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riVeRraT
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Message 286 of 301 (459302)
03-05-2008 6:08 PM


Benny Lava

Dr Adequate
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Message 287 of 301 (459348)
03-06-2008 7:27 AM


Just thought I'd mention this ...

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Message 288 of 301 (459523)
03-08-2008 10:48 AM


"Fractal Wrongness"
Fractal Wrongness : The state of being wrong at every conceivable scale of resolution. That is, from a distance, a fractally wrong person's worldview is incorrect; and furthermore, if you zoom in on any small part of that person's worldview, that part is just as wrong as the whole worldview.

Debating with a person who is fractally wrong leads to infinite regress, as every refutation you make of that person's opinions will lead to a rejoinder, full of half-truths, leaps of logic, and outright lies, that requires just as much refutation to debunk as the first one. It is as impossible to convince a fractally wrong person of anything as it is to walk around the edge of the Mandelbrot set in finite time.

If you ever get embroiled in a discussion with a fractally wrong person on the Internet--in mailing lists, newsgroups, or website forums--your best bet is to say your piece once and ignore any replies, thus saving yourself time.


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Chiroptera
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Message 289 of 301 (459550)
03-08-2008 1:51 PM
Reply to: Message 288 by Dr Adequate
03-08-2008 10:48 AM


Re: "Fractal Wrongness"
Heh. Good one, Dr. A.

quote:
If you ever get embroiled in a discussion with a fractally wrong person on the Internet--in mailing lists, newsgroups, or website forums--your best bet is to say your piece once and ignore any replies, thus saving yourself time.

Kind of makes me think of one or two posters here at EvC.


...Onward to Victory is the last great illusion the Republican Party has left to sell in this country, even to its own followers. They can't sell fiscal responsibility, they can't sell "values," they can't sell competence, they can't sell small government, they can't even sell the economy. -- Matt Taibbi

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Granny Magda
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Message 290 of 301 (460236)
03-13-2008 2:51 PM


For True Believer
For the attention of Taz, er.. sorry, True Believer, who has recently undergone a religious conversion.


Click to enlarge

From here; http://russellsteapot.com/

I know that these cartoons have already been referenced on this thread, but that one just seemed appropriate.
Praise Prometheus! :)


Mutate and Survive

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Taz
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Message 291 of 301 (461076)
03-21-2008 9:08 PM


Report: 32% Of Prayers Deflected Off Passing Satellites
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HOUSTON—According to an official NASA report released Saturday, nearly 32 percent of all prayers exiting Earth are deflected off satellites orbiting the planet—ultimately preventing the discharged requests for divine intervention from ever making it to the Gates of Heaven. "After impact with the satellite, these diverted prayers typically plummet back into the atmosphere, where they either burn up or eventually land, unanswered, in a body of water," the report read in part. "Of the remaining prayers, research confirms 64 percent fail to make it past the stratosphere because they aren't prayed hard enough, 94 percent of those with enough momentum are swallowed by a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, and 43 percent are eaten by birds." The report concluded that, of the 170 billion prayers issued last month, one made it to God, whose reply was intercepted by a hurricane and incorrectly delivered to a Nigerian man who reportedly did not know what to do with his brand-new Bowflex machine.

News Report link


Taz
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Message 292 of 301 (461077)
03-21-2008 9:12 PM
Reply to: Message 290 by Granny Magda
03-13-2008 2:51 PM


Re: For True Believer
OMG, thanks for that!

Seriously, people, if you want to compare sufferings, Prometheus got your Jesus beat by centuries. After the crucifixion, Jesus went to heaven and has been there ever since with 74 virgins. Prometheus gave up his godhood for us mortals. He got absolutely nothing out of it. Who's the better father figure?


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cavediver
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Message 293 of 301 (462002)
03-29-2008 9:36 AM


If you haven't seen this yet...
...where have you been???

...and after you've recovered, how about this as dessert?

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Message 294 of 301 (462038)
03-29-2008 6:37 PM
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03-29-2008 9:36 AM


Re: If you haven't seen this yet...
AHAHAHAHAHA... oh that was good. Where did the dawkins rap thing come from? I assume it was recent with all that "expelled" stuff in it.


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"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." - Robert E. Howard

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teen4christ
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Message 295 of 301 (463410)
04-16-2008 12:53 PM


Gay Scientists Isolate Christian Gene

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riVeRraT
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Message 296 of 301 (463466)
04-17-2008 1:34 PM


Politics explained
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow now it's my fault."

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riVeRraT
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Message 297 of 301 (463468)
04-17-2008 1:41 PM
Reply to: Message 295 by teen4christ
04-16-2008 12:53 PM


Brokeback mt, Xtian edition

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celestialGyoud
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Message 298 of 301 (464421)
04-25-2008 1:31 PM


The Reverend's Night Mare

One night some fellows had their dinner,
and a young man, having finished eating, said unto them: 'I ate like a reverend!'

but the reverend rebuked the young man, and said unto him: 'do not say that. Instead, say: I ate like a horse'

but the young man replied and said to the reverend: 'that wouldn't be fair because a reverend eats for two horses'.

*


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RAZD
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Message 299 of 301 (464489)
04-25-2008 10:12 PM


Born to be?
Baby Boomers

Got this in email ...


Taz
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Message 300 of 301 (464492)
04-25-2008 10:53 PM
Reply to: Message 298 by celestialGyoud
04-25-2008 1:31 PM


Re: The Reverend's Night Mare
CD7 writes:

'that wouldn't be fair because a reverend eats for two horses'.


?????????


I'm trying to see things your way, but I can't put my head that far up my ass.

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