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Author Topic:   April, 2005, Posts of the Month
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Message 16 of 28 (198923)
04-13-2005 10:02 AM

Holmes on Epistemology (again)
Message 10

This and the msgs leading up to it are another example of Holmes thinking clearly and writing well.

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Message 17 of 28 (199059)
04-13-2005 7:50 PM

Percy - Icon of Patient Explanation
Name: Percy
Forum: Is it Science?
Thread: The Lack of Empirical Evidence For Evolution
Post: 130

I realized recently that Percy hardly ever gets a POTM. Which is weird, to me, since I never fail to marvel at his patience, clear writing, etc. Almost every post of his I've ever read has left me saying, "damn, I wish I'd said that." So, let this nomination stand as representative of an extremely long series of outstanding posts - any one of which (or all, for that matter) would garner any other member a POTM.

Keep it up, Percy.

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Message 18 of 28 (199350)
04-14-2005 2:38 PM

Name: contracycle
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Society without property?
Post #: 83

Actually, the post number above is merely a formality. I am very, very impressed with all of contracycle's posts in that thread. He gives a very concise, well thought out description of communism, describes his take on it very nicely, and, in my opion, answers peoples' objections and counter-point very well. Almost every post has something where I said to myself, "Man, I wish I said that."

There are also several points where I disagree with either slightly or completely. Yet, in each case contracycle makes his points so well that I am forced to think about them deeply.

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Message 19 of 28 (199383)
04-14-2005 4:25 PM
Reply to: Message 18 by Chiroptera
04-14-2005 2:38 PM

I second Chiroptera's nomination. Contracycle presented and defended his point of view in a series of reasonable and sensible responses. We all benefit from these imaginative and thoughtful posts, whether we agree with Contracycle or not.


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Message 20 of 28 (200726)
04-20-2005 4:47 PM

In Message 138

As clear and consise an discussion of GOD and why the Fundamentalists and Literalists cannot see Him as I've come across lately.

Aslan is not a Tame Lion
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Message 21 of 28 (200745)
04-20-2005 6:31 PM

Name : Magisterium Devolver
Forum : Is it science
Thread : A working definition of God
Post : #139

This poor chap goes to a helavulot of trouble in an attempt to satisfy the particular traits of particular people, who can only accept things when spoken in the language of naturlistic science and who attempt to get people into the tedious definitions web.

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Message 22 of 28 (202381)
04-25-2005 7:34 PM

AdminAsgara on our current "crankyness" problem
Name: AdminAsgara
Forum: Suggestions and Questions
Thread: Thread Reopen Requests
Post #: 333, 334

AdminAsgara, in 334 writes:

If you are making your case well no one will believe any lies / misrepresentations about what was said. Also, someone keeping their cool comes off as an adult and their argument will be given more credence (witness Sylas).

We have serious problems, when messages like the cited need to be posted by an admin.

Don't respond to this message (unless you wish to have the wrath of Adminnemooseus come down on you). Just take AdminAsgara's words to heart and behave yourselves.


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Message 23 of 28 (202592)
04-26-2005 12:09 PM
Reply to: Message 20 by jar
04-20-2005 4:47 PM

Re: Percy
I second the nomination of Percy's post. Very well said.
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Message 24 of 28 (202627)
04-26-2005 1:05 PM
Reply to: Message 22 by Adminnemooseus
04-25-2005 7:34 PM

Re: AdminAsgara on our current "crankyness" problem
yeah, i'll third that second one. good advice.

(even if i can't always follow it)


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Message 25 of 28 (202909)
04-27-2005 4:04 AM

mick at "Why Darwinism is wrong"
Name: mick
Forum: Biological Evolution
Thread: Why Darwinism is wrong
Post: 10

More often than not, when mick posts I have to say "I wish I had said that!". His calm rebuttals and clear grasp of the facts make him a great asset to the debate and a danger to any strawman wielding creo's who try to step into the Biological Evolution forum.

{Made the "10" a clickable link. Also added subtitle. - Adminnemooseus}

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Message 26 of 28 (203075)
04-27-2005 4:28 PM

mick at "is the US sliding into Fascism? Evidence for and against"
Name: mick
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: is the US sliding into Fascism? Evidence for and against
Post #: 36

A fairly detailed comparison of the political philosophies of Mussolini and George W. Bush. I think this message could be the focus point for the entire topic.


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Message 27 of 28 (203380)
04-28-2005 1:20 PM

mick at "Evidence for a Conspiracy of Scientists?"
Name: mick
Forum: Is It Science?
Thread: Evidence for a Conspiracy of Scientists?
Post #: 31


Added by edit: Maybe everyone should just check Topic Index for mick often. Who knows how many POTM candidates lurk there? :)

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Message 28 of 28 (203467)
04-28-2005 7:51 PM
Reply to: Message 25 by Mammuthus
04-27-2005 4:04 AM

Re: mick at "Why Darwinism is wrong"
This is a thankyou to Mammuthus and Moose, for nominating various posts for POTM, and for their kind comments. It really made my day - I might even copy your posts to my supervisor. If I win, do I get a T-shirt or something? ;)

I try to write lots of stupid ill-considered posts but sometimes I unfortunately find myself saying something sensible.

Cheers and thanks!


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