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Dr Adequate
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Message 65 of 301 (398593)
05-01-2007 4:04 PM


Is This Satire?
Poe's Law strikes again.

quote:
The replacement process is supposed to involve calcium in skeletal material being replaced, atom by atom, by silica, calcite, pyrite, dolomite, etc., over a long period of time. This goes against the natural law of increasing disorder, entropy. How are all these dead atoms intelligent enough to know what to do and where to go to produce the finished fossil?

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Message 74 of 301 (399449)
05-05-2007 5:41 PM


Fundy Republicans Reject Jesus For '08
Here.
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Message 124 of 301 (405731)
06-14-2007 3:36 PM


Lines In Purple Ink
RAZD is right, we do need poetry.

This is dedicated to all the people out there who think that their disproof of all known science is enhanced by their use of colored fonts.

Lines In Purple Ink

or

E Pur Si Mauve

When Galileo first discerned
the cosmic secrets, and he yearned
to tell a baffled world it turned,
he said: "They won't believe what I reveal,
unless, to show them that it's true,
I write in ink of rainbow hue:
of amber, crimson, yellow, blue
and violet, viridian and teal."

When Newton, that unequalled sage,
revealed his knowledge to his age,
he wrote it in magenta, beige
and turquoise, for he said "They won't suppose
my insight can be very keen
unless I tell them what I mean
in russet, indigo and green,
and lavender and burgundy and rose."

When Darwin wanted to defend
the notion that we all descend
from monkeys, then he wisely penned
his words in tones of olive, plum and puce;
for as he very sagely said:
"To prove I've not gone off my head,
I'll write in cyan, mauve and red,
so folks won't think my theory is obtuse."

They say when Albert Einstein dared
disturb the Universe, and shared
the news concerning mc2
he worried they might think him just a loon.
To prove that he could really think,
he wrote his arguments in pink,
vermillion and purple ink,
and terracotta, orange and maroon.

So if you also wish to reach
their shade of eminence, then teach
in hues of lilac, cobalt, peach
and scarlet, so that people know you're right.
My friend, I'd think it just too bad
if folks decided you were mad,
but if your thesis looks like plaid,
they'll see your theory's plain as black and white.


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Message 125 of 301 (405856)
06-15-2007 10:25 AM



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Message 187 of 301 (422069)
09-15-2007 6:02 PM


Latest Chick Tract
There Go The Dinosaurs
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Message 198 of 301 (423173)
09-20-2007 12:59 AM
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09-15-2007 6:13 PM


Re: Latest Chick Tract
I had to check that the was not a parody or a spoof. But no, it is authentic.

If Jack Chick didn't exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

You aren't familiar with his work? Everyone's all-time favorite is Big Daddy.

My favorite part is where the fundie explains that the Strong Nuclear Force is an Evil Atheist Lie and that atoms are held together by Jesus.


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Message 287 of 301 (459348)
03-06-2008 7:27 AM


Just thought I'd mention this ...

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Message 288 of 301 (459523)
03-08-2008 10:48 AM


"Fractal Wrongness"
Fractal Wrongness : The state of being wrong at every conceivable scale of resolution. That is, from a distance, a fractally wrong person's worldview is incorrect; and furthermore, if you zoom in on any small part of that person's worldview, that part is just as wrong as the whole worldview.

Debating with a person who is fractally wrong leads to infinite regress, as every refutation you make of that person's opinions will lead to a rejoinder, full of half-truths, leaps of logic, and outright lies, that requires just as much refutation to debunk as the first one. It is as impossible to convince a fractally wrong person of anything as it is to walk around the edge of the Mandelbrot set in finite time.

If you ever get embroiled in a discussion with a fractally wrong person on the Internet--in mailing lists, newsgroups, or website forums--your best bet is to say your piece once and ignore any replies, thus saving yourself time.


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