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coffee_addict
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Message 196 of 303 (127639)
07-26-2004 3:29 AM
Reply to: Message 195 by Kapyong
07-26-2004 3:04 AM


Re: Less tolerance please
Iasion writes:
...lately we've had almost every crackpot theory known to man.
The thing is sometimes you have to give the creationists some room to rant. Since the creationist side is faced with the burden of proof (that God exists at all) and there is no new creationist argument since the 50's, we will run out of things to talk about if crackpot theories are not permitted.
There are some people who have the patience to deal with crackpot ideas, people like Ned (I love you, Ned!).
The creationist population on these boards are diminishing at an alarming rate. Since the majority of them are crackpots, wiping them out will likely result in nothing but biologists talking to biologists in the near future. In other words, a very very boring world.
Sure, it'd be nice if there were be more creationists that are capable of coherent thoughts. However, that has never been the case (no offense to anyone) and I just don't see it happening in the near future.
After all, crackpot theories are amusing to read... and the crackpots themselves as well.

The Laminator
For goodness's sake, please vote Democrat this November!

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coffee_addict
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From: Indianapolis, IN
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Message 243 of 303 (157529)
11-09-2004 1:45 AM


This is to discuss AM's latest decision on my restriction.
According to alltopic database:
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10/20/2004 If the whole world could vote.... Coffee House 14-494 Lam 14 10/21/2004 Politics http://EvC Forum: If the whole world could vote....
It was really close to the election and others were contributing topics that both reflect their sense of humor and their political stance.
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10/20/2004 How to base your argument on a paper or essay: BC material here. Boot Camp 28-005 Lam 6 10/20/2004 http://EvC Forum: Information
I thought I could show in lament's term how to support an assertion based on a paper or book. At the time, a member who was restricted to BC seemed to think that it was ok to say "my argument is the book _______. Go read the book and get back to me..."
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10/20/2004 Democrats winning race to register voters: is this a good sign? Coffee House 14-492 Lam 1 10/20/2004 Politics http://EvC Forum: Democrats winning race to register voters: is this a good sign?
This was on the news and I was wondering what people thought about it. Besides, it was only a few weeks away from the election and we were all really anxious.
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10/14/2004 How come not other scientific theories beside evolution and big bang? Proposed New Topics 25-297 Lam 4 10/14/2004 Closed http://EvC Forum: Information
Another admin pointed out to me that there was already another topic I could take my question to. I thanked him for it and the topic was closed with my approval.
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10/10/2004 What will be the most likely October surprise be? Coffee House 14-282 Lam 7 10/12/2004 Politics; Iraq; Terrorism http://EvC Forum: Abstinence-Only Education Success
Another election topic/question.
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10/6/2004 Question regarding dinosaurs and a fundie "theory" Short Subjects 22-133 Lam 7 10/21/2004 Dinosaurs Closed http://EvC Forum: Question regarding dinosaurs and a fundie "theory"
Short subject topic.
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10/6/2004 Question for animal experts out there. Coffee House 14-477 Lam 9 10/7/2004 http://EvC Forum: Question for animal experts out there.
Well, it was an honest question about animal behavior.
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10/5/2004 The vice presidencial debate Coffee House 14-476 Lam 25 10/8/2004 Politics http://EvC Forum: The vice presidencial debate
Thought people could share their views on the vice presidencial debate.
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10/3/2004 Does god has free will? Faith and Belief 06-362 Lam 97 10/17/2004 Free will http://EvC Forum: Does god have free will?
This topic rather generated a lot of debates.
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10/3/2004 Any chance this forum could be hacked Coffee House 14-470 Lam 3 10/3/2004 http://EvC Forum: Any chance this forum could be hacked?
It is true that this was more of a short subject topic than coffee house. At the time, another forum I know was hacked.
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9/29/2004 Please read this regarding the Marriage Protection Amendment. Short Subjects 22-131 Lam 10 10/1/2004 Homosexuality http://EvC Forum: Please read this regarding the Marriage Protection Amendment.
What can I say, this topic is really important to me.
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9/28/2004 Does aliens have rights? Coffee House 14-457 Lam 9 9/30/2004 http://EvC Forum: Does aliens have rights?
I must admit that this was a rather random topic. This is why I never responded to people that responded to me because I wanted it to die. It was a step away from apologizing for making it exist at all.
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9/27/2004 I got hit by a car while riding my bike. Coffee House 14-454 Lam 16 10/4/2004 Short subject Closed http://EvC Forum: I got hit by a car while riding my bike.
Well...
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9/25/2004 A reason why I do not like certain christian groups. Coffee House 14-452 Lam 7 9/25/2004 Closed http://EvC Forum: A reason why I do not like certain christian groups.
Yes, it was a rather immature and whinny topic.
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9/24/2004 Question for you oldies about polls and elections Coffee House 14-451 Lam 3 9/24/2004 Polls; Elections http://EvC Forum: Question for you oldies about polls and elections.
I was rather disappointed that people didn't pay more attention to the poll results at the time, which showed that Bush was leading in almost every state. It was a tell tale... (or is it tale tell?) sign that he was going to be reelected. I thought the lefties were a little too enthusiastic about this election.
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9/23/2004 A question that was first presented by Socrates. Faith and Belief 06-358 Lam 185 10/25/2004 Socrates http://EvC Forum: A question that was first presented by Socrates.
I thought it was a good discussion.
And so on and so forth.
Who would have thought that you'd pull up a 2 weeks old topic?
Anyhow, I am indifferent about the decision, although I didn't think there were that many "lame-ass" topics.

Hate world.
Revenge soon!

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