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Shock: Pat Robertson Is Not a Young Earth Creationist

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That sound you hear is my jaw hitting the floor, as religious right crocodile Pat Robertson actually says that dinosaurs existed before the Bible — and that the Earth is older than 6,000 years. It’s surprising (to say the least!) to hear one of America’s leading voices of fundamentalist Christianity breaking ranks with the determinedly ignorant literalists.

Right Wing Watch points out, however, that Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network continues to sell books promoting young Earth creationism to the rubes.

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191 comments

1 erik_t  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:00:07pm

Pat Robertson's not a young anything.

2 Charles Johnson  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:02:56pm

Hey, cool! This article got retweeted by @CarlZimmer.

3 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:03:28pm

I was especially struck by Robertson's conclusion to the woman who asked him the original question about dinosaurs:

"If you go against revealed science, you are going to lose your children."

This is very significant but it's hard to tell what is really going on with it. Has Pat finally had a twinge of conscience about what he must know is a ridiculous fraud?
Has he realized that creationism, especially the insane young Earth variety, is a losing game in the twenty-first century?
The latter would be good news, since it would inspire other evangelists to jump on the bandwagon and tell the quacks at ICR to bug off.

4 The Gender Ambiguity of a Flea  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:03:44pm

Every once in awhile there's a reminder that Pat is from an earlier iteration of Christian fundamentalism, where creationism wasn't so set-in-stone as Young Earth, Bible "literal." Thus doesn't always sync with the current completely anti-science version now in distribution.

(He's still a dick.)

5 Charles Johnson  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:03:45pm

And Chris Mooney, too.

6 Charles Johnson  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:04:33pm

re: #4 The Questionable Timing of a Flea

(He's still a dick.)

Very much so.

7 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:05:03pm

With hope of preventing the re-election out of the way, a certain number of the silliest public stances will be dropped. There is just less to gain by rejecting reality. Only the truly delusional (and those playing crazy-for-profit) will cling to the deepest fantasies.

8 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:05:27pm

Pat Robertson is evolving. In another 100 years he'll be an atheist.

//

9 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:06:17pm

re: #8 Gus

Pat Robertson is evolving. In another 100 years he'll be an atheist.

//

Takes a fossil to know a fossil.

10 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:08:34pm

It's a sign of the apocalypse!

11 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:08:43pm

If you choose to interpret the Bible literally, you not only have to dispense with science, as it contradicts most modern science, you also have to abandon logic, because the Bible contradicts itself.

It is all a matter of how literal you wanna take it.

I say, turtles all the way down!!!

12 The Gender Ambiguity of a Flea  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:08:50pm

re: #8 Gus

Pat Robertson is evolving. In another 100 years he'll be an atheist.

//

On the contrary, he's an atavism. Creationism has since evolved an armored shell and neck long enough to completely jam its head up its own ass.

13 wrenchwench  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:09:35pm

Carcass, fossil---close enough, I guess.

14 Hercules Grytpype-Thynne  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:09:42pm

It's interesting that he frames even science in terms of "revelation".

15 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:10:07pm

re: #12 The Questionable Timing of a Flea

On the contrary, he's an atavism. Creationism has evolved an armored shell and neck long enough to completely jam its head up its own ass.

Anusaurus.

16 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:10:16pm

re: #12 The Questionable Timing of a Flea

On the contrary, he's an atavism. Creationism has evolved an armored shell and neck long enough to completely jam its head up its own ass.

I just want to see another evangelist tell him he's wrong. Cat fight!

17 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:10:16pm

re: #4 The Questionable Timing of a Flea

Everyone once in awhile there's a reminder that Pat is from an earlier iteration of Christian fundamentalism, where creationism wasn't so set-in-stone as Young Earth, Bible "literal." Thus doesn't always sync with the current completely anti-science version now in distribution.

(He's still a dick.)

There are quite a few of those old school evangelists still around. They may be starting to realize that the fire-breathing creation quacks are a serious danger in the long term. A cynic might suggest that they are also getting too much of the action as well.

18 Charles Johnson  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:14:23pm

I'll bet the ol' reptile gets some pretty negative feedback from his more literal-minded followers for this one.

19 Charles Johnson  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:14:49pm

Wouldn't be surprised if he walks it back.

20 darthstar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:15:41pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Wouldn't be surprised if he walks it back.

all the way to the Old Testament.

21 Turkey Jihad  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:16:23pm

I have people in my family like the lady that wrote that letter read on Pat's show. Pat is still a douchecanoe, but maybe he's trying to "repent" in his own way for his creationist thinking. The Grim Reaper ain't that far off for him, and I think he hears the Reaper's chains.

22 Turkey Jihad  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:17:07pm

re: #20 darthstar

all the way to the Old Testament.

All the way to Genesis.

23 Targetpractice  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:17:37pm

In related news, another momentary sign of sanity:

Judge Blocks Louisiana School Voucher Implementation In Parish

A federal judge on Monday in New Orleans halted the implementation of Louisiana's school voucher system in one of the state's parishes.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that U.S. District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle ruled that the state legislature's expansion of the voucher system could not be implemented in Tangipahoa Parish due to decades-old desegregation orders. Such orders exist in nearly half of the state's parishes. According to Lemelle, the voucher program would interfere with prior court orders on constructing new schools, improving existing facilities, and maintaining magnet facilities.

Louisiana's voucher system has come under recent fire for questionable standards and the use of public funds in schools that teach creationism. Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White said Lemelle's ruling would be appealed. Monday's ruling will have no effect on another lawsuit challenging the voucher system, put forth by Louisiana school boards and teachers' associations, that will be decided on Wednesday.

24 Sol Berdinowitz  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:18:02pm

re: #22 Turkey Jihad

All the way to Genesis.

Back when they still had Peter Gabriel?

25 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:18:34pm

That's not Rev. Pat!! That's the snake talking!

26 The Gender Ambiguity of a Flea  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:18:39pm

re: #24 Sol Berdinowitz

Back when they still had Peter Gabriel?

Pat Robertson wants to be your Sledgehammer.

27 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:18:51pm

re: #5 Charles Johnson

And Chris Mooney, too.

I prefer Paul Mooney myself. ///

/"Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X!"

28 Amory Blaine  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:21:36pm

Pat should know. He was there.

29 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:23:15pm

"It's out there."
--The Book of Mulder

30 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:25:47pm

re: #26 The Questionable Timing of a Flea

Pat Robertson wants to be your Sledgehammer.

Of God!

///

31 Targetpractice  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:25:51pm

re: #29 Decatur Deb

"It's out there."
--The Book of Mulder

"I want to believe."

32 dragonath  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:26:55pm

Pat Robertson (Christophorus neomoronis) is actually evolved from a species of asexual lizard that reproduces generationally through parthenogenesis. He is known to camouflage himself in brown suits and ugly ties.

33 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:27:54pm

re: #28 Amory Blaine

Pat should know. He was there.

Schoolmates with Methuselah, he was.

34 Targetpractice  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:28:01pm

re: #28 Amory Blaine

Pat should know. He was there.

Now I've got this picture of Pat standing over a stewing puddle of sludge, going "Alright you amino acids, get with the program! Evolve faster, I need more money!"

35 wrenchwench  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:29:25pm

re: #32 dragonath

Pat Robertson (Christophorus neomoronis) is actually evolved from a species of asexual lizard that reproduces generationally through parthenogenesis. He is known to camouflage himself in brown suits and ugly ties.

You realize that would make him female?

36 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:31:26pm

re: #35 wrenchwench

You realize that would make him female?

Who says "he" ain't?

///

37 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:32:30pm

OT. Sorry but this is dumb on several levels.

38 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:39:10pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

Wouldn't be surprised if he walks it back.

If he refuses to do so, will you bring out the ol' Flying Pig?

39 CuriousLurker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:40:12pm

re: #38 Dark_Falcon

If he refuses to do so, will you bring out the ol' Flying Pig?

We have a flying pig?

40 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:43:07pm

re: #39 CuriousLurker

We have a flying pig?

Yes, I'm pretty sure we still do. Charles used to let the Flying Pig out whenever there was this kind of honestly shocking and unexpected story.

41 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:45:57pm

re: #40 Dark_Falcon

Yes, I'm pretty sure we still do. Charles used to let the Flying Pig out whenever there was this kind of honestly shocking and unexpected story.

I eated it.

42 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:49:07pm

Large Hadron Collider May Have Produced New Matter

The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator and the “Big Bang machine” that was used to discover what appears to be the long-sought Higgs boson particle (as announced July 4), may have another surprise up its sleeve this year: The LHC looks to have produced a new type of matter, according to a new analysis of particle collision data by scientists at the LHC’s Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) collaboration, including researchers at MIT and Rice University.

The new type of matter, which has yet to be verified, is theorized to be one of two possible forms: Either “color-glass condensate” — a flattened nucleus transformed into a “wall” of gluons, which are smaller binding subatomic particles, or it could be “quark-gluon plasma,” a dense, soup or liquid-like collection of individual particles.

“The color-glass condensate is one of the two most prominent possible explanations for the effect we have seen, with the other being the creation of a dense ‘liquid’ system that expands and leads to the observed correlations,” wrote Gunther Roland, an MIT physicist who led the analysis of the collisions and is a co-author on a paper on the results, due to be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Physical Review B, in an email to TPM.

“Formation of a quark gluon plasma in the much smaller [proton-lead collisions] system would be considered rather surprising,” Roland wrote to TPM. “It only exists at extremely high temperature (several trillion degrees Kelvin).”

Either of these strange types of matter would have been around at the start of the Universe, shortly after the Big Bang (hence the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator’s nickname). The color glass composite is also considered to be a precusor to the quark gluon plasma.

43 Charles Johnson  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:49:25pm

re: #39 CuriousLurker

We have a flying pig?

One of my amazingly realistic photoshop masterpieces:

Image: FlyingPig.jpg

44 CuriousLurker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:51:32pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

One of my amazingly realistic photoshop masterpieces:

Image: FlyingPig.jpg

LOL!

45 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:53:53pm

re: #23 Targetpractice

In related news, another momentary sign of sanity:

Judge Blocks Louisiana School Voucher Implementation In Parish

Check this one out...

Here Is What Louisiana Schoolchildren Learn About Evolution

All images at that page so you have to click the link and view them there.

46 darthstar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:54:07pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

One of my amazingly realistic photoshop masterpieces:

Image: FlyingPig.jpg

It's about time you dusted off the camera and started taking pictures again.

47 darthstar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:54:36pm

re: #42 Varek Raith

Large Hadron Collider May Have Produced New Matter

I hope it's not gay.
/

48 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 2:57:50pm

re: #42 Varek Raith

Large Hadron Collider May Have Produced New Matter

OK Varek, I see that look in your eyes. What sort of evil superweapon are you thinking about this time?

49 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:01:04pm

re: #48 Dark_Falcon

OK Varek, I see that look in your eyes. What sort of evil superweapon are you thinking about this time?

Quantum Destabilizer.

50 Mr.Boots  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:08:07pm

Hey, if he endorsed the Young Earth Theory, he'd have to explain how he's older than the Earth.

51 Kragar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:09:07pm

re: #49 Varek Raith

Quantum Destabilizer.

Pfff, I'm developing a system of nanites which project a simulacrum of Bryan Fischer into your conscience brain to heckle and jeer at you your every waking moment.

52 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:10:27pm
53 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:14:15pm

Scott Lively is now taking credit for blowing up that strip club in Springfield, no not by sabotage or arson, he says that his prayers caused it to happen...

SCORES and the Power of Imprecatory Prayer

For about two years I have been including imprecatory prayers in our church services and Bible studies at Holy Grounds Coffee House. Imprecatory prayers are Old Testament prayers for the defeat and destruction of the enemies of God and his people. A New Testament variation on these prayers is to ask God to save the people but destroy the institutions. Our prayers, part of our seven year campaign to re-Christianize the City of Springfield, have included an appeal to God to destroy the works of Satan in this city. We have specifically included the strip clubs in these prayers.

Yesterday the three story Scores strip club on Worthington Street was completely obliterated in a gas explosion, right down to the ground. See Link

I believe this was the hand of God at work in answer to our prayers...

Actually it is now known that a gas company worker accidentally punched a hole in the gas line by hitting it with a metal probe, it was human error. But I suppose Scott will just claim that God made him do it...

54 Kragar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:17:58pm

re: #53 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Scott Lively is now taking credit for blowing up that strip club in Springfield, no not by sabotage or arson, he says that his prayers caused it to happen...

SCORES and the Power of Imprecatory Prayer

Actually it is now known that a gas company worker accidentally punched a hole in the gas line by hitting it with a metal probe, it was human error. But I suppose Scott will just claim that God made him do it...

God's will...

55 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:18:30pm

re: #53 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Scott Lively is a tool then, people got injured by the blast and he's cheering the incident.

56 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:19:47pm

re: #53 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Scott Lively is now taking credit for blowing up that strip club in Springfield, no not by sabotage or arson, he says that his prayers caused it to happen...

SCORES and the Power of Imprecatory Prayer

Actually it is now known that a gas company worker accidentally punched a hole in the gas line by hitting it with a metal probe, it was human error. But I suppose Scott will just claim that God made him do it...

Has Scott left an address where the lawsuit claims can be served?

57 freetoken  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:21:46pm

"Old Earth" Creationism (OEC) has existed side by side with YEC for quite a while here in American Fundamentalism.

That's one reason why I moved on to bringing up the literal Adam and Eve story as the hallmark of whether someone accepts science today, and not the age of the Earth as the best discriminator.

58 Kragar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:23:16pm

re: #55 ProGunLiberal

Scott Lively is a tool then, people got injured by the blast and he's cheering the incident.

If prayer does work, and Scott's prayer did this, then he is guilty of conspiracy at the very least and should be held liable in a court of law.
/

59 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:24:27pm

re: #58 Kragar

If prayer does work, and Scott's prayer did this, then he is guilty of conspiracy at the very least and should be held liable in a court of law.
/

He's a witch.

60 Kragar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:24:31pm

Rational OEC: God created the universe. He did this billions of years ago in an act scientists call the Big Bang.

61 Kragar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:24:59pm

re: #59 Decatur Deb

He's a witch.

BUILD A BRIDGE OUT OF HIM!

62 erik_t  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:25:22pm

re: #61 Kragar

BUILD A BRIDGE OUT OF HIM!

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON'T TURN ME INTO NEWT

63 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:28:06pm

re: #51 Kragar

Pfff, I'm developing a system of nanites which project a simulacrum of Bryan Fischer into your conscience brain to heckle and jeer at you your every waking moment.

So... one of these?

64 wrenchwench  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:28:24pm

re: #55 ProGunLiberal

Scott Lively is a tool then

No, tools are useful devices or implements. I'd go with witch.

65 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:28:37pm

re: #55 ProGunLiberal

Scott Lively is a tool then, people got injured by the blast and he's cheering the incident.

We've known he was a tool for over a year now. He wrote a odious book called

The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party

where he ignored historical facts to argue that Hitler specifically recruited homosexuals because they were the only people evil enough to obey his orders for genocide. The whole thing is mostly lies, whith what facts there are being taken out of context.

So yeah, he's a tool, a massive one. And I hate him, as I hate all such 'Nazi Revisionists'.

66 wrenchwench  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:29:11pm

re: #65 Dark_Falcon

We've known he was a tool for over a year now. He wrote a odious book called

where he ignored historical facts to argue that Hitler specifically recruited homosexuals because they were the only people evil enough to obey his orders for genocide. The whole thing is mostly lies, whith what facts there are being taken out of context.

So yeah, he's a tool, a massive one. And I hate him, as I hate all such 'Nazi Revisionists'.

I give up.

67 Kragar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:29:32pm

re: #63 Varek Raith

So... one of these?

More like this.

68 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:30:21pm

re: #67 Kragar

More like this.

Then shoot me with the bore.
:P

69 erik_t  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:30:41pm

Today, I am finding out how many turkey sandwiches a man can eat in a day.

Um, for science.

70 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:31:00pm

re: #66 wrenchwench

I give up.

Worse lies have been told about Hitler's rise than those, though not many of them. But it's a firm policy of mine to hammer such lies wherever I find them. I fight for the truth and don't give up that fight.

71 darthstar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:32:06pm

re: #69 erik_t

Today, I am finding out how many turkey sandwiches a man can eat in a day.

Um, for science.

One. And I spent the next two hours trying not to take a nap at my desk.

72 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:32:13pm

re: #64 wrenchwench

No, tools are useful devices or implements. I'd go with witch.

I think he is just feeling all pumped up and powerful now because of how things are going in Uganda. It has apparently gone to his head to the point where now he believes his prayers are weaponized...

He's a bigoted witch, the worst kind.

/

73 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:32:13pm

re: #67 Kragar

More like this.

Harvey? So you going to threat us with a giant invisible rabbit?

///

74 wrenchwench  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:32:21pm

re: #70 Dark_Falcon

Worse lies have been told about Hitler's rise than those, though not many of them. But it's a firm policy of mine to hammer such lies wherever I find them. I fight for the truth and don't give up that fight.

See, now hammer, there's a tool.

75 wrenchwench  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:33:06pm

re: #72 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Arg, there's a word we can really do without....

76 b_sharp  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:34:19pm

Id watch the weasel word 'revealed'. I suspect he 'misspoke'.

77 CuriousLurker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:34:29pm

re: #75 wrenchwench

Arg, there's a word we can really do without....

Seems to be catching on, doesn't it. "Arg" seconded, heh.

78 Kragar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:35:43pm

re: #68 Varek Raith

Then shoot me with the bore.
:P

That was my plan all along...

Oh, homonym humor, how I adore you.

79 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:35:55pm

re: #73 Dark_Falcon

Harvey? So you going to threat us with a giant invisible rabbit?

///

80 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:36:22pm

re: #78 Kragar

That was my plan all along...

Oh, homonym humor, how I adore you.

That's fine.
It'll have the same effect of asploding mah head.
:P

81 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:38:55pm

re: #62 erik_t

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON'T TURN ME INTO NEWT

Worse...you get to be turned into Mike Huckabee!

///

82 funky chicken  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:39:20pm

I think he's said this before. I just think he was raised in an era when schools taught a rigorous science and math curriculum, so he knows enough to see how stupid YEC is.

83 darthstar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:39:44pm
84 freetoken  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:40:55pm

Speaking of science, the following press release from a few days ago is finally picking up some media momentum:

'Bigfoot' DNA Sequenced In Upcoming Genetics Study

What can I say?

Press releases - we're drowning by press release.

85 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:41:34pm

re: #75 wrenchwench

Arg, there's a word we can really do without....

re: #77 CuriousLurker

Seems to be catching on, doesn't it. "Arg" seconded, heh.

Depends on an assumed philology:

[Link: onlineslangdictionary.com...]

86 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:42:39pm

re: #83 darthstar

Sore Winners
Democrats might be magnanimous in victory.

By Mona Charen

Post-election season is a time for healing, for putting aside the rancor of a long campaign and rediscovering what unites us. It has not been that way this year.

Prudence, one would think, if not generosity of spirit, should impel Democrats to be magnanimous in victory. Romney did receive about 48 percent of the vote. A little modesty among the winners would seem to be in order.

Instead, the gloating has been extravagant. Worse, liberals have gorged themselves on the same junk food they enjoyed during the campaign and cannot seem to resist under any circumstances — slandering their opponents. The smears are so casual and commonplace that we become weary of responding. But we must protest, or someone new to politics may assume that we concede the point.

87 freetoken  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:43:58pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

Articles from the National Review are hardly going to carry much weight around here.

Yeah, it's a syndicated columnist, but really....

88 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:44:09pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

Sore Winners
Democrats might be magnanimous in victory.

By Mona Charen

Wookie.

89 ProGunLiberal  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:45:04pm

re: #77 CuriousLurker

I learned it from a guy I watch for entertainment.

I think its a good insult to use when necessary.


re: #84 freetoken

Someone know the history of the "Scientist" in question?

90 freetoken  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:45:11pm

Speaking of "sore winners":


How infidelity helps nieces and nephews

A University of Utah study produced new mathematical support for a theory that explains why men in some cultures often feed and care for their sisters' children: where extramarital sex is common and accepted, a man's genes are more likely to be passed on by their sister's kids than by their wife's kids.


[...]

91 freetoken  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:45:30pm

re: #89 ProGunLiberal

It's a dodgy company.

92 b_sharp  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:45:32pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

Sore Winners
Democrats might be magnanimous in victory.

By Mona Charen

Either that or the right hasn't stopped being pricks.

93 jaunte  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:45:52pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

"False accusations of racism are an attempt to delegitimize those who disagree with you. Promiscuous use of the word also defangs it for actual instances of racial bias. Honest liberals should further consider that flinging the charge protects them from having to defend their ideas. It’s simultaneously ugly and lazy."

Has Charen written any excuses for the attempts to restrict African American voting by cutting early voting days?

94 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:46:38pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

re: #87 freetoken

Yeah, Mona Charen...that's not a biased commentator there, not at all.

Not.
At.
All.

95 Eventual Carrion  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:47:02pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

Sore Winners
Democrats might be magnanimous in victory.

By Mona Charen

Ha, Hey Mona fuck off.

96 darthstar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:47:03pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

Sore Winners
Democrats might be magnanimous in victory.

By Mona Charen

Romney got 47% of the vote. FORTY FUCKING SEVEN.

Maybe you'd be happy if the Democrats accepted Repubilcan generosity and capitulated to everything they want (it would be magnanimous of them if they did, si?)

97 CuriousLurker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:48:06pm

re: #85 Decatur Deb

re: #77 CuriousLurker

Depends on an assumed philology:

[Link: onlineslangdictionary.com...]

The problem is I looked it up on Urban Dictionary and saw their definitions first. What has been seen cannot be un-seen and all that. Arg.

98 Charles Johnson  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:48:08pm
99 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:48:22pm

re: #96 darthstar

Romney got 47% of the vote. FORTY FUCKING SEVEN.

Maybe you'd be happy if the Democrats accepted Repubilcan generosity and capitulated to everything they want (it would be magnanimous of them if they did, si?)

Not buckling under to the GOP's ridiculous demands post-election = "Gloating"

100 erik_t  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:48:51pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

Sore Winners
Democrats might be magnanimous in victory.

By Mona Charen

I haven't had enough coffee today. Is this parody or some sort of inside joke? Surely we've moved on from 'well he didn't really win by that much', right? The guy who's gotten more of the vote than anyone in the last quarter century?

....right?

101 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:49:25pm

re: #97 CuriousLurker

The problem is I looked it up on Urban Dictionary and saw their definitions first. What has been seen cannot be un-seen and all that. Arg.

Sounds Pythonesque to me.

102 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:50:08pm

re: #88 Decatur Deb

Wookie.

Huh? I've never seen Ms. Charen utter any sort of racial, gender, or sexual orientation slur.

103 wrenchwench  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:51:33pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

Sore Winners
Democrats might be magnanimous in victory.

By Mona Charen

More blindness to GOP racism.

Someone as sophisticated as Ken Burns should know that the Tea Party protests were multiracial, multiethnic affairs, featuring speakers of every background.

Speakers, maybe. Participants? Not so much.

Plenty more garbage in there. You need to find better sources, if you can.

104 darthstar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:51:48pm

re: #99 TedStriker

Not buckling under to the GOP's ridiculous demands post-election = "Gloating"

You have defeated us fairly and squarely...NOW CONCEDE!!!

105 Charles Johnson  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:52:14pm

I've seen very few "false accusations of racism," but I have seen plenty of extremely real right wing racism in the past 4 years.

106 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:52:59pm

re: #102 Dark_Falcon

Huh? I've never seen Mrs. Charen utter any sort of racial, gender, or sexual orientation slur.

Nor do I. She's speaking for 'the Right', and that includes Freepers and worse. The TPGOP owns what they permit, just as we bear the Black Bloc assholes.

107 wrenchwench  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:53:01pm

re: #97 CuriousLurker

The problem is I looked it up on Urban Dictionary and saw their definitions first. What has been seen cannot be un-seen and all that. Arg.

I managed not to look there. But really, I don't think it can be salvaged, no matter its origin or definition.

108 Obdicut  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:53:12pm

re: #102 Dark_Falcon

Huh? I've never seen Mrs. Charen utter any sort of racial, gender, or sexual orientation slur.

Whoever she is, she's a total ignoramus:

I can’t recall the last time a mainstream American politician referred to “state’s rights,” but I’m pretty sure that whoever it was, he was a Democrat.

Or she knows what she's writing is a lie and she writes it anyway.

Which do you think, Dark? What did you think of that bit of the article?

109 darthstar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:53:22pm

re: #102 Dark_Falcon

Huh? I've never seen Mrs. Charen utter any sort of racial, gender, or sexual orientation slur.

That'd be Ms. Charen. Mrs. Parker if she took her husband's name. Show some respect for your fellow wingnut women.

110 jaunte  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:53:31pm

"Burns’s flippant reference to the “vitriol” emanating from “some elements” in the Tea Party is nothing but an oft-repeated slur."
Image: teaparty_robertson_spelling_racist_problem.jpg

111 Mich-again  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:56:37pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

Post-election season is a time for healing, for putting aside the rancor of a long campaign and rediscovering what unites us.

Back when I was a coach I remember telling my team that there was no finer moment in sports than seeing your opponent crying during the handshake after the game. ha. That was after a game where we beat an undefeated team and their players were crying like babies.

112 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:57:55pm

Scott Lively writes the SPLC asking to be removed from their "HateWatch" but has a funny way of showing that he is not a hater...

Hey SPLC, Take Me OFF Your Hate, I Mean Hit List!

I have never accused ALL or even most homosexuals of being responsible for the AIDS epidemic, even though year upon year since the beginning of the crisis our own governmental Centers For Disease Control has identified MSM (men who have sex with men) as by far the largest group spreading the disease. (And how do you think all those women sleeping with bisexuals got it?)...

...I have never accused any but a very tiny fraction of homosexual men of being genocidal or cannibalistic “monsters” in the vein of Jeffrey Dahmer, though they dominate the list of “most prolific serial killers and mass murderers.” Look it up! It ISN’T hate to state this fact, or the fact that many of the most important icons of “gay” history (Karl Ulrichs, Henry Gerber, Alan Ginsberg, David Thorstad, Harvey Milk, etc etc ) have been pederasts...

...blah, blah, blah, more hate followed by more hate...

Right Scott I am sure you would never do those things...Oh, wait.

He is whining about how the SPLC is trying to have him killed by having his name on the list. As proof he goes on about the guy who shot the security guard at the Family Research Council in the arm, and calls it an attempted mass homicide.

Hey Scott, I have an Idea, maybe if you let other people who are not hurting anyone else live their lives as they choose no one would have any reason to despise you anymore.

113 Charles Johnson  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:58:24pm

In case anyone needs a reminder, here's the LGF "Racism" tag: [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

Almost 700 posts, and almost all related to right wing racism. Are all of these "false accusations?"

114 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:58:47pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

From your quote:

Instead, the gloating has been extravagant. Worse, liberals have gorged themselves on the same junk food they enjoyed during the campaign and cannot seem to resist under any circumstances — slandering their opponents. The smears are so casual and commonplace that we become weary of responding. But we must protest, or someone new to politics may assume that we concede the point.

What a load. The GOP had a winning candidate in the form of Jon Huntsman but they tossed him early so they could pander to a mob of superstitious, semi-literate bigots and MLM grifters. In the process, they accused the President of the United States of everything short of buggering the American eagle in the middle of the Washington Mall, slandered his supporters as bums and welfare cheats, and attacked his wife and even his dead mother in viciously misogynistic terms. Gloating over the downfall and humiliation of this mob is no sin, and I shall continue to do so.

115 jaunte  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 3:59:59pm

re: #108 Obdicut

...she knows what she's writing is a lie and she writes it anyway...

Because that somehow keeps working for her audience.

116 darthstar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:00:33pm

You know Dark...you should follow McCain's example and rub some Benghazi on that butt-hurt of yours. It won't help ease the pain, but people will pay lots of attention to you.

117 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:00:36pm

re: #109 darthstar

That'd be Ms. Charen. Mrs. Parker if she took her husband's name. Show some respect for your fellow wingnut women.

Minor grammatical goof. Now corrected.

118 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:03:06pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

Sore Winners
Democrats might be magnanimous in victory.

By Mona Charen

Mona Charon needs to look outside her little bubble of comfortable sites and take a look at what a quite a few of "her" people are saying out there. Flat denial of any racism within the party mainstream is utterly delusional at this point.

119 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:03:39pm

re: #116 darthstar

You know Dark...you should follow McCain's example and rub some Benghazi on that butt-hurt of yours. It won't help ease the pain, but people will pay lots of attention to you.

No, I don't think so. My take on Benghazi isn't inflammatory. At worst, my thought is that Obama declined to send a rescue team from Sicily because he reasonably feared doing so would trigger significant blowback in Libya. I don't fully agree with that call, but if that's what happened it was his call to make. I don't regard a judgement call as a major outrage.

120 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:07:06pm

Sore Losers
Republicans might be magnanimous in defeat.

121 shane_c  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:08:00pm

My guess is this is him reacting to the Rubio remark that was in the news a couple days ago. And because of the election results. He's trying to help the Republican Party to "moderate" so they can win.

122 jaunte  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:08:29pm

re: #118 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Mona Charon needs to look outside her little bubble of comfortable sites and take a look at what a quite a few of "her" people are saying out there. Flat denial of any racism within the party mainstream is utterly delusional at this point.

From 2010:

A new survey by the University of Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race & Sexuality offers fresh insight into the racial attitudes of Tea Party sympathizers. "The data suggests that people who are Tea Party supporters have a higher probability"—25 percent, to be exact—"of being racially resentful than those who are not Tea Party supporters," says Christopher Parker, who directed the study. "The Tea Party is not just about politics and size of government. The data suggests it may also be about race."
.........
When read the statement that "if blacks would only try harder, they could be just as well off as whites," 73 percent of the movement's supporters agreed, while only 33 percent of people who disapproved of the Tea Party agreed.[Link: www.thedailybeast.com...]

123 erik_t  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:08:46pm

re: #120 Varek Raith

Sore Losers
Republicans might be magnanimous in defeat.

'We know you ran on that plan, and won a historically large majority of the votes based on it, but you really ought to go with our ideas instead'

124 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:09:06pm

BBL, dinner.

125 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:10:28pm

It's also hard not to gloat when so many on the right bought into the unskewed polls nonsense.
I mean, seriously...

126 EPR-radar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:10:48pm

re: #86 Dark_Falcon

Sore Winners
Democrats might be magnanimous in victory.

By Mona Charen

She isn't very convincing. In addition to the "states rights" lie, there is additional fail:

1) The talking point about the vote tally on the 1964 Civil Rights Act is way past its sell-by date. Completely irrelevant.

2) Since the RW "right to life" begins at conception and ends at birth, this need not be taken seriously either.

3) Mona denies that "judicial restraint" means "no rights for women, gays, or nonwhites". What else could it possibly mean in contemporary US politics? With high probability, we'll shortly see several conservative Supreme Court Justices rule against the Voting Rights Act.

127 jaunte  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:13:31pm

It's not gloating to insist on a shared reality.

128 Decatur Deb  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:15:50pm

re: #123 erik_t

'We know you ran on that plan, and won a historically large majority of the votes based on it, but you really ought to go with our ideas instead'

We barely prevented a disastrous plutocratic administration that would have thrown the country as far back as the Hoover era. I'm at 20% Gloat, 60% Relief, 20% Reconstituting.

129 jaunte  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:17:04pm

My father in law looks just like Pat Robertson. There must be a Baptist deacon genetic template out there somewhere.

130 EPR-radar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:18:19pm

re: #125 Varek Raith

It's also hard not to gloat when so many on the right bought into the unskewed polls nonsense.
I mean, seriously...

It's not just entertainment for me. The RW nut jobs are sufficiently dangerous that I want their precious brand ground into dust (unless it fundamentally changes).

I want Romney to go down in history as the 4th stooge of politics, who had the incredible knack of lowering his state-level polling numbers in any state he bothered to show up in (probably not 100%, but as I recall this was noteworthy pattern).

I want the economic, military and social policies of movement conservatism to go on the ash heap of history as totally discredited ideologies.

131 darthstar  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:25:22pm

re: #124 Dark_Falcon

BBL, dinner.

mmm....crow

132 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:26:02pm

re: #87 freetoken

Articles from the National Review are hardly going to carry much weight around here.

Yeah, it's a syndicated columnist, but really....

Here she is right after 9/11:

We keep congratulating ourselves on what an open society we are. Fine, but let's not congratulate ourselves into an early grave. There are thousands of Arabs in the United States at this moment on student and travel visas. They should all be asked, politely and without prejudice, to go home. This will work hardships in many cases, and that is regrettable. But, there is no constitutional right to visit the United States. There is no constitutional right for foreign students to study here.

More here. Basically that reads, "all Arab students and those on travel Visas... GO HOME!"

133 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:27:47pm

re: #132 Gus

Here she is right after 9/11:

More here. Basically that reads, "all Arab students and those on travel Visas... GO HOME!"

Environmentalists: Hands Off My Dishes!

Derp!

134 makeitstop  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:28:33pm

Would it be impolitic to call a woman a hack?

135 Obdicut  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:29:01pm

re: #132 Gus

I love how she sells it to herself that asking every Arab in the country on a visa to go home would be 'without prejudice'.

136 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:29:58pm

re: #133 Gus

Environmentalists: Hands Off My Dishes!

Derp!

More garbage...

Cuddly Symbols Not Cooperating in Climate Panic

In a better world, debates about science -- and nearly everything else -- would be conducted without resort to demagoguery, sentimentality, cynical manipulation, or hysteria. In the world we inhabit, those tactics are dismayingly routine. Still, the great weakness of overwrought predictions of doom is that they can be checked.

The past year has not been kind to the most potent symbols of climate change hysteria. Consider the polar bears. Among the most moving images of the warmists' warnings was the solitary polar bear, supposedly marooned on an ice floe. The image became iconic after it was published in Science Magazine. Among the most memorable moments in Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth," was an animated clip depicting struggling polar bears.

You don't hear stories, as you do with dolphins, of polar bears rescuing drowning humans. But polar bears, especially cubs, have a different claim on our sympathy -- they're adorable. We shudder to see winsome, furry mammals drifting off to sea on ice floes -- all because we couldn't part with our SUVs. A children's book prepared by the United Nations put it just that way.

Well, according to WattsUpWithThat.com, the picture of that "stranded" polar bear has been lampooned as "ursus bogus." Experts on those creatures always found the warmists' interpretation of that photo odd, since polar bears can swim for hundreds of miles at a time. The longest recorded polar bear swim, according to National Geographic, was 426 miles straight (though National Geographic is all in on climate change). Since polar bears swim for a living, they're probably pretty good at gauging where land and ice floes are.

Continues blah, blah, blah.

Maybe we're sore winners because we still have to deal with stupid conservatives.

137 erik_t  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:30:45pm

re: #135 Obdicut

I love how she sells it to herself that asking every Arab in the country on a visa to go home would be 'without prejudice'.

I politely suggest, with all due respect, that she engage in relations with a rusty rake.

138 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:31:53pm

re: #134 makeitstop

Would it be impolitic to call a woman a hack?

Sore winner!

Mona Charen: False claims about climate change harm prestige of science

139 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:32:21pm

re: #132 Gus

Here she is right after 9/11:

More here. Basically that reads, "all Arab students and those on travel Visas... GO HOME!"

What a fucking loathsome human being...

140 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:32:28pm

re: #138 Gus

Sore winner!

Mona Charen: False claims about climate change harm prestige of science

CAPTAIN CAAAAAVVVVEEEEEE MAAAAAAANNNNNN!

141 dragonath  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:32:41pm

re: #132 Gus

Imagine a fine fall day in October 2001, an Arab American, who voted for Bush, opens the paper to see a plea for institutionalized bigotry from his own party.

142 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:37:14pm

Yeah. Sore winners while we're still getting GOP obstructionism in the House; non stop conspiracy theories about Benghazi; non stop pseudo science; Susan Rice derangement; the continuing war on women; and now they're quoting Pravda to say that "Obama is teh Communitst even this Russian sez so!"

So listen to Arab deporting and climate change denier douche nozzle call us "sore winners." If anyone is sore it's the tighty righties and the soreness is located in their brains.

143 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:40:22pm

re: #138 Gus

Sore winner!

Mona Charen: False claims about climate change harm prestige of science

We have not killed nearly as many polar bears yet as scientists thought might happen in their worst case scenario. This totally disproves global warming!!!11!

/

144 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:42:48pm
145 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:45:09pm

re: #139 TedStriker

What a fucking loathsome human being...

Not to excuse her, but a lot of people said really stupid shit immediately after 9/11. Fortunately cooler heads prevailed at calming folks down and most of them stopped running around spouting bigoted nonsense fairly quickly.

146 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:55:00pm

re: #145 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Not to excuse her, but a lot of people said really stupid shit immediately after 9/11. Fortunately cooler heads prevailed at calming folks down and most of them stopped running around spouting bigoted nonsense fairly quickly.

This is true...however, we still have a sizable contingent in this country (the overwhelming majority of them being RWNJs) that still say shit like that (or want to, but don't, not because it's not right, but because they know it's no longer socially acceptable in mixed company).

147 dragonath  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:55:03pm

re: #145 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Funny to think that Bush had something like 80% approval ratings at the time. They really didn't have to go after anyone, really.

It's funny how pervasive the attitude was up to the Iraq war. There's a food shack up the road that still has "freedom fries" on it's sign. It hasn't changed for decades, but that was the thing that got through.

148 Joanne  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:58:08pm

re: #25 Decatur Deb

...snake speaking...

No, it's the snake oil.

[Link: www.thebaffler.com...]

149 b_sharp  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:58:27pm

re: #143 watching you tiny alien kittens are

We have not killed nearly as many polar bears yet as scientists thought might happen in their worst case scenario. This totally disproves global warming!!!11!

/

The argument is in two parts. The first claims that the number of total bears have increased since the minimum and the second is that certain populations of bears have also increased even in the 'environmentalists' surveys.

What they don't admit is that the starting date for their comparison is the '50s where over-hunting almost wiped the population out. Since then, and due to making hunting illegal, the population had largely recovered until the late '90s when it again started to drop. They compare the minimum numbers when hunting was legal to the current numbers while ignoring the more recent peak and later drop in numbers.

They also point out that several of the populations have increased in more recent times without mentioning that most populations have dropped enough to not only counteract the isolated increases but over shadow them dramatically.

150 kirkspencer  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:58:31pm

re: #132 Gus

Here she is right after 9/11:

More here. Basically that reads, "all Arab students and those on travel Visas... GO HOME!"

Yep. Substitute Japanese for Arab and it would fit right in back in 1942. Which given the horror with which most of us now view that event should be all that's necessary to demonstrate the evil involved.

151 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 4:59:05pm

re: #147 dragonath

Them damn French people, they are just so...un-American!!!11!

152 CuriousLurker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:00:20pm

OT: Has anyone seen EmmmieG? I haven't seen her since election day.

153 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:02:09pm

re: #152 CuriousLurker

OT: Has anyone seen EmmmieG? I haven't seen her since election day.

Not I but I have thought about that.

154 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:03:41pm

re: #152 CuriousLurker

OT: Has anyone seen EmmmieG? I haven't seen her since election day.

re: #153 Gus

Not I but I have thought about that.

Also, SFZ hasn't been back in a week-and-a-half; she seemed sort of pissed off in her last post on the "Pallywood" thread 11/17.

I hope everyone is OK and just preoccupied with meatworld stuff.

155 dragonfire1981  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:03:43pm

re: #151 watching you tiny alien kittens are

Them damn French people, they are just so...un-American!!!11!

156 CuriousLurker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:10:04pm

re: #153 Gus

Not I but I have thought about that.

I hope she's not staying away because Romney lost. I liked her.

re: #154 TedStriker

Also, SFZ hasn't been back in a week-and-a-half...I hope everyone is OK and just preoccupied with meatworld stuff.

Yeah, I think she took serious offense at something. Hopefully, she'll come back and it'll get ironed out. Or not. I liked her too--a lot, but I guess sometimes people just leave and never look back.

157 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:17:44pm

re: #156 CuriousLurker

I hope she's not staying away because Romney lost. I liked her.

re: #154 TedStriker

Yeah, I think she took serious offense at something. Hopefully, she'll come back and it'll get ironed out. Or not. I liked her too--a lot, but I guess sometimes people just leave and never look back.

Pallywood! Apparently I think it's "fake but accurate" or something. Happened right around that time.

158 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:20:43pm

re: #157 Gus

Pallywood! Apparently I think it's "fake but accurate" or something. Happened right around that time.

Which was, no offense to SFZ, complete bullshit.

159 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:22:35pm

Window media player's shuffle doesn't shuffle!
Same set of 10 or so songs over and over.

160 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:24:42pm

re: #156 CuriousLurker

I hope she's not staying away because Romney lost. I liked her.

re: #154 TedStriker

Yeah, I think she took serious offense at something. Hopefully, she'll come back and it'll get ironed out. Or not. I liked her too--a lot, but I guess sometimes people just leave and never look back.

Hopefully, it's just meatworld stuff...it is the holiday season and people get busy.

re: #157 Gus

Pallywood! Apparently I think it's "fake but accurate" or something. Happened right around that time.

I have to believe that SFZ was having an off day or parsed Gus'/others' comments wrong or something, because she's one of the most rational Lizards here. Hopefully, she and other missing Lizards will be back soon.

161 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:24:46pm

re: #158 Varek Raith

Which was, no offense to SFZ, complete bullshit.

I'm trying to put that week behind me. :D It's been coming out in spurts since then as I slowly come back to normal.

162 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:26:34pm

[Link: xkcd.com...]

163 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:27:05pm

re: #162 Feline Fearless Leader

[Link: xkcd.com...]

Lol.

164 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:27:36pm

re: #162 Feline Fearless Leader

[Link: xkcd.com...]

Rabbit season!

165 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:28:49pm

re: #164 Gus

Rabbit season!

Image: rabbitduck1.jpg

166 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:29:55pm

Dammit with the crappy photoshop that i didn't notice!
XD

167 austin_blue  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:30:00pm

On Topic:

A great short essay in today's NYT Science section!

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

Although his final conclusion makes me go hmmm...maybe not.

168 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:30:34pm

On the food front the turkey rice soup came out very nicely. Veggies the right consistency, a really nice and smoky tasting stock from the turkey carcass, nice little cubes of smoked turkey breast meat, and a mix of previously steamed brown and white rice added for some extra body. And then I tossed in a cup of roasted corn as well for extra color.

:)

His Imperial Crankiness just demanded his share of the turkey without all the added trimmings.

169 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:31:47pm

re: #165 Varek Raith

Image: rabbitduck1.jpg

Edited with real Elmer.

170 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:33:07pm

re: #167 austin_blue

On Topic:

A great short essay in today's NYT Science section!

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

Although his final conclusion makes me go hmmm...maybe not.

Yea, it's Dawkin's fault for challenging the special treatment religion wants in education.
:p

171 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:33:18pm

re: #167 austin_blue

On Topic:

A great short essay in today's NYT Science section!

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

Although his final conclusion makes me go hmmm...maybe not.

Yeah. Evolution isn't a theory.

172 The Gender Ambiguity of a Flea  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:33:22pm

Crocoduck season.

173 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:34:07pm

re: #172 The Questionable Timing of a Flea

Crocoduck season.

There's good eating on one of them!

174 Varek Raith  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:34:55pm
175 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:36:06pm

re: #157 Gus

Pallywood! Apparently I think it's "fake but accurate" or something. Happened right around that time.

It is all Gus's fault...SFZ last post... ///

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

To be fair she was already upset about other comments that were not explicit enough in their condemnation of Hamas. Other people in the thread were baffled because they thought no such specifics were needed, it was assumed to be obvious. Hopefully she comes back once she has had some time away to reflect.

176 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:36:34pm

re: #174 Varek Raith

Image: 220px-Kirkcameroncrocoduck.JPG

Don't you almost wish one of those existed solely so it could bite Kirk Cameron on the ass?

177 CuriousLurker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:37:01pm

re: #168 Feline Fearless Leader

Speaking of His Imperial Crankiness, one of my Feline Overlords just came over to inform me that 'puter time is over and snuggle time is nigh, so...

G'nite, everyone. ;)

178 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:37:17pm

re: #174 Varek Raith

Image: 220px-Kirkcameroncrocoduck.JPG

And now Kirk Cameron has a kindred spirit in fellow actor Angus Jones of (soon to be formerly of, once Chuck Lorre digests Jones' video repudiation of his career on the show) Two and a Half Men.

179 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:38:45pm

re: #178 TedStriker

And now Kirk Cameron has a kindred spirit in fellow actor Angus Jones of (soon to be formerly of) Two and a Half Men.

Two Men and a Cranky Old Guy

180 The Gender Ambiguity of a Flea  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:39:41pm

re: #167 austin_blue

On Topic:

A great short essay in today's NYT Science section!

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

Although his final conclusion makes me go hmmm...maybe not.

Yeah...the conclusion is...dung:

By allowing that evolution is a theory, scientists would hand fundamentalists the fig leaf they need to insist, at least among themselves, that the majestic words of the first chapter of Genesis are literal, not metaphorical, truths. They in return should make no objection to the teaching of evolution in science classes as a theory, which indeed it is.

Problematic because (1) evolution being a theory has never had this kind of diplomatic effect in the past and (2) because "literalists" are dogmatists who don't even read the Bible, and only selectively appropriate bits as literal, and have no interest in conceding their position even to more moderate creationists.

181 wrenchwench  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:41:39pm

re: #179 Gus

Two Men and a Cranky Old Guy

182 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:43:19pm

re: #179 Gus

Two Men and a Cranky Old Guy

Bible-thumping fundies and Scientologists must troll the studios for fresh meat easy money lost souls; I feel sorry for Angus Jones, because he's being sold a bill of goods, like Cameron had been.

183 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:44:32pm

re: #181 wrenchwench

[Embedded content]

I'd watch that!

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184 b_sharp  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:48:06pm

Evolution is both a fact and a theory. This was argued well by Steven Gould some years ago. The big problem is not that science claims evolution is a fact but that the creationists use a definition of theory that has no basis in science.

The common usage of theory is a bastardization of hypothesis. Just as they assemble, parade around, and finally burn their straw man evolutionary ladder, while ignoring the complex lattice of common descent, they portray theory as simple speculation, barely above a guess and well below law on the ladder of epistemology instead of the complex amalgam of hypothesis, sub-theories and laws that make up the theory of evolution.

185 Gus  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:54:47pm

re: #184 b_sharp

Evolution is both a fact and a theory. This was argued well by Steven Gould some years ago. The big problem is not that science claims evolution is a fact but that the creationists use a definition of theory that has no basis in science.

The common usage of theory is a bastardization of hypothesis. Just as they assemble, parade around, and finally burn their straw man evolutionary ladder, while ignoring the complex lattice of common descent, they portray theory as simple speculation, barely above a guess and well below law on the ladder of epistemology instead of the complex amalgam of hypothesis, sub-theories and laws that make up the theory of evolution.

Evolution as theory as defined by the creationists is a bit like calling oncology a theory because we don't have a "cure for cancer." Or plate tectonics. Just because we didn't "see it happen" doesn't mean it didn't occur.

186 Amory Blaine  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:59:50pm

Can You Be Raped by the Devil?

Can demons engage in sexual activity with humans?

As bizarre as it sounds, those who minister to people in occult bondage say it's more common than you think.

For nearly two decades, Contessa Adams felt as though she had no power against the demonic violators of her body. She felt trapped in secrecy and shame and knew that the demons tormenting her wanted things to stay that way.

But God had another agenda for Adams when she found Christ in 1979. The former stripper has a ministry through which she exposes one of Satan's darkest secrets—sexual demons.

These spiritual rapists, as Adams describes them in her book, Consequences, often prey on people by performing sexual acts through nightmares and erotic dreams. Some people become so dependent upon these demonic experiences that they actually look forward to them.

"Anybody that has been attacked by them will tell you ... they're worried [that] they could not find that pleasure with mortal people," says Adams, who claims she was once possessed by sexual demons.

The two most identifiable sexual demons are the incubus, which is a male sexual demon that traditionally assaults women, and the succubus, which is a female sexual demon that assaults men. Sometimes they also lure people into homosexual behavior.

Adams notes that one evangelist, whose name she would not divulge, was so troubled by the sexual pleasure the succubus gave her that she even contemplated suicide.

Adams says the succubus spirit that used to attack her confused her so much that she contemplated becoming a lesbian.

"Unless you're strong enough to rebuke it, they'll keep coming back," she says. "You must speak the Word of God, knowing you have power in the name of Jesus."

Anti-gay tripe.

187 b_sharp  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 6:00:15pm

re: #185 Gus

Evolution as theory as defined by the creationists is a bit like calling oncology a theory because we don't have a "cure for cancer." Or plate tectonics. Just because we didn't "see it happen" doesn't mean it didn't occur.

I wouldn't disagree. Because of that tendency of theirs I define a fact as a datum, one of the observations or measurements taken when testing a hypothesis rather than as a code word for proved theory, which never happens anyway.

188 b_sharp  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 6:02:09pm

re: #186 Amory Blaine

Can You Be Raped by the Devil?

Anti-gay tripe.

The devil wants to pull my pud, he's welcome to it. I would like to be awake when it happens though.

189 TedStriker  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 6:07:42pm

re: #188 b_sharp

The devil wants to pull my pud, he's welcome to it. I would like to be awake when it happens though.

Did the devil make you do it?

///

190 Good Morning  Tue, Nov 27, 2012 8:56:10pm

On marijuana Rev Robertson is now to the left of President Obama. Marijuana might explain his change of perspective.

191 Stentor  Wed, Nov 28, 2012 7:43:35am

I think all that mary jane that Pat's been smoking is having the unintended effect of gasp! expanding his mind. How fun would that be to be doing bonghits with ol' Pat, I wonder what kind of munchies he's got in his house?


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