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Richard Townsend
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Message 78 of 1725 (514522)
07-08-2009 3:00 PM


I don't know if anybody feels the same - but I feel that creationist posters on EvC have many common traits, as do the scientists.
Being on the scientific side of the divide, I naturally relate to and respect the postings of the scientific heavyweights on the forum.
Creationist posts generally seem to me to be rambling, unfocussed, illogical, full of irrelevancies and non-sequiturs.... and above all, it seems impossible to have a discussion that builds to any conclusion
There never really seems to be a meeting of minds between the two communities.
What do scientists and creationists think?

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Richard Townsend
Member (Idle past 4812 days)
Posts: 103
From: London, England
Joined: 07-16-2008


Message 102 of 1725 (515843)
07-21-2009 5:18 PM
Reply to: Message 100 by Rahvin
07-21-2009 2:22 PM


Re: Straggler vs RAZD
Perhaps the prediction came to him as a non-empirical "experience" while he was awake and conscious. This shows that non-empirical "experiences" of an undefined nature can have predictive qualities, and can be used to draw conclusions about objective reality! They don't count as a sixth sense, though. Definitely not that.
Or, maybe Percy just made an incredibly accurate assessment of where the debate would wind up.
Who can say? In the absence of evidence, I suppose I'm forced to be agnostic on the matter
.
Don't, please!!!!

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Richard Townsend
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From: London, England
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Message 108 of 1725 (516021)
07-22-2009 5:40 PM


Abortion thread
I'm very impressed by the standard of debate on the abortion thread - good discussion, honest opinions, openness, no grandstanding.

Richard Townsend
Member (Idle past 4812 days)
Posts: 103
From: London, England
Joined: 07-16-2008


Message 109 of 1725 (516022)
07-22-2009 5:45 PM
Reply to: Message 106 by Granny Magda
07-22-2009 3:39 PM


Re: Straggler vs RAZD
Neither Straggler or RAZD strike me as immobile zealots for their respective causes - both are among the best posters we have on this board.
I love RAZDs use of 'curiously...,','fascinatingly....' as a way of deflating creationist posts - though I'd hate to be on the end of it, and sometimes I think RAZD overuses the technique.
Edited by Richard Townsend, : No reason given.

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Richard Townsend
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Message 115 of 1725 (516396)
07-24-2009 7:39 PM


Smooth Operator
Smooth Operator,, an id advocate, is clearly an intelligent and knowledgeable person, but I find him /her so frustrating to deal with because of his / her unwillingness to concede he / she is wrong on any point.
* sigh * ... I suppose I should be used to this by now.
Edited by Richard Townsend, : No reason given.

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Richard Townsend
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Message 131 of 1725 (517250)
07-30-2009 2:39 PM
Reply to: Message 129 by Blue Jay
07-29-2009 11:55 PM


Re: RevCrossHugger
Bluejay, I understood you, even if Rahvin didn't!

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