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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.

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Comment by Richard ∑wald on April 14, 2012 at 9:16pm

"No, "Mr. Bean" is a made up character…"

Of course, you could always check "Linkedin" or "Who's Who" to be sure… That and $3.98 will get you a latté at Starbucks.

Comment by Susan Stanko on April 14, 2012 at 9:09pm

Who hasn't heard of Mr. Bean?

Comment by Richard ∑wald on April 14, 2012 at 8:50pm

"Mr Bean - He's the one who can afford the McLaren F1 ?"

No, "Mr. Bean" is a made up character...

Comment by Richard ∑wald on April 14, 2012 at 8:38pm

Check his Facebook page, he has his "homepage" listed, …it's a scam too.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on April 14, 2012 at 8:31pm

This is like a cross between Mr. Bean, Mr. McGoo and Mr. Icke.

Interesting, but a fleeting interest.

Comment by Richard ∑wald on April 14, 2012 at 6:49pm

"combing through the entire discussion history of Atheist Singles and Secular Sexuality."

Easy to get sidetracked in there as well...

"Please, don't feed the trolls" also comes to mind, often mistaken as name calling, unless one considers that the verb form of "troll" is implied, which it is.

While engaging does have some positive spin-offs. It would be nice to be able to selectively "Kill-File" by user, for all related feeds and alerts.

Comment by Joseph P on April 14, 2012 at 6:10pm
I can deduce the likely discussion subject and recipient of the term, but I can't remember the term itself, at this point, without combing through the entire discussion history of Atheist Singles and Secular Sexuality.
Comment by Richard ∑wald on April 14, 2012 at 6:08pm

"what is that term you once used to suggest we ignore a person"

The old usenet term is kill-file.

Ahhh… usenet. I like what Gene "Spaff" Spafford said about usenet:

Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea -- massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it. ~ 1992

Some things never change.

Comment by Joseph P on April 14, 2012 at 5:42pm
*shrug*

Dunno. I'm not sure which one you're referring to.
Comment by Joseph P on April 14, 2012 at 4:43pm

Chris, you're missing the base point here.

No one gives a damn who you are.  If what you say is completely ignorant crap, then you being an 'important person' doesn't change a thing.  You're the only one bringing this up, as if it's supposed to mean anything.

 

We have many college professors on here, in relevant fields to have an official opinion about evolutionary biology, cosmology, or something similar.  We only ever hear about their credentials when they tell a story about something their students have done or when something relates directly to their job.

What they say on the subject stands on its own points, and they generally quote sources and show where the information is.  You throw out random crap, and when challenged on it, you start puffing yourself up as some sort of general authority figure, since you're supposedly such an important person.  That's not the way that you make an argument to non-authoritarian people.

 

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