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Author Topic:   March, 2010, Posts of the Month
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Message 1 of 6 (549532)
03-08-2010 3:27 PM

When you find a post that is too good to be missed, nominate it here as one of the March, 2010, 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.

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Message 2 of 6 (550150)
03-12-2010 11:07 PM

Phage0070 in MSG 177 on the Straightforward, hard-to-answer-questions about the Bible/Christianity thread gives a clear, concise, and well-reasoned thesis that cannot be overlooked by atheist, agnostic, or theist alike.

The tone was non-confrontational and allowed blistering logic to make the argument for him. In stepwise fashion, Phage0070 outlines philosophical problems that is sure to leave his counterparts gasping for air.

I don't normally nominate Posts of the Month, but this one earns my respect through and through.

"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." -- Charlton Heston
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Message 3 of 6 (551766)
03-24-2010 4:22 AM

dwise1, at "Cases Troublesome for Scientists"
Author: dwise1
Forum: Biological Evolution
Thread: Cases Troublesome for Scientists
Message #: 28

Someone else gave the message at least one 5 rating, and I added my 5 opinion.

The message essence is about ignoring or denying reality that conflicts with personal belief(s). But (IMO) the more important thing is that it touches on the all or nothing/yes or no binary reasoning processes that infects the more extreme creationists.


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose

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Message 4 of 6 (551809)
03-24-2010 10:50 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Minnemooseus
03-24-2010 4:22 AM

Re: dwise1, at "Cases Troublesome for Scientists"
I'll second the motion. The point that dwisemakes is completely accurate.

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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Message 5 of 6 (551811)
03-24-2010 10:56 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Minnemooseus
03-24-2010 4:22 AM

Re: dwise1, at "Cases Troublesome for Scientists"
I thought his message 24 in the same thread was better. In fact dwise1 makes three cracking posts: 24, 27 and 28.

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Fix link. Was going to message 28 and not 24.

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Message 6 of 6 (552275)
03-27-2010 10:54 PM

Stile, at "Who won this evolution/ID debate?"
Author: Stile
Forum:Creation/Evolution In The News
Thread: Who won this evolution/ID debate?
Message #: 20 (Showmanship vs. Facts)

I'm deliberately posting this via the admin mode.

A fine little message about what the nature of scientific debate is, or at least should be. Subsequent messages downthread are also looking good.


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