quote:What was your first ever EVC post? Do you read it now and cringe with embarrassment? Do you read it now and feel the glow of self congratulatory consistency? Do you read it now and wonder when that once polite, reasonable and respectful person that you used to be became such a pompous self righteous arse?
This thread is intended as an opportunity for a bit of self-deprecating fun. Maybe some serious reflection if the mood so takes you. Especially if you have an EVC "journey" to tell.
I am particularly interested in the first/early posts of those regular members who have been posting for years. I am intrigued to see how those posters have developed over time and how they view their evolution here. But all are welcome. "Young" and "old".
Here is my first ever post Message 34. Rather boring if anything on reflection. Hopefully others will have better examples than I.
(Note: This thread isn't about debating the issues raised in linked to first posts. This thread is about people not points and as such is intended to be fairly uncontentious)
I think the topic theme is profound enough to want the quality on theme messages not be buried in other excessively frivolous messages. That is what I saw happening at the end of part 1.
In my first post here I denied the Big Bang: Message 20. Of course, unlike others who've come and done the same, I sat and listened and learned and soon my ignorance was releaved: Message 25, and Message 49.
I cannot believe I ever thought such a thing... good thing I only thought it for a few days ... too bad I publicized it .
"Can we say the chair on the cat, for example? Or the basket in the person? No, we can't..." - Harriet J. Ottenheimer
I made some dumb post asking why creationists don't just try an experiment to see if a fossil can be made in a short amount of time to which RAZD replied because creationists don't do experiments. I think people weren't certain which side of the fence I was on. Rob was sending me PMs warning me I was in the lion's den and RAZD was the hardest one of all - that I better watch out for him.
I still find it incredible that anyone would doubt science - talk about kicking against the pricks. I didn't have a stance one way or the other about evolution and never studied it until I became aware of ERV evidence and chromosome two (about the same time I stumbled onto this forum). That I could accept as final proof beyond any reasonable doubt. The whole thing is fascinating to me now but I did not like the idea growing up, not sure why.
What is the best thread you have seen here at EvC? Do you know of any "must read" topics? Ones where the quality of debate was exceptionally noteworthy or the arguments made so utterly comprehensive that a seemingly unresolvable issue could be considered resolved?
Any that have made you drastically change your mind about something?
Any threads where you think your own performance was so fantastic that you would like to bring them to everyone elses attention?