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AdminNosy
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Message 1 of 25 (353530)
10-01-2006 9:13 PM


Format

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Forum: the forum where posted
Thread: the thread title
Message: the particular posted message number
Your nomination should include a link to the nominated article, and a short comment on why you are nominating (or seconding).

As always, this is not a thread for debates. Posts should be limited to nomination, seconds, acceptance statements by nominee.


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Message 2 of 25 (353531)
10-01-2006 9:16 PM


RAZD in great debate
RAZD is taking his time; being patient and not letting any details go by.

I'm enjoying looking over his shoulder

Basic Fundamentals of THE Debate (now open to anyone)


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Message 3 of 25 (353534)
10-01-2006 9:29 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by NosyNed
10-01-2006 9:16 PM


Re: RAZD in great debate
Seconded. "Magisterial" is the word that comes to mind.
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Message 4 of 25 (353543)
10-02-2006 12:21 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Omnivorous
10-01-2006 9:29 PM


Re: RAZD in great debate
I concur with the nomination and second Omni's use of the word 'magisterial.'

Bravo, RAZD. You've posted one for the ages.


Archer

All species are transitional.


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kuresu
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Message 5 of 25 (353550)
10-02-2006 1:41 AM


Anglagard v S1WCs = slaughter
he goes through, I think, a total of 40 odd points in two posts, and does an excellent job, I think, of getting his refutations of S1WC's essay.

angla v s1wcs


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Message 6 of 25 (353565)
10-02-2006 8:52 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by kuresu
10-02-2006 1:41 AM


Re: Anglagard v S1WCs = slaughter
Heartily seconded. I hope that once the debate, such as it is, is concluded, we can archive those posts as a "must read" on this website. Classic point-by-point refutations. I'll add that I'm looking forward to S1WC's response.
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kalimero
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Message 7 of 25 (353834)
10-03-2006 8:36 AM


RAZD
A great post IMHO.
Message 1
An excellent summary of some deeply rooted problems in this whole debate (also very anoying problems :))
  
Guido Arbia
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Message 8 of 25 (355172)
10-08-2006 9:51 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by AdminNosy
10-01-2006 9:13 PM


Author: iano
Forum: Faith and Belief
Thread: Omniscence, Omnipotence, the Fall and Logical Contradictions
Message: Message 46

I think iano does a good job of explaining stuff.


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Message 9 of 25 (355339)
10-09-2006 6:58 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by Guido Arbia
10-08-2006 9:51 AM


Thanks Guido. 100% agreement! You agree with me even more than I do :)
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Quetzal
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Message 10 of 25 (356667)
10-15-2006 11:23 AM


Omni Showcase
Author: Omnivorous
Forum: Showcase
Thread: Intellectual Enemies of Freedom
Message: Determinism and indeterminacy (post 4)

In some of the most inspired and creative writing I've seen in a long time, Omni "showcases" how an analogy, taken to its logical conclusion, proves the original intent of the person who used it to be completely erroneous. A sample:

quote:
Omni writes:

A man's genes, too, have been beads on a great abacus over the eons, their living products, men, discovering the odds of surviving the great predators in direct encounters and recording the results via the presence or absence of the genes that produced, respectively, successful or failed strategies.


I only wish I could write as clearly as this. It's almost a shame the rhetoric is embedded in a discussion with one of the forum's more, hmmm, problematic posters. I don't suggest it is wasted - after all, we all can read and enjoy it :D - but I have to say it's too bad the recipient will probably be unable to appreciate it as it deserves.


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Message 11 of 25 (356685)
10-15-2006 12:55 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Quetzal
10-15-2006 11:23 AM


Re: Omni Showcase
Thank you, Quetzal. I have consigned myself to purgatory to relearn and discipline my craft ;)
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Message 12 of 25 (356753)
10-15-2006 7:17 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Quetzal
10-15-2006 11:23 AM


Re: Omni Showcase
I'm glad someone nominated this. I was going to but didn't get around to it. It was a great post; one of the best I've read here.

Edited by -messenjah of one, : grammar


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Silent H
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Message 13 of 25 (357201)
10-18-2006 6:35 AM


Percy on what science is...
Poster: Percy
Forum: Is it Science?
Thread: What IS science and what is NOT science?
Post: #144

Though I may have raised my eyebrow at his admin activity in that thread, when he finally stepped from behind the admin curtain I think he delivered a nice concise breakdown of science. I think it is worthwhile for those who do not understand how it operates to look there first. I could think of a few tweaks, but they are not necessary for a better understanding of science.


holmes {in temp decloak from lurker mode}
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Message 14 of 25 (357236)
10-18-2006 10:29 AM
Reply to: Message 13 by Silent H
10-18-2006 6:35 AM


Re: Percy on what science is...
Strongly seconded!!
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Message 15 of 25 (358158)
10-22-2006 3:49 PM


straggler on evo v creo hypotheses
Author: Straggler
Forum: Is it Science?
Thread: What is science... what is NOT science?
Post: #233

I think this was a very clearly worded explanation on the mistake creationists make when discussing hypotheses in science, as well as how such are used.

Between Percy and Straggler's posts in this thread, I am not sure how much clearer the nature of science and how its methods conflict with those of creationism could be.

Edited by holmes, : clarity

Edited by AdminModulous, : editted the message url to read 233#233 rather than 231#233 so it should work no matter what forum settings you use.


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