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Message 96 of 517 (244962)
09-19-2005 3:35 PM
Reply to: Message 95 by coffee_addict
09-19-2005 12:07 AM


Suggest an answers forum
I agree with GAW-Snow, except that I wonder if it should be a special forum. Or perhaps two forums, one for questions on science issues and the other for questions on faith/religion issues.
I'll describe how it would work for the answers on science:
Anybody could propose a question, or a small series of questions.
The discussion in the thread would be limited to the question(s) in the OP.
The originator of the thread, and others from the faith side, could post asking clarification. But they may not make any faith-based challenges of the answers given by those on the science side.
Those on the science side may answer the question(s). They may also ask (politely) for clarification of the questions. They may disagree with one another (part of the self-correction of science) provided that this disagreement is in the direction of answering the questions in the OP.
The originator of the thread will always be treated as if on the faith side (while within this thread). Even if a scientist proposes questions, he/she may only ask for clarification and may not challenge the answer given.
Topics should go through PNT, mainly to ensure the clarity of the questions raised.
Comments: So far Faith's Some mutations sound too good to be true has worked out well. Similarly Purgatory is an example of a question on faith issues that might have been handled this way.
The moderators gave Faith a hard time proposing her thread (for admittedly good reasons). I think it should not be that hard.

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Message 112 of 517 (265089)
12-02-2005 4:23 PM
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12-02-2005 4:13 PM


Re: No so fast, young Guido!
It looks as if the moose was already on this case

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Message 332 of 517 (600875)
01-17-2011 3:28 PM
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01-17-2011 3:11 PM


Re: Should Moderators promote their own topics ?
No, they shouldn't promote their own topics (in my opinion), at least for ordinary discussion topics.
Specifically moderator started topics such as announcement or the POTM threads are different from ordinary discussion topics.
I assume this thread was started as a reaction to: Does Neo-Darwinian evolution require change ?.

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Message 348 of 517 (601118)
01-18-2011 7:57 PM
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01-18-2011 6:19 PM


Yes, I looked.
I'm wondering where you find the neural tissue in an oak tree.
I think he might really be talking about learning rather than about evolution, but there's a lot of confusion in that PNT.

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Message 353 of 517 (601415)
01-20-2011 11:42 AM
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01-20-2011 9:41 AM


zi ko writes:
maybe trees have some way of internal and external communication!
Internal communication - plant hormones.
External communication - presumably pollen distribution via wind or insects.
Plants have a rather different lifestyle from animals, so they don't have the same communication needs.
zi ko writes:
it is true. in my theory learnig and evolution are entirly intermingled.
I consider evolution to be a kind of learning. But it is not intermingled with what we ordinarily consider to be learning. The idea that they are intermingled sounds Lamarckian, and is pretty well refuted.
zi ko writes:
learning is a prodromal function which leads ...
I had to look up prodromal. Having looked it up, I am still unclear on what you mean there.

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Message 375 of 517 (605639)
02-21-2011 11:15 AM
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02-21-2011 8:11 AM


Re: Mea Culpa
..., could someone start a thread over in Coffee House?
I just started Symphony by accident.

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Message 384 of 517 (612747)
04-18-2011 10:50 AM
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04-18-2011 2:42 AM


Re: "Evolution complete fact or fiction?"
Dr Adequate writes:
I suggest that it should be called "Evolution v. Creationism", as a plain and simple statement of its unique purpose.
Poor choice (on grammatical grounds).
Make it "Evolution v. Creation" or "Evolutionism v. Creationism".

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Message 424 of 517 (645414)
12-26-2011 9:41 PM


Help me understand the non-literallist position
A quick comment on the PNT (Help me understand the non-literallist position).
AdminPD suggested two other threads that are in Bible Study. But I had thought that Taz was proposing a discussion that would better fit in Comparative Religions.

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Message 431 of 517 (646699)
01-06-2012 9:09 AM
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01-06-2012 2:10 AM


Re: CMI Guy
To me, he looked pretty close to a spammer. The only thing missing was a url to his site.
His PNT does not actually propose a new topic. It's just an advertising blurb. I'm not seeing any interest in discussion in that post.

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Message 443 of 517 (670824)
08-19-2012 10:41 PM


Atheists control science
I gave the PNT Atheists control science a cheer, because I think it is a topic that needs discussion. However, I do not agree with the author's view.
My comment here: I hope the thread is promoted to a forum where Buzsaw is able to participate in the discussion.

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Message 499 of 517 (821956)
10-16-2017 11:39 AM
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10-16-2017 8:11 AM


Re: Guido Arbia's thread - put it in Is It Science?
I'd put it in Is It Science?
To me, it looks like a topic in creationism, might be more appropriate in Theological Creationism and ID.

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Message 502 of 517 (821984)
10-17-2017 12:03 AM
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10-16-2017 12:23 PM


Re: Guido Arbia's thread - put it in Is It Science?
But the central question is whether physics laws are constant.
We know that they are not constant.
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Newtons laws were different from those of Aristotle. Einstein had yet another set of laws. And now we have QM.
That would require scientific evidence to challenge them, not ad hoc wishy-washy theology fantasy responses.
I see it as more a philosophical question.
Personally I lose interest on anything on the faith side of the forum.
As do I. And I have already lost interest in Christian7's new topic.

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