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Author Topic:   May 2012 - Post of the Month
Adminnemooseus
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Message 1 of 23 (661184)
05-02-2012 11:07 PM


When you find a post that is too good to be missed, nominate it here as one of the May, 2012, 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, congratulations, and acceptance statements by nominees.

    
Buzsaw
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Message 2 of 23 (661671)
05-09-2012 7:37 AM


Bolder-Dash On Behalf Of Creationism
Member: Bolder-Dash
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Where Have The Creationists Gone?
Message 35

It's good to see our Chinese creationist posting again. At least Dr Adequate"s creationist shortage thread brought back one of the silencABE: ed effective creationists.

Bolderdash caps out re-affirmations of what other creationist members have been alleging.

Edited by Buzsaw, : Articulate "silenced"


BUZSAW B 4 U 2 C Y BUZ SAW.
The Immeasurable Present Eternally Extends the Infinite Past And Infinitely Consumes The Eternal Future.

Someone wisely said something ;ike, "Before fooling with a fool, make sure the fool is a fool." :)


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Message 3 of 23 (661676)
05-09-2012 7:53 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by Buzsaw
05-09-2012 7:37 AM


Re: Bolder-Dash On Behalf Of Creationism
If you have to approve his hysterical and ridiculous nonsense, rather than, for example, some post about some aspect of science, I think that underlines my point.

According to you, so far this month the single most effective creationist post is one whining and lying about the forum moderation, rather than one talking about any aspect of the ... y'know ... the entire universe that this whole debate is meant to be about.

The absolute zenith --- really? --- of what you guys have got to say is not: "Let us look at the following aspects of the fossil record", or "Let us now make a comparative analysis of certain aspects of the mammalian genome", or "If we investigate more closely the physics of the Big Bang, then ..." --- but rather: "WAAAAH WAAAAH! WAAAAH! The moderators are being mean to me!"

And that's your best point? Then on behalf of evolutionists everywhere, I rest my case.

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Message 4 of 23 (661687)
05-09-2012 10:32 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Dr Adequate
05-09-2012 7:53 AM


Re: Bolder-Dash On Behalf Of Creationism
Buz has it completely right. That is the best that creationists can come up with.

Sad, but true.

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Buzsaw
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Message 5 of 23 (661721)
05-09-2012 4:34 PM


Re: POM Forum
Me thought that this was not a debate forum. How about it, moderators?

BUZSAW B 4 U 2 C Y BUZ SAW.
The Immeasurable Present Eternally Extends the Infinite Past And Infinitely Consumes The Eternal Future.

Someone wisely said something ;ike, "Before fooling with a fool, make sure the fool is a fool." :)


  
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Message 6 of 23 (661733)
05-09-2012 5:29 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by Dr Adequate
05-09-2012 7:53 AM


Re: Bolder-Dash On Behalf Of Creationism
Dr. Adequate, you have managed to post a post of the month worthy post in the post of the month thread. Well done and said.

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Message 7 of 23 (661804)
05-10-2012 10:34 AM


Dr. A!
Message 243 in the "How do "novel" features evolve?" thread.

http://www.evcforum.net/dm.php?control=page&t=16241&mpp=1...

Its classical Dr. A stuff, the epitome of what this website is all about. Who says this site is losing its touch. You want quality, what more can you ask for? Deep, brilliant, insightful, scholarly, and so well researched, ..I mean seriously, its the quintessence of what Dr. A and EvC are all about.

I don't know how he does it, but... bravo! Bravo!


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Message 8 of 23 (661957)
05-11-2012 9:43 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by Bolder-dash
05-10-2012 10:34 AM


Re: Dr. A!
Bolder-dash writes:

I don't know how he does it, but... bravo! Bravo!


Although Dr. A's reply is factually accurate, pithy and correct in its assessment of ScottyDouglas' post, I do not feel it quite meets Dr. A's normal high standards.
Therefore, although I commend you on suggesting such a consistently good poster for PotM, I cannot support your nomination of that particular post.

Tradition and heritage are all dead people's baggage. Stop carrying it!

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Message 9 of 23 (662316)
05-14-2012 4:02 PM


Our resident Wise man's tour de force
Author: dwise1
Forum: Big Bang and Cosmology
Thread: Physical Laws ....What if they were different before?
Message 19

He explains why science must rely on evidence and repeatability, and shows that answers from Gedankenexperimente are merely the beginning of the process of arriving at reliable conclusions about the real world. He also offers a challenge to anyone who would seek to learn about the world; when you think you have an answer, think about the consequences of that answer and take things a step further before announcing your results.

If there's ever a Hall of Fame for posts, this one goes in it.


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

Howling about evidence is a conversation stopper, and it never stops to think if the claim could possibly be true -- foreveryoung


  
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Message 10 of 23 (663374)
05-23-2012 8:53 PM


Dwise1 certainly deserves much attention, but I'd also like to add this recent Tsunami from RAZD, later in the same thread - it's almost like they are a tag team of decisive obliteration: Message 109

Just a modest mention.


- xongsmith, 5.7d

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Message 11 of 23 (663375)
05-23-2012 9:49 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by xongsmith
05-23-2012 8:53 PM


I would like to second the RAZD recommendation.

An impressive post explaining surprisingly clearly some quite complicated physics.

*tips hat*

Edited by Panda, : No reason given.


CRYSTALS!!

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Message 12 of 23 (663401)
05-24-2012 8:39 AM
Reply to: Message 10 by xongsmith
05-23-2012 8:53 PM


thanks
Thanks xongsmith and panda,

once again it comes down to correlations on top of evidence.

Enjoy.


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Message 13 of 23 (663682)
05-26-2012 5:23 AM


Taq Message 10 for laying out his case.

Edited by AdminPhat, : correction

Edited by AdminPhat, : oops

Edited by dwise1, : Name correction. OK, now I understand that PM's reference to a message number, but not to a topic.


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Message 14 of 23 (663872)
05-27-2012 7:55 AM
Reply to: Message 13 by dwise1
05-26-2012 5:23 AM


Actually, that was Taq. I second the nomination of Taq.

Edited by NoNukes, : No reason given.


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Message 15 of 23 (664149)
05-29-2012 11:40 AM


Yes, I am nominationg Artie
Author: Artemis Entreri
Forum: The Bible: Accuracy and Inerrancy
Thread: Superiority of the 'Protestant Canon'?
Message #: Message 35

Artie and I seem to have no love for each other I know. But when someone posts something noteworthy it should be applauded. This post shows that, when he wants to, Artie can contribute with intelligent meaningful arguments.

In the post Artie takes JZwhatever's argument and shows how ludicrous it it. He sets forward some basic questions for J that shows the utter inanity that exists in the argument being put forward. Also, he does this without flaming or personal attacks but with a touch of the sarcasm and bite that we have come to love from Artie.

To set things straight I have no desire to have Artie banned. I just want the admins to temper him a bit so that instead of threads devolving into personal attacks we can see more of this side of him. I will rarely agree with Artie, but love to debate him when he sticks to the meat of the argument.


Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

    
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