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Comment by Tony Davis on December 4, 2010 at 11:48pm
Oh, and feel free to subscribe also to my column so that you get automatic updates when I post new articles.
Comment by Tony Davis on December 4, 2010 at 11:46pm

Actually I would very much appreciate it if you did! I am trying to grow as a writer and I will only be able to do that if I am comfortable with putting my ideas "out there" and defending them. Also, at the same time I am working on this book I am trying to get my name out there to an extent in an attempt to "get noticed" if you will. So please, feel free to post my articles on Facebook.

Comment by david perry on December 4, 2010 at 11:37pm
@Tony- Would you mind if I posted these articles on Facebook?
Comment by Tony Davis on December 4, 2010 at 11:34pm

Hey thanks! In my book manuscript I try to use humor at several points. One of the very few people I've had read it (because frankly it just isn't ready for public consumption) is a hard ass Marine with non sense of humor. He told me that it was not appropriate and that I sounded like a smart ass. But everyone else liked it, and frankly, it's who I am and how I talk to people so I am keeping it in. Honestly, if I am successful at all with this first book I have two others that I've already been plugging away at for some time when I'm bored and one of them is nothing more that humorous things that have happened along my way through life.
Comment by Joseph P on December 4, 2010 at 10:47pm
Very good use of Norm (and his parenthetical nearsightedness). Entertaining your readers is a good step towards getting them to listen to you. This is one of the reasons Dawkins is so heavily followed.
Comment by Tony Davis on December 4, 2010 at 7:31pm
Hey folks. I just hit "publish" on an article addressing the fine tuning argument. If anyone cares to read it, as always any feedback, good or bad, is greatly appreciated! Especially, if anyone more educated that myself (which does not take much) in the areas of physics and cosmology wants to give me a sanity check that would be awesome!

It is located here:
Comment by Marc Draco on December 2, 2010 at 8:01am
Oh, and Steve, please be more careful in what you post here - you're in serious danger of coming over as a troll; and that's not a good thing.
Comment by Marc Draco on December 2, 2010 at 8:00am
Alex Jones is a kook. I doubt you could explain the difference between correlation and causation to him... Next he'll be telling us that climate change is a government conspiracy.
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Comment by Tony Davis on November 25, 2010 at 8:59am
Two things:

First, its been a while since I read End of Faith (maybe time for another read) so I forgot about the capital offense of desecrating a cracker. I was actually wondering about that and was going to ask a Catholic friend how offensive a Catholic might find it if I were to show disrespect toward a cracker and wine (considering some Muslims kill over cartoons).

Second thing, I posted an article on the Argument from Design LATE LATE last night. As before, any feedback (especially for anything I might have gotten wrong) is appreciated. The Fine Tuning Argument is next. By the way, I pained over how to treat these as they both fall under the teleological argument but my articles are already far longer than the Examiner likes them to be so I think this was the best way to do it. Article here:


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