Message 121 As I mentioned in my previous post as Percy, I find this thread's topic area to be far too broad for a single thread. I invite RAZD and MurkyWaters to propose new topics over at Proposed New Topics where discussion can resume, but each proposal should cover only a single topic.
I have no problem with that. Murk has not dealt with any of the issues other than having a protracted discussion on the definition of the theory of evolution, where he insists on his definition in spite of evidence that it is incorrect.
His definition of evolution is also wrong, so he needs to start with that (then with what a scientific theory is ...)
Perhaps suggest he take this up on the Definition of Evolution, where he can join with Ray in missing the points. But I wouldn't expect any different behavior from him compared to what he has done on the GD thread.
Message 120 I have noticed that RAZD will invite newcomers into private debates just after they've joined.
Uh, no, I do not. I don't really like Great Debates. I invite you to find all the numerous instances where I have done so.
Instances where using the Great Debate forum has come up that I can recall include one with S1WC regarding his "essay" (and which was taken up by Anglagard), the one for the topic in question, the spin off with S1WC on Age of the Earth (as he only participates in GD threads), a couple of issues with "Simple" (as he complained about being in certain science forums), and ones like the recent request made by Vasgun (Message 7 - and one I will not be taking up as I think the topic is pretty well covered already).
I did a search on "great debate" with only my posts and came up empty on any other instances.
Also, the discussion you and Murk were having has nothing to do with Murks perception of "RAZ dodges and stonewalls again" so the subtitles should be changed. Murk makes lots of complaints, but never shows the basis for them, and this title is based on one of those.
Message 120 again Since you've been primarily closeted here in this forum ...
At his own preference, after being piled on for his posts like Message 81 shortly after starting here. It is a problem with new creationist posters (especially the verbose ones that do a gish gallop type post, like Murk did on Galapagos Finches),