I'm requesting to have the priviledge to participate in the 'Why is the process blind?' thread by Herepton. Even though my field isn't biology, I believe my area of discipline can contribute positive insight to the matter.
quote:Don't you believe evolution is unscientific and basically agree with Herepton's position? What would there be to debate?
What are you talking about? I was just playing devil's advocate.
Personally, I have no say on whether evolution is scientific or not since it isn't my field. However, what I can say is I know enough of my discipline to know how much training it takes to become a biologist. So, in this area I would say I trust biologists more than religious zealots.
Herepton's whole premise seemed to have been that since things appeared to be designed it must not have come about by a blind process, and since evolution is blind... you get the point. I would like to point out some obvious strawman (unintentional or not) as well as some systems we find in nature that are non-directional yet appeared to be designed.
quote:Now, if rgb is only going to be taking a "devils advocate" postion...
I finally get where the confusion is. I was taking the devil's advocate position in the thread Admin linked to. IFFFFFFF I ever get the permission to discuss in Herepton's thread, I will [u]NOT[/u] be taking a devil's advocate position.
But then again, if you guys really don't want me to participate for whatever reason, consider my request dropped. Never thought I'd have to go through this much trouble!
It's hard for me to find a topic on here that I'm actually interested in discussing with someone. It's even harder for me to find a topic I am (was) this enthusiastic to participate in. Bummer for me :-(
quote:Please approve RGB or someone else for Showcase ?
Supposedly, I am kept out of the showcase for my own good. The admins are afraid I might get cannibalized by you :D...
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
This is a response for both admin and herepton. Considering the fact that it's been a very long time since I last requested to be granted access to the showcase, I can't f*cking remember what I wanted to say about what. Even a cranky person like myself have a limit to how long he can hold a thought.
Just give me time to recover from this memory loss syndrome.
PS Is it me or there seems to be some kind of conspiracy against me? All my requests for access to the showcase seemed to have been ignored for a very long time until there's really nothing else to say. Not only that, a proposed topic of mine was also ignored for days and days until I requested for the topic to be closed for reason of insanity (or something like that). Within minutes, an admin granted my request and closed the thread... so they did notice my PNT after all but decided to ignore it.
Maybe it's this ungodly hot and humid weather, but if you guys think my posts suck or that my PNT sucked, then just say it. Don't just ignore me.
I'm only going to say this once. Hot and humid weather makes me cranky, so don't push my buttons!