Messages From Langston Goldfinch
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The Debate
and you obviously have, the proof is in your query: a- you don't know the basics of evidentiary thinking Yeah, right, you must watch T.V. often, eh? They say dupes like you are being took. It took you twenty years to think? I fear only misspellings by mature people like you. Is that Allen like James Allen? I challenge you to prove that you exist, obviously you are a fabrication by some skeptic designed to ridicule the opposition. You cannot

LAURIE APPLETON!
Ans here I was thinking "Crabby" was Frank's nickname! Oh well. Regards Langston

The Megalomaniac Effect
Maybe these guys will solve two of our problems? Regards Langston

NYTimes Mag Religion articles
Hello All. anyone catch this past Sunday's mag? The issue was on "religion" including even the Alabama "free-thinkers" group, for balance no doubt. Bottom line is that USA is MORE religious today than ever except for one brief period right after the war (II). This meaning reports from people as to their beliefs and actual church attendance. The most interesting to me article was the lead in, where a "believer" in more or less orthodox christianity essentially used the argument

Biological Terrorism.
Why engage him, suggest you suspend. Regards Langston

SPEED OF LIGHT.
Why engage with him? Just ignore him. Regards Langston

Creationism vs Evolution
I disagree. I think it is much harder to be a "creationist" than to be scientific. Ones intellectual thinking apparatus must constantly be kept under control. This requires tremendous amount of psychic energy. At any moment a doubt may start dripping through the logical damn, and if not instantly plugged may be followed by a flooding. This phenomena is not all that uncommon, leads to depression and despair. Creationists must be constantly on guard, constantly attacking the "enemy" and constantly

NYTimes Mag Religion arti
You would have to look at the article. I do not think it was based on a single poll type inquiry, not did I gather that the opinions were from a "pro" religious point of view at all. In fact one could easily take a rise in religious interest to reflect the uncertainly and chaos of our time. Church attendance should be estimable in some way. Quisque origen quondam resultabat. Oh, definitely not so. S/M type (just to label,

NYTimes Mag Religion articles
To the contrary, as "proof" that we were created. There is no darwinian advantage to being gay at all. Why aren't you gay? -30-L

NYTimes Mag Religion arti
Male or female camel <g> But what about my point, that homosexuality is an indication of creationism since it has no evolutionary selective advantage. -30-L

Creationism vs Evolution
Here I beg to differ. This may apply to the average non-thinker- But then I guess most who believe the world round do so not because they can demonstrated it, but for the same reasons people might have previously believed the opposite. Because that what they were told. Right? My own experience with "creationists" of the advocacy type is that they are quite bright, and factually knowledgeable, more so than I in this area. The explanation of why some believe

NYTimes Mag Religion arti
I was being sarcastic. Occasionally this medium lacks. Judging is a manifestation (actuation) of ones values, right. I would simply see this as a given, and not attempt to "judge" judging, since that gets you into a loop logically. I do guess that "judge not lest ye be judged" (what's his name?) is a logical conundrum. As for screwing animals, why is judged bizarre? Frequency? Bizarre to you (and to me in this case) indicates our cultural provincialism. By all

Jack's "moderation"
of a nut, by a nut, and for the nuts? eh? -30-L

NYTimes Mag Religion arti
Fine with me, strange you are the one keeps bringing it up. I have my suspicions about that, as you know, but since you wish to remain in the closet we will drop the issue, unless you keep it up. If you can. Regards Langston

NYTimes Mag Religion arti
Well, it should clean out the gene pool. I would vote for laws to do this, and in fact have worked with advocacy groups dealing with child abuse. The issue here is not (to me) my values, but rather how one responds to somebody who has a differing set. If it finally gets down to whoever has the most force (including state action) then you are using the method presumable supported by those who abuse their children. I will give

NYTimes Mag Religion arti
And you in the land of wallabies. Langston

Jack's "moderation"
GMD: 1:396/1 Hello Terry. 24 Dec 97 09:32, Terry Smith wrote to Charles Mielke: you an Labeling a person a "liar" when other reasons for his "failure" can easely be generated seems 'ad hominem' to me. Regards Langston

NYTimes Mag Religion arti
GMD: 1:396/1 Hello Terry. 24 Dec 97 09:45, Terry Smith wrote to Langston Goldfinch: I know this!!! I was just tweaking Laurie. One could easely argue that any childless people should by now been dropped from gene pool posibility. Regards Langston

Creationism vs Evolution
Having a background in science (chemistry and biology) then graduate work in philosophy, including studying epistemology and the philosophy of science, I think I have a fair understanding of "empricism" if by that you mean what I think you mean. Karl Popper (who may no longer be de rigueur) argued that the scientific process was not a matter of "proving", but rather of of testing and actually disproving. By "proof" I usually understand logic and mathematical processes, that is deductive

NYTimes Mag Religion arti
Must remember how difficult it is to communicate dark humor. Of course I make judgments. No, it is fairly common human behaviors. Have you had any direct experience? You are a complete dreamer. "ensure", give us a break. Take their children and do what with them? Is that not another abuse? Not acceptable and what to do about it? Your problem is that you have fine sense of what shouldn't be, but absolutely no idea how to change it. Throw