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Adminnemooseus
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Message 1 of 83 (690533)
02-14-2013 12:56 AM


When you find a post that is too good to be missed, nominate it here as one of the February/March, 2013, 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.

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Convert to February/March POTM topic.

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Convert to "February and beyond, 2013" POTM topic.

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Forgot comma.

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Change topic title from "February and beyond, 2013 - Post of the Month" to "February, 2013, and beyond - Post of the Month"


Or something like that©.

  
Omnivorous
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Message 2 of 83 (690836)
02-16-2013 4:23 PM


bluegenes on subneofunctionalization
Author: bluegenes
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Peanuttery, RAZD v mindspawn
Message 35

Content-rich, bs-free, concisely reported, the relevant implications for the topic tightly reasoned and clearly laid out.

Damn. I'm impressed.

Edited by Omnivorous, : No reason given.


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Minnemooseus
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Message 3 of 83 (691735)
02-25-2013 12:46 AM


CoolBeans et all - the "If a mythical creature such as a griffin existed....." topic
Author: CoolBeans and the other participants
Forum: Biological Evolution
Thread: If a mythical creature such as a griffin existed.....
Message #: Various

CoolBeans managed to pull off a rare trick - Launching a fresh idea topic.

The question is "What effect would a massively anomalous creature's existence have on the theory of biological evolution"?

Once again, 12 years into this forum's existence, a fresh topic that I think was not really covered before.

Or something like that.

Moose


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Bolder-dash
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Message 4 of 83 (691871)
02-25-2013 11:18 PM


The Martinied Maestro is back!
Classic Dr. A slicing and dicing. This time he decided to go Ol'skool.

"That was remarkably free of meaningful content even for you."

Short and simple, and most of the keys you can find even if you are totally blind knackered.

Slay the dragon with its own teeth! No one says nothing better than Dr. A, and don't you forget it!

Biological Evolution ⇒ Evolution Requires Reduction in Genetic Diversity
Message 93

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Message 5 of 83 (691910)
02-26-2013 10:20 AM
Reply to: Message 4 by Bolder-dash
02-25-2013 11:18 PM


Re: The Martinied Maestro is back!
Hi Bolder-dash, two things.

First, this thread is for sincere nominations. If you have a complaint about discussion then it should be posted to the Report Discussion Problems Here 4.0 (NOT A DISCUSSION TOPIC!!!) thread. Or if you just want to make humorous comments about something someone said then post it to the Humour VII thread or to one of the Peanut Gallery threads.

Second, as the instructions in Message 1 describe, you need to include a link to the message.


--Percy
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Straggler
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Message 6 of 83 (692094)
02-27-2013 5:49 PM


Rahvin on Crazy
Message 37 by Rahvin in the thread What does being crazy really look like?

It's not a particularly long or complex post.

It just makes a simple point (that I agree with - which always helps) rather concisely.


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Message 7 of 83 (692101)
02-27-2013 6:15 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by Straggler
02-27-2013 5:49 PM


Re: Rahvin on Crazy
Thanks Straggler.

“The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.” - Francis Bacon

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

“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

"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." - Barash, David 1995.


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Message 8 of 83 (692196)
02-28-2013 9:56 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by Minnemooseus
02-25-2013 12:46 AM


Re: CoolBeans et all - the "If a mythical creature such as a griffin existed....." topic
My life is complete
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Message 9 of 83 (694576)
03-25-2013 10:29 PM


Onifre, at "What Do You Believe?"
Author: Onifre
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: What Do You Believe?
Message #: 7

Introduces me to the "Ignosticism" concept.

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Screwed up code and didn't bother to preview.


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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onifre
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Message 10 of 83 (694741)
03-27-2013 3:40 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by Minnemooseus
03-25-2013 10:29 PM


Re: Onifre, at "What Do You Believe?"
Thanks Moose!

- Oni


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Message 11 of 83 (694742)
03-27-2013 4:28 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by Minnemooseus
03-25-2013 10:29 PM


Re: Onifre, at "What Do You Believe?"
Congratulate him with a month long suspension!

"Science is interesting, and if you don't agree you can fuck off." -Dawkins

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Stile
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Message 12 of 83 (701100)
06-11-2013 4:00 PM


Onifre - Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Author: onifre
Forum: Faith and Belief
Thread: My Beliefs- GDR
Message #: Message 293
Message #: Message 294

Breaking things down to the basics always seems to make things clear.


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Message 13 of 83 (701102)
06-11-2013 4:41 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Stile
06-11-2013 4:00 PM


Re: Onifre - Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Message 282 was good too.
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Message 14 of 83 (701150)
06-12-2013 9:56 AM
Reply to: Message 12 by Stile
06-11-2013 4:00 PM


Re: Onifre - Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Thanks guys!

- Oni


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Message 15 of 83 (702596)
07-10-2013 2:08 AM


Tempe 12ft Chicken
The big bird put together a concise analysis of "rights."

Author: Tempe 12ft Chicken
Thread: Rights of Nature?
Message: Message 45

Struck a chord with me. Simple, intelligent, complete, well worded. Nice.

Something more than just a plus.

Good show, Bird.

Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.


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