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Offline JD

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« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2006, 04:00:41 PM »
I think I'd consider wearing a shirt that says "100% Primate" with a one color chimp face grinning.  On the back you could put a list of all the species found on the human side of the chimp/man split, with their corresponding dates of existence, like a concert tour shirt.
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« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2006, 04:01:27 PM »
Damn, that's brilliant, what am I doing giving away profitable ideas? :P
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2006, 05:03:38 PM »
Jesus, he is still dead.
color=blue]"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2006, 05:07:22 PM »
Quote from: "JD"
I think I'd consider wearing a shirt that says "100% Primate" with a one color chimp face grinning.  On the back you could put a list of all the species found on the human side of the chimp/man split, with their corresponding dates of existence, like a concert tour shirt.



That would also work well with

"Body Designed by Natural Selection."

or

"I'm a Damn Dirty Ape!"
'd rather have questions I can't answer than answers I can't question.

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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2006, 09:25:20 PM »
Okay, I wasn't going to do this, but my fortune cookie just said 'take a chance' so here goes.  Just some simple t-shirt type slogans?

1)Believe it or not I'm a skeptic

2)I'm a skeptic and I can prove it

3)I heard you the first time--I just didn't believe you

4)Skeptical, bright, critical thinker seeks same

5)sure there's intelligent life out there, there just isn't any in here

finally...not mine and can't remember where I heard it:

6)I'm a dyslexic agnostic--I'm not sure if there really is a dog

they're simple and corny, I know, but they're what spilled out of my head..;-)
he world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those who feel
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2006, 10:25:45 PM »
The first intelligent thing you said was, that you not intelligent.
color=blue]"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein
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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2006, 11:57:39 AM »
Here's my shot at the Skeptic's Guide prize... Whatever the heck it is. Pay little attention to my comments, they are mainly the children of starvation... hungry, must have cookie.

:lol:

Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly
my homeboy Ludwig Wittgenstein

 The brain is my second favorite organ.
Woody Allen

Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.
Hypatia of Alexandria (my personal choice for a cool date)

 
Where belief starts, science ends
Ernst Haekel

Get your facts straight, and then you can distort them at your leisure
Mark Twain

The pure truth is always a lie.
Bert Hellinger

To teach superstitions as truth is a most terrible thing.
Hypatia of Alexandria (Who said there weren't skepchicks in the past)

 You know what I like most? Rhetorical questions.
Anonymous

He who possesses science and art, also has religion; he who does not possess the two, better have religion.
Goethe

Each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand men appointed to guard the past.
Maurice Maeterlink

Happy he who can know the causes of things and who, free of all fears, can lay the inexorable fate and the noise of Acheron to his feet.
Publius Vergilius Maro

The most important instrument of a scientist is the waste paper basket
Anonymous

The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Mark Twain

The riddle does not exist. If a question can be put at all, it can be answered.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2006, 03:14:44 PM »
I just heard this one on The Clobert Report and I thought it was great:

"Isn't an Agnostic just an Atheist without balls?"
o matter where you go, there you are ...

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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2006, 05:24:14 PM »
Quote from: "Jaan"
I just heard this one on The Clobert Report and I thought it was great:

"Isn't an Agnostic just an Atheist without balls?"


Wow - that's ancient.

Look up T.H. Huxley
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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2006, 05:58:28 PM »
Agnostic is a Atheist who does not know it all.
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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2006, 07:30:48 PM »
A Couple of quotes from one of my heroes, Isaac Asimov:

Don't you believe in flying saucers, they ask me? Don't you believe in telepathy? — in ancient astronauts? — in the Bermuda triangle? — in life after death?
No, I reply. No, no, no, no, and again no.
One person recently, goaded into desperation by the litany of unrelieved negation, burst out "Don't you believe in anything?"
"Yes", I said. "I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be." - The Roving Mind p. 43

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!', but 'That's funny …'

There is no belief, however foolish, that will not gather its faithful adherents who will defend it to the death.
    quot;Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived." - Isaac Asimov

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    « Reply #26 on: July 07, 2006, 10:23:58 AM »
    Quote from: "Steven Novella"
    Quote from: "Jaan"
    I just heard this one on The Clobert Report and I thought it was great:

    "Isn't an Agnostic just an Atheist without balls?"


    Wow - that's ancient.

    Look up T.H. Huxley
    I dunno ... I googled "agnostic atheist without balls" and all I got was Steven Colbert (c:

    It was a very good episode, he said it during an interview with Bart Ehrman, the author of Misquoting Jesus.
    o matter where you go, there you are ...

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    « Reply #27 on: July 09, 2006, 02:22:26 PM »
    Here's another oldie, but which I believe is a goodie:

    "'Natural Selection;' It's Only Natural"

    Obviously fun to use when someone has made a choice to do something that prevents them from future procreation (e.g. that godbag fellow choosing to jump in with the lions at the zoo in Kiev) - which either happens too often or not enough; depending on whether you're sad about more people not exercising critical thinking skills more often, or whether you'd like to see more people punished for not exercising those skills.

    BTW, if this saying is chosen, I'd like it to be put on a laser gun please!

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    « Reply #28 on: July 10, 2006, 11:53:51 PM »
    WWDD
    What would Darwin do?
     didn't do it.

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    « Reply #29 on: July 11, 2006, 05:19:21 AM »
    A bit of Googling reveals the following....

    "The outrageous is the reasonable, if introduced politely."
    - Charles Fort

    "Give a skeptic an inch and he'll measure it..."
    - Unattributed

    "Certitude belongs exclusively to those who only own one encyclopedia. "
    - Robert Anton Wilson

    "Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books."
    - Francis Bacon

    "To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today."
    - Isaac Asimov

    "The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence."
    - Thomas H. Huxley

    "Religions die when they are proven to be true. Science is the record of dead religions."
    - Oscar Wilde

    "It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma, or want of dogma, that the danger lies."
    - Samuel Butler

    "There is more religion in men's science, than there is science in their religion."
    - Henry David Thoreau

    "Prayer has no place in the public schools, just like facts have no place in organized religion."
    - School Superintendent on "The Simpsons" episode #100

    "Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins a movie by telling you how it ends! Well I say there are some things we don't want to know! Important things!"
    - Ned Flanders

     

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