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Hill Billy
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From: The hills
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Message 241 of 302 (455482)
02-12-2008 2:52 PM
Reply to: Message 238 by New Cat's Eye
02-12-2008 2:44 PM


Re: Trolls are us
Hilarious, even.

FYI: the joke is on you.

Wouldn't this be considered trolling?

:rolleyes:


" If a body don't wanna hear what you're sayin it don't matter much how you say it" Some hillbilly.

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Larni
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Message 242 of 302 (455484)
02-12-2008 2:59 PM
Reply to: Message 239 by Hill Billy
02-12-2008 2:50 PM


Re: Dr. Fantasy
Hill Billy writes:

You may or may not have noticed that I respond to different individuals individually. This individual (Dr.A) has accused me of being dishonest and attempted to bait me. Should I ignore this? Perhaps I should, but being human, I incorporate my emotions in my decision making process. Was I being a smartass? I suppose.

When in Rome.

Obtuse then.

That's just it Hill Billy, you erode any point that you may try to make by acting in this way.


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New Cat's Eye
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Message 243 of 302 (455486)
02-12-2008 3:06 PM
Reply to: Message 241 by Hill Billy
02-12-2008 2:52 PM


Re: Trolls are us
nope

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Hill Billy
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Posts: 163
From: The hills
Joined: 01-26-2008


Message 244 of 302 (455490)
02-12-2008 3:37 PM
Reply to: Message 242 by Larni
02-12-2008 2:59 PM


Re: Dr. Fantasy
That's just it Hill Billy, you erode any point that you may try to make by acting in this way.
I suppose you are right. It is out of habit and ego that I try to out smart ass the smart ass.

I think it's also true of those who use big words to say small things. Eroding the point that is. See, it's tough for me to carry on a conversation if I gotta keep runnin back to the dictionary.


" If a body don't wanna hear what you're sayin it don't matter much how you say it" Some hillbilly.

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nator
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Posts: 12961
From: Ann Arbor
Joined: 12-09-2001


Message 245 of 302 (455505)
02-12-2008 5:54 PM
Reply to: Message 225 by pelican
02-12-2008 10:21 AM


Evidence that "only you can know" cannot also be "verifiable".
By definition, for evidence to be verifiable, anyone must be able to observe it.

quote:
The evidence would be verifiable with others having the same experiences

So, we aren't actually talking about "evidence only you can know", then.

Is that correct?


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nator
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Message 246 of 302 (455506)
02-12-2008 6:02 PM
Reply to: Message 227 by Hill Billy
02-12-2008 1:29 PM


Re: Dr. Fantasy
You wrote:

quote:
Beginning with the premise that evolutionists feel superior I was nudged into a re evaluation early in this thread. The new premise being, that the educated feel superior.

Dr. Adequate replies:

No, the better educated feel better educated.
That's all.

And then you write:

quote:
Really? So educated folks don't feel sad, or lonely , or angry? Are you trying to tell me that educated people only feel one emotion, better educated?

Hummm, now who is trying to deceive who here?


What does this reponse have to do with feeling superior, which you know was the point he was responding to? Nothing, right?

See, the above garbage response is what admin will bust you for, since it is just avoidant and irrelevant to the discussion at hand.

You know that it is, yet you posted it anyway. I predict you will take another time out very soon.


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nator
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From: Ann Arbor
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Message 247 of 302 (455509)
02-12-2008 6:09 PM
Reply to: Message 236 by Hill Billy
02-12-2008 2:40 PM


Re: Anti-science crowd?
quote:
I wonder does this anti-science actually exist?

Of course. We have had an anti-science president in the White House for the last 7 1/2 years.

There is a strong grass roots anti-vaccination movement, anti-FDA movement, anti-modern medicine movement, all of which reject science in favor of pseudoscience, quackery, and mysticism.

quote:
I am completely unfamiliar with this term but it seems to me if they are real they would be obvious. They would be naked cause science taught us that cloths keep us warm.

Um, science didn't reach us that clothes are warm, experience did.


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Hill Billy
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From: The hills
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Message 248 of 302 (455525)
02-12-2008 7:24 PM


I feel BAD
Today,the person I admire most in this world did what I may admire most.

She apologized.

Now it's my turn.

I'm sorry.

Had I not gotten so darn pissed at Nators thread I likely would never have signed up here.

I realize I've pretty much blown any chance of being seen as credible so....

God be with you.


" If a body don't wanna hear what you're sayin it don't matter much how you say it" Some hillbilly.

  
Blue Jay
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From: You couldn't pronounce it with your mouthparts
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Message 249 of 302 (455549)
02-12-2008 8:14 PM


I find this quote interesting:

This thread is a result of a challenge to prove my belief without using scientific or religious dogma. I won't use it and I won't dispute it because it is irrelevent to the intention.

Note that it was not written by the person who started this thread. It was, in fact, written by Paula Rose. I think you got confused as to which thread you were on.

In fact, with help from RAZD's forum on trolling, I'm confident that this thread was intended to make people frustrated and upset enough that they'll give up to make it stop, and the methodology is to ask stupid questions that my three-month-old baby could figure out on his own, and to make outrageous claims that are based on nothing but hot air. And, all this just to make perfecty sane and normal people lose their cool and say nasty things about donuts.

Maybe, evolutionists, the fact that we've gone after this thread so vehemently proves, at least to a small degree, that the basic premise is not as far off as we think it is.


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ICANT
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Message 250 of 302 (455575)
02-12-2008 9:57 PM
Reply to: Message 247 by nator
02-12-2008 6:09 PM


Re: Anti-science crowd?
Hi nator,

nator writes:

There is a strong grass roots anti-vaccination movement, anti-FDA movement, anti-modern medicine movement, all of which reject science in favor of pseudoscience, quackery, and mysticism.

Last time I checked the medical profession, doctors, hospitals and drug companies had become the number 1 cause of death in the US.

Maybe it is time somebody started asking questions.

God Bless,


"John 5:39 (KJS) Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me."

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nator
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From: Ann Arbor
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Message 251 of 302 (455585)
02-12-2008 10:43 PM
Reply to: Message 250 by ICANT
02-12-2008 9:57 PM


Re: Anti-science crowd?
quote:
Last time I checked the medical profession, doctors, hospitals and drug companies had become the number 1 cause of death in the US.

Incorrect.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US.

You know, if you think that modern medicine is so dangerous, you are welcome to live without any medical care at all. Perhaps move somewhere like Zambia where they've never heard of antibiotics. You can have a tribal healer treat you if you get, say, bacterial pneumonia or lymphoma and we'll see how you get along.

On the other hand, it is true that the US pretty much sucks when it comes to the administration of healthcare, so it is no surprise that our country ranks low compared to places that place the health of its citizens as a high national priority such as Columbia, Oman, and Costa Rica.

So, it isn't "western medicine" per se which we need to be wary of, since all statistics point to the great increase in life expectancy and quality of life that coincides with advances in medical science. It is the fact that the medical industry in the US, thanks to our love of money over principle, is an industry. It is, first and foremost, a money-making enterprise that some in politics want to change while others resist this change.

source

The World Health Organization's ranking
of the world's health systems.

1 France
2 Italy
3 San Marino
4 Andorra
5 Malta
6 Singapore
7 Spain
8 Oman
9 Austria
10 Japan
11 Norway
12 Portugal
13 Monaco
14 Greece
15 Iceland
16 Luxembourg
17 Netherlands
18 United Kingdom
19 Ireland
20 Switzerland
21 Belgium
22 Colombia
23 Sweden
24 Cyprus
25 Germany
26 Saudi Arabia
27 United Arab Emirates
28 Israel
29 Morocco
30 Canada
31 Finland
32 Australia
33 Chile
34 Denmark
35 Dominica
36 Costa Rica
37 United States of America
38 Slovenia
39 Cuba
40 Brunei
41 New Zealand
42 Bahrain
43 Croatia
44 Qatar
45 Kuwait
46 Barbados
47 Thailand
48 Czech Republic
49 Malaysia
50 Poland

quote:
Maybe it is time somebody started asking questions.

Excuse me? We "bleeding hearts" have been asking questions about why almost 50 million Americans have no no access to regular healthcare for quite some time.

Edited by nator, : No reason given.


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pelican
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Message 252 of 302 (455596)
02-12-2008 11:46 PM
Reply to: Message 246 by nator
02-12-2008 6:02 PM


Re: Dr. Fantasy
Dr. Adequate replies:

No, the better educated feel better educated.
That's all.

nator writes:

What does this reponse have to do with feeling superior, which you know was the point he was responding to? Nothing, right?

I think you may have meant it this way around as Dr inadequate's post had nothing to do with the topic.


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Larni
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Message 253 of 302 (455656)
02-13-2008 10:29 AM
Reply to: Message 244 by Hill Billy
02-12-2008 3:37 PM


Re: Dr. Fantasy
Oh come on Hill Billy, 'erode' is a perfectly promulant word.

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Percy
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Message 254 of 302 (455723)
02-13-2008 2:41 PM
Reply to: Message 253 by Larni
02-13-2008 10:29 AM


Re: Dr. Fantasy
Larni writes:

Oh come on Hill Billy, 'erode' is a perfectly promulant word.

Don't you mean cromulent? Or did you have to switch words now that cromulent is actually entering some dictionaries, thereby no longer being an example of itself. Omigod, even Google Spellcheck accepts cromulent!

--Percy


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Larni
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From: Liverpool
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Message 255 of 302 (455766)
02-13-2008 5:30 PM
Reply to: Message 254 by Percy
02-13-2008 2:41 PM


Re: Dr. Fantasy
On repeated watching it seems you are correct.

This experience has embiggend my soul.


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