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Author Topic:   2016 and beyond - Best Posts Of The Month
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Message 16 of 28 (807857)
05-06-2017 7:31 AM

Thank you guys.

I will concede it was a little puerile, but look what I had to work with ;-)

Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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Message 17 of 28 (808618)
05-11-2017 4:31 PM

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.


Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Add subtitle.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"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.

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Message 18 of 28 (808636)
05-11-2017 7:32 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by Tangle
05-11-2017 4:31 PM

As a raging loony creationist, she's a good 'un and I think we're lucky to have her.

Her writing is legible. I always disagree with her but I understand what she is saying.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq

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Message 19 of 28 (808650)
05-11-2017 10:39 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by Tangle
05-11-2017 4:31 PM

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.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.

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...

Political Correctness is Cultural Marxism

If fascism comes to America it will be in the form of liberalism -Ronald Reagan

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Message 20 of 28 (815566)
07-21-2017 10:17 AM

General Discussion Of Moderation Procedures (aka 'The Whine List')
Message 971

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

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Message 21 of 28 (816281)
08-02-2017 10:20 AM

Herebedragons on creationist quote-mining and honesty

Message 1170

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

Belief gets in the way of learning--Robert A. Heinlein

In the name of diversity, college student demands to be kept in ignorance of the culture that made diversity a value--StultisTheFool

It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers

If I am entitled to something, someone else is obliged to pay--Jerry Pournelle

If a religion's teachings are true, then it should have nothing to fear from science...--dwise1

"Multiculturalism" demands that the US be tolerant of everything except its own past, culture, traditions, and identity.

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other points of view--William F. Buckley Jr.

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Message 22 of 28 (834138)
05-31-2018 3:22 AM

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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"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose

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Message 23 of 28 (834157)
05-31-2018 11:55 AM
Reply to: Message 22 by Minnemooseus
05-31-2018 3:22 AM

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 :)

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Message 24 of 28 (834923)
06-15-2018 12:09 AM

caffeine, at "Question concerning evolution"
Author: caffeine
Forum: Creation/Evolution In The News
Thread: Question concerning evolution
Message #: 14

Don't quite know what to say, but there's a lot of substance there.


Topic does need a better title.

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Message 25 of 28 (835043)
06-16-2018 4:07 PM

Post of the year
This post by Tangle is one of the best one liner's ever and shouldn't be missed. Message 654

He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

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Message 26 of 28 (835540)
06-24-2018 12:21 PM

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
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.

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Fix message link code.

Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. - Francis Bacon

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Message 27 of 28 (867845)
12-04-2019 12:31 AM

dwise1 - Something conserning impeachment
Poster: dwise1
Post: message 3626
Thread: The Trump Presidency
In: Coffee House

Hasn't been a POTM in a long time. Now here's one.


ps - This is also an example of of proper link that does not go to the right message. Well, at first it goes to the correct message, then jumps to somewhere else. Look downthread for 3626.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Get "dwise1" into subtitle.

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Message 28 of 28 (869645)
01-02-2020 9:49 PM

Percy - What Does the Republican Party Stand For?
Author: Percy
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: The Right Side of the News (renamed)
Message #: 4053

Monumental post.


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