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Go to: Creationists websites are a disgrace to the internet

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Flip,

Unfortunately, mental illness exists. Delusion exists. The deliberate rejection of evidence exists.

Resistance to such madness is appropriate, but we must not let ourselves get mired in the conflict. It's not an even field, they have no ammunition, they have no arguments, they have no evidence. They have fairy tales. We must not agree that we have an honest disagreement, we do not.

It's not a 50/50 situation. Their argument is not equally valid to human reason.

Gentle persuasion is preferred. When that does not work, ridicule and the hammer of reason come into play. Even then, the truly damaged will roll their eyes back and begin praying.

They're lost. We must forgive them and pity them, even as we resist them.

Fri, 28 May 2010 05:31:20 UTC | #474276

Go to: Martin Gardner: Rest in peace, good old man

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A man of a lively and youthful mind has passed on. I share Mr. Randi's loss, but without the personal friendship with Mr. Gardner.

I'm a gamester myself. Mr. Gardner lived for games, puzzles, riddles, most of a mathematical nature. He died young, and it matters not at what age his body gave out.

Games keep us young. They are the things of childhood, but not always so unsophisticated that children can resolve them. It's been said we must grow old, but we need not grow up, such was Mr. Gardner. I envy him.

I don't believe there is an afterlife, but if there was one, I'd be interested in asking Mr. G how the square root of negative 2 relates to cloud patterns on Jupiter. He'd probably have an answer.

Fri, 28 May 2010 05:22:38 UTC | #474274

Go to: Cardinal Levada on a New Apologetics

eclampusvitus's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by eclampusvitus

New Apologetics, eh? I guess this implies the Old Apologetics are insufficient. They're right, they are.

Bring on the new Apologetics. Hit us with your best shot, we're more than ready. Make it count. Go all in and show your hand.

Of course they will weasel out of the whipping they will receive, and the followers who donate money to the murderers of thousands upon thousands of innocent Africans and the rapists of children will believe they won. Well, at least most of them will.

We can't do it all at once. We will do it, though.

ecv

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:49:00 UTC | #464442

Go to: Gut bacteria in Japanese people borrowed sushi-digesting genes from ocean bacteria

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I think I'm turning Japanese, I really think so...


Gut genes or not, I'm not going to be without my smelt egg sushi, yellowtail sushi, tako, and sweet shrimp.

I get enough from it. Who knows, perhaps Anglos like me will evolve to get max nutrition from it, but we American Anglos are usually far from malnourished.

*in best Bart Simpson tri-lingual slang* Vive la sushi!

Fri, 09 Apr 2010 02:02:00 UTC | #457352

Go to: British Islamist Anjem Choudary: They Give US Money, But We Attack Their System

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I am sorry, I do apologize. I usually try to employ more accurate and elevated vocabulary.... but Choudary is a fucktard.

Does anyone think that he would not use violence to gain his ends? After all, it's the Muslim tradition. He's for all the other Muslim traditions, primitive as they are. Opposed to freedom, indeed. I never thought I'd live long enough to hear an Englishman oppose the concept of freedom.

I wasn't around for Hitler, but the British dealt with him appropriately.

In the absence of freedom, just who would dictate behavior? Fucktards like him? What gives him the right, his elevated knowledge of the Quran?

I have an elevated knowledge of "Trout Fishing in America" by Richard Brautigan. I claim it's a superior philosophy, far exceeding in philosophical depth and a desire for peace than the stinking Quran.

Sorry to admit this, but I predict bloody trouble in Britain if many people take this idiot's word for the state of affairs. It's enough to make me consider a "vacation" to the green and pleasant land.

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 01:44:00 UTC | #456558

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