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.
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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.
Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.
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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.
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.
Edited by Phat, : added second post as I just saw it
Edited by Phat, : added second link and edited my mistake
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.