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Author Topic:   October 2009, Posts of the Month
Minnemooseus
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Message 11 of 31 (529362)
10-09-2009 5:30 AM


Modulous at "Pseudoskepticism and logic"
Author: Modulous
Forum: Is It Science?
Thread: Pseudoskepticism and logic
Message #: 550

Modulous is carrying a "5" in our current dubious rating system. I think that "5" is bogus, but he may well be closer to deserving it than any other member.

"5" message ratings come cheep - Getting a POTM message much better.

Moose


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Message 16 of 31 (530269)
10-12-2009 8:27 PM


Roxrkool, at "The Flood, fossils, & the geologic evidence"
Author: roxrkool
Forum: Geology and the Great Flood
Thread: The Flood, fossils, & the geologic evidence
Message #: 126

A nice little message about some geologic processes and things geologic column. Alas, a presentation sadly marred by the lack of pretty pictures .

Moose

Added by edit - Added the smilie. Mostly a comment relating to all of Calypsis4's pretty pictures. Having relevant geo-pictures would be wonderful but may well not be a practical possibility. It's considered bad form to bring in graphics via sucking up someone elses bandwidth. You need to have such stored at some variety of your own site.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Add smilie etc.


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Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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Message 27 of 31 (532191)
10-21-2009 9:33 PM


dwise1, at "Creationists think Evolutionists think like Creationists"
Author: dwise1
Forum: Miscellaneous Topics in Creation/Evolution
Thread: Creationists think Evolutionists think like Creationists.
Message #: 9

The paragraph I really liked:

That's when I realized that they don't think at all like we do! We're trying to construct an integrated and self-consistent world-view by learning all we can about the world; everything we learn needs to fit together for it all to make any sense. They're not trying to build a consistent world-view; they're just attacking science. We cannot in honesty hold to several ideas that all directly contradict each other, whereas creationists have no problem doing that. So they can claim that the earth can't be more than 10,000 years old and that it's millions of years old, just so long as either (or a multitude of other estimates of the age of the earth) all contradict what science says. They will even include other claims that have absolutely nothing to do with evolution or creation or the age of the earth (eg, the ozone layer) if those claims constitute an attack against science.

I offhand think the above quoted might not be representative of all young Earth creationists, but I does characterize at least some of the more feverent ones.

Any further comment should go to the source topic.

Moose


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


  
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Message 30 of 31 (533615)
11-01-2009 5:26 PM


Granny Magda, at "Squaring circles: direct biblical contradictions"
Author: Granny Magda
Forum: he Bible: Accuracy and Inerrancy
Thread: Squaring circles: direct biblical contradictions
Message #: 92

A nice 2 pronged message.

First of all, I think it was some nice commentary relevant to the topic's theme.

Secondly, it was valuable in dealing with a sticky moderation issue. The one forum moderator who was by far best suited for dealing with the topic was also one of the primary debaters in the topic.

Thank you for both prongs.

Minnemooseus/Adminnemooseus


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