A general observation of Faith's posts over the years
Not a post of the month more a general observation of Faith's posts over the years.
Perhaps it's because her posts are now set in perspective next to another outrageous creationist that's currently spewing garbage over several threads, but her continual attempts to set her ideas within known science in several disciplines need to be recognised if not lauded.
She's utterly wrong in every post but she responds to most questions, she's consistent and mostly, I think, honest in her arguments.
As a raging loony creationist, she's a good 'un and I think we're lucky to have her.
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"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved." - Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.
Re: A general observation of Faith's posts over the years
Well thank you. I had to think twice before thanking you for a post that calls me a loony but hey, the compliments are very nice and I can't expect better. Thanks again.
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He who surrenders the first page of his Bible surrenders all. --John William Burgon, Inspiration and Interpretation, Sermon II.
2Cr 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God...
Puts down a long list of what PC really means. It just means being careful to keep from offending people with your language of classifying people into groups. You don't call people "loony leftists" or "crazy creationists" or even a "raging loony creationist" (unless you want to offend people) when simply using "leftist" and "creationist" will do.
Faith of course calls it "bogus revisionist lies" and completely misses the point, being one of the worst offenders on this forum, and showing that nobody is completely useless ... they can always serve as a bad example.
This argument between Faith and others has been going on for years, and I found it refreshing to read JonF's list of the actual meanings and usages for the term.
Edited by RAZD, : added example from a previous post
NoNukes at "The Methods of Historical Science..." topic
Author: NoNukes Forum: Geology and the Great Flood Thread: The Methods of Historical Science to mystify the public: Assertion, no evidence Message #: 140
Seems to be the answer to the topics message 1
Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.
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Re: NoNukes at "The Methods of Historical Science..." topic
I would agree that this is POTM material except I would have left off the last line:
Like every thread Faith offers, this one is a farce that tells us much more about her than it does the purported topic. Keep them coming.
Otherwise, the post makes a valid argument.
Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain " ~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith Paul was probably SO soaked in prayer nobody else has ever equaled him.~Faith :)
Poster: Percy Post: message 2106 Therad: The Trump Presidency In: Coffee House
Normally I don't suck up to the boss (just ask my current one, I'd rather retire than serve that !@#$%^& another day, which is exactly what I'm doing). However for Percy I feel compelled to make an exception, particularly in this case (among some others).
Yes call them out and shame them anytime and anywhere they rear their heads in public with this caveat: limit the time to one minute or less. Even the least among us are entitled to their basic human rights, one of which is to be left in peace while dining, free of continuous harassment.
Thanks for pointing that out, Percy.
Edited by anglagard, : Change the to them. One would think I could get it right the first time, but I suppose if that ever happened it would be a bad omen.
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Author: Taq Forum: Coffee House Thread: Climate Change Denier comes in from the cold: SCIENCE!!! Message #:Message 621, Message 622
Taq patiently explains why 7 billion people exhaling is not a significant contribution towards climate change and why Marc 9000 needs to stop being afraid of the science behind it as if it is attacking his liberty.
A great example of arguing the position and not attacking the person.
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This topic has been idle for a couple of years. I saw a great post today and thought about our old POTM. Lo and behold it was again Taq who also won the last nomination posted here. I will say Taq that you exhibit great tact and diplomacy in your posts. Very well done. (and i just so happen to agree with his conclusions! )
Author: Taq Forum: Side Orders--Free For All Thread: anti theist Message #:Message 192
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