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bluescat48
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Message 16 of 37 (441239)
12-16-2007 9:08 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Hyroglyphx
12-16-2007 4:25 PM


I don't know.... Lately I've been really disinterested in arguing over the same points for the millionth time.
That does get rather annoying.

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Buzsaw
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Message 17 of 37 (441265)
12-16-2007 10:21 PM


Ever Present Doggers Tire And Bore
Ever active doggers who seem to follow you around 24/7 (must be either millionaires, on permanent disability, retired or on welfare) responding to your message with something; anything having any semblense of refute. All it takes is one to three or four of these types to make it boring and tiresome.
I have no problem with active members so long as they respond respectfully, sensibly and with substance worthy of the time it takes to respond.

BUZSAW B 4 U 2 C Y BUZ SAW.
The immeasurable present eternally extends the infinite past and infinitely consumes the eternal future.

  
crashfrog
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From: Silver Spring, MD
Joined: 03-20-2003


Message 18 of 37 (441268)
12-16-2007 10:41 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by Hyroglyphx
12-16-2007 5:23 PM


Re: EvC
well, except for Jar and Crashfrog. They've made a career out of a hobby.
Huh. I don't know about Jar but I'm still waiting for my check.

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nator
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From: Ann Arbor
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Message 19 of 37 (441273)
12-16-2007 10:51 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Hyroglyphx
12-16-2007 4:25 PM


I only get bored when there's nobody halfway lucid (or if they are lucid, halfway honest) to debate with.
I like the mental exercise that addressing various arguments provides, and I've certainly learned a great deal over the years, (about debate, and factual stuff too) and changed my views on a number of issues as well.
In the beginning, I did get rather intense about the debates, but I really don't anymore. that's ultimately better, I think, since it makes me more effective.
Arguing against opponents helps me to test and challenge my own positions on various subjects to see if I should continue to hold them or if I should refine or replace them.
I also like to think I'm doing my small part to combat ignorance, irrationality, anti-science and anti-intellectualism.
quote:
I don't know.... Lately I've been really disinterested in arguing over the same points for the millionth time.
Well, you do lose every debate, Juggs. I have always marveled at how much of a glutton for punishment you seem to be.
Edited by nator, : No reason given.

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nator
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Message 20 of 37 (441275)
12-16-2007 11:02 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by Hyroglyphx
12-16-2007 4:47 PM


Re: I've got the seven year itch
quote:
People aren't generally bothered by things that don't present a threat.
Er, or we might just be under some delusion that you are more reasonable than most Creationists and so we take the trouble to pay attention to your arguments.
quote:
If they can't let it go, it might be an indication that you have a solid argument and they hate you for it.
Please, Juggs, you're giving yourself far, far too much credit. The day I actually grow to feel anything even remotely similar to hate for anyone at EvC, I will ask someone to take me to a mental health professional.
Mostly, I feel bemusement.
quoteSometimes its a sign of desperation. Take it as a compliment.[/quote]
Again, you overestimate the power you have.
People are often just stubborn, you know, and refuse to let you get away with stuff.

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nator
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Message 21 of 37 (441276)
12-16-2007 11:05 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by Hyroglyphx
12-16-2007 5:29 PM


Re: I've got the seven year itch
quote:
I've also grown tired of people picking fights only because they are intellectual masochists. (not naming any names, Ringo).
Wouldn't that be sadism if it's Ringo we're talking about?

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crashfrog
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Joined: 03-20-2003


Message 22 of 37 (441279)
12-16-2007 11:12 PM
Reply to: Message 20 by nator
12-16-2007 11:02 PM


Re: I've got the seven year itch
Er, or we might just be under some delusion that you are more reasonable than most Creationists and so we take the trouble to pay attention to your arguments.
Seconded. NJ we pile it on because we all sense what a crackable nut you are. Somebody like Ray, there's no place for a reasonable argument to find purchase - he just doesn't think that way. But we sense you're reasonable enough to see the reason in evolution.
I recall Buz once said something similar about me. I wonder if he still feels that way.

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Hyroglyphx
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Message 23 of 37 (441289)
12-16-2007 11:58 PM
Reply to: Message 19 by nator
12-16-2007 10:51 PM


quote:
I don't know.... Lately I've been really disinterested in arguing over the same points for the millionth time.
Well, you do lose every debate, Juggs.
Do you mean that absolutely or in a relative kind of way?
I have always marveled at how much of a glutton for punishment you seem to be.
What can I say? I have a lot to atone for. Plus I like a little adversity. Never be too satisfied in anything, as satisfaction is the death of desire.

“This life’s dim windows of the soul, distorts the heavens from pole to pole, and goads you to believe a lie, when you see with and not through the eye.” -William Blake

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Hyroglyphx
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Message 24 of 37 (441291)
12-17-2007 12:00 AM
Reply to: Message 21 by nator
12-16-2007 11:05 PM


Re: I've got the seven year itch
Wouldn't that be sadism if it's Ringo we're talking about?
No, because its self-inflicted. Though I suppose it could go both ways -- either dishing it out, or taking on punishment for all its worth.

“This life’s dim windows of the soul, distorts the heavens from pole to pole, and goads you to believe a lie, when you see with and not through the eye.” -William Blake

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Hyroglyphx
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Message 25 of 37 (441295)
12-17-2007 12:02 AM
Reply to: Message 22 by crashfrog
12-16-2007 11:12 PM


Re: I've got the seven year itch
NJ we pile it on because we all sense what a crackable nut you are. Somebody like Ray, there's no place for a reasonable argument to find purchase - he just doesn't think that way. But we sense you're reasonable enough to see the reason in evolution.
Hmmmmmm.... Not sure if that's a compliment or chastisement.
You're incorrect about the crackable nut thing though. I'm not crackable, but I am a nut.

“This life’s dim windows of the soul, distorts the heavens from pole to pole, and goads you to believe a lie, when you see with and not through the eye.” -William Blake

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purpledawn
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Posts: 4453
From: Indiana
Joined: 04-25-2004


Message 26 of 37 (441367)
12-17-2007 10:07 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Hyroglyphx
12-16-2007 4:25 PM


Good Time to Admin
When you can't find a discussion that intrigues you or just find repetition that is a good time to do more moderating.

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Dr Jack
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Message 27 of 37 (441370)
12-17-2007 10:21 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Hyroglyphx
12-16-2007 4:25 PM


I go through waves. I used to post a lot and read most threads; these days I post a little, and read a few threads.

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Brad McFall
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Posts: 3428
From: Ithaca,NY, USA
Joined: 12-20-2001


Message 28 of 37 (441372)
12-17-2007 10:40 AM
Reply to: Message 12 by Jon
12-16-2007 6:25 PM


Re: How you see EvC is how y'll feel about EvC
It used to be that I had so much unsaid, I could never have enoungh time on EVC but now it takes me a lot longer to learn something I did not already know or have thought. Hence it takes me more time to respond, even to simple questions. I like to bring something not seen before so a simple post or chat does not cut it for me.

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Buzsaw
Inactive Member


Message 29 of 37 (441524)
12-17-2007 10:38 PM
Reply to: Message 19 by nator
12-16-2007 10:51 PM


Nator Cool!
nator writes:
In the beginning, I did get rather intense about the debates, but I really don't anymore.
I'll say you have and your counterparts in debate appreciate the contribution you make here here at EvC all the more. May God bless you and yours!

BUZSAW B 4 U 2 C Y BUZ SAW.
The immeasurable present eternally extends the infinite past and infinitely consumes the eternal future.

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nator
Member (Idle past 2247 days)
Posts: 12961
From: Ann Arbor
Joined: 12-09-2001


Message 30 of 37 (441525)
12-17-2007 10:45 PM
Reply to: Message 29 by Buzsaw
12-17-2007 10:38 PM


Re: Nator Cool!
Well, thanks, Buz, that was very nice of you.
Happy holidays.

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