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Message 182 of 310 (358725)
10-25-2006 9:01 AM


A different take on 7 days
http://www.newyorker.com/printables/shouts/050926sh_shouts


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Message 193 of 310 (362875)
11-09-2006 11:02 AM
Reply to: Message 192 by berberry
11-09-2006 10:46 AM


Re: Write Your Own Caption
Which of these items are the only two allowed past a TSA security checkpoint at an airport?


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Message 267 of 310 (375110)
01-07-2007 11:43 AM


Truth is funnier than fiction
From an AP article on the possibility of Cal Ripken being the first baseball player elected to the HOF on his first ballot with 100% of the vote:

"History tells us that he's not going to be unanimous because nobody's ever unanimous. Until somebody is, my gut feeling is it won't happen that way," said Peter Schmuck, a baseball writer for The (Baltimore) Sun and a former BBWAA chapter president.

I did not make up this quote, nor did I make up the guy's name.

Honest.


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

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


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Message 271 of 310 (377579)
01-17-2007 3:08 PM


Hysterical and insightful at the same time.
http://www.talkdesign.org/faqs/hunch/hunch.html

A few of my favorites:

IDists on ID:

We're not creationists, except for those of us who are, but the rest of us won't confirm that we're not. But if you call us creationists, we'll complain to no end.

The correct stance on issues like an ancient Earth, the common ancestry of organisms, and natural selection can be worked out later, after we've convinced the public that they should be rejecting at least one of these.

ID is a scientific theory for detecting purpose and teleology in nature. But don't ask us what that purpose is, because that's a religious question that's separate from ID.

IDists on Darwinism:

Absolutely everything wrong in society is caused by dogmatic Darwinian atheistic materialists. Including stereotyping, demonizing, and scapegoating.

Darwinists are responsible for both socialism and laissez-faire capitalism. Both racism and liberalism. Both feminism and sexism. Both animal research and the animal rights movement. And Commie-Nazism.

IDists on Philosophy:

If a living system looks well designed, it's evidence for ID. If it looks poorly designed, that's just because we have no way of knowing what constitutes good and bad design.

Afterall, we can't tell that it's bad design because we have no way of knowing what the Designer really intends. But we do know that ID will revolutionize culture, society, and law, according to what the Designer intends.

A good scientific theory like ID should be vague and ambiguous, and refuse to propose any specific details about mechanism or history. Some unspecified being "designed" something, somewhere, at some point in time, somehow, is a perfectly good explanation.

IDists on the evidence:

The fact that the laws of the universe are perfect for life is evidence for a Designer. The fact that the laws of the universe can't produce life is evidence for a Designer.


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

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


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Message 280 of 310 (381895)
02-02-2007 11:28 AM
Reply to: Message 279 by Jon
02-02-2007 11:24 AM


Re: Robot
Perhaps the joke refers not to all dimwitcrats, but that particularly suicidal subset who wants to throw away any chance at the White House in 2008 on Hillary The Unelectable.


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

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


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Message 281 of 310 (381896)
02-02-2007 11:31 AM
Reply to: Message 277 by riVeRraT
02-02-2007 9:36 AM


Re: Robot
This time the man answered, "Oh, about 100".

So the robot started discussing NASCAR racing...

Heh, NASCAR, invented for people who don't understand the intricacies of professional wrestling.


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

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


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