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Dead Thread (formerly 'Skeptical Quotes (for Jay)')
« on: June 16, 2009, 06:32:20 PM »
Surprisingly, I couldn't find a thread for us to post quote suggestions for Jay, so I'm starting one.

"Men go mad in hordes, but only come to their senses one by one."
Charles Mackay, 19th century Scottish journalist

ETA: I changed the thread title, so that people won't repeat my mistake (read Jay's response below).
« Last Edit: October 14, 2009, 09:42:59 AM by Green Ideas »

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Re: Skeptical Quotes (for Jay)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2009, 08:29:18 PM »
Thought we should send that stuff to him.
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Re: Skeptical Quotes (for Jay)
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 08:10:04 PM »
Surprisingly, I couldn't find a thread for us to post quote suggestions for Jay, so I'm starting one.

If you are hoping it gets used on the show, probably best to send it to him via PM or through the contact us page on SGU.

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Re: Skeptical Quotes (for Jay)
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 01:55:43 PM »
Thanks.

(Should've realized - I feel stupid...)

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Re: Skeptical Quotes (for Jay)
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009, 08:35:31 PM »


I have a quote for Jay:

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  "Going to debate at an event sponsored by the pseudoscience group is always a ridiculous waste of your time. You serve merely as a masturbation enabler for them. Next time, send them a stack of dirty magazines instead."
-- Brian Dunning
It comes from this podcast: http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4167, in which Brian argues that scientists should not debate pseudoscientists. I hope it provokes some discussion.



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Re: Skeptical Quotes (for Jay)
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 02:26:53 PM »
Guys please use the contact us page and select skeptical quote
http://www.theskepticsguide.org/contact.aspx

I love quote suggestions so get busy  ;D
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Re: Skeptical Quotes (for Jay)
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2009, 05:48:52 PM »
This quote from Andy Kerr: "Environmentalists may be hell to live with, but they make great ancestors."

From last line of his speech: http://www.andykerr.net/KlamathBasin/TuleLakeRotarySpeech.html

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Re: Dead Thread (formerly 'Skeptical Quotes (for Jay)')
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2009, 02:44:35 AM »
''The skeptic does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found.''
-Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936), Spanish philosophical writer. "My Religion," Essays and Soliloquies (1924).

 

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