I'd like to agree that Mod's post was a very well-presented, rational analysis of the effects of gun-ownerhsip, even though I disagree with his conclusion."We must respect the law, not let it blind us away from the basic principles of fairness, justice and freedom"
Here and there I find members complimenting other members about the good quality of their messages. Shouldn't a few POTM's be coming out of this?
Side note: Of course, topic drift problems persist at the various topics. People - Try to keep the topic theme in mind and have your messages connect to that theme.
Also, how about relevant message subtitles? We have at least two topics that are running a string of subtitles along the lines of "Re: Could we get back on topic?". Chances are good that the conversation has absolutely nothing to do with the possibilities of getting back on topic.
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Author=RAZD Thread=Evolutions Fraud has Contributed to its Public Acceptance Forum=Is it Science? Message 96
RAZD's posts are always so well researched and so comprehensive it is difficult to cite any single one for commendation, but I'm going to do it anyway.
Excellent slam dunk.
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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. It’s us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen
Take the sperm whale. It's very well adapted to life in the sea, so by your reckoning it's features must be advanced. However, if you put a sperm whale in the middle of the Kalahari, it wouldn't last five minutes.
There are spotted hyaenas in the Kalahari who are very well adapted, and get by just fine. Given that these would survive will, and the sperm whale would die rapidly, the hyaena must have more advanced features than the whale, by your description. If we threw a hyena into the sea a few hundred miles from the Azores, though, it would drown. The sperm whale is happy as larry here, so it must be more advanced than the hyaena. But then we've already established that the hyena is more advanced than the whale...
The solution to this dilemma is simply that it doesn't make sense to discuss one as being more advanced than the other.
I am nominating Grey Seal for pointing out the blatantly obvious conclusion drawn from 32 pages and 486 posts of absolute gibberish and inane geocentric crap spewed out by the illustrious not-so-Smooth Operator in Relativity is wrong:
you won't understand it because SO's "model" is a gibbering, cretinous lump of wack. The reason, after 32 pages, that nobody understand his model yet still knows it is wrong is because it is so abhorrently amorphously cretinously ridiculously inconsistent from moment to moment.
first *everything* rotates around the earth. Then mars is orbiting the sun. then mars is "following" the sun. then there's a delay. then everything is spinning, but not the earth, then...god knows what.
pink unicorns probably.
I tol'em. buggerit, millenium hand and shrimp I tol'em we can't stay here, this is BAT COUNTRY!
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"You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe." - Carl Sagan
"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World