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AdminNosy
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Message 1 of 31 (527419)
10-01-2009 9:31 AM


When you find a post that is too good to be missed, nominate it here as one as of 2009 October 1, Posts of the Month (POTM).

You message subtitle should include the author's name and the topic/thread title.

Message Format:

Author: Author's Name
Forum: Forum where posted
Thread: Thread title
Message #: Number and Link to the nominated message

Nominations should include a link to the nominated article, and a short comment on why the message deserves nomination.

Note: As always, this is not a thread for debates. Posts should be limited to nomination, seconds, and acceptance statements by nominees.

Edited by AdminNosy, : No reason given.


Dr Jack
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Message 2 of 31 (527439)
10-01-2009 11:00 AM


Lithodid-Man on Decapods
Author: Lithodid-Man
Forum: Biological Evolution
Thread: Living fossils expose evolution
Message: 255: Fun with Decapod Taxonomy

Lithodid-Man has consistently brought unanswered science in to what has otherwise been a pretty grotty thread, all his posts in this thread have been of a high standard but this foray into the details of Decapod taxonomy is exemplary.

Edited by Mr Jack, : No reason given.

Edited by Mr Jack, : Oddly borked?


Huntard
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Message 3 of 31 (527542)
10-01-2009 5:29 PM


As promised, Cedre
Cedre's Message 286 is a good example of what we see far too few here. Admitting you are wrong when shown clear data. There are a lot of people that could learn from this. And therefore, I nominate this post for PotM.


I hunt for the truth

I am the one Orgasmatron, the outstretched grasping hand
My image is of agony, my servants rape the land
Obsequious and arrogant, clandestine and vain
Two thousand years of misery, of torture in my name
Hypocrisy made paramount, paranoia the law
My name is called religion, sadistic, sacred whore.
-Lyrics by Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead


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anglagard
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Message 4 of 31 (527634)
10-02-2009 12:05 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Huntard
10-01-2009 5:29 PM


Re: As promised, Cedre
I second the nomination. Congrats to Cedre for being mature enough to concede a part of his original conception was misguided and to Huntard for acclaiming such a (in to far too many cases) difficult decision.


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.
ó 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. Itís us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen


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Dr Jack
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Message 5 of 31 (528142)
10-04-2009 6:21 PM


NosyNed's perfectly apt summation
Author: NosyNed
Forum: Biological Evolution
Thread: Living fossils expose evolution
Message: Message 403

Sometimes you see a post of such brilliance and simplicity you wish you'd made it first, this is just such a post. In just two sentences, and four photos NosyNed brilliantly, concisely and incisively sums up the flacid weakness of Calypsis4's argument.

Majestic.


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Message 6 of 31 (528144)
10-04-2009 7:07 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Dr Jack
10-04-2009 6:21 PM


Re: NosyNed's perfectly apt summation
Hi Mr Jack

I'll second, and note that your post, Message 402, is not too shabby either.

Enjoy.


we are limited in our ability to understand
by our ability to understand
Rebel American Zen Deist
... to learn ... to think ... to live ... to laugh ...
to share.


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Message 7 of 31 (528147)
10-04-2009 7:14 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by Dr Jack
10-04-2009 6:21 PM


Thank you !
I don't get many of these and to get them from you two is a big bonus. Thanks
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Message 8 of 31 (528152)
10-04-2009 8:11 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by NosyNed
10-04-2009 7:14 PM


yer welcome
yeah, but the problem is that they are all still cars ....

Enjoy.

Edited by RAZD, : subtitle


we are limited in our ability to understand
by our ability to understand
Rebel American Zen Deist
... to learn ... to think ... to live ... to laugh ...
to share.


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SammyJean
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Message 9 of 31 (528161)
10-05-2009 12:32 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Huntard
10-01-2009 5:29 PM


Re: As promised, Cedre
I want to be third to nominate Cedre's post. There is hope for you still.
Wow, is it a 'modern day miracle' that he admitted that he was wrong when shown the clear data?
Congratulations to Cedre!


"Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts." -Albert Einstein

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief."
~ Gerry Spence


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Dr Jack
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Message 10 of 31 (528192)
10-05-2009 5:50 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by RAZD
10-04-2009 7:07 PM


Re: NosyNed's perfectly apt summation
...and note that your post, Message 402, is not too shabby either.

Thank you.


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Minnemooseus
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Message 11 of 31 (529362)
10-09-2009 5:30 AM


Modulous at "Pseudoskepticism and logic"
Author: Modulous
Forum: Is It Science?
Thread: Pseudoskepticism and logic
Message #: 550

Modulous is carrying a "5" in our current dubious rating system. I think that "5" is bogus, but he may well be closer to deserving it than any other member.

"5" message ratings come cheep - Getting a POTM message much better.

Moose


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Message 12 of 31 (529363)
10-09-2009 5:37 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by Minnemooseus
10-09-2009 5:30 AM


Re: Modulous at "Pseudoskepticism and logic"
Seconded.

While the thread probably should not have been started (since it was essentially a snide dig at another member) Modulous has made some extremely worthwhile contributions to it, maybe enough to justify the whole thread.


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Message 13 of 31 (529459)
10-09-2009 12:17 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by Minnemooseus
10-09-2009 5:30 AM


Mod and Bluegenes at "Pseudoskepticism and logic"
Thirded.

"5" message ratings come cheep - Getting a POTM message much better.

Yep.

Bluegenes post Message 551 in the same thread is also worthy of a mention IMO.


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Modulous
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Message 14 of 31 (529665)
10-10-2009 2:40 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by Minnemooseus
10-09-2009 5:30 AM


Re: Modulous at "Pseudoskepticism and logic"
Thanks guys - POTMs are nicer than fives

Modulous is carrying a "5" in our current dubious rating system. I think that "5" is bogus, but he may well be closer to deserving it than any other member.

I obviously haven't upset people enough and should try harder...


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iano
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Message 15 of 31 (530010)
10-11-2009 6:31 PM


Buzz in the Evangelical Indoc thread
Buzzsaw takes a leaf out of Jesus' book at Message 281 in a gentle attempt to steer a fellow apologist towards less confrontational waters.
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