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Author Topic:   August, 2011, Posts of the Month
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Message 1 of 4 (629323)
08-16-2011 11:01 PM

When you find a post that is too good to be missed, nominate it here as one of the August, 2011, Posts of the Month (POTM).

You message subtitle should include the author's name and the topic/thread title.

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Author: Author's Name
Forum: Forum where posted
Thread: Thread title
Message #: Number and Link to the nominated message

Nominations should include a link to the nominated article, and a short comment on why the message deserves nomination.

Note: As always, this is not a thread for debates. Posts should be limited to nomination, seconds, and acceptance statements by nominees.

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Message 2 of 4 (629327)
08-16-2011 11:16 PM

Caffeine, in "Why Creationists' Willful Ignorance?"
Author: Caffeine
Forum: Education and Creation/Evolution
Thread: Why Creationists' Willful Ignorance?
Message #: 104

The message concerned the limits/sustainability of a population in a certain environment.

God only knows if it was at all on-topic, but the message is an island of substance in a sea of mostly drivel, as a topic totally goes to hell (and considering the topics theme, where else could it have gone?).


Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

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Message 3 of 4 (630390)
08-24-2011 10:35 PM

Author: John 10:10
Forum: Proposed New Topics
Thread: Ordinary Ignoramuses
Message #: 1

Kudos to John 10:10 for a nearly flawless parody of a creationist rant. Perhaps slightly over the top in feigning an abject failure to comprehend basic physics, chemistry, and biology. Nobody is quite that stupid. Still, a nigh-perfect POE.

9.8 on a scale of 10.

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Message 4 of 4 (630392)
08-24-2011 10:59 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by NoNukes
08-24-2011 10:35 PM

Kudos to John 10:10 for a nearly flawless parody of a creationist rant.

I would have seconded this nomination except for one glaring omission. He never hints at the 2nd Law. This is a de facto requirement for even your most basic modern POE. Without this, IMHO, John falls below POTM criteria. I give him an 85 for the effort but nothing more.

Do you hear a moose?

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