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Author Topic:   November, 2010, Posts of the Month
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Message 8 of 21 (592738)
11-21-2010 5:30 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by Granny Magda
11-21-2010 2:05 PM

Re: Modulous on Science and Logic
Thank you Granny and Panda. Allow me to marvel at having the opportunity to say such a fundamentally weird sentence and have it be perfectly natural and meaningful.

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Message 19 of 21 (594114)
12-01-2010 8:04 PM

A mysterious nomination for Rahvin
Author: Rahvin
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Mysterious Questions, Mysterious Answers and Supernaturalism

A lengthy, but important point.

What is a mysterious answer? A mysterious answer is an answer lacking in explanatory or predictive power. A mysterious answer is one that does not increase our understanding of the question it attempts to answer, and instead often utilizes vague, poorly defined (if defined at all) terms as a sort of password to stop further investigation and shut down curiosity. At its heart, a mysterious answer is one that appeals to an emotional sense of satisfaction rather than an actual increase in intellectual understanding.

Thanks to the other nods I got this month. Thought I'd share the love. I'd also like to nominate Deconversion experiences as thread of the month with the multiple fantastic and well deserved POTM nominations that came out of it.

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