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Tanypteryx
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Message 691 of 696 (843778)
11-21-2018 11:47 AM
Reply to: Message 690 by AZPaul3
11-21-2018 11:36 AM


So in this case ... fun or sanity. We get to choose one.

Sanity. His writing style as well as the stories indicate psychosis. Am I a bad person if some of the things he writes evokes a spontaneous laugh?


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 692 of 696 (843780)
11-21-2018 12:00 PM
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11-21-2018 11:47 AM


Tanypteryx writes:

Am I a bad person if some of the things he writes evokes a spontaneous laugh?


I was going to give him comedy advice. To me, his writing style is troll rarher than crazy.

And our geese will blot out the sun.

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AZPaul3
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Message 693 of 696 (843782)
11-21-2018 12:10 PM
Reply to: Message 691 by Tanypteryx
11-21-2018 11:47 AM


Am I a bad person if some of the things he writes evokes a spontaneous laugh?

Not at all.

Laughter is healthy for you. It raises muscle tension and blood pressure (in a good exercise kinda way) and, like exercise, makes us feel better about ourselves, improves self image, attitude.

Taking advantage of every opportunity to guffaw at crazy is both healthy and intellectually satisfying.

The down side is feeling a twinge of somewhat sorry for the poor sob having to go through life with such a mental handicap. But just a small twinge. Nothing too strong here. Not enough to not make fun of him.

Maybe we're both bad people?


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Tanypteryx
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Message 694 of 696 (843784)
11-21-2018 12:14 PM
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11-21-2018 12:10 PM


Maybe we're both bad people?

Absolutely!


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 695 of 696 (843786)
11-21-2018 12:23 PM
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11-21-2018 11:36 AM


Angelic Musings
To me, he seems like a 14-year-old with an active imagination who craves attention. The real test is whether he wants legitimate attention or just seeks the immediate thrill of trolling. The jury is out at this point.

Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo

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AZPaul3
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Message 696 of 696 (843799)
11-21-2018 1:10 PM
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11-21-2018 12:23 PM


Re: Angelic Musings
To me, he seems like a 14-year-old with an active imagination who craves attention.

You may be right.

But, since I'm here let me use this post of yours to throw out yet another off the wall thought.

Remember how many times over the years (decades?) so many people had said this site was doomed and was soon to dry up and blow into the oblivion of Internet fora past? And yet here we still be.

We have smart people, crazy people, jokesters, serious intellects, demented fools, all with a wide breadth of opinion, fantasy and humor.

This place takes a lot of work to maintain, police and keep right. The moderation team (that's you and yours, Phat) are key to keeping this place viable and such a frustrating, maddening, satisfying, discussion forum.

Percy should feel quite proud of what he created.

Thanksgiving (for the USA) is tomorrow and one of the small things I am thankful for is this site.


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