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    Scientist Vs Moderator

    The only debate on Intelligent Design that is worthy of its subject

    Moderator: We're here today to debate the hot new topic, evolution versus Intelligent Des---

    (Scientist pulls out baseball bat.)

    Moderator: Hey, what are you doing?

    (Scientist breaks Intelligent Design advocate's kneecap.)

    Intelligent Design advocate: YEAAARRRRGGGHHHH! YOU BROKE MY KNEECAP!

    Scientist: Perhaps it only appears that I broke your kneecap. Certainly, all the evidence points to the hypothesis I broke your kneecap. For example, your kneecap is broken; it appears to be a fresh wound; and I am holding a baseball bat, which is spattered with your blood. However, a mere preponderance of evidence doesn't mean anything. Perhaps your kneecap was designed that way. Certainly, there are some features of the current situation that are inexplicable according to the "naturalistic" explanation you have just advanced, such as the exact contours of the excruciating pain that you are experiencing right now.

    Intelligent Design advocate: AAAAH! THE PAIN!

    Scientist: Frankly, I personally find it completely implausible that the random actions of a scientist such as myself could cause pain of this particular kind. I have no precise explanation for why I find this hypothesis implausible --- it just is. Your knee must have been designed that way!

    Intelligent Design advocate: YOU BASTARD! YOU KNOW YOU DID IT!

    Scientist: I surely do not. How can we know anything for certain? Frankly, I think we should expose people to all points of view. Furthermore, you should really re-examine whether your hypothesis is scientific at all: the breaking of your kneecap happened in the past, so we can't rewind and run it over again, like a laboratory experiment. Even if we could, it wouldn't prove that I broke your kneecap the previous time. Plus, let's not even get into the fact that the entire universe might have just popped into existence right before I said this sentence, with all the evidence of my alleged kneecap-breaking already pre-formed.

    Intelligent Design advocate: That's a load of bull**** sophistry! Get me a doctor and a lawyer, not necessarily in that order, and we'll see how that plays in court!

    Scientist (turning to audience): And so we see, ladies and gentlemen, when push comes to shove, advocates of Intelligent Design do not actually believe any of the arguments that they profess to believe. When it comes to matters that hit home, they prefer evidence, the scientific method, testable hypotheses, and naturalistic explanations. In fact, they strongly privilege naturalistic explanations over supernatural hocus-pocus or metaphysical wankery. It is only within the reality-distortion field of their ideological crusade that they give credence to the flimsy, ridiculous arguments which we so commonly see on display. I must confess, it kind of felt good, for once, to be the one spouting free-form bull****; it's so terribly easy and relaxing, compared to marshaling rigorous arguments backed up by empirical evidence. But I fear that if I were to continue, then it would be habit-forming, and bad for my soul. Therefore, I bid you adieu.

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    Does one have to be a Scientist, to do that to a Moderator?

    Just asking for the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denyse01
    Does one have to be a Scientist, to do that to a Moderator?

    Just asking for the future


    You're asking for more from them mods, with that avatar

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    Why?, Because I took my makeup off ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denyse01
    Does one have to be a Scientist, to do that to a Moderator?

    Just asking for the future


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    Well no not really but it might keep you out of jail...

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    Titanium Member TZ Veteran Denyse's Avatar
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    Now where was that list of countries that do not have extradition again... ?

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    You can check this out and you should be able to find what you need to know. I did not see any thing about assault with a baseball bat however.





    International Criminal Defense Group - McNabb Associates, P.C.
    http://www.internationalextradition....ition_main.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denyse01
    Now where was that list of countries that do not have extradition again... ?
    Remember those countries also allow men to beat women......

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    Well... They can TRY!

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    I have my whip ready Denyse....


    Although the original post is moronic in the extreme, I have to say.

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    HOLDSTILL

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    wow!

    i never thought i'd see denyse whipping you guys into session

    line them up baby
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg
    I have my whip ready Denyse....


    Although the original post is moronic in the extreme, I have to say.
    I only posted it with the flattering link-name because that was the name of the original name of the post on someones blog. I didnt intend to start a discussion on the topic, because it wouldnt do much good. I just intended it as a frivolous read. Sorry if I didnt make that clear.

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