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Message 31 of 83 (715219)
01-02-2014 12:47 PM


AZPaul3 - Childish Petulance
Author: AZPaul3
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: The smoldering at Evc
Message #: 58

A perfect description of the reason "other sources of knowledge" can be dismissed by science.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy


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Message 32 of 83 (715292)
01-03-2014 7:45 AM
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Re: AZPaul3 - Childish Petulance
Thank you, Tanypteryx.

Looking around I'm not sure I'm worthy but I do appreciate the recognition.

Thanx, again.


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Message 33 of 83 (717532)
01-28-2014 3:52 PM


re: Modulous stuns Ultimate Purpose
Author: Modulous
Forum: Social Issues and Creation/Evolution
Thread: Science, Religion, God Ė Letís just be honest
Message number: 164

A stunning clarification of the atheist view point that was both profound and concise.

This bit had me thinking well beyond the normal haunts of my brain.

Modulous writes:

The problem with ultimate purpose seems to lurk right there, so we build this great new future with god. That was our final and ultimate purpose. So what now? Do we no longer have any purpose? Do we just hang around for the rest of eternity with no more goals? I don't see why this is a point on which the atheists should be derided. Having an ultimate purpose and reaching that in the blink of an eye (in eternity terms) doesn't seem worse than having a finite number of purposes until such a time as there are no more purpose havers.

Great post!

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Fixed message link, which was to an entirely different topic. Also fixed topic title while I was at it.


"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs

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Message 34 of 83 (720399)
02-22-2014 4:20 PM


Omni
an excellent response to a tongue-in-cheek topic.

Author: Omnivorous
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: My universal theory of everything
Message number: 6

Edited by Phat, : No reason given.


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Message 35 of 83 (720422)
02-23-2014 7:41 AM
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02-22-2014 4:20 PM


Re: Omni
Thanks, Phat. I was feeling bilious.

Probably just a bit of bad tofu.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 36 of 83 (722127)
03-15-2014 11:01 PM


Percy! Percy!
Author: Percy
Thread: Why flood geology doesn't work, oil exploration as the example
Message number: Message 54

Damn I'd pay to read Percy in high dungeon.

Edited by Omnivorous, : I'm also baking bread.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 37 of 83 (722128)
03-16-2014 8:10 AM
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03-15-2014 11:01 PM


Re: Percy! Percy!
Thanks, though I'm in high dudgeon about being put in the dungeon.

--Percy


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Message 38 of 83 (722129)
03-16-2014 10:07 AM
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Re: Percy! Percy!
Oops.

I can't devise any credible reason for doing that on purpose, so I'll go with the truth: I plead innocent by reason of brandy.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 39 of 83 (724718)
04-20-2014 12:31 AM


Edge at "Depositional Models of Sea Transgressions/Regressions - Walther's Law"
Author: Edge
Forum: Geology and the Great Flood
Thread: Depositional Models of Sea Transgressions/Regressions - Walther's Law
Message #: Whatever this link leads to

Just read it. Good information. Good writing. No snark.

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 40 of 83 (725656)
04-30-2014 4:29 AM


roxrkool at "Why the Flood Never Happened" !!!
Author: roxrkool
Forum: Geology and the Great Flood
Thread: Why the Flood Never Happened
Message #: 981 of 1896

Hat tip to Percy, who pointed this message out here (and also copped a great graphic).

This message was back in January 2014, but messages were piling up fast and I totally missed it. Now I've added the 10th (+) to it.

Just epic (not epoch). Maybe the entire Depositional Models of Sea Transgressions/Regressions - Walther's Law topic in one message (and more).

Probably up there with the best evcforum.net messages ever.

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 41 of 83 (725928)
05-04-2014 1:44 PM
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04-30-2014 4:29 AM


Re: roxrkool at "Why the Flood Never Happened" !!!
Thank you, Moose. Your words are greatly appreciated, but far too kind for a post written with obvious haste. I am happy to see a full thread on the topic of depositional environments. It is the nail in the coffin for flood geology.

Cheers!


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Message 42 of 83 (726045)
05-05-2014 11:54 PM


Omnivorous in the Open Letter to all Atheists.
Author: Ominvorous
Forum: Coffee House
Thread Title: An Open Letter to all Atheists
Message No: Message 4

Very few people seem to understand that the First Amendment was intended to protect government from religion AND to protect religion from government. With both an admirable economy of words and delightful use of metaphors, Omnivorous makes this point as clearly as one can. Now if only Christian Dominionists and their followers could understand and appreciate the point.


Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. -- Thomas Jefferson

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat

It has always struck me as odd that fundies devote so much time and effort into trying to find a naturalistic explanation for their mythical flood, while looking for magical explanations for things that actually happened. -- Dr. Adequate

Howling about evidence is a conversation stopper, and it never stops to think if the claim could possibly be true -- foreveryoung


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Message 43 of 83 (726075)
05-06-2014 11:44 AM
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05-05-2014 11:54 PM


Re: Omnivorous in the Open Letter to all Atheists.
an admirable economy of words

First I ranted at length, then I chopped.

The rant comes easily; the economy, not so much. Thanks for the nod, and especially for those kind words.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 44 of 83 (726517)
05-09-2014 1:18 PM


May 2014
Author: RAZD
Forum: The Coffeehouse
Thread: Evolution falsifies God/s?
Message: Message 49, Re: Some more basics on evolution

RAZD for his post Message 49, Re: Some more basics on evolution in Evolution falsifies God/s?.

Sure, it's another longish post (though not as long as other RAZD posts I have seen), but it does slamdunk the creationist view rather thoroughly again.

Edited by xongsmith, : Adhere to the format!!


- xongsmith, 5.7d

  
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Message 45 of 83 (732553)
07-08-2014 12:22 PM


July 2014 - herebedragons at "SCIENCE: -- "observational science" vs ..."
Author: herebedragons
Forum: Is It Science?
Thread: SCIENCE: -- "observational science" vs "historical science" vs ... science.
Message: Message 281 Re: Siccar Point

hbd lays out a clear procedure to convince opponents that an alternate hypothesis (in this case, the biblical flood) explains the geological evidence better than the current theory.

He masterfully contrasts the wrong way and the right way with multiple examples of each.

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Added the part after "July 2014" to the subtitle.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy


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