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Omnivorous
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Message 31 of 37 (441528)
12-17-2007 10:58 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by Hyroglyphx
12-16-2007 5:41 PM


Re: EvC
NJ writes:
I have purposely snuck in views counter to what I would ordinarily object to just to see if they weren't actually arguing the point, but were rather so focused on hating me, that they didn't bother to listen to what I was saying.
That explains those rare flashes of rationality that startle me so.
I read much more than I post at EvC these days, in part because I have little time to do more.
Also, I've come to depend on Nator, Percy, RAZD, jar, crash, Ringo, CK, Brian, molbiogirl (and others no less well thought of even though unnamed) to defend the citadel of reason, usually far better than I could.
But a day is not complete without at least a few minutes spent reading new posts.

Real things always push back.
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Phat
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From: Denver,Colorado USA
Joined: 12-30-2003


Message 32 of 37 (441537)
12-18-2007 12:16 AM
Reply to: Message 10 by ringo
12-16-2007 5:56 PM


They Call You Ringo
Ringo writes:
Realistically, a lot of us are here to fight. The fight against ignorance is a noble one but the ignorant seem to be a never-ending supply of cannon-fodder. It can be tiring.
I think that you are one of my most enjoyable "opponents". Your replies to some of my jabberwocky are hilarious and I always look forward to a laugh in your replies to me.
I don't necessarily care about winning arguments so much as I love the interchange and expression of ideas and different points of view.
(From some posters, anyway! )

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Hyroglyphx
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Message 33 of 37 (441538)
12-18-2007 12:21 AM
Reply to: Message 31 by Omnivorous
12-17-2007 10:58 PM


Re: EvC
Also, I've come to depend on Nator, Percy, RAZD, jar, crash, Ringo, CK, Brian, molbiogirl (and others no less well thought of even though unnamed) to defend the citadel of reason, usually far better than I could.
Whew!.... If those are the vanguards, then you might as well just give up now. Why delay the inevitable?
All joking aside, a couple of those names present very good argumentation, and I enjoy what they bring to the table. (Please note that "couple" literally means "two" in this instance). Won't name any names.
You did, however, forget to mention Archer and Modulous, two very respected members who think more along the line's of yourself. I enjoy their company immensely. And if its worth anything, I have great respect for you too!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

“First dentistry was painless, then bicycles where chainless, and carriages where horseless, and many laws enforceless. Next cookery was fireless, telegraphy was wireless, cigars were nicotineless, and coffee caffeineless. Soon oranges were seedless, the putting green was weedless, the college boy was hatless, the proper diet -- fatless. New motor roads are dustless, the latest steel is rustless, our tennis courts are sodless, our new religion -- Godless” -Arthur Guiterman

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ringo
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Message 34 of 37 (441544)
12-18-2007 12:43 AM
Reply to: Message 32 by Phat
12-18-2007 12:16 AM


Re: They Call You Ringo
Phat writes:
I don't necessarily care about winning arguments....
As I've mentioned before (you really ought to be taking notes), one of the nice things about EvC is that we all set our own winning conditions. For myself, if I learn something, I win. If somebody learns something from me (it could happen ), I win. If I make somebody smile, I win. If somebody makes me smile, I win. When somebody says nice things about me, I win.
And sure, when somebody like NJ runs away like a scalded cat, I win too. But there isn't much satisfaction in that.
quote:
And he is dead who will not fight;
And who dies fighting has increase.
-- Julian Henry Francis Grenfell (1888-1915)

Disclaimer: The above statement is without a doubt, the most LUDICROUS, IDIOTIC AND PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WILLFUL STUPIDITY, THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN OR HEARD.

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Larni
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From: Liverpool
Joined: 09-16-2005


Message 35 of 37 (441555)
12-18-2007 3:35 AM
Reply to: Message 28 by Brad McFall
12-17-2007 10:40 AM


Re: How you see EvC is how y'll feel about EvC
Blimey!
Not only do I understand you I am in total agreement with your sentiments!

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Tusko
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Posts: 615
From: London, UK
Joined: 10-01-2004


Message 36 of 37 (441568)
12-18-2007 6:17 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Hyroglyphx
12-16-2007 4:25 PM


I've noticed a cyclical pattern to my posting here. It feels like its about 6 months for a full circle, and for about two weeks at the height of my enthusiasm I do more posting than in the other twenty-four. I can't really explain it except this kind of pattern can be observed in all of my interests. Its kind of annoying because I flit, magpie-like, to the next pretty diversion and never really settle on anything.
But I don't think that my interest is waning. Except the first couple of months I've always been more drawn to the Coffee House than to the actual bread-and-butter EvC debate here.
I love this place!

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Omnivorous
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Joined: 07-21-2005
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Message 37 of 37 (441601)
12-18-2007 10:07 AM
Reply to: Message 33 by Hyroglyphx
12-18-2007 12:21 AM


Re: EvC
NJ writes:
You did, however, forget to mention Archer and Modulous, two very respected members who think more along the line's of yourself. I enjoy their company immensely. And if its worth anything, I have great respect for you too!
Yes, I did forget to mention Archer and Modulous--they definitely belong in any list of top posters: Archer's reasoned lyricism and Mod's calm precision are huge assets here. I'm sure I've overlooked others.
Respect is always worth a great deal. I enjoy jousting at your neolithic posts and otherwise return your respect.
There are only a few posters for whom I have absolutely no respect (and only one I ever loathed, and he no longer posts).

Real things always push back.
-William James
Save lives! Click here!
Join the World Community Grid with Team EvC!
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