Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 78 (8896 total)
Current session began: 
Page Loaded: 03-25-2019 1:27 AM
24 online now:
PaulK, RAZD (2 members, 22 visitors)
Chatting now:  Chat room empty
Newest Member: WookieeB
Post Volume:
Total: 848,628 Year: 3,665/19,786 Month: 660/1,087 Week: 29/221 Day: 0/29 Hour: 0/0


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Prev123456
7
Author Topic:   An Argument For Being Born Gay
Rrhain
Member
Posts: 6349
From: San Diego, CA, USA
Joined: 05-03-2003


Message 91 of 100 (641920)
11-23-2011 6:31 PM
Reply to: Message 87 by Wounded King
11-23-2011 5:17 AM


Well, I'm certainly glad you caught the reference. But it's actually Edmond Rostand, about 240 years after de Bergerac's death. Cyrano was a real person who apparently had a big nose. He is claimed to have been in more than 1000 duels, most of them because of his nose, and while he was an author (he is one of the first writers of science fiction), he didn't write that famous scene.

As I said, I'm an actor. All of my stuff is written by someone else. And when you do something stupid and get a degree in the damned subject, everything's a cue. It's why I wasn't that impressed with Moulin Rouge: I have a better soundtrack in my head than what they used. I mean really...a song fight about love and "What's Love Got to Do with It?" never shows up? Please.

Glad you liked it.


Rrhain

Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time.

Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can use mine.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 87 by Wounded King, posted 11-23-2011 5:17 AM Wounded King has not yet responded

  
Taz
Member (Idle past 1371 days)
Posts: 5069
From: Zerus
Joined: 07-18-2006


Message 92 of 100 (642235)
11-26-2011 9:11 PM
Reply to: Message 46 by Rrhain
11-20-2011 7:29 PM


Fine if you don't want to answer. I'll be posting your photo on the gay or straight website and let the world decide.
This message is a reply to:
 Message 46 by Rrhain, posted 11-20-2011 7:29 PM Rrhain has not yet responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 93 by Shield, posted 11-26-2011 10:03 PM Taz has not yet responded
 Message 94 by Omnivorous, posted 11-26-2011 11:08 PM Taz has not yet responded
 Message 95 by Chuck77, posted 11-27-2011 12:11 AM Taz has responded

Shield
Member (Idle past 941 days)
Posts: 482
Joined: 01-29-2008


Message 93 of 100 (642238)
11-26-2011 10:03 PM
Reply to: Message 92 by Taz
11-26-2011 9:11 PM


It's pretty easy to find Rrhains blog.
Perhaps the most recent post and attached picture is not conclusive evidence of his sexuality, but Rrhain, IMO you are wearing WAY too much makeup.

Edited by rbp, : No reason given.

Edited by rbp, : No reason given.

Edited by rbp, : No reason given.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 92 by Taz, posted 11-26-2011 9:11 PM Taz has not yet responded

  
Omnivorous
Member (Idle past 1047 days)
Posts: 3808
From: Adirondackia
Joined: 07-21-2005


Message 94 of 100 (642243)
11-26-2011 11:08 PM
Reply to: Message 92 by Taz
11-26-2011 9:11 PM


Taz writes:

Fine if you don't want to answer. I'll be posting your photo on the gay or straight website and let the world decide.

Because the world has such a great track record...


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

This message is a reply to:
 Message 92 by Taz, posted 11-26-2011 9:11 PM Taz has not yet responded

  
Chuck77
Inactive Member


(1)
Message 95 of 100 (642248)
11-27-2011 12:11 AM
Reply to: Message 92 by Taz
11-26-2011 9:11 PM


What's the difference?
Taz writes:

Fine if you don't want to answer. I'll be posting your photo on the gay or straight website and let the world decide.

It is fine if he doesn't want to answer, what the hell is it to you anyway?

And next time you call anyone narrow minded or has a confirmation bias please refer back to your argumentum ad populum comment that you just made. It's really rediculous this dudes sex life has gotten so much traction that now people like you are employing logical fallacies to expose his sex life AND taking this "debate" off the website onto the web. Hilarious! Keep up the honest debating and not minding your own freeking business about one's personal life.

Edited by Chuck77, : No reason given.


This message is a reply to:
 Message 92 by Taz, posted 11-26-2011 9:11 PM Taz has responded

Replies to this message:
 Message 99 by Taz, posted 11-27-2011 2:58 AM Chuck77 has not yet responded

Coyote
Member (Idle past 185 days)
Posts: 6117
Joined: 01-12-2008


(1)
Message 96 of 100 (642250)
11-27-2011 12:20 AM
Reply to: Message 88 by Admin
11-23-2011 8:07 AM


Re: What to do?
I don't think an effort to return this thread to discussion of the topic could be justified for a Coffee House thread, so there are several ways I could go. I could close the thread. I could move it to Free For All and just let everyone have at it. Or I could move it to the Biological Evolution forum where participants could have a scientific discussion about a possible hereditary basis for homosexual orientation.

I think it should be closed.

1) Nothing will be decided here,

2) Based on recent posts, not much useful will be said, and

3) There will be lots of biased comments that should just be ignored anyway.


Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

This message is a reply to:
 Message 88 by Admin, posted 11-23-2011 8:07 AM Admin has acknowledged this reply

Replies to this message:
 Message 97 by Omnivorous, posted 11-27-2011 12:32 AM Coyote has not yet responded

Omnivorous
Member (Idle past 1047 days)
Posts: 3808
From: Adirondackia
Joined: 07-21-2005


(1)
Message 97 of 100 (642251)
11-27-2011 12:32 AM
Reply to: Message 96 by Coyote
11-27-2011 12:20 AM


Re: What to do?
I agree with Coyote: close it.

This community is incapable of discussing the topic without losing its way in gibber and hoot.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

This message is a reply to:
 Message 96 by Coyote, posted 11-27-2011 12:20 AM Coyote has not yet responded

  
Taz
Member (Idle past 1371 days)
Posts: 5069
From: Zerus
Joined: 07-18-2006


(1)
Message 98 of 100 (642255)
11-27-2011 2:41 AM


I couldn't find any website that allows you to post a picture and ask people if the person is straight or gay, so I created one.

http://straightorgay.webs.com/

Congrats, Rrhain, for being the first on my site.

Edited by Taz, : No reason given.


Taz
Member (Idle past 1371 days)
Posts: 5069
From: Zerus
Joined: 07-18-2006


(1)
Message 99 of 100 (642256)
11-27-2011 2:58 AM
Reply to: Message 95 by Chuck77
11-27-2011 12:11 AM


Re: What's the difference?
Chuck Norris writes:

It is fine if he doesn't want to answer, what the hell is it to you anyway?

And next time you call anyone narrow minded or has a confirmation bias please refer back to your argumentum ad populum comment that you just made. It's really rediculous this dudes sex life has gotten so much traction that now people like you are employing logical fallacies to expose his sex life AND taking this "debate" off the website onto the web. Hilarious! Keep up the honest debating and not minding your own freeking business about one's personal life.


This is exactly the kind of liberal commie BS that I've been arguing against all these years. There's nothing wrong with one's sex life. Exposing it? You sound like it's a bad thing to be either straight or gay.

Sure, if he doesn't want to answer it directly. What's the harm in having people vote on it?

This is like that time someone said "asian people like to eat rice" and then all the politically correct people came down on him. (1) There's nothing wrong with eating rice as a main dietary supplement. (2) It is a fact that people in east asia consume a hell of a lot more rice than anywhere else.

Here are some more statements that are morally neutral and do not at all reflect on a person's character.

I have a rather large nose.

I drive an impala.

I use a canon wifi printer.

I'm straight.

I've experimented (or tried to) with other guys before.

I ate a hell of a lot of turkey this past Thursday. Still got left overs.

I like to eat steak.

Etc.

Again, there's nothing wrong with the act of eating rice just like there's nothing wrong with one's sexuality. I don't know what other people's motives are, but there are 3 reasons why I'm poking at Rrhain. (1) Believe it or not I consider him a friend I never met, (2) at this very moment part of me want to annoy him, and (3) ....um..... uh...... I can't remember right now.... oops...


This message is a reply to:
 Message 95 by Chuck77, posted 11-27-2011 12:11 AM Chuck77 has not yet responded

Admin
Director
Posts: 12579
From: EvC Forum
Joined: 06-14-2002
Member Rating: 2.9


Message 100 of 100 (642271)
11-27-2011 6:51 AM


Closing this Thread
In my previous post I asked if people would like me to close the thread, move it to Free For All, or move it to the Biological Evolution forum to discuss the hereditary basis of homosexuality, but there were too few responses to get any sense of a consensus.

I've decided to close the thread. Anyone interested in discussing the hereditary basis for homosexuality should propose a new thread over at Proposed New Topics.


--Percy
EvC Forum Director

  
Prev123456
7
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2019