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Which are you?

I am an evolutionist (umbrella term)
205 (68.3%)
I am a creationist (umbrella term)
35 (11.7%)
other (both?  none?)
60 (20%)

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Offline Daxx

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1845 on: July 25, 2008, 01:19:06 pm »
Others don't think your rude because they weren't offended by it.

Or alternatively perhaps they don't think I was being rude because it was in no way a personal attack on you? Your inability to distinguish between arguments and yourself is worrying. Uro described it best - just because something is negative does not mean it is rude when it is used in a purely descriptive way. I consider the use of the word "preposterous" to be entirely descriptive of the so-far unsupported claim that people 4000 years ago could live for 900 years; it is in no way a personal attack upon you despite your continued attempts to personalise the debate and perpetuate this logical fallacy.

I'm not appealing to pity who the hell would i be appealing to?.

A hypothetical observer, perhaps? I'm not a telepath, I don't understand the reasoning for your fallacious behaviour.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2008, 01:20:45 pm by Daxx »

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1846 on: July 25, 2008, 01:20:19 pm »
Wow, Gorman, that makes no sense to me at all. And completely goes against everything I read in Time Enough For Love (which, while sci fi, does have some really curious views of families, and taboo).

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1847 on: July 25, 2008, 01:22:57 pm »
I ask myself why bother saying anything but I can't stand by and say nothing.

I know reporting this will do good, but with no other mods around besides KS, no offense KS, it's useless to as LadyM or Ovi will lock it, and we don't want that.

So please, for all that is holy, before this gets out of hand and this argument causes irreparable damage to the thread, stop while you're ahead. This is going no where, lets just continue with KS's question...
Kid: Oh wow I'm being deflowered by a grown woman!
Mother: By the way I'm your mother
Kid: OH GOD NO

EDIT: That's where it becomes rape if you were wondering.

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1848 on: July 25, 2008, 01:24:39 pm »
I ask myself why bother saying anything but I can't stand by and say nothing.

I know reporting this will do good, but with no other mods around besides KS, no offense KS, it's useless to as LadyM or Ovi will lock it, and we don't want that.

So please, for all that is holy, before this gets out of hand and this argument causes irreparable damage to the thread, stop while you're ahead. This is going no where, lets just continue with KS's question...

This thead can take far more than a bit of whining. Don't worry, there's no need to get lock-happy over something so trivial. There's no flaming or personal attacks going on.

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1849 on: July 25, 2008, 01:27:13 pm »
Sorry, just on edge lately :-[

But honestly it's useless to continue this pointless argument don't you think?
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Mother: By the way I'm your mother
Kid: OH GOD NO

EDIT: That's where it becomes rape if you were wondering.

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1850 on: July 25, 2008, 01:29:12 pm »
Yes, that's what I said earlier. Distracting from the actual debate is at best poor reasoning and at worst deliberately intellectually dishonest.

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1851 on: July 25, 2008, 01:32:00 pm »
Oh, I guess with all the panic I've overlooked some of your posts.
Now I see it, than this charade is over with; moving on people!
Kid: Oh wow I'm being deflowered by a grown woman!
Mother: By the way I'm your mother
Kid: OH GOD NO

EDIT: That's where it becomes rape if you were wondering.

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1852 on: July 25, 2008, 02:48:07 pm »
Wow, Gorman, that makes no sense to me at all. And completely goes against everything I read in Time Enough For Love (which, while sci fi, does have some really curious views of families, and taboo).

No offense of course but it go's against everything you read in Science fiction?. Does that really matter or did i miss something?.






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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1853 on: July 25, 2008, 02:51:50 pm »
One work of fiction's word against another's.

Makes sense to me.

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1854 on: July 25, 2008, 02:57:38 pm »
One work of fiction's word against another's.

Makes sense to me.

Now your just trying to kite me in to getting modded and you know it.

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1855 on: July 25, 2008, 03:08:43 pm »
One work of fiction's word against another's.

Makes sense to me.

All hail the Flying Spagetti Monster! ;)
(Or Lord Xenu, whichever is your persuasion)

That aside, we have sort of drifted off topic...

I blame what I call the Scopes Law (When discussing evolution in the presence of a creationist, the discussion always becomes a religious debate).

EDIT:
Now your just trying to kite me in to getting modded and you know it.
Did it ever occur to you that you don't even have to look at this thread, let alone post in it? Are you that bothered by having your beliefs questioned that you have to respond to every comment that even vaguely contradicts them, even when its not what's being debated?

Now if you'll excuse me, we're supposed to be discussing evolution.


The presence of Homologus (probably didn't spell it right) structures in tandem with the fossil record and the laws of genetics provides ample evidence of evolution.
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Spore! Star Wars! Dinosaurs!
Fanfic!

I blame what I call the Scopes Law (When discussing evolution in the presence of a creationist, the discussion always becomes a religious debate).

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1856 on: July 25, 2008, 03:11:26 pm »
One work of fiction's word against another's.

Makes sense to me.

Now your just trying to kite me in to getting modded and you know it.

I have no idea what you just meant by that. Care to translate?

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1857 on: July 25, 2008, 03:17:53 pm »
Interesting side note, the original topic of discussion:

I'm not an Evolutionist, but I still love Spore.
Its not the Evolution I like, I like the artist in the box.


Sumgi hasn't been here since August of 2006, bet he'd be surprised at big this thread has gotten and the content within.

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1858 on: July 25, 2008, 03:20:58 pm »
One work of fiction's word against another's.

Makes sense to me.

All hail the Flying Spagetti Monster! ;)
(Or Lord Xenu, whichever is your persuasion)

That aside, we have sort of drifted off topic...

I blame what I call the Scopes Law (When discussing evolution in the presence of a creationist, the discussion always becomes a religious debate).

This one perhaps.

but maybe you should read who starts most of them.

This is not the religion thread its the evolution thread. But it seems most of the people here (yes the none creationists) cant discuss evolution for long with out tearing apart religion which actually could coexist with evolution.

Then if a creationists steps in to defend his view thats being picked apart with no opposition it somehow becomes his fault? If you don't believe me read more then a few pages back.

One work of fiction's word against another's.

Makes sense to me.

Now your just trying to kite me in to getting modded and you know it.

I have no idea what you just meant by that. Care to translate?

Your just trying to get me to lose my temper and attack you so a mod has to yell at me.

I want to quote something by the way. And it applys to to tact discussion we has as well.

1. Be respectful of others at all times.
The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. It is possible to disagree without being insulting. If someone disagrees with you, remember to respect their right to their own opinion. This works both ways. Don't be forceful or rude when expressing your opinion. Obscene or sexual references will not be tolerated. This forum is family friendly. If you want to talk with a filthy mouth, do it somewhere else.


7. Trolling is prohibited.
Trolling is the word used to describe a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting the members of the forum community. Posts of this nature are disruptive and do not convey a friendly attitude.

Don't confuse those 2 with this one

6. No personal attacks.
Commonly known as flaming, personal attacks are posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another. Text of this nature is not beneficial to the community spirit and will not be tolerated.

Granted you have not flamed me

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Re: Evolution yes/no
« Reply #1859 on: July 25, 2008, 03:22:18 pm »
Now Gorman let's not get too defensive. I think it's best we all go outside and cool off.