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mike the wiz
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Message 31 of 71 (269691)
12-15-2005 2:31 PM


Good effort from Lam, round of applause from lurkers
Author: Lam
Forum: Social and Religious Issues
Thread: What led you to God
Message:#90

Lam highlights why belief can be ignorant if you haven't been a partaker of your counterpart's ideology. (second half of post is a good effort, IMHO).

A mention also, to Porteus and Brian for making this an entertaining thread, what with "fluffy Jesus" etc.


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Message 32 of 71 (270484)
12-18-2005 11:45 AM


omniverous tucked away in the book nook
Book Nook
Post 1 by Omniverous is good enough, but it is followed by more information and speculative replies worth reading.

This is a rather late recommendation, but I missed the thread until now. In a way it is a follow up to a POTM for Omni given earlier this month.

I am nominating it because of it not only adds info to an earlier discussion, but does tie in with evolutionary concepts. Environmental and ecological developments of nonmilitary and nonintentional natures, may have shaped the history of humans more than we give credit.

Who conquered the Americas? Microbial pathogens perhaps.


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Message 33 of 71 (270630)
12-18-2005 9:05 PM
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12-18-2005 11:45 AM


Re: omniverous tucked away in the book nook
Thanks, Holmes.

I'll be reading 1491 soon, and after that I'll bump that thread.


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Message 34 of 71 (270993)
12-20-2005 1:28 AM


nwr on equilibrium and mutation
Name: nwr
Forum: Biological Evolution
Thread: the phylogeographic challenge to creationism
Post #: 282

nwr does a nice job of getting across several key aspects of population genetics in concise, plain language. Hopefully it will help Faith and others understand that change in genetic diversity is not the simple, constant arithmetic they would like it to be.


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Message 35 of 71 (270996)
12-20-2005 1:45 AM
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Re: nwr on equilibrium and mutation
Many thanks for the nomination, pink sasquatch.
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Message 36 of 71 (271158)
12-20-2005 4:17 PM


pink sasquatch hoists the literalist petard
Author: pink sasquatch
Forum: Miscellaneous Topics in Creation/Evolution
Thread: Does Darwinism Equal "No God"?
Post#: 206

In this message, and others up and down-thread, simply by calmly comparing Biblical accounts of the Flood and "stopping the sun," pink sasquatch demonstrates the interpretive inconsistencies/contradictions required for an anti-evolution, literalist reading of the Bible.

Top notch stuff, pink.


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Message 37 of 71 (271186)
12-20-2005 7:01 PM
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12-20-2005 4:17 PM


Re: pink sasquatch hoists the literalist petard
Top notch stuff, pink.

Thank you much, Omnivorous - I'm glad someone understood what I was trying to do with that line of discussion...


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Message 38 of 71 (271219)
12-20-2005 10:03 PM


Percy....Commentary on Dover Decision
Author: Percy
Forum: Education and Creation/Evolution
Thread: Dover science teachers refuse to read ID disclaimer
Message: 129

Percy picks the highlights from Kitzmiller v. Dover School District and offers his own commentary. Fabulous work.


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Message 39 of 71 (271221)
12-20-2005 10:29 PM
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12-20-2005 10:03 PM


Re: Percy....Commentary on Dover Decision
Resoundingly seconded. Pleasure to read.


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Message 40 of 71 (271513)
12-21-2005 5:05 PM


The mediocre debate
Authors: Faith and robinrohan
Forum The Great Debate
Proofs of Evolution: A Mediocre Debate (Faith, robinrohan and their invitees)

I am nominating this entire thread. My thanks to robinrohan for his bold decision to debate, even while learning about evolution himself. And my thanks to Faith for agreeing to the debate and for her continued participation.

AbE: This debate can provide useful feedback to scientists on how those with a less technical background understand the idea, on what they find clearly explained and what they find confusing.

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Message 41 of 71 (271525)
12-21-2005 5:37 PM
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12-21-2005 5:05 PM


Re: The mediocre debate
I appreciate that, although I don't know why anyone else would be interested in reading it other than the participants.
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Message 42 of 71 (271535)
12-21-2005 5:59 PM
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12-21-2005 5:37 PM


Re: The mediocre debate
I don't know why anyone else would be interested ...

I should have put something about that in my nomination. I have now edited it to add a comment.
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Message 43 of 71 (271538)
12-21-2005 6:04 PM
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Re: The mediocre debate
robinrohan writes:

I appreciate that, although I don't know why anyone else would be interested in reading it other than the participants.

I appreciated it very much. I agree with nwr that it was informative to scientists for evaluation. It was informative reading for the layman like myself as well. Thanks to you both for doing it. :cool:

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Message 44 of 71 (271539)
12-21-2005 6:06 PM
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12-21-2005 5:05 PM


Re: The mediocre debate
This debate can provide useful feedback to scientists on how those with a less technical background understand the idea, on what they find clearly explained and what they find confusing.

I second the nomination as the thread is an interesting and worthwhile exercise that I haven't seen before. Also, I am learning something about being utilized as an "expert" reference (mostly that it is taking a lot of willpower to try to limit my comments to non-biased technical explanations).


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Message 45 of 71 (271601)
12-21-2005 11:38 PM


Faith in Festivus
It's not so much that I'm nominating a post, per se, but I really thought that this instance deserved recognition beyond its own thread.

I'd like to give a huge nod and thanks to Faith for making me my own emoticon, and Asgara for helping tweak and post it. You can see the first usages of the fantabulous pinksasquatchian emoticon here in the Pink Sasquatch's Festivus for the Rest of Us thread.

But the real reason I POTMed it: I want to triple-thank Faith for having the desire and going through the trouble of making the thing, especially considering we've had some pretty intense and adversarial arguments lately. I think it demonstrates that despite the fact that heated arguments sometimes seem personal, we're still debating the issues and not each other, and in the end we're here to have (our own demented idea of) fun.

Thanks again, Faith!

(Festivus is friday, by the way...)


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