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Blue Jay
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Message 339 of 517 (601015)
01-18-2011 9:41 AM
Reply to: Message 336 by Iblis
01-17-2011 6:08 PM


Re: Should Moderators promote their own topics ?
Hi, Iblis.
Iblis writes:
If anyone else had proposed that topic, some smart mod would have stepped up and forced the poster to sharpen it up. "Please explain better what you mean by Neo-Darwinism" would have been one of the first dictates that would come to mind.
In all honesty, I think this is an example of over-scrutinizing the creationist.
I don't think Slevesque's use of the term "Neo-Darwinism" is particularly controversial, and certainly shouldn't have caused as much confusion as it apparently did. Either the term refers to the first formulation of ToE that completely rejected all possibility of Lamarckian-style inheritance, or to a more developed version of the same thing that described all the same mechanics in terms of molecular biology and Mendelian genetics. It really isn't that big a deal.
The rest of the OP, however, was rather confusing, and I couldn't figure out what Slevesque was saying until several posts into the thread. Slevesque apparently assumed that we all knew what he was talking about before we had even read the OP, and that turned out to be an incorrect assumption.
I agree that the additional oversight of a different moderator would have been better.

-Bluejay (a.k.a. Mantis, Thylacosmilus)
Darwin loves you.

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Blue Jay
Member (Idle past 2775 days)
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From: You couldn't pronounce it with your mouthparts
Joined: 02-04-2008


Message 342 of 517 (601039)
01-18-2011 12:15 PM
Reply to: Message 340 by Dr Adequate
01-18-2011 10:03 AM


Re: Should Moderators promote their own topics ?
Hi, Dr A.
Dr Adequate writes:
Bluejay writes:
In all honesty, I think this is an example of over-scrutinizing the creationist.
And I don't.
Are you referring specifically to the discussion about Slev's using the term "Neo-Darwinian" in the title?
Or about the overall lack of clarity in the OP?
I don't disagree that the OP was unclear and should have had some oversight from other moderators. That was not what I was calling "over-scrutinizing the creationist."
The over-scrutiny was the discussion of Slev's usage of the term "Neo-Darwinian." It's the standard usage these days, and I don't see how the other usage of the term would have had much of an impact on how to read the OP, anyway.
It didn't merit the attention it got.

-Bluejay (a.k.a. Mantis, Thylacosmilus)
Darwin loves you.

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