You're really going to cherry pick a definition of crank in order to claim that you're not a crank? Really?
Would the genius who solved the most pressing cosmological conundrum of the day really find himself in the middle of an argument about whether he is or is not a crank at a creation/evolution discussion board?
Here at EvC Forum we get a lot of cranks, and you fit the profile pretty well. You must work on reining in your feelings so you can effectively modify your behavior and stop acting like a crank.
Don't fall in love with the discriminated-against maverick image you've been fostering, but rather work to become an accepted and respected member of the scientific community.
Portraying solved problems as unsolved to the uninitiated ("And I have the solution!") is a standard crank tactic. Even just promoting your ideas to the uninitiated is a standard crank tacic...
If Josephson and Gentry are really the kind of company you identify with then you'll continue to be treated like a crank by the mainstream scientific community, and deservedly so.
Alphabob, I'm calling you a crank because you're acting like a crank.
If you're a crank, then just keep doing what you're doing. We get lots of cranks here, you're fitting right in.
My advice hasn't changed. Stop acting like a crank.
Alphabob, there actually was a nugget of truth seeded into Percy's armchair vitriol he loves to spit all over himself: You would indeed have to be crazy to post anything of value at EVC.
But then it is hard to know that at first, because the website does have nice blue color and all. But then you spend more than five minutes here and see the ****** and their less educated sidekicks circle jerking each other and calling Nobel laureates out of touch kooks, and listening to Percy dole out advice like he is Dr. Phil, and you get the picture pretty quick.
The best thing that can happen to you is to be called a crank by the King Crank Master. In fact, he doesn't even need to bother reading what you write beforehand, because he would never understand it anyway. But he has a big red rubber horn and clowns nose, and he loves to just squeeze it and go crank, crank, crank, anytime he reads anything too deep.
Edited by Bolder-dash, : so many pearls of wisdom, how to choose just a few...
Where you see the little astericks on my post, that is where Percy's software edits the word m o r o n, because I can't write that here, because I don't give blow-jobs to Percy to write whatever I want like Dr. A does.
Bachelors degree in Earth Science and Physics-Whitworth College Ph.D. History & Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University Professor of Philosophy- Whitworth College Founder of the Discovery Institute
Percy the CrankHead:
Website has blue colors. Owns a big rubber horn. Doesn't have time to learn cosmology, but knows a crank when he sees one.