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  1. Town Heretic

    Judging the Mitchell Report

    Rachel Mitchell, the republican hired prosecutor who asked Ford a number of questions during the recent hearing released her findings to the GOP via memo the other day (link to memo). I want to address it and the claims made within it, concluding with my summation of the nature of Mitchell's...
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    The earth is flat and we never went to the moon--Part II

    Son of a gun, we agree on something completely. :thumb:
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    The earth is flat and we never went to the moon--Part II

    Not every Christian would believe that, but I think that's true. And? The writer is accounting for what was seen. No, we do not know what God knows and that writer certainly didn't, but to the naked eye I'm sure it looked as though the sun stopped moving, even though the sun never actually was...
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    The earth is flat and we never went to the moon--Part II

    You mean if I'm a Christian. Sure. It would be balmy to believe in a fallen angel if I was an atheist, or followed other religious precepts. Well, no. I don't see why anyone would reasonably believe that. How, exactly. I mean, what's the purpose of this vast, generational, extraordinarily...
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    The earth is flat and we never went to the moon--Part II

    You're wrong on the first part, but it doesn't matter without motive and the establishment of that necessary conspiracy. Mostly less than secret but sure, there have been less than public groups in power who've steered antiquity when the world had many fewer players on that stage with a greater...
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    The earth is flat and we never went to the moon--Part II

    Actually no. You're speaking to a largely first world scientific exploration of the mechanism behind biological process. It's not universal and it's not a conspiracy. It's an open advance by those within the scientific community on the whole aimed mostly at people with largely religious views in...
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    The earth is flat and we never went to the moon--Part II

    Yeah...and while the point for point attempts at introducing good science into bad rubbish is an interesting one, I can't help but think all that's really needed is to point out the massive, generational conspiracy absolutely necessary at the heart of the FE approach and to let people consider...
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    Fanaticism in an Age of Fear

    From the religious to the political, we live in an age dominated by the fanatic. Their conduct can impact us in a myriad of negative ways, from instilling personal apprehension regarding our safety or the larger stability of our institutions, to promoting anger in response to the message, or by...
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    Sports Talk 2018: Lebron to Brady and Everything in Between

    Thought it wouldn't hurt to have a general sports talk thread, though I'm not sure how many are left who care about it. I'll start with the NBA, just wrapping up its season. I didn't watch a single game of the NBA finals this year for the first time in memory. And I'm about as indifferent to...
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    Cub Reporters 2018

    A little catching up to do. January through April will appear in the next post, truncated...and May when it closes. And, as always, the monthly winners will be noted below throughout the year. Winnering Nags: The Derby Whinner: Mod approved--so it doesn't get reported. :salute:
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    Forum Life Lessons: Questioning the TOL Experience

    So, 10 questions for people about their TOL experience. I'm going to create an index of posters/answers using the second post and move my answers to the latest post. :cheers: 1. When you first arrived how much experience did you have with internet forums and were you surprised by what you...
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    Merry Christmas TOL

    To those happy few and those fallen by the wayside or occupied by the next great adventure. It seems fitting to borrow from and remember one of my favorite members and associations around here, a man who made the place and everyone in it better by his presence and consideration. On my browser...
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    Fun Tests: from psychology to color

    FEEL FREE TO ADD A TEST. If I really like it I'll put it in the list below for easy reference. We spend the first decade and then some hating tests and the following decades taking them for fun. :Plain: Anyway, I thought it might be worthwhile to have a clearing house for them. 1. Free...
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    Alt-righter plows into crowd of anti-racists in Charlottesville

    Just in case anyone had a few more words they wanted to say about the incident, the president's response to it, or to add to the larger discussion on a growing, increasingly emboldened, extremist, alt-right cancer on the national body politic.
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    Your Mount Rushmores (Sports, Music, Politics, etc.)

    Every now and then we've taken cracks at the Mount Rushmore of one sport of the other and it's usually good fun, but I thought it might give the thread more legs if I opened it up a bit. I'm starting with baseball. Feel free to just list your picks and category, or to talk about why you made...
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    Cub Reporters 2017

    A few years back I started a thread comparing reports of other posters to a horse race. It began after chrysostom asked me about reports some time before that. His inquiry had me looking over the sum of that stuff and realizing how often I'd done it and the consideration altered my habit. So I...
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    The earth is flat and we never went to the moon

    More conspiracy piled on conspiracy, but I note you fail to address the actual, clear answer on your point that negates the attempt. That's what distinguishes you from someone playing devil's advocate and makes you more someone nervously hiding behind the notion. No one looking for a clear...
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    The earth is flat and we never went to the moon

    The second "photo" appears to be a graphics project. It's not a photograph. :Plain: As to why we don't see stars in NASA photos of space walks, it isn't because NASA isn't as smart as flat earth adherents: When there is a full moon go outside and see how many stars you can find compared to a...
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    The earth is flat and we never went to the moon

    Like Helen Keller with rainbows? :Plain: