011 3:09 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by subbie
07-13-2011 3:02 PM


Re: Taq on transitionals
I'll second that.


There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002

Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969

Since Evolution is only ~90% correct it should be thrown out and replaced by Creation which has even a lower % of correctness. W T Young, 2008


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Straggler
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Message 8 of 9 (625936)
07-26-2011 1:33 PM


Nuggin On Species and Classification
I think this post of Nuggin's about human classification in the blurry real world is worth a POTM mention.

Message 429


  
fearandloathing
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Posts: 990
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Message 9 of 9 (626421)
07-29-2011 10:41 AM


Granny Magda
I think Granny Magdas attempt to reasonably explain to Mazzy why his/her line of thought is unreasonable is worthy of a POTM.

Message 1030

Here is a bit of GM reply.

GM writes:

Hi Mazzy,

I was disappointed to read this;

It is a silly request to ask a creationist what a transitional fossil would like like as there aren't any. Apes are apes and mankind is mankind. This is an evolutionary dilemma.

No. It is an entirely reasonable request. How do you know that there are no transitional fossils if you can't define what a transitional fossil would look like if it did exist? If you have no idea of what a transitional form would look like, you might walk right past one and not realise it. Taq is asking you an entirely reasonable and actually quite important question. He is asking you to imagine, as a hypothetical exercise, what a transitional fossil would look like if one existed. Only when you have defined terms in that way will you be able to say whether transitional fossils exist or not. If you refuse to define what a transitional fossil is, you're going to be unable to say whether they exist or not.


"No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten."
Hunter S. Thompson

Ad astra per aspera

Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.


    
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