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Fool’s Gold: Teleology in Science

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« on: July 17, 2009, 11:23:13 AM »

Split from “Rethinking junk DNA”, reply #7.

But dearest Mechanist, through your lame reactions you’ve made it abundantly clear, and continue to do so, that you’re not at all interested in any “being civil” or “a good environment to exchange ideas,” merely in affirmations for your preconceptions.  That’s where the incivility actually started, a point that is obvious, it seems, to everyone but you.  Therefore, your repeated accusations of incivility are fundamentally flawed for being self-servingly hypocritical.  That’s in addition to what cyghost said.

So surprise everyone here and dispel the null hypothesis about you.  Or do whatever tickles you and live with the consequences.

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 12:22:42 PM »

Neat... now formalize the null hypothesis if you don't mind  Cheesy.
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 13:36:38 PM »

You always do this. You evade. You answer questions with questions. You make no argument beyond copying and pasting.

On any forum where people do respond to your "posts", they are invariably negative and critical. This is supposed to be what you are craving. Your responses to such makes it abundantly clear that you are *not* interested in debate and simply want to preach to the choir. You are not up to the task of defending your position and do a bad job of presenting your side.

The only positive thing that can be said is that you are tenacious as hell  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 14:09:52 PM »

I ALWAYS do that? Is that the story of me for today you would like to spread  Shocked?

BTW, You are also welcome to actually formalize something I can actually respond to.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 14:35:40 PM »

I ALWAYS do that? Is that the story of me for today you would like to spread  Shocked?
Thank you fo proving my point for me.  Grin  Cheesy  Wink
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BTW, You are also welcome to actually formalize something I can actually respond to.
So surprise everyone here and dispel the null hypothesis about you.

That is what you needed to repond to. It was easy. Or should have been.  Huh?
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2009, 19:21:28 PM »

That proved I ALWAYS do it? Logic?

Could someone at least provde a formal null hypothesis here so that Ana can continue with the lame flaming...
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2009, 21:26:01 PM »

Sorry to disappoint.  Must be a holdover from the time when I thought there might actually be something to spontaneous human combustion.

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2009, 09:45:24 AM »

That proved I ALWAYS do it? Logic?
You're the one with the ALWAYS. I used it more in a general hyperbole kinda way. You know, the way normal people talk. So no, not ALWAYS. But enough to make "always" quite spot on.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009, 09:50:43 AM »

That proved I ALWAYS do it? Logic?
You're the one with the ALWAYS. I used it more in a general hyperbole kinda way. You know, the way normal people talk. So no, not ALWAYS. But enough to make "always" quite spot on.
Spot on you say... How about trying.. "You SOMETIMES use question with questions (a form of rhetoric) as a means of discussion"... Like a normal person.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009, 10:07:54 AM »

Because it is more than SOMETIMES and more like always...
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2009, 10:43:30 AM »

Because it is more than SOMETIMES and more like always...
Oh really? back up that assertion with stats won't you...
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2009, 10:55:30 AM »

seeing as this is the flame wars subforum: NO

roflol

common! You illustrated it yourself above!

I remember our very first encounters where I asked you six (6!!) times how old the earth was and you couldn't give me a straight answer once. You are as ever, the master evader!

How old is the earth, phrony?   Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2009, 11:13:17 AM »

seeing as this is the flame wars subforum: NO

roflol

common! You illustrated it yourself above!

I remember our very first encounters where I asked you six (6!!) times how old the earth was and you couldn't give me a straight answer once. You are as ever, the master evader!

How old is the earth, phrony?   Cheesy
Answered it 6 times and still you ask the same question. Can you blame me thinking your assertions are.... a bit empty?
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2009, 11:42:13 AM »

Brilliantly evaded a 7th time - you keep on making my points *for* me.    Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

You, sir, are to be applauded here.
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2009, 23:18:05 PM »

Mechanist, can we cut to the proverbial chase here?  What’s the basic, unifying plot with you?  I mean, behind all the artful dodging, all the evasions and deflections, the goalpost shifting, all the innuendo and provocative suggestivities, the table-turning artifices and circumlocution and pussyfooting, there’s some central conviction or other that you’re not being entirely open about – maybe in the misguided hope of eventually sneaking it past your audience.  It’s clear enough that it’s something to do with some “greater principle” you think science is missing, and it looks like it’s a god of some kind.

So, what are you, creationist?  YEC or OEC?  ID proponent?  Deist?  Theist?  All of the above?  None?  What then?

Or are you just deeply confused, as appearances would indicate?

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