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Author Topic:   In Memoriam - Buzsaw
Bolder-dash
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Message 31 of 109 (679522)
11-14-2012 9:57 AM


Buz often would send me private messages, as support, encouragement, or just friendly greetings. He often told me stories of his sons beloved adopted children from China. In reality he was a stranger to me, but in another sense I feel a sadness of losing an old friend. He was clearly passionate about his ideas, while at the same time remaining unfailingly tolerant and polite to others. I often felt bad for him having to fend off so many critics at one time, but he never seemed to mind.

Sincere condolences to all his family. He made a lot of friends here.


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Message 32 of 109 (679523)
11-14-2012 10:37 AM


Rest in peace Buzz. EvC is a lesser place today with your absence.
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Message 33 of 109 (679532)
11-14-2012 10:59 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Phat
11-13-2012 7:11 PM


One for the Buzsaw

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Message 34 of 109 (679547)
11-14-2012 12:09 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by xongsmith
11-13-2012 9:14 PM


Buzsaw's member ID will be his forever - member accounts are never deleted, so ID's do not get reassigned. As for a permanent memorial, I don't have any good ideas myself. Maybe he *should* be added to the Tribute Thread for the Recently Passed Greats thread.

--Percy


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Message 35 of 109 (679552)
11-14-2012 12:30 PM


Goodbye Buz
I was deeply saddened to hear about Buz's death. Me and Buz never agreed about damn near anything, but I never doubted his heart. He was a good guy with a generous spirit. He never seemed to blow his lid, despite frequent provocation. He always made an effort to welcome new members. He seemed like the sort of person who anyone would be lucky to know. My profoundest sympathies go out to his wife and all his family and friends.

Bye Buz, I'll miss you.

Mutate and Survive


  
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Message 36 of 109 (679553)
11-14-2012 12:35 PM
Reply to: Message 15 by xongsmith
11-13-2012 9:14 PM


others
Hi xongsmith

RAZD tells me Buzz is not the 1st for him,

The other one I know of is robinrohan

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Message 37 of 109 (679554)
11-14-2012 12:37 PM
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11-14-2012 12:35 PM


Re: others
There was also the member who lost his wife and kids, and the member who lost his young daughter. I can't remember the names, Asgara might remember.

--Percy


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Message 38 of 109 (679557)
11-14-2012 12:48 PM
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11-14-2012 12:37 PM


Re: others
Didn't lyx2no get taken over by his nephew after he died?
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Message 39 of 109 (679559)
11-14-2012 12:50 PM
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11-13-2012 7:11 PM


Longtime EvC Biblical Creationist Buzsaw has died, according to his wife whom I talked with today.

I wonder if his wife is aware of his messages here? Or has read them?

I almost think that would *not* be a good idea, but I don't know. What do you guys think? It might be an interesting window into his mind, but too, you never know what you might find when poeple think they're being anonymous.


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Message 40 of 109 (679560)
11-14-2012 12:53 PM
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11-14-2012 12:48 PM


Re: others
Didn't lyx2no get taken over by his nephew after he died?

Yeah that is what he said.
Wonder whatever happened to the new lyx2no? Been over a year since we heard from him.

Am I mistaken or wasn't he related to someone else here? Probably have my memories confused.


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

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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roxrkool
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Message 41 of 109 (679564)
11-14-2012 1:09 PM
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11-14-2012 12:35 PM


Re: others
Awww... I didn't know that robinrohan had passed away, nor some of the other tragedies that have befallen some of our members. But thanks for the link to the play. I remember laughing hysterically.

I was just thinking of NosyNed the other day. Even though I've rarely met any of my internet friends, I do think of them and hope that they are well when they are no longer around.


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Message 42 of 109 (679565)
11-14-2012 1:15 PM
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11-14-2012 12:50 PM


A snapshot of our past
She wanted me to send a link to this memoriam thread...so i did. Its up to her and the family whether they end up reading all of Buzsaws many messages. I think that all of us would be embarrassed if our families read everything we have ever written....I for one can be quite an ass at times...blissfully naive other times. Im only "on point" around 5% of the time, and thats my own estimation anyway.
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Rahvin
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Message 43 of 109 (679566)
11-14-2012 1:24 PM


Like many here, I disagreed with Buz on...well, a lot of things.

But he was a good guy. He was capable of making me furiously frustrated...but he was always polite, welcomed new members, and always seemed wholly genuine in his convictions, which included being a decent human being.

He'll be missed.


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- Francis Bacon

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A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity. Albert Camus

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cavediver
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Message 44 of 109 (679571)
11-14-2012 1:48 PM


Bloody hell, Buz, now we'll never be able to finish up those old cosmology discussions. I'd like to say that I've never found anyone more annoying than you, when trying to teach them hardcore physics, but I have to say that ICANT has you beat - just

You taught me precisely where my patience runs out; and just how many times my stubborness would drive me back for one last attempt...

Thanks for these memories - you're giving me a big grin thinking on them.

And did we ever find out exactly what it was that Buz saw?

CD


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Message 45 of 109 (679572)
11-14-2012 1:59 PM


Although I almost never post, I'm a daily lurker here. Buzsaw's posts for me were a delightful comedy.

Delusional? Check.
Misinformed? Check.
Goalpost shifting? Check.
Angry?
Vicious?
Demeaning? NEVER.

Rest in peace, gentle Buzsaw.


  
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