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Message 1 of 17 (593985)
11-30-2010 10:58 PM


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

  
New Cat's Eye
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Message 2 of 17 (593986)
11-30-2010 11:02 PM


In before December


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Message 3 of 17 (594054)
12-01-2010 12:46 PM


Plug for CS
Catholic Scientist doesn't get a lot of these, I suspect, but I thought Message 111 was a very excellent, clear, and high-quality post:

Author: Catholic Scientist
Forum: Origin of Life
Thread: What is Life?
Message 111

quote:
The difference between the non-living and the living is like the difference between yellow and blue. Sure, I know yellow or blue when I see them, but when you get down to the gnat's ass, you find the green stuff in between that cannot be easily said to be on the yellow or blue side.

A really clear and illustrated way to explain a concept that's actually quite difficult for people to get a handle on - the notion that most of physical existence is on a continuum but our categories invariably assume discreet states.


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Message 4 of 17 (594180)
12-02-2010 1:03 PM


jar, period
As promised -

Thread: The Bible, accuracy and inerrancy, are any of these prophecies fulfilled by Jesus
Author: jar
Post: all

jar, clearly and blatantly shows the difference between those who read for understanding and those who read for quotemines. One knows what they are posting about and the opposition obviously does not.

I wish there were more advocates of critical thinking and as many practitioners. Like jar.

Edited by anglagard, : convert to decent grammar

Edited by anglagard, : Clarity


The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
— Salman Rushdie

This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen


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Message 5 of 17 (594181)
12-02-2010 1:20 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by anglagard
12-02-2010 1:03 PM


Re: jar, period
I agree. That thread is excellent, and it's excellence is down to jar
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Message 6 of 17 (594182)
12-02-2010 1:21 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by crashfrog
12-01-2010 12:46 PM


Re: Plug for CS
Seconded, that post is pretty cool and agree, it takes a concept that for some is difficult to understand and makes it very clear.


The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
— Salman Rushdie

This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen


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jar
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Message 7 of 17 (594185)
12-02-2010 1:38 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by anglagard
12-02-2010 1:03 PM


Re: jar, period
Yea!

I now have more POTMs since returning than suspensions.

Edited by jar, : appalin spallin


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!
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Message 8 of 17 (595152)
12-06-2010 11:11 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by crashfrog
12-01-2010 12:46 PM


Re: Plug for CS
Second.

I find Catholic Scientist frequently has a nice way to say things, clean and short.

Enjoy


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Message 9 of 17 (595451)
12-08-2010 4:41 PM


Thanks
Thank you crashfrog, anglagard and RAZD.


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Message 10 of 17 (597205)
12-20-2010 11:26 AM


Rrhain on language and color
Author: Rrhain
Forum: Theological Creationism and ID
Thread: Colors proof of Divine origin of Bible?
Message #: Message 22

A very interesting and informative post!


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Message 11 of 17 (597232)
12-20-2010 1:46 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by New Cat's Eye
12-20-2010 11:26 AM


Re: Rrhain on language and color
Second.

A thread I thought would be a dog turned out beautifully. I've learned more about color than I previously knew. The standard in that thread is high, except for some humor here and there...

But Rrhain's in particular moved deeper, observing empirical relationships between color and language, displaying with knowledge the contrast between what science and reason can apprehend vs. the knotted superstition of numerology.


I know there's a balance, I see it when I swing past.
-J. Mellencamp

Real things always push back.
-William James


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Message 12 of 17 (597909)
12-25-2010 2:42 PM


Percy's Diplomatic Greeting.
Author: Percy
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Sentimental Xmas post
Message #: Message 13

Well, I didn't agree with it all, but why should I? This message of greeting by da man diplomatically greeted us all for the nation's celebration of this day.


BUZSAW B 4 U 2 C Y BUZ SAW.
The Immeasurable Present Eternally Extends the Infinite Past And Infinitely Consumes The Eternal Future.
Time Relates To What Is Temperal. What Is Eternal Is Timeless.
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Message 13 of 17 (597911)
12-25-2010 2:54 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Buzsaw
12-25-2010 2:42 PM


Re: Percy's Diplomatic Greeting.
second

Hi buz - happy seasoning to you (especially on the turkey & mince meat pie ... )

Enjoy


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to share.


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Message 14 of 17 (597931)
12-25-2010 5:27 PM


jar on drugs
Author: jar
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Good Drugs, Bad Drugs...
Messages #: Message 46 and Message 48

I should have done this sooner--how striking reason can be!

Kudos also to anglagard, Dogmafood, and Panda for fine contributions in that thread.


I know there's a balance, I see it when I swing past.
-J. Mellencamp

Real things always push back.
-William James


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Message 15 of 17 (597996)
12-26-2010 11:06 AM
Reply to: Message 14 by Omnivorous
12-25-2010 5:27 PM


Re: jar on drugs
Thank you. I understand that it is a contentious issue and that what I am proposing will not immediately get accepted or even understood.

It's likely that folk might well even take your subtitle seriously.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!
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