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Author Topic:   December, 2009, Posts of the Month
Percy
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Message 16 of 23 (539855)
12-20-2009 10:25 AM


Dr Adequate in What exactly is ID?
In the What exactly is ID? thread Dr Adequate deftly summarizes the problems with creationist No Free Lunch arguments:

Author:Dr Adequate
Message:Some Remarks On The No Free Lunch Theorem
Thread:What exactly is ID?
Forum:Intelligent Design

This is not an easy read as it's a bit dense, but neither is it a terribly difficult one, and you'll find the effort rewarded. Here are a couple shorter of the many gems:

The evolutionary method of sticking close to what worked in the previous generation might therefore be considered well-suited to the task at hand.

Explaining how something which is obviously true in practice can't be true in principle is one of the quaintest of creationist customs.

--Percy


  
Buzsaw
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Message 17 of 23 (539951)
12-20-2009 11:26 PM


Eye-Squared-R Dots The Eyes And Crosses The Ts On Climate-gate!
Forum: Is It Science
Thread: An Inconvenient Truth...Or Lie
Member: Eye Squared R
Message: Message 156

I do hope this junior member continues to bless EvC and our readers with his incitefull input. This message, the best single message of the whole thread, articulates succinctly, in one message a summary of what needed to be explained relative to the questions this topic raises as to the bad science East Anglia has been desseminating to the UN body and the media etc and how data has been suppressed etc.


BUZSAW B 4 U 2 C Y BUZ SAW.
The immeasurable present eternally extends the infinite past and infinitely consumes the eternal future.
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Percy
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Message 18 of 23 (539960)
12-21-2009 4:39 AM


Dr Adequate Repeats
Dr Adequate garners yet another a nomination for another post in the What exactly is ID? with a concisely presented argument for why one does not assign causes without reason:

Author:Dr Adequate
Message:Actualism
Thread:What exactly is ID?
Forum:Intelligent Design

Here's his closing quote:

God can make a cow out of a tree, but has He ever done so? Therefore show some reason why a thing is so, or cease to hold that it is so - William of Conches, c. 1150

--Percy


  
onifre
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Message 19 of 23 (540050)
12-21-2009 7:32 PM


MC Straggler throws down
Author: Straggler
Thread: Forum Oscars
Message: Message 103

This post is the culmination of Straggler and RAZD's entire years worth of argument, done in rap form. As a fan of rap, the lyrics are sick.

My favorite post of the year.

- Oni

Edited by onifre, : No reason given.


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Straggler
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Message 20 of 23 (540110)
12-22-2009 9:02 AM
Reply to: Message 19 by onifre
12-21-2009 7:32 PM


Re: MC Straggler throws down
A POTM nomination for my funky rap attack! How hilarious!

Oni writes:

My favorite post of the year.

Awesome. It is certainly the one I had most fun dreaming up


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Hyroglyphx
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Message 21 of 23 (540116)
12-22-2009 10:07 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by Larni
12-04-2009 10:56 AM


Re: Onifre on hate-crime laws and patronising interference
quote:
.its my first, so you broke my cherry.

Think he'll ever call you again?

No need to... He got what he wanted, that sweet cherry pie.


"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." --John Adams
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Legend
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Message 22 of 23 (540753)
12-28-2009 2:34 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by Buzsaw
12-20-2009 11:26 PM


Re: Eye-Squared-R Dots The Eyes And Crosses The Ts On Climate-gate!
I second that. A reasoned and well-researched post, staying clear of the religious zeal that possesses both sides of the argument. Colour me impressed!


"We must respect the law, not let it blind us away from the basic principles of fairness, justice and freedom"
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ZenMonkey
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Message 23 of 23 (540755)
12-28-2009 3:36 PM
Reply to: Message 19 by onifre
12-21-2009 7:32 PM


Re: MC Straggler throws down
Seconded. Tha's col'blooded rhymes, son.
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