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Dr Adequate
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Message 214 of 517 (405565)
06-13-2007 5:23 PM


WORDS!
I'd like to answer ogon's question.

  
Dr Adequate
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Message 307 of 517 (588415)
10-25-2010 1:06 PM


How Does Instinct Evolve?
The PNT topic in question is How Does Instinct Evolve?.
I want to show this guy the error of his ... er ... errors.
Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Added sentence with link to PNT.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 311 of 517 (588597)
10-26-2010 6:08 PM
Reply to: Message 310 by Omnivorous
10-26-2010 12:30 PM


Re: How Does Instinct Evolve?
While in general I approve the rules against plagiarism, I should hate to let him go away thinking that we have no answers to his lies just because he happens to be a thief as well.
No judge, I think, ever gave a murderer a free ride just because he wouldn't admit that he was also a rapist.
Could the admins at least let him know that whenever he'll admit to his thefts, we are simply queuing up to destroy his falsehoods?

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Dr Adequate
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Message 313 of 517 (588604)
10-26-2010 7:23 PM
Reply to: Message 312 by Admin
10-26-2010 7:07 PM


Re: About How Does Instinct Evolve?
If I can count on you guys to emphasize content over ridicule I'll try to maintain some flexibility.
Oh, we've got lots of content. I did my research before your first refusal to promote. It wasn't difficult.
In the meantime it would bring delight to my jaded heart if you would let him know that his dishonesty is the only thing that is keeping us from kicking seven kinds of crap out of him. (You will, of course, wish to phrase that in your own conciliatory style.)
Why should he get away with it just because he is also a thief? You have publicly exposed his theft: is that not enough? But apparently not --- you also wish to expose him to the hideous ordeals of being totally immune to criticism and of having the satisfaction of believing that he's won by default.
Yeah, that'll teach him.
Edited by Dr Adequate, : No reason given.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 315 of 517 (588613)
10-26-2010 8:08 PM
Reply to: Message 314 by Omnivorous
10-26-2010 7:56 PM


Re: About How Does Instinct Evolve?
We'll be like the Keystone Cops getting stuck in the door.

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Message 325 of 517 (589724)
11-04-2010 2:19 AM
Reply to: Message 324 by Taz
11-04-2010 1:37 AM


Re: Topic proposal system ain't fair for some of us
But if all topics were immediately open to discussion you would be at exactly the same disadvantage.
At least this way, you (being forewarned) have a chance to write up your post while you do have time free, and just have to press a couple of buttons when the topic is promoted --- which would seem to work to your advantage compared to the alternative.
The only disadvantage, it seems, is that you get to feel frustrated before the dogpile ensues as well as after. But the absence of a promotion system wouldn't prevent the dogpile from (usually) getting there before you did, would it?

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Dr Adequate
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Message 327 of 517 (591672)
11-15-2010 12:40 PM


fossil intermediaries
It seems that the guy who proposed this specifically want to discuss the evolution of dinosaurs. If the thread title was amended to reflect this, it might make for an interesting thread. Mostly people want to discuss the evolution of things that are still here, you rarely hear anyone asking about the origin of stegosaurs and tyrannosaurs and so forth.

  
Dr Adequate
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Message 338 of 517 (601002)
01-18-2011 7:26 AM
Reply to: Message 336 by Iblis
01-17-2011 6:08 PM


Re: Should Moderators promote their own topics ?
If anyone else had proposed that topic, some smart mod would have stepped up and forced the poster to sharpen it up.
As a mere member, I should like to agree. I don't mind slevesque promoting his own topics in principle, but in this particular case someone should have stepped in and made him be more clear.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 340 of 517 (601016)
01-18-2011 10:03 AM
Reply to: Message 339 by Blue Jay
01-18-2011 9:41 AM


Re: Should Moderators promote their own topics ?
In all honesty, I think this is an example of over-scrutinizing the creationist.
And I don't.
From slevesque's OP, it was and is hard to discover what it was he wanted to talk about. It was cryptic. I don't say that the topic shouldn't have been promoted --- I'm enjoying discussing it with him.
But if slevesque had been in the same position as an ordinary member, then the moderators would have pinned him down more carefully as to what it was he wanted to talk about and what his own position was on the subject.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 344 of 517 (601067)
01-18-2011 3:38 PM
Reply to: Message 343 by slevesque
01-18-2011 3:17 PM


Re: Should Moderators promote their own topics ?
I'll be honest, I also felt this was a case of over-scrutinizing the creationist.
The use I made of ''Neo-Darwinian evolution'' ...
... was in fact about the only three words in your OP that got anywhere near to clarity.
I think there is a case to be made on both sides. Your OP was somewhat obscure, but not because you used the phrase "neo-Darwinian", which is a phrase that I should like to bring into wider usage because I am an elephantine pedant.

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Dr Adequate
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Message 345 of 517 (601069)
01-18-2011 3:48 PM
Reply to: Message 342 by Blue Jay
01-18-2011 12:15 PM


Re: Should Moderators promote their own topics ?
The over-scrutiny was the discussion of Slev's usage of the term "Neo-Darwinian."
Agreed. But our favorite Canadian promoted his own thread without any scrutiny. I would agree with you and him that the particular phrase "neo-Darwinism" didn't need any scrutiny, but that is not to say that the rest of his post didn't need considerable clarification.

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Message 362 of 517 (605485)
02-20-2011 9:13 AM


Hiding off-topic content that also violates rule 10 of Forum Guidelines, have no idea who it's about anyway. --Admin
Edited by Admin, : Hide content.

  
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Message 363 of 517 (605494)
02-20-2011 10:11 AM


Please promote Bolder-dash's latest topic proposal.

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Message 365 of 517 (605497)
02-20-2011 10:47 AM
Reply to: Message 364 by Bolder-dash
02-20-2011 10:26 AM


To date, I have never found your more cryptic remarks worth the trouble of decoding.
In plain English, do you want the topic opened for discussion or not?

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Dr Adequate
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Message 370 of 517 (605592)
02-21-2011 1:46 AM
Reply to: Message 369 by Bolder-dash
02-21-2011 12:41 AM


Which of these descriptions fits the "mechanism" of natural selection that you are trying to think of?
2. the agency or means by which an effect is produced or a purpose is accomplished.
Maybe now I see the problem. I think you may be struggling a bit with what the word "mechanism" means.
You actually believe that NS is a construct of some kind. A machine perhaps. Or a physiocochemical process.
I think what might help is if you start think of a a physicochemical process as a physicochemical process, instead of thinking of Natural Selection as a phsicochemical process.
Perhaps you should stop lying to people about what their opinions are, and take up lying about some subject where you're less likely to get caught.
You know, its not always appropriate to just exchange one word for another word and assume it is going to mean the same thing. That's just a tip for you. It works sometimes, but not always. Do you know what Natural Selection means?
Of course he does. He's not a moron or a creationist.
Maybe you can draw a picture of it?
If you think that it is possible to "draw a picture" of natural selection, you really really need to get your hands on that biology textbook I keep telling you to read.
Perhaps you could start a thread on natural selection and we could explain it to you. Oh, wait, you did that, and we defined it for you, and you still ended up not knowing what it meant.
Edited by Dr Adequate, : No reason given.
Edited by Dr Adequate, : No reason given.

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