Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 172003 comments on the Best of New Orleans story from Jan 6, 2011, titled Evolution vs. Creation. In it, Best of New Orleans reports that:

High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.

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“Day is Day”

Level 3

Since: May 13

Night is Night

#91133 May 29, 2013
MikeF wrote:
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You have to build up points.
I just checked. You enable the game in your Profile Settings
Thanks Mike. That is what it was. I clicked your thumb for the help. WOW everything looks different. There is a leader board, different colored boxes around peoples pictures. People on different levels. Blue circles in front of all the threads. lol Pretty cool
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#91134 May 29, 2013
ChromiuMan wrote:
Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's.
Are you kidding? Since when do Bible fundies follow the Bible?(shrug)

“Day is Day”

Level 3

Since: May 13

Night is Night

#91135 May 29, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Nope, that's all. And if you check you can see I gave you your first prop.
There is box next to the thumbsup on the post that you can check or at the top of the page there is a popup that you can click on that will detail your daily progress.
It is working now. Mike figured out I had the game off. I gave him a prop but it won't let me give you one. It says I am out. Sorry. Thanks for the help everyone

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#91136 May 29, 2013
One more point on the game. If you have some form of adblock you cannot see everything. On my Google browser I have no adblock. On my Firefox I do. I use Google Chrome while playing for points.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#91137 May 29, 2013
briky wrote:
Ok I have a couple questions. I see threads that say "posting for points" others say "lets swap props". What is that about? Also there is a gray thumbs up icon in right upper corner of everyone's comment box. What is it? Just curious.
The kitten-haters who run this place discovered by attracting mindless drones to click multiple aimless threads and pretty blue blocks also increases the appearance of traffic and ultimately results in a few more people clicking on a few more adverts creating a little more revenue. The reward you get for repeatingly hitting your mouse button a million times during the week gets you to the top of the leader board which may put a pretty, but worthless, little yellow crown above your name. And a ruined mouse.

Also if your PC's at work happen to suck beyond belief with zero RAM and older browsers while still attempting to run multiple applications whether you like it or not, all the fancy java/flash "graphics" required for the game and all the adverts slows interweb browsing to a crawl that can only be compared with the creationist's acceptance of reality.

And some bozo thought it would be a great idea to put this "game" in a SCIENCE forum.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#91138 May 29, 2013
briky wrote:
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It is working now. Mike figured out I had the game off. I gave him a prop but it won't let me give you one. It says I am out. Sorry. Thanks for the help everyone
That's fine with me. I already have earned all of the points that I can by being propped today. You can get the ability to give out more props by earning more points. You get another prop to give out for every one hundred points that you earn. Getting a prop gives you ten points, up to a maximum of 50 points. You can earn up to 5 points by giving props.
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#91139 May 29, 2013
imagine2011 wrote:
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Your monkey version of science is a faith type of religion
You don't know what science is. You don't care what science is. Your opinion on the matter is not only patently false but worth less than fishpoop.

“Day is Day”

Level 3

Since: May 13

Night is Night

#91140 May 29, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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That's fine with me. I already have earned all of the points that I can by being propped today. You can get the ability to give out more props by earning more points. You get another prop to give out for every one hundred points that you earn. Getting a prop gives you ten points, up to a maximum of 50 points. You can earn up to 5 points by giving props.
Thanks. I was out exploring looking for the Topix letters. lol I have another prop to give who needs one? Anybody?

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#91141 May 29, 2013
briky wrote:
<quoted text>
It is working now. Mike figured out I had the game off. I gave him a prop but it won't let me give you one. It says I am out. Sorry. Thanks for the help everyone
And I just gave you my last prop for the day. Again, no reason to return it. You might want to save them to trade with others to get your last two props.

One thing about the game is that players of it tend to be a bit more civil with each other since you never know when they will help you out with a prop. That doesn't mean someone will not call you an idiot when you make a boneheaded post, it just means it is less likely.

Have fun playing!
The Dude

Birkenhead, UK

#91142 May 29, 2013
briky wrote:
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I see you in yellow with your info, I see me in yellow and my info. I see "The Dude" in gray with no info. So I am taking it that the yellow with info means registered and gray with no info means not?
Bingo.

I am actually registered it's just I can post just as easy without having to sign in. Unfortunately it means I'm stuck with the stupid game.

Not that I could even get it to turn off when I did sign in anyway.

:-/

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#91143 May 29, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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The kitten-haters who run this place discovered by attracting mindless drones to click multiple aimless threads and pretty blue blocks also increases the appearance of traffic and ultimately results in a few more people clicking on a few more adverts creating a little more revenue. The reward you get for repeatingly hitting your mouse button a million times during the week gets you to the top of the leader board which may put a pretty, but worthless, little yellow crown above your name. And a ruined mouse.
Also if your PC's at work happen to suck beyond belief with zero RAM and older browsers while still attempting to run multiple applications whether you like it or not, all the fancy java/flash "graphics" required for the game and all the adverts slows interweb browsing to a crawl that can only be compared with the creationist's acceptance of reality.
And some bozo thought it would be a great idea to put this "game" in a SCIENCE forum.
Adblock is your friend. It would also make it all but impossible to play the game, but I don't need to see ads at work. Ooh, looky there Chicken Chipotle Combo, only five bucks!
Sillyness

Edmonton, Canada

#91144 May 29, 2013
How many witnessed the persecution and resurrection of Jesus Christ?

How many??? What was the number that attended this?

“Day is Day”

Level 3

Since: May 13

Night is Night

#91145 May 29, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Bingo.
I am actually registered it's just I can post just as easy without having to sign in. Unfortunately it means I'm stuck with the stupid game.
Not that I could even get it to turn off when I did sign in anyway.
:-/
But you can. Go to your settings and disable game. MikeF figured out that is why mine did not work because I had the game disabled.

“I Am No One Else”

Level 7

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#91146 May 29, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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The kitten-haters who run this place discovered by attracting mindless drones to click multiple aimless threads and pretty blue blocks also increases the appearance of traffic and ultimately results in a few more people clicking on a few more adverts creating a little more revenue. The reward you get for repeatingly hitting your mouse button a million times during the week gets you to the top of the leader board which may put a pretty, but worthless, little yellow crown above your name. And a ruined mouse.
Also if your PC's at work happen to suck beyond belief with zero RAM and older browsers while still attempting to run multiple applications whether you like it or not, all the fancy java/flash "graphics" required for the game and all the adverts slows interweb browsing to a crawl that can only be compared with the creationist's acceptance of reality.
And some bozo thought it would be a great idea to put this "game" in a SCIENCE forum.
Partially correct, well probably mostly correct as I do no know what they are "thinking" any more than you do. But these kind of "games" do improve traffic to forums, and I have all but Topix blocked for javascripts on here anyway, which eliminates the ads, which are not what bothers me but as you pointed out they do drain resources which my computer has .... meh for resources. When this machine was top of the line I would enable even ads because it generates revenue to pay for the servers of the sites I like, Google ads may drain resources but there is very little risk to allowing those. No revenue, no way to pay for the server and staff, site goes away. Ads online are a wonderful thing, they keep places open for us to use, you should at least try to allow ads on sites you love most for this one reason, because mainstream media is trying to kill every one of these free to use sites, and they're getting dangerously close.

To me though, the game itself is pointless now, it was a bit of fun with the treasure hunting for a moment but I am fickle so I lost interest quickly, some people live for that kind of stuff though, because it's fun to them. As Akira the Don said: Who wants to be defined by what they hate? Not me.
Sillyness

Edmonton, Canada

#91147 May 29, 2013
How many saw the rivers turn red?

And sea part?

How many did it take to see such things?
Subbot

Everett, WA

#91148 May 29, 2013
Hmm, interesting. I am running a test post as an unregistered user. It has been years since I did this here. I have already earned 4 points without trying.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#91149 May 29, 2013
Sillyness wrote:
How many witnessed the persecution and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
How many??? What was the number that attended this?
No one saw the resurrection of Jesus, not even in the Bible. You should read it some day.

Level 9

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#91150 May 29, 2013
Sillyness wrote:
How many saw the rivers turn red?
And sea part?
How many did it take to see such things?
No one.

It never happened. That is only Jewish folklore.
Sillyness

Edmonton, Canada

#91151 May 29, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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No one saw the resurrection of Jesus, not even in the Bible. You should read it some day.
NO ONE saw it?

No one saw such an event that even today they celebrate!?

Jesus was just a man. Like any other. Like all on here. Just a man.

“Day is Day”

Level 3

Since: May 13

Night is Night

#91152 May 29, 2013
WOW. They have this game set good. You have to click 50 damnnn threads to get 5 letters to spell Topix. lol

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