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Offline EvilAnonym

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« on: July 03, 2009, 10:18:02 AM »
This would be very interesting non-skeptic interview.
Christopher Langan is alleged to have IQ between 195 and 200.
He has write he's own "theory of everything" (CTMU) and he promotes intelligent design.
Very hard to understand... but with that IQ, I think we must give him a chance!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Langan

Question suggestions:

1. Is there way to test CTMU? What kind of predictions it make?

2. In your opinion, what is specifically wrong with evolution, why ID instead?

3. Why you believe in Cartesian mind-matter dualism? Is there any specific evidence of it?

4. Since you already answered to chicken & egg question; If there is God what created it?
( http://www.megafoundation.org/CTMU/Q&A/Archive.html#Chicken )


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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 07:31:22 PM »
I have noticed lately that we jump down the throat of the new poster who shows up to criticize the show. I've done it, and I've seen others do it. I'm not sure we should stop, but it probably chases off people. I would encourage people to greet and take interest in a nice way when people introduce themselves.
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That is partially what spurred me to post this.  NOT that people were being defensive, but that maybe the podcast is getting a little tired, and that is contributing to a drop in new membership.  I'm not qualified to judge if the podcast is getting tired...I'm hopelessly biased.  But when multiple new people show up and say the same thing, I take notice.

This might be more appropriate for the Suggestions section, but I would like to see them broaden their topics a bit.  Jenny Mccarthy's an idiot, we get it!  But, how about an entire episode on global warming?  Or, some of the less-obvious skeptic topics?  I love the show, but I would like to see them expand their topic range, a bit.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 07:33:05 PM »
715 posts in this thread.  At least I've done MY part.   ;D

@KarenX:  Duck. 


Oh, wait...maybe Karen is just doing HER part.  Pretty sneaky.
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 07:36:11 PM »
I have noticed lately that we jump down the throat of the new poster who shows up to criticize the show. I've done it, and I've seen others do it. I'm not sure we should stop, but it probably chases off people. I would encourage people to greet and take interest in a nice way when people introduce themselves.
http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,3.0.html
That is partially what spurred me to post this.  NOT that people were being defensive, but that maybe the podcast is getting a little tired, and that is contributing to a drop in new membership.  I'm not qualified to judge if the podcast is getting tired...I'm hopelessly biased.  But when multiple new people show up and say the same thing, I take notice.

This might be more appropriate for the Suggestions section, but I would like to see them broaden their topics a bit.  Jenny Mccarthy's an idiot, we get it!  But, how about an entire episode on global warming?  Or, some of the less-obvious skeptic topics?  I love the show, but I would like to see them expand their topic range, a bit.

i think they are; the last ep i listened to had a guest that wasn't exclusively talking about skepticism, which was refreshing. there have been a couple in recent memory that have included working scientists talking about their fields, which i think is great. i don't necessarily think that the SGU should move over to this kind of interview, but i would encourage the rogues to keep this kind of mixing-it-up going.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 07:38:04 PM »
Maybe ILS is stealing members.

Seriously though, I'm sure ILS has something to do with it as the split happened back in November and several of the people who went over were big posters in the book and game forum.

ILS is hardly "stealing" members.  It is a VERY small forum, and the traffic at ILS is no where near the difference in traffic here.

Neither is there a false dichotomy of ILS and SGU.  There are plenty over there that do not post here, but there is plenty of crossover as well.

At the risk of treading on toes here, It sure would be nice if the ILS exiles would come back. The moderation excesses of that time are way in our rearview and things are fine now. Dunno if this has been tried already but anyone in a position to put a friendly hand out might want to consider doing so.

This has been tried, and everyone that posts solely at ILS is well aware that they can come back at any time.  It is a dead horse, and really isn't worth going over again, sadly.

I have noticed lately that we jump down the throat of the new poster who shows up to criticize the show. I've done it, and I've seen others do it. I'm not sure we should stop, but it probably chases off people. I would encourage people to greet and take interest in a nice way when people introduce themselves.

Like it or not, there is a pretty well established community here.  If someone comes in and essentially bitches about how shitty the place is in their first post, they will be flamed.

This is a web forum, and if someone can't be bother to exercise standard netiquette then they will get jumped up and down on.  Pretty standard form, really.

If you think the current forum is "hard" on newcomers, it is nothing compared to when Paul Ganssle, IRON MAN, a3maniac, Orthodox Infidel et al were posting here.  The number of shitty arguments people get away with now is staggering compared to when they were around.  Punches were NEVER pulled for the sake of being nice, and the current community is as soft as a bunny comparatively.

It is next to impossible to pinpoint the how or why forum traffic has decreased without knowing detailed Podcast subscription information.  Has the number of Podcast subscriptions increased, decreased or stagnated over the same period?  My guess would be option b or c, the growth the SGU has seen was too fast to be maintained.

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 07:44:03 PM »
no, wastrel, i think we can all agree that this entire thing is ILS's fault.

i mean, you guys have awesome t-shirts, how could it not be your fault? ;)
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 07:47:55 PM »
It's wastrels avatars. Lord only knows how many noobs are twitching in epileptic fits as we speak.
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009, 07:50:22 PM »
It's wastrels avatars. Lord only knows how many noobs are twitching in epileptic fits as we speak.

do you think we could find enough evidence to support this claim?
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009, 07:51:37 PM »
I wasn't being serious about my ILS stealing comment, wastrel.
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2009, 07:53:27 PM »
Well poo to you guys then.

Why am I taking everything seriously today?

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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2009, 07:54:35 PM »
(also think how bad the stats would be without the whoring thread.   :o
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2009, 07:56:10 PM »
Well poo to you guys then.

Why am I taking everything seriously today?

/hug

i know ils didn't steal anyone, wastrel. there are members of both that are active on both. karen, for example. i have an account, but i haven't used it in forever. i keep meaning to pop on over there, but i forgot my login info :P
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2009, 08:02:24 PM »
Wastrel has a hard on for ILS.

LOL, always wanted to purposely say something flame worthy. 
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2009, 08:02:59 PM »
Wastrel has a hard on for ILS.

......

Well, it is my forum.

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2009, 08:03:41 PM »
It's wastrels avatars. Lord only knows how many noobs are twitching in epileptic fits as we speak.

do you think we could find enough evidence to support this claim?
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