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Phat
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Message 31 of 34 (887802)
08-22-2021 1:43 PM


DWise1 is indeed a wise one
Author: dwise1
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Who's the bigger offender: Conservatives or Liberals?
Message #: Message 330
Dwise1 is one of my favorite critics. He never insults me nor questions my reading ability nor does he criticize me in any way to boost his own ego. Rather, he succinctly and professionally diagnoses my rant/post and goes into great descriptive detail about why I may want to rethink my positions. My blood sugar and I both thank him for a job well done.
Excellent post on a rather contentious topic around these parts! I might add that he makes many such high-quality and descriptive posts elsewhere in this Forum.

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
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“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.”
- Criss Jami, Killo

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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Message 32 of 34 (887808)
08-22-2021 3:13 PM
Reply to: Message 31 by Phat
08-22-2021 1:43 PM


Re: DWise1 is indeed a wise one
He never insults me nor questions my reading ability nor does he criticize me in any way to boost his own ego.
Somehow this deficiency has not detracted from dwise1's thoughtful and entertaining posts.
I join in support this recognition.

Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Minnemooseus
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Message 33 of 34 (891550)
02-02-2022 11:48 PM


dwise1 at "The Power of the New Intelligent Design..."
Author: dwise1
Forum: Intelligent Design
Thread: The Power of the New Intelligent Design...
Message : 83
Posts of the month are a near extinct item, but I think dwise pulled one off.
A fine message of what is intelligent design and what isn't intelligent design. Maybe the best I've seen.
Essentially, intelligent design results in getting a good result of optimal simplicity, while evolution results in getting a good(???) result of excessive complexity. Or something like that.
Moose

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

"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien

"Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable." - John Kenneth Galbraith

It says something about the qualities of our current president that the best argument anyone has made in his defense is that he didn't know what he was talking about. - Paul Krugman (as stolen from Chiroptera's signature)

"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes" - Ronald Reagan (1984)

"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


  
Phat
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Message 34 of 34 (903247)
12-07-2022 9:06 AM


A POTM for December 2022
We don't do POTM's as we used to do here at the Forum, but I saw a gem of a post by dwise1 as he challenged the creationist logic of Dredge.
Author: dwise1
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Coffee House Musings on Creationist Topic Proposals
Message #: Message 1227
Apart from his last sentence, dwise1 was thorough and professional in his succinct response. I might add that his response to me in Message 1225 was also educational and thorough. dwise1 has been dealing with Biblical Creationists for a long time and can get frustrated with their repeated nagging arguments gleaned, as he says, from PRATTS found elsewhere.

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” - Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894).
When both religious and non-religious people reach the same conclusions then you know religion isn't the reason.--Percy
Nor are Democrats the best party or the only one we should have. -Phat,2022 addressing The Peanut Gallery.

  
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