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Adminnemooseus
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Message 1 of 12 (485373)
10-07-2008 8:34 PM


Find a post that is too good to be missed, make your October, 2008 Post of the Month (POTM) nominations here.
Subtitle should include the author's name and topic/thread title.
quote:
Message Format
Author: Author's Name
Forum: Forum where posted
Thread: Thread title
Message #: Number and Link to the nominated message
Nominations should include a link to the nominated article, and a short comment on why the message deserves nomination.
As always, this is not a thread for debates.
Posts should be limited to nomination, seconds, and acceptance statements by nominees.

Buzsaw
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Message 2 of 12 (485379)
10-07-2008 9:46 PM


Syamsu Artfully Articulates Accurately On Arrogance Of Elitism
Forum: Side Orders Coffee House
Thread Topic: Arrogance of Elitism
Message: 83; Equal Points Of View
It's not straightforward arrogance that most scientists currently have. The evolutionists are slaves to the science-beast. They are forced to use the scientific method, they cannot reason freely. So I think what we see is not so much the I am right arrogance, but the science is right arrogance. So you should not so much talk to the evolutionists, but more talk through them to the science-beastie. And if you can persuade the science beast to let them go, then they can reason freely again.
You can see that they are in the grips of science, rather then that they have a grip on science, by such things as that they don't acknowledge free will of people, and believe that goodness and badness are just evolved material things.
How to tame such a beastie I do not know, but from my 10 years of experience in debating evolutionists, it is useless to address the people themselves, they simply do not have the freedom to reason.
Edited by Buzsaw, : Install quotes

BUZSAW B 4 U 2 C Y BUZ SAW.
The immeasurable present eternally extends the infinite past and infinitely consumes the eternal future.

cavediver
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Message 3 of 12 (485666)
10-10-2008 1:59 PM


If only all were as gracious as olletrap...
Author: olletrap
Forum: The Bible: Accuracy and Inerrancy
Thread: There is an appalling lack of historical evidence backing the Bible's veracity
Message #: 297
Here, olletrap recognises the simple truth of a matter and expresses it with true grace.
Edited by cavediver, : Message number correction as noticed by Huntard
Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Changed the link "m=286#297" to "m=297#297", which might work even better.

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Rahvin
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Message 4 of 12 (485670)
10-10-2008 2:12 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by cavediver
10-10-2008 1:59 PM


Re: If only all were as gracious as olletrap...
Seconded!

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Huntard
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Message 5 of 12 (485673)
10-10-2008 2:34 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by cavediver
10-10-2008 1:59 PM


Re: If only all were as gracious as olletrap...
Thirded
You did however get the message number wrong, it's actually message 297, but hey, who's counting.
Edited by Huntard, : No reason given.

I hunt for the truth

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Straggler
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Message 6 of 12 (486295)
10-18-2008 8:34 AM


Bluejay Gets Personal
I would like to nominate Bluejay for his personal account of life as both a scientist and a thinking theist.
Message 136
Just a really good post.

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Granny Magda
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Posts: 2462
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Joined: 11-12-2007


Message 7 of 12 (486298)
10-18-2008 10:01 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Straggler
10-18-2008 8:34 AM


Re: Bluejay Gets Personal
Agreed. I was going to nominate this for POTM myself, but Straggler beat me to it.
This post is refreshingly candid and speaks volumes of the honesty with which Bluejay approaches debate. I really sympathise with Bluejay's dilemma and respect his refusal to accept hypocrisy, even from himself.
Kudos.
Mutate and Survive.

"The Bible is like a person, and if you torture it long enough, you can get it to say almost anything you'd like it to say." -- Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade

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Blue Jay
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Message 8 of 12 (486301)
10-18-2008 10:15 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Straggler
10-18-2008 8:34 AM


Re: Bluejay Gets Personal
Thank you, Straggler and Granny Magda.
Naturally, I only did it so I could get a PotM nomination on my birthday!
That's just a joke.
Edited by Bluejay, : Added Granny into the mix.

-Bluejay
Darwin loves you.

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Straggler
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Message 9 of 12 (486306)
10-18-2008 10:43 AM


Son Goku on Hilbert Spaces
This post cannot go unmentioned. It is great in a completely different way to Bluejays post (just nominated above). In fact they could not be more radically different.
Message 56
I don't know how many people are following this thread. It is highly technical in nature and not for the faint hearted. But for any lay physicists out there who want to get deeper into the subject of quantum field theory than most popular science books dare to go this is essential reading.
I'm not sure where else you could get access to this sort of level of knowledge. I don't think that many "mere" internet debate forums would be host to discussions of this type or level.

anglagard
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Message 10 of 12 (486727)
10-24-2008 1:55 AM


Rrhain Concerning the 'Axioms' of Nature
Rrhain argues pure logic so well it approaches the undefinable ideal of the beautiful.
Message 119
Edited by anglagard, : because the word beauty rhymes with booty and i must consider at least some elements of the audience being easily confused.

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
The more we understand particular things, the more we understand God - Spinoza

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Message 11 of 12 (486748)
10-24-2008 9:59 AM
Reply to: Message 10 by anglagard
10-24-2008 1:55 AM


Re: Rrhain Concerning the 'Axioms' of Nature
Seconded!!! (with lots more !!s)

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RAZD
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Message 12 of 12 (487634)
11-02-2008 7:58 PM


need one for November ...
See Message 1
feel free to edit\close and/or move as needed.

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