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Author Topic:   August 2012 - Post of the Month
Adminnemooseus
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Message 1 of 7 (669730)
08-02-2012 1:00 AM


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

Or something like that.

    
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Message 2 of 7 (670183)
08-09-2012 9:53 PM


marc9000, at "I Am Not An Atheist!"
Author: marc9000
Forum: Creation/Evolution Miscellany
Thread: Author: I Am Not An Atheist!
Message #: 303, with honorable mentions for the following messages 304 and 305

I find message 303 as being exceptionally well done, and the other two also being pretty good.

Moose


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 3 of 7 (670186)
08-09-2012 10:15 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Minnemooseus
08-09-2012 9:53 PM


Re: marc9000, at "I Am Not An Atheist!"
I know they need encouragement, but this is ridiculous.

{Off-topic, per the guidelines of message 1. These guidelines have been in message 1 of every POTM topic for many years. - Adminnemooseus}

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Hide, banner, comment.


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Message 4 of 7 (670221)
08-10-2012 11:44 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by Minnemooseus
08-09-2012 9:53 PM


Re: marc9000, at "I Am Not An Atheist!"
Message #: 303, with honorable mentions for the following messages 304 and 305

This is a nomination I might have made; I'd likely have drawn a suspension for so doing.

Bravo!


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The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead. William Lloyd Garrison


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Message 5 of 7 (670243)
08-10-2012 8:02 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by NoNukes
08-10-2012 11:44 AM


Re: marc9000, at "I Am Not An Atheist!"
A reply from both Moose modes:

My nomination is totally sincere - It's not snark. I think there is substantial on-topic material there.

Minnemooseus

Unfortunately, it has led to discussion of such things as the general merits of the intelligent design concept, rather than such things as the relationship between deism and the intelligent design concept. As I see it, the first is off-topic while the second is on-topic. All messages there should have some explicit connection to deism.

Adminnemooseus

PLEASE, NO REPLIES TO THIS TOPIC. Go to "The Whine List" if you wish to dispute my position. Members can respond to my message 2, IF they wish to second the nomination.


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Message 6 of 7 (671203)
08-23-2012 6:40 AM


Dr. A. "Cognitive Dissonance In Politics"
Author: Dr Adequate
Forum: Faith and Belief
Thread: Cognitive Dissonance and Cultural Beliefs.
Message: Message 30

Dr. A writes:

The point is that it is apparently easier to believe something contrary to fact than to revise one's opinions.

I nominate this post not for any high-brow reasons - I simply enjoyed reading it.
Fun and on-topic.

Dr. A writes:

Solution: One's sexual orientation is a choice. Why, if I wanted, I could decide to be sexually attracted to small pieces of gravel, I just don't want to.


"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." J. B. S. Haldane

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Message 7 of 7 (671219)
08-23-2012 10:20 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Panda
08-23-2012 6:40 AM


Re: Dr. A. "Cognitive Dissonance In Politics"
second.

Enjoy

(now looking for porn sites using gravel ... )

Edited by RAZD, :


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