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crashfrog
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Message 43 of 102 (651418)
02-07-2012 12:33 PM
Reply to: Message 42 by amp1022
02-07-2012 12:16 PM


Honestly though, if you want to be taken seriously, don't ever use that ridiculous play on words again.

If creationists could restrain themselves from referring to evolution as "stupid", or calling it "evilution", or suggesting that its responsible for genocide, slavery, the Holocaust etc., terms such as "IDiot" probably wouldn't be a feature of evolutionist discourse.

But I don't see any particular reason for evolutionists to hold themselves to a higher standard of civility than their opponents. I took a look at your previous posts, here, and it's true that aside from the way you relentlessly and dishonestly misrepresent the evolutionary science, you've been relatively polite. That, sadly, isn't true of your peers. I doubt it'll remain true of you, in fact.

I for one will dismiss any of your posts out of hand from here on out.

You'd be doing yourself a disservice, I think, and it's hard to understand why someone who is interested in learning would allow themselves to be distracted by language they don't appreciate. Of course, it's far more likely that you're just looking for excuses to dismiss arguments you can't reply to. That's usually why people object to language instead of to content - an "inability to refute", as one of our old creationists used to say.


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crashfrog
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Message 47 of 102 (651561)
02-08-2012 10:08 AM
Reply to: Message 44 by amp1022
02-07-2012 7:08 PM


I actually love a good challenging debate, that is why I come to this site.

Well, ok. Then perhaps you'd like to address this proof of evolution that no creationist has ever been able to respond to:

More Evidence of Evolution - Geomyidae and Geomydoecus

As you can see, the convergent phylogenies of Geomyidae and Geomydoecus prove that molecular phylogeny is a reliable technique for discerning evolutionary relationships, including the entire history of the evolution of life on Earth as discerned via 16S ribosomal subunit (and other reconstructions.)

Your response? (Please add it to that thread, not this one.)

Why would I do that? Anything I said on any of my posts, whether I was right or wrong, I at the very least BELIEVED what I was saying.

I doubt it. For instance - what are your primary sources for information about the theory of evolution?

If your answer is "creationists have told me what evolution says", then yes, you're being dishonest because you already know that the only honest way to learn about someone's position is from them.

Why give people an excuse by behaving like a child?

At some point, debating with a creationist becomes so pointless that we just try to entertain ourselves. You'll see. (It'll start when you're unable to muster any meaningful response to the convergent phylogenies of Geomyidae and Geomydoecus.)


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crashfrog
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Message 49 of 102 (651649)
02-08-2012 9:01 PM
Reply to: Message 48 by Theodoric
02-08-2012 8:24 PM


Re: Amp
Prairie dogs and their public lice - gets them every time.

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