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« on: January 22, 2015, 18:35:42 PM »

 WTF!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 04:25:55 AM »

Perhaps they got it for here?

http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/pomo/

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 06:41:24 AM »

Some meditations on "The Mathematics of God."

http://www.rejectionofpascalswager.net/math.html

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 07:39:11 AM »

"Fruit of life" *snark*....
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 13:54:54 PM »

So god killed this guy's son because he did not spread spam. Moving into the computer age, I guess.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2015, 05:13:58 AM »

So god killed this guy's son because he did not spread spam. Moving into the computer age, I guess.

If the Bible is any guide, God has killed people for far less. :-)
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2015, 17:34:08 PM »

After my recent FB homeopath fight, I do not have the will to get into another one with this woo-woo person.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2015, 19:19:14 PM »

The only sane response to stuff like this is ridicule and derision.  The world is being inundated by woo for two main reasons.  First, it takes much more effort to debunk woo than to construct it because there are no restraints when making up nonsense.  Second, woo merchants outnumber rational people, and the great unwashed are much more susceptible to a glib tongue than to reason.

Extended debate is pointless.  When a brief rebuttal fails (as it usually does), the only sane response is ridicule and derision.  And it will remain thus until the majority learns basic critical thinking, should that ever happen.

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2015, 04:10:10 AM »

Perhaps it is time for a Facebook group titled "Dr. Woo," in which all the woo on FB is thoroughly ridiculed. :-)
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2015, 12:31:22 PM »

Not just Facebook.  Having maroons like Peggy Nkonyeni in charge doesn’t help the cause either.

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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2015, 12:42:03 PM »

Not just Facebook.  Having maroons like Peggy Nkonyeni in charge doesn’t help the cause either.

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I take exception to that.  We maroons are an important part of the rainbow nation.
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2015, 13:04:39 PM »

Okay, okay.  Sorry.  Would you object to cyanotic melon?

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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2015, 13:07:16 PM »

Okay, okay.  Sorry.  Would you object to cyanotic melon?

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Nope--can't stand those blue-arsed monkeys...
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2015, 13:12:04 PM »

I take exception to that.  We maroons are an important part of the rainbow nation.


Sure but you are no Hooloovoo.
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2015, 14:53:56 PM »

I must say I'm excited to hear that Ms Nkonyeni's is in favour of including philosophy in the school curriculum. With some training in basic critical thinking techniques, our future ministers and ministresses may be less likely to approach phrenologists and graphologists.

And as far as the claims of the face-reflexology goes, at least one of them has been taken seriously.

It's just never black and white with these people. It's almost always a good mix of science and bollocks, milled into a pulp, seasoned with hope, deep fried in greed, and served with fear. No wonder the skeptically meek stands no chance.

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