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Author Topic:   September, 2009, Posts of the Month
Legend
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Message 16 of 34 (523551)
09-11-2009 3:42 AM
Reply to: Message 15 by RAZD
09-10-2009 7:10 PM


Re: brutha RAZD ... now add Modulus
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"

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Message 17 of 34 (524160)
09-14-2009 4:38 PM


Bump and other moderation notes
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.

NO REPLIES TO THIS MESSAGE. DOING SUCH MIGHT NET YOU A SUSPENSION.

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Minnemooseus
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Message 18 of 34 (524617)
09-17-2009 9:02 PM


Modulous supplies youtube video - taming foxes
Author: Modulous
Forum: The Book Nook
Thread: Dawkins - The Greatest Show on Earth
Message #: 17

Pretty much just a bare video, but it's a really interesting video. Maybe it should have its own topic?

Moose

Edited by Minnemooseus, : "vidio" to "video"

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Missed one - Gotta get back to Firefox and it's spellcheck.


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Message 19 of 34 (524620)
09-17-2009 9:33 PM
Reply to: Message 18 by Minnemooseus
09-17-2009 9:02 PM


Re: Modulous supplies youtube video - taming foxes
Is that a catemooseus in your avatar?

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anglagard
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Message 20 of 34 (524971)
09-20-2009 6:23 PM


RAZD for President
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.

Edited by anglagard, : add forum

Edited by anglagard, : eliminate redundancy as ordered by the department of redundancy department


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


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RAZD
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Message 21 of 34 (524983)
09-20-2009 8:02 PM
Reply to: Message 20 by anglagard
09-20-2009 6:23 PM


Re: RAZD for President
Thanks anglagard, unfortunately the post will likely be (has been?) ignored by Archangel.

Thanks.

ps - if elected, I won't run ... (or something like that)


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by our ability to understand
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Message 22 of 34 (525818)
09-24-2009 8:11 PM


caffeine for a refreshing "drink" of logic
Message 92
Why are there no human apes alive today?
caffeine

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.

Enjoy.


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DevilsAdvocate
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Message 23 of 34 (525988)
09-25-2009 11:51 AM


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:

greyseal writes:

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!


Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Make link message specific (had been to topic in general).


"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


Granny Magda
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Message 24 of 34 (526260)
09-26-2009 12:36 PM


Meldinoor on Reasons for Doubt
Greyseal mentioned that this is a fine post and I agree, so I'm putting it up here.

Author: Meldinoor
Forum: Biological Evolution
Thread: ToE and the Reasons for Doubt
Message #: Message 6

Meldinoor covers all the bases, corrects all the quote mines and does so with good grace and clarity. I think this is an exemplary post. Hope there's lots more to come.

Mutate and Survive


"A curious aspect of the theory of evolution is that everybody thinks he understands it." - Jacques Monod

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Message 25 of 34 (526283)
09-26-2009 2:29 PM
Reply to: Message 24 by Granny Magda
09-26-2009 12:36 PM


Re: Meldinoor on Reasons for Doubt
Meldinoor covers all the bases, corrects all the quote mines and does so with good grace and clarity. I think this is an exemplary post. Hope there's lots more to come.

Totally agree.


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Meldinoor
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Message 26 of 34 (526288)
09-26-2009 3:26 PM
Reply to: Message 24 by Granny Magda
09-26-2009 12:36 PM


Re: Meldinoor on Reasons for Doubt
Thank you Granny for the nomination.
It is an honor to be recognized by the forum to which I owe so much of my current understanding of the evolution debate.

-Meldinoor


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Kitsune
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Message 27 of 34 (526297)
09-26-2009 4:02 PM


RAZD on homo erectus and fraud
It keeps getting better and better. RAZD's particular opponent may not appreciate the extent of the information on offer but there are others who do.

Forum: Is It Science?
Thread: EVOLUTION'S FRAUD HAS CONTRIBUTED TO ITS PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE:
Message 294


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Message 28 of 34 (526299)
09-26-2009 4:15 PM
Reply to: Message 27 by Kitsune
09-26-2009 4:02 PM


Re: RAZD on homo erectus and fraud
I 2nd and 3rd and 4th.... and 29th and ... that!

To make up for the posts of RAZD that are not nominated and should be.

I'm inclined to suggest that sylas (sadly missed) and RAZD are our two best posters ever.

There are a handful of others that are in my top ten and still posting too. (Rahvin, Dr A and Mod being three of them)


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Message 29 of 34 (526415)
09-27-2009 8:42 AM


Otto Tellik
I was reading through the message thinking what excellent it was and how clear. A definite POTM.

The he adds one line at the end that, by itself, is POTMable.

Ultimately, "do unto others..." isn't a religious doctrine; it is an ecological imperative.

The post would be perfect with a more clearly thought out post title.


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Message 30 of 34 (526426)
09-27-2009 10:02 AM
Reply to: Message 29 by NosyNed
09-27-2009 8:42 AM


Re: Otto Tellik
I 2nd that. I just read it and was going to nominate it myself, but saw your nomination.

Great job, Otto.

- Oni


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