In America, atheists are still in the closet

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So do many other interest and identity groups. Complaint is our political lingua franca: it's what Occupiers, Tea Partiers, Wall Street titans, religious and irreligious people share.

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Since: May 10

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#36031 Aug 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Previous baby: not able to outwit with words, you are stuck looking for funny pictures on the internet.
I'd post a picture of you working the bathroom stall, but it be illegal in the southern states.
I guess they don't call you Liplock for nothing, eh, darling?
Explain how Lincoln created the IRS after he was dead.

Since: May 10

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#36032 Aug 14, 2012
Clark Griswold wrote:
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This is one of your semantics arguments Buck. When something is approximately round, people call it round. If it's fatter on one end they call it egg shaped. If it's a lot fatter on one end they call it pear shaped.
To insist it is round is a semantic argument also, and it happens to be wrong.

If my position is a semantic one, at least I am right.

"Not round" is more accurate than "round" for the shape of the earth.

If someone wants to argue with me that my more accurate description is wrong, and their less accurate description is right, I'll stick with my position.

Since: May 10

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#36033 Aug 14, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Previous baby: not able to outwit with words, you are stuck looking for funny pictures on the internet.
I'd post a picture of you working the bathroom stall, but it be illegal in the southern states.
I guess they don't call you Liplock for nothing, eh, darling?
Explain how Lincoln created the IRS while dead.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#36034 Aug 14, 2012
Clark Griswold wrote:
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I think we should take a vote on who gives a shit what Aunt Martha thinks.
I vote... give a shit. There's one cup.
2nd'ed

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#36036 Aug 14, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
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Are you saying pie are square?
Topologically...

There is no round.

There is no square.

There is only pie.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

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#36037 Aug 14, 2012
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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Topologically...
There is no round.
There is no square.
There is only pie.

But we wanted cake!

Since: Jun 07

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#36038 Aug 14, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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It is science. Nobody but an idiot makes that argument any more.
Enjoy it.
What part of science shows us that human's rode on the backs of dinosaurs...?

That a homeless cult leader turned water into wine?

That plants can sing and talk?

That heaven is real?

The answer is no part of science Buck.

Because you're a liar, lying about Creationism and ID when it has absolutely nothing to do with science.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#36039 Aug 15, 2012
Mr. Buck, you have ignored this many times, is your delusion so strong that you cannot even admit that you don't know?

Here is what you are ignoring, side stepping, and avoiding:

What is the evidence and working hypothesis of ID as well as how will it benefit humanity?

Pretty simple, if it is science. We have tons of evidence, and are collecting more daily, for evolution. Evolution has a theory, the highest explanation of a natural phenomenon possible, and has passed the greatest scrutiny. So, if ID is scientific, where are the requirements for calling it that?

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#36040 Aug 15, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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The IRS was not created by Lincoln.
Check the history, dumb shit.
"The roots of IRS go back to the Civil War when President Lincoln and Congress, in 1862, created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses. The income tax was repealed 10 years later"

http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149200,0...

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#36041 Aug 15, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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It is science. Nobody but an idiot makes that argument any more.
Enjoy it.
It's not science and only a idiot calls it science

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#36042 Aug 15, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Now you defend sloppiness.
Great work.
I have now maneuvered you into defending "inaccuracy" and "sloppiness".
Leaves me wondering what I can do to humiliate you further.
I'll think of something.
Not bad for "my kind".
You have only humiliated yourself.

'Round' has more than one definition.

It has a technical defintion also.

I have already told you that you are right that the earth is technically not round.

However,'round' is close enough to the truth for lay persons to use it.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#36043 Aug 15, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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Fallacy of false alternatives.
Enjoy.
Your defense of inaccuracy is heroic.
No, that's just sarcasm

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#36044 Aug 15, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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We aren't talking about what a teacher said.
We are talking about what you and Barefoot said.
You two said the earth is round.
Your defense is to then defend "inaccuracy" and "sloppiness".
You are discussing the earth's shape among people who know better than to accept that it is round.
That's the context.
You say it's round. It is not round.
Revel in your sloppiness.
I said technically the earth is not round.

I also said that technical correctness is not needed in this case.

If I have to make calculations, I will use the true dimensions of the earth. In normal discussion,'round' is universally far better understood than 'oblete speroid'

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#36045 Aug 15, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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It pissed me off.
The arrogance of Double Fine.
He stated that "my kind" has the role of doing menial service for the superior members of "his kind".
Can you think of a better illustration of an arrogant asshole?
He's on the Buck shitlist.
This means he will suffer the constant, relentless humiliation of me proving I am smarter than he is.
So far, it's been easier than I thought.
Oh wow. I am really intimidated by your defence of your defence of Astrology and Behehehe.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#36046 Aug 15, 2012
Clark Griswold wrote:
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The Earth is round too. It's not perfectly round. I don't know if anything is.
Nothing is perfectly round.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#36047 Aug 15, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Epic.
That is all, carry on.
Yo Kit!

How be ye?

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#36049 Aug 15, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
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The earth is not round. It's shape is an oblate spheroid.
It bulges at the equator, making the distance from the center not the same at the equator as it is at the poles.
SPACE DAILY
Physics News:
"The Earth is Not Round"
"The non-circular shape of the equatorial gravity field causes geostationary satellites to drift to the east or to the west, depending on their chosen longitudinal location."
A sphere is an object where all possible radial lengths are equal.

No object like this exists in the universe

A spheroid is an object where all radial lengths would roughly be equal.

Therefore the earth is a spheroid.

However, round enough to be called round

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#36050 Aug 15, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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Yo Kit!
How be ye?
Getting better a little, but otherwise pretty good. Been studying a lot. lol

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#36052 Aug 15, 2012
Buck Crick wrote:
<quoted text>To insist it is round is a semantic argument also, and it happens to be wrong.

If my position is a semantic one, at least I am right.

"Not round" is more accurate than "round" for the shape of the earth.

If someone wants to argue with me that my more accurate description is wrong, and their less accurate description is right, I'll stick with my position.
So now we can deal with "more accurate" and "less accurate" instead of "accurate" and "inaccurate"?

Good boy.

You're growing up.

Just a teensy bit, but...good boy.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#36053 Aug 15, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
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A sphere is an object where all possible radial lengths are equal.
No object like this exists in the universe
A spheroid is an object where all radial lengths would roughly be equal.
Therefore the earth is a spheroid.
However, round enough to be called round
Goeie môre, vriend.

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