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Author Topic:   Some abiogenesis considerations
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Message 46 of 46 (515444)
07-17-2009 11:55 PM
Reply to: Message 45 by Adminnemooseus
07-16-2009 11:40 PM

Topic Post Mortem - Topic permanently closed
I’ve decided to permanently close this topic, but I do think there may be cause for a successor topic.

But first I’m going to do a topic post mortem. Being that the topic is pretty short and many of the messages are quite devoid of real content, I have managed to review the whole thing.

Now the topic title is “Some Abiogenesis Considerations”, in the “Origin of Life” forum. In reviewing message 1, my impression is that the topic title is marginally proper, but that something like “The Single Common Ancestor Considerations” would probably be much more accurate to the topic theme. And that topic theme seems to actually fall into the “Biological Evolution” forum.

Anyhow, even assuming that the “single common ancestor” is the true topic theme, the on-topic status started getting fuzzy quite early in the topic. At message 14, things seem to really take a turn for the worst, although some on-topic messages did persist for a bit longer.

Then, at message 28 (10/6/08), things go really go bad, pretty much never to recover (including an off-topic message from NosyNed (aka AdminNosy)). At this point, topic abandonment should have been pretty obvious to anyone following the topic at all closely (which may well not have included me).

I subsequently posted two topic drift warnings, 2.5 hours apart, on 7/16/09. The second one had the added power of being accompanied by a temporary topic closure. That’s when the side topic on the matter started. After it was closed for I while, I reopened it and plastered a bunch of “OFF-TOPIC” banners, and then reclosed it. In all, I reopened it 2 hours after the initial closing.

In this current review I now note that messages 34 and 36 were, at a minimum, sort of on-topic. But even those messages were pretty poor.


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