Lithodid-Man has consistently brought unanswered science in to what has otherwise been a pretty grotty thread, all his posts in this thread have been of a high standard but this foray into the details of Decapod taxonomy is exemplary.
Cedre's Message 286 is a good example of what we see far too few here. Admitting you are wrong when shown clear data. There are a lot of people that could learn from this. And therefore, I nominate this post for PotM.I hunt for the truth
I am the one Orgasmatron, the outstretched grasping hand My image is of agony, my servants rape the land Obsequious and arrogant, clandestine and vain Two thousand years of misery, of torture in my name Hypocrisy made paramount, paranoia the law My name is called religion, sadistic, sacred whore. -Lyrics by Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead
I second the nomination. Congrats to Cedre for being mature enough to concede a part of his original conception was misguided and to Huntard for acclaiming such a (in to far too many cases) difficult decision.The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes. — Salman Rushdie
This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. - the character Rorschach in Watchmen
Sometimes you see a post of such brilliance and simplicity you wish you'd made it first, this is just such a post. In just two sentences, and four photos NosyNed brilliantly, concisely and incisively sums up the flacid weakness of Calypsis4's argument.
I want to be third to nominate Cedre's post. There is hope for you still. Wow, is it a 'modern day miracle' that he admitted that he was wrong when shown the clear data? Congratulations to Cedre! "Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts." -Albert Einstein
"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief." ~ Gerry Spence
While the thread probably should not have been started (since it was essentially a snide dig at another member) Modulous has made some extremely worthwhile contributions to it, maybe enough to justify the whole thread.