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Old 08-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #76
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He fancies himself a Devil's Advocate of sorts.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #77
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You've lost me. I have no idea what side you're even speaking from now.

I'm on the side of writing credible statements and observations
occasionally (sometimes) I write things (I believe) that are blatantly wrong because I expect someone else to offer it as a credible argument.

I don't want anyone to be on my side, I do hope some people will respond to my arguments by supporting or disagreeing with them with some good discussion.

If we are only dividing individuals into sides and labeling them, we won't have much to discuss

also, given new information, I change sides, I have changed sides because of some good arguments I have read in here over the years.

death penalty, I was for it, then I was against it.
It will be on the Nov ballot here in CA, I am leaning to voting to keep it.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #78
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What Nye is talking about are the type of fundamentalists you see in documentaries like Jesus Camp, the sort that are like the Duggars with their 19 kids who actually believe that Jesus rode dinosaurs and so on. That is an entirely different group than the two of you or somebody like me who attended a Catholic school her entire life.
Yeah, I mean if we're talking about the fate of specific individuals that's doubtless true. But that's a small group of people, and frankly, they're no more likely to ever show up in my classroom than they were in your BSc courses, because their parents certainly don't want some commie feminazi Jew indoctrinating them in the satanic relativist filth that typifies the humanities and social sciences, either. These people are reactionaries, and their "theology" and "scriptural exegesis" (such as they are) are geared towards resisting modernity and promoting an authoritarian social worldview. Not that I'm looking to defend or downplay, say, the fact that Lies had to study creationism alongside evolution as "science"--it's not science, therefore it has no place there, period--but I don't buy that that's a significant explanatory factor concerning the generally poor job we do of recruiting, retaining and graduating engineering, biotech, etc. students.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:15 PM   #80
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I'm on the side of writing credible statements and observations
occasionally (sometimes) I write things (I believe) that are blatantly wrong because I expect someone else to offer it as a credible argument.

I don't want anyone to be on my side, I do hope some people will respond to my arguments by supporting or disagreeing with them with some good discussion.

If we are only dividing individuals into sides and labeling them, we won't have much to discuss

also, given new information, I change sides, I have changed sides because of some good arguments I have read in here over the years.

death penalty, I was for it, then I was against it.
It will be on the Nov ballot here in CA, I am leaning to voting to keep it.
Oh. Well, in that case, I don't really have much to say. I'm not here to convince or sway anyone. Sometimes I have questions, though. Just out of curiosity.
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My dog worships me, I am her lord and master. She shall have no others before me.
I haven't had such luck with my dog, sadly.
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Well, they all have their own reality TV shows, so ...... yes?

/somewhat facetious
The more I watch, the more I am disturbed and wouldn't let them in my home or petting my dog!
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They'd probably try and tell you that it was a crime against nature to neuter your dogs, that god wants all the dogs to fill their quivers with puppies.
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