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Adminnemooseus
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Message 1 of 16 (606929)
03-01-2011 3:47 AM


When you find a post that is too good to be missed, nominate it here as one of the March, 2011, 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.

    
Tanypteryx
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Message 2 of 16 (607918)
03-07-2011 7:17 PM


Bluejay about evidence at "On Transitional Species"
Author: Bluejay
Forum: Biological Evolution
Thread: On Transitional Species
Message #: 228

Straight forward and elegant! If Bob does not get it, then there is no hope that he will understand anything.

Well done Bluejay!


Tactimatically speaking, the molecubes are out of alignment. -- S.Valley

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

You can't build a Time Machine without Weird Optics -- S. Valley


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arachnophilia
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Message 3 of 16 (607927)
03-07-2011 11:03 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Tanypteryx
03-07-2011 7:17 PM


Re: Bluejay about evidence at "On Transitional Species"
seconded.
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Blue Jay
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Message 4 of 16 (607987)
03-08-2011 9:07 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by Tanypteryx
03-07-2011 7:17 PM


Re: Bluejay about evidence at "On Transitional Species"
Thanks, Tanypteryx (and Arachnophilia)!


-Bluejay (a.k.a. Mantis, Thylacosmilus)

Darwin loves you.


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Straggler
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Message 5 of 16 (608219)
03-09-2011 1:46 PM


GDR on a Christian Approach to Adversity
GDR is not someone who I agree with about.... well anything much at all.

But his post to Buz in the "Thuglicans" and the Tea "Federation Party" thread is really good. Highlighting the similarity of views and background he shares with Buz whilst advocating a very different approach to that taken by Buz on the issue in question.

Credit where credit is due.

AbE - Oh yeah - Here is the link to the actual message!!!!

Message 56

Edited by Straggler, : No reason given.


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Rahvin
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Message 6 of 16 (608229)
03-09-2011 2:06 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Straggler
03-09-2011 1:46 PM


Re: GDR on a Christian Approach to Adversity
Wholeheartedly seconded. Those are some genuine Christian principles that I can fully agree with.
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Perdition
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Message 7 of 16 (608244)
03-09-2011 3:10 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Straggler
03-09-2011 1:46 PM


Re: GDR on a Christian Approach to Adversity
Thirded! I almost wrote a reply to him stating that while I disagreed with his theology, I wholeheartedly supported his philosophy.
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fearandloathing
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Message 8 of 16 (608246)
03-09-2011 3:21 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Straggler
03-09-2011 1:46 PM


Re: GDR on a Christian Approach to Adversity
I agree. spoken like a true christian. I can respect that, and accept the wisdom of the word. Thank you.
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GDR
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Message 9 of 16 (608362)
03-09-2011 9:59 PM


Thanks.

Greg


    
Minnemooseus
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Message 10 of 16 (608799)
03-13-2011 7:56 PM


dwise1 at "Creationism in science classrooms (an argument for)"
Author: dwise1
Forum: Education and Creation/Evolution
Thread: Creationism in science classrooms (an argument for)
Message #: 323

dwise1 writes:

If you base your religious ideas on false claims about the physical world, claims that are both contrary-to-fact and refuted by the evidence, then the mere existence of that evidence is what shows your ideas to be wrong. And when science classes present that evidence, it is not for the purpose of teaching that religious ideas are wrong, but rather because presenting and discussing the evidence is a rightful purpose of science education.

And more, calmly and without snark.

Moose


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Message 11 of 16 (608801)
03-13-2011 9:11 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Minnemooseus
03-13-2011 7:56 PM


Re: dwise1 at "Creationism in science classrooms (an argument for)"
And three days without "rebuttal". On a weekend. Reminds me of a letter to the editor I once wrote about a long string of letters about public school prayer and the posting of the Ten Commandments. Completely killed all such letters for the next few years.
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Tanypteryx
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Message 12 of 16 (608802)
03-13-2011 9:52 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by dwise1
03-13-2011 9:11 PM


Re: dwise1 at "Creationism in science classrooms (an argument for)"
dwise, very well written! In my opinion no valid rebuttal exists.


Tactimatically speaking, the molecubes are out of alignment. -- S.Valley

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

You can't build a Time Machine without Weird Optics -- S. Valley


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Message 13 of 16 (608807)
03-13-2011 11:13 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Tanypteryx
03-13-2011 9:52 PM


Re: dwise1 at "Creationism in science classrooms (an argument for)"
Some context is forthcoming. I became an atheist circa 1963 when I started reading the Bible from start to finish and didn't even make it through half of Genesis. Remained an atheist from then on. Around 1970, I first heard of "creation science" and the only two examples of claims offered -- living fresh-water mollusc shells found to be thousands of years old and a NASA computer running moon-position calculations back through time having found "Joshua's Lost Day" -- told me in uncertain terms that fundamentalist Christian creationist claims were pure and utter bullshit. 11 years later, circa 1981, a creationist presentation came 'round to the local university (an ICR Duane Gish presentation that I couldn't attend due to the duty roster) told me that creationists were still around and there might be something to their claims. But further research showed that they were just lying.

{Have to "hide" this one. Belongs in the cited topic (maybe) or at some other debate topic, but not in the POTM forum. - Adminnemooseus}

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Hide and hide note.


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anglagard
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Message 14 of 16 (610166)
03-27-2011 3:12 AM


GDR is on a Roll
Thread: Coffee House
Post: Re: Japan being punished by God
Message 53

GDR in his usual kind way lays out the situation. An underrated poster IMHO, and a great argument for Christianity. I only wish others such as myself, were so gentle and knowledgeable as GDR.

Edited by anglagard, : Remove any impression of self-righteousness


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. Its us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen


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Rahvin
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Message 15 of 16 (610168)
03-27-2011 4:49 AM
Reply to: Message 14 by anglagard
03-27-2011 3:12 AM


Re: GDR is on a Roll
GDR in his usual kind way lays out the situation. An underrated poster IMHO, and a great argument for Christianity. I only wish others such as myself, were so gentle and knowledgeable as GDR.

I don't know about an argument for Christianity, but I'll certainly second the nomination and add that I wish more Christians were like GDR. It's refreshing to have such significant reminders that not all Christians are like Buzsaw.


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