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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 08:04 AM
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29. It's possible; on reflection, I'm being hard on the guy
What he's saying isn't really 'out there' (what I've seen of it, anyway); it's just his claims for how earth shattering it all is that set alarm bells ringing. As you say, humility is sorely missing from his writing, while, if you take someone like Carl Sagan, or Jared Diamond (who the guy likes), they just explain things, without claiming to be special.

He keeps on using the words 'evolution' and 'science', but from what I can see, he's just making hand-waving observations on sociology and psychology, with no connection to evolution (apart from saying "we're all the same species, with the same potential" - hardly a revolutionary idea), or, indeed, a concept of what 'science' really is (I think he may have a chip on his shoulder about that - with no training, or research, peer reviewed or otherwise, he still thinks he's a 'scientist'). If he just made them as normal posts, to, say, DU, they might fit in quite nicely. It might be worth enduring the colour scheme of the website sometime, when I'm at a loose end.
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  -NAZI NASA!11!1! realisticphish  May-29-06 01:49 AM   #0 
  - I'm suprised there is no link to that timecube simultaneous creation guy,  Random_Australian   May-29-06 07:24 AM   #1 
  - I can't remember if it was serious or not,  muriel_volestrangler   May-29-06 07:57 AM   #2 
  - Interesting  Codeine   May-29-06 09:26 AM   #3 
  - I wonder if this could easily be done  salvorhardin   May-29-06 11:00 AM   #4 
  - That's an interesting point  realisticphish   May-29-06 11:29 AM   #5 
  - Doe the US have the concept of "green ink" letters to newspapers?  muriel_volestrangler   May-29-06 01:51 PM   #6 
     - Fascinating  salvorhardin   May-29-06 02:05 PM   #7 
        - There doesn't seem to be  vino   May-29-06 04:04 PM   #8 
        - Not that I know of; but it may go back 50 years or more  muriel_volestrangler   May-29-06 04:27 PM   #9 
        - Memories of school?  moggie   May-30-06 07:54 AM   #15 
  - Lots of use of the 'CENTER' tag, too  moggie   May-30-06 03:01 AM   #11 
  - So this word below must be the most important of all:  muriel_volestrangler   May-30-06 03:56 AM   #12 
     - LOL! n/t  Taxloss   May-30-06 07:11 AM   #14 
     - hey  realisticphish   May-30-06 09:43 AM   #18 
     - I think the < blink > tag  salvorhardin   May-30-06 10:08 AM   #19 
  - Another sighting - the webpage of this guy in GD  muriel_volestrangler   Jun-26-06 06:38 AM   #26 
     - Would we understand his answer?  moggie   Jun-26-06 07:32 AM   #27 
     - Not evo psych. I have worked out a lot of evo psych, and the  Random_Australian   Jun-26-06 07:53 AM   #28 
     - It's possible; on reflection, I'm being hard on the guy  muriel_volestrangler   Jun-26-06 08:04 AM   #29 
        - There is no line but a continuum, but there are always times when we  Random_Australian   Jun-26-06 08:09 AM   #30 
     - cue twilight zone music  WoodrowFan   Jun-26-06 09:26 AM   #31 
     - And another  moggie   Jul-05-06 06:57 AM   #32 
        - Angry fruit salad  salvorhardin   Jul-05-06 11:11 AM   #33 
           - Can't remember where I first heard it  moggie   Jul-05-06 01:29 PM   #34 
  - That site is proof  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   May-30-06 01:55 AM   #10 
  - Actually, this guy makes a lot of sense.  Taxloss   May-30-06 07:08 AM   #13 
  - Ah, creative punctuation!  moggie   May-30-06 07:58 AM   #16 
  - Super Dumb Flubber Dubber  realisticphish   May-30-06 09:41 AM   #17 
     - LMAO, something about that insult is just getting me laughing,  Random_Australian   Jun-02-06 10:50 PM   #24 
        - Funny story  salvorhardin   Jun-02-06 11:37 PM   #25 
  - It's like a clich of a conspiracy site  Anarcho-Socialist   Jun-02-06 05:55 AM   #20 
  - This is great stuff...  Anarcho-Socialist   Jun-02-06 06:00 AM   #21 
     - Those aliens!  moggie   Jun-02-06 08:15 AM   #22 
     - it looks like someone  realisticphish   Jun-02-06 09:19 AM   #23 

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