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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 08:18 PM
Response to Reply #207
209. again the pretending
Truly hilarious.

"Uh, well, yeah. Science is a place where ideas are constantly being forwarded, questioned, tested, and the better ideas are victorious. While the patently bad ideas are left bruised, battered, and end up on a long bus ride home."

So what happens here is self appointed censors skip the part where "where ideas are constantly being forwarded, questioned, tested" and cut right to the "victorious" bruising, battering and calling that "winning."


"If somebody is curious about what you have to say and requests more information, then the correct, polite, and intelligent thing to do is to post a link."


The "the correct, polite, and intelligent thing to do" would be to start by actually expressing more effectively than a one word swipe followed by "LINK PLEASE." The honest and intelligent thing to do would be to not rewrite the record and attempt to claim that that monosyllabic demand was "polite" and presented as being "curious about what you have to say and requests more information." :rofl:

That's why the bullying kills discussion.

The pretending later that it was presented in a way that invited discussion is BALONEY.

"If you've got an issue with the scientific merit of the articles on wiki, I'd love to hear it."

If you've got a point to make based on the scientific articles and can be bothered to post it, rather than link a wiki page, I'd love to see it.

"... a person would be confused if they didn't understand all the big words."
"...might mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, particularly the scientifically illiterate."
"...the silly interpretations of other peoples work from people who don't know what they're talking about."

"Ego has nothing to do with it."

Ego must have something to do with it or your language for being "victorious" would not reflect physical battery. The pretense is of being "correct, polite, and intelligent" and the reality continues the "insistence on topdogging anyone they can."

Your insults to everyone who doesn't meet your criteria for discussion -- whom you can't just leave alone and allow to discuss, or contribute informatively and respectfully -- is proof of that.

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