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Fri Dec 26, 2014, 06:51 PM

Merry Christmas, from Dr. Richard Dawkins

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Reply Merry Christmas, from Dr. Richard Dawkins (Original post)
Lordquinton Dec 2014 OP
cbayer Dec 2014 #1
bvf Dec 2014 #3
phil89 Dec 2014 #4
cbayer Dec 2014 #5
bvf Dec 2014 #7
okasha Dec 2014 #16
AtheistCrusader Dec 2014 #18
Lordquinton Dec 2014 #42
cbayer Dec 2014 #45
AtheistCrusader Dec 2014 #19
Starboard Tack Dec 2014 #2
AtheistCrusader Dec 2014 #20
Starboard Tack Dec 2014 #24
AtheistCrusader Dec 2014 #25
Starboard Tack Dec 2014 #31
AtheistCrusader Dec 2014 #32
Starboard Tack Dec 2014 #33
AtheistCrusader Dec 2014 #36
AtheistCrusader Dec 2014 #37
Warren Stupidity Dec 2014 #43
rug Dec 2014 #6
PDittie Dec 2014 #14
LineLineLineReply !
rug Dec 2014 #15
Lordquinton Dec 2014 #17
rug Dec 2014 #22
Jackpine Radical Dec 2014 #26
rug Dec 2014 #27
Jackpine Radical Dec 2014 #28
rug Dec 2014 #29
Jackpine Radical Dec 2014 #30
Curmudgeoness Dec 2014 #8
hrmjustin Dec 2014 #9
cbayer Dec 2014 #10
cbayer Dec 2014 #11
Ink Man Dec 2014 #12
cbayer Dec 2014 #23
rug Dec 2014 #13
Curmudgeoness Dec 2014 #34
rug Dec 2014 #35
cbayer Dec 2014 #38
Curmudgeoness Dec 2014 #39
cbayer Dec 2014 #40
rug Dec 2014 #41
cbayer Dec 2014 #44
mr blur Dec 2014 #21

Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 07:02 PM

1. He's recycling his christmas greetings from previous years? Same card for 6 years?

And using a fake tree?

No wonder he looks so unhappy.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 07:14 PM

3. Shame on you.

 

Criticizing christmas greetings. That's pretty low.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 07:16 PM

4. Surely one can be happy

 

regardless of the age of their xmas cards or lack of a real tree. Granted he's not misty eyed with thoughts of his sins being forgiven by human sacrifice, but still...

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Response to phil89 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 07:20 PM

5. Oh, c'mon. It was a joke.

Would love to know the story behind this picture, though.

I'm going to refrain from remarking on his sins.

Hoping you are having a wonderful holiday season, phil.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 08:09 PM

7. Mmpff!

 

"I'm going to refrain from remarking on his sins."

Oh, please, don't hold back. Judge away!

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Response to cbayer (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 10:37 PM

16. Well, the direct frontal lighting

takes about 20 years off him. Cheaper than surgery.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 03:09 AM

18. 'Sin' is a religious construct, so by all means, detail them for us.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 02:48 AM

42. The story behind this picture is that it's Christmas

and he's posing like his awkward self next to the tree, can't say I'd do much better posing, maybe I'd point at it.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #42)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 10:34 AM

45. He looks like he is holding it hostage..

or it's holding him hostage.

It is rather funny. I wonder if he regrets it.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 03:10 AM

19. I know you're being snarky, but that's what an actual tree looks like.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 07:03 PM

2. Oh no! Say it ain't so!

I can hear the murmuring in the basement about betrayal. Does this mean he supports rape, or is he just another apologist for all sins committed by the evil religionists? Do I hear hoofbeats?
Or maybe he doesn't want to lose his frequent flyer status.
Nevertheless, kudos Dickie!

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 03:12 AM

20. Oh, you think the dust has settled and it's safe in here after that sexist shit you posted?

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 10:20 AM

24. Merry Christmas to you too AC

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 11:42 AM

25. None of us are going to forget.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #25)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 05:47 PM

31. And what exactly are °NONE OF YOU° going to forget?

How a handful of intolerant antitheists twisted what I said to fuel their smear campaign of me and my family? Do you really think I care what a bunch of bigots think or say?
Are you the newly appointed leader of the malcontents? Or are you just trying to prove your credentials after your dressing down for talking nice to the enemy? I always thought you had some integrity AC, in spite of your abrasiveness. I never saw you as part of the lynch mob. But, as I have said many times before, I am not always right.
That said, I wish you well good tidings for the Xmas season and may 2015 be an excellent year for you and yours.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #31)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 08:33 PM

32. Twisted what you said?

Nice to see you doubling down.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 08:53 PM

33. Nice to see you tripling down AC

Feel free to quote me any time, I stand by everything I have said. And you know as well as anyone, that I am neither sexist, racist , homophobic or bigoted in any way.
But if you want to go down that path, have at it. I'm sure you will get a standing ovation from the choir. Go ahead, be that angry man you tout yourself as. Expose me to all and sundry. Gather your minions, who wait eagerly in the wings, or are they busy knitting.
Come on AC! Flare those nostrils, strap on that Ruger. You've got me in a very Rudyard Kipling kind of mood.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #33)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 10:03 PM

36. Let me refresh your fucking memory.

"They could do as you suggest, or buy their insurance elsewhere
Or they could go to any drugstore and buy some rubbers. That's what most of us do."


Here's a handy pre-made list.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1218157810#post121

By all means. 'Stand by it'.

Edit: Think carefully before you reply, 'Kipling', you got a hide last time.

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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #33)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 10:08 PM

37. Here's you spouting right wing anti-SSM talking points verbatim.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1218122885#post176

You can 'stand by that' too, I suppose.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #37)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 08:43 AM

43. So your defense is "billy did it too"?

 

Brilliant.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 07:40 PM

6. That's sweet. Here's Gregor Mendel with his pea plants.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 10:09 PM

14. Sleepin' heavenly peas eom

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Response to PDittie (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 10:12 PM

15. !

 

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Response to rug (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 03:00 AM

17. mendel's christmas card doesn't even have a tree on it

let alone a merry christmas! Poor form for a monk.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 08:37 AM

22. Technically he was a friar.

 

Christmas cards had not yet become popularized when he was discovering genetics. Dawkins should send a thank you card to his friary. Where would he be without him?

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Response to rug (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 01:39 PM

26. Mendel, of course, was exposed for data fakery after his death.

A British statistician, Ronald Fisher, did statistical analyses that demonstrated an impossibly good fit between Mendel's theoretical predictions and his data. Mendel's conclusions were essentially correct, but he apparently did a bit of "data cleaning" on his original observations.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 02:34 PM

27. Ronald Aylmer Fisher, the eugenicist, whom Dawkins called "the greatest biologist since Darwin"?

 

You should read this before claiming "data fakery".

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1104.2975.pdf

Fisher also claimed smoking does not cause cancer.

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Response to rug (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 04:50 PM

28. Thanks for that.

I was basically citing what I had heard my old statistics courses of 50 years ago. I had no idea of this new stuff.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 05:08 PM

29. I hope you had better luck wading through that than I did.

 

About the only thing I remember from statistics is the difference between the median and the mode.

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Response to rug (Reply #29)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 05:18 PM

30. I've taught it. Also social science research design, etc.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 08:10 PM

8. Nice.

Even atheists can enjoy the best parts of Christmas---decorating and gifts!

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 08:12 PM

9. Still not a fan but interesting tree.

 

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 08:19 PM

10. Daniel Dennett

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Response to cbayer (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 08:20 PM

11. Sam Harris

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Response to cbayer (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 09:24 PM

12. I have no

 

idea who Sam Harris is, but it looks like a poor photoshop photo to me.

Jesus is going to be cool in 2015.

Feliz Navidad cbayer. Where in Mexico do you live?

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Response to Ink Man (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 09:56 AM

23. Feliz Navidad, Ink Man.

I am really bad at detecting photoshop, so I can't tell.

I am in the state of Nayarit right now. It's beautiful down here.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 09:35 PM

13. He made sure to get a tree much smaller than himself.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 09:18 PM

34. Do you ever have anything nice to say?

There is an old adage---if you don't have anything nice to say, it is best to say nothing. This comment adds nothing to the conversation.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 09:58 PM

35. He has a nice candlestick.

 

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 10:10 PM

38. He can't help it. He's all in a kerfuffle about the topless woman in

Rome who stole the baby jesus from the vatican. She had "God is Woman" written across her chest and he is just beside himself.

What can you do?

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Response to cbayer (Reply #38)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 10:37 PM

39. Well,

that made me laugh out loud.....scared the cats.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #39)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 10:52 PM

40. I am so glad. And I feel most assured that you have a lovely laugh and

that the cats will forgive you.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #38)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 10:55 PM

41. Hey, I found the video.

 



It's better with the Benny Hill music.

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Response to rug (Reply #41)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 10:32 AM

44. That is so hilarious it deserves it's own thread, I think.

Gee, how can I get some attention.

I know!!!!!


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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 08:11 AM

21. How dare he enjoy himself?

 

Surely the antichrist has more important things to do than mark an old pagan celebration by putting up an evergreen tree in his living room?

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