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Message 8 of 33 (791297)
09-14-2016 4:30 AM


kbertsche, for book reference, at "OEC vs YEC Issues"
Author: kbertsche
Forum: Geology and the Great Flood
Thread: OEC vs YEC Issues
Message #: 194

Not so much a great message, but I thought this book reference needed to be flagged somehow.

Quoting his entire message:

For Faith and any other YECs who may be lurking here who are wondering about dating, I highly recommend Dan Wonderly's book
"God's Time Records in Ancient Sediments"
. Dan was a geology professor for a short time at Grace College (John Whitcomb was on faculty at the seminary). Dan did not have expertise in radiometric dating, so his book focuses exclusively on non-radiometric evidence for an old earth. The book is a bit dated now, but is still quite good.

Presented in a rather clumsy manner, with links to individual pages. But my impression from a brief look was that this was a pretty good discourse on some basic geology.

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Message 9 of 33 (791754)
09-20-2016 11:16 PM


Ringo, at "Glenn Morton's Evidence Examined"
Author: Ringo
Forum: Geology and the Great Flood
Thread: Glenn Morton's Evidence Examined
Message #: 412

In a way, the OE theory is incidental to finding oil - but to find oil it is necessary to understand how the rocks formed, how they changed after they were formed, etc. Finding oil comes from that understanding and so does the realization that the rocks must be old.

In my opinion, the essence of the downfall of young Earthism, among those having a geology knowledge.

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Message 10 of 33 (802486)
03-16-2017 11:06 PM


Tangle, at "Gay Marriage as an attack on Christianity"
Author: Tangle
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Gay Marriage as an attack on Christianity
Message #: 208

In support of the (for lack of a better phrase) "don't go too far when promoting pro-LGBT policy" theme.

From the message end:

They apply to everybody. We all get annoyed by the behaviour of others. Some things are worth the effort of doing something about it, somethings aren't. As the the lawyers say, 'having principles can be expensive.' Sometimes it's better to just shrug it off.

I'm not attempting to tell individuals what to do - if you want to kick back at the bigots now that you can, go ahead, it makes for great reading. Everytime it happens I think great, bagged another bastard. But at some point it's going to look like you've got a real chip on your collective shoulders - deserved or otherwise.

If you want to win the hearts of the nation you've just conquered on the battlefield, it's generally thought a bad idea to bayonet their wounded. The word magnanimous springs to mind.

There is more quote and response at the source message.

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 11 of 33 (804652)
04-11-2017 10:28 PM


vimesey, at "How do you define the word Evolution?"
Author: vimesey
Forum: Biological Evolution
Thread: How do you define the word Evolution?
Message #: 110

Quality happens in a rather dismal topic.

The concluding sentence:

Nature ran a lottery - it was virtually certain that some form of life would win it - and the form of life which has won it to date, is the form we see today.

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 13 of 33 (805828)
04-21-2017 12:24 AM


Davidjay, off-topic at "Evidence for Evolution: Whale evolution"
Author: Davidjay
Forum: Biological Evolution
Thread: Evidence for Evolution: Whale evolution
Message #: 430

Replies to Drudge in a stunningly coherent manner (relatively speaking), to why there is is limit to how fast a human can run. And, sad to say, a much better reply that all the other replies to the same message.

Alas, he followed up this POTM message with one of considerably lesser quality.

PLEASE, NO SNARKY REPLIES TO THIS MESSAGE.

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 22 of 33 (834138)
05-31-2018 3:22 AM


NoNukes at "The Methods of Historical Science..." topic
Author: NoNukes
Forum: Geology and the Great Flood
Thread: The Methods of Historical Science to mystify the public: Assertion, no evidence
Message #: 140

Seems to be the answer to the topics message 1

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 24 of 33 (834923)
06-15-2018 12:09 AM


caffeine, at "Question concerning evolution"
Author: caffeine
Forum: Creation/Evolution In The News
Thread: Question concerning evolution
Message #: 14

Don't quite know what to say, but there's a lot of substance there.

Moose

Topic does need a better title.


  
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Message 27 of 33 (867845)
12-04-2019 12:31 AM


dwise1 - Something conserning impeachment
Poster: dwise1
Post: message 3626
Thread: The Trump Presidency
In: Coffee House

Hasn't been a POTM in a long time. Now here's one.

Moose

ps - This is also an example of of proper link that does not go to the right message. Well, at first it goes to the correct message, then jumps to somewhere else. Look downthread for 3626.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Get "dwise1" into subtitle.


  
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Message 28 of 33 (869645)
01-02-2020 9:49 PM


Percy - What Does the Republican Party Stand For?
Author: Percy
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: The Right Side of the News (renamed)
Message #: 4053

Monumental post.

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Message 33 of 33 (891550)
02-02-2022 11:48 PM


dwise1 at "The Power of the New Intelligent Design..."
Author: dwise1
Forum: Intelligent Design
Thread: The Power of the New Intelligent Design...
Message : 83

Posts of the month are a near extinct item, but I think dwise pulled one off.

A fine message of what is intelligent design and what isn't intelligent design. Maybe the best I've seen.

Essentially, intelligent design results in getting a good result of optimal simplicity, while evolution results in getting a good(???) result of excessive complexity. Or something like that.

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

"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable." - John Kenneth Galbraith

It says something about the qualities of our current president that the best argument anyone has made in his defense is that he didn't know what he was talking about. - Paul Krugman (as stolen from Chiroptera's signature)

"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes" - Ronald Reagan (1984)

"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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