ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.

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The portrait is Charles Darwin, age 31, in 1840

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The evolution of work

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Has man evolved?

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The Probability Of Being

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A new theory explaining the origins of life?

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Map of Archaic Ancestry

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Homo Erectus food processing

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Comment by Joseph P on June 11, 2016 at 2:54pm

I have a few words you can borrow.  ^.^

Comment by Joseph P on June 11, 2016 at 2:43pm

"Obnoxious" is ... really not a strong enough word,

Comment by Joseph P on June 11, 2016 at 2:30pm

Perfectly justified, after the previous message of his directed towards me (which I quoted in my response), but not tolerant.  I don't feel the need to tolerate what he was turning into.  ^.^

Comment by Don on June 11, 2016 at 10:07am

Yeah, that may have been extreme, Joseph, but you'd been patient, and he was pretty exasperating. 

Comment by Joseph P on June 10, 2016 at 8:54pm

@Don

Including when I told him to go fuck himself?

Comment by Don on June 10, 2016 at 7:31pm

As an observer from the start, I have to say the members here handled the situation with admirable tolerance, generosity, and personal integrity.  The guy was an aggressive, manipulative, accusatory jerk, somebody who was trying to use sympathy and guilt to work the group entirely for his own narrow needs and wishes.  He had not even bothered to make friends here or to get to know anybody.  The spectacle was infuriating at moments, but it ended well enough, even if it seemed to go on too long. 

Comment by Alan Buchanan on June 10, 2016 at 5:56pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9biM_ZfIdo sorry guys, my sense of humour takes over on a Friday night, this youtube link shows the dangers of dealing with strange requests for assistance.

Comment by Alan Buchanan on June 10, 2016 at 5:34pm

Guys , Sorry i have been having a tough time in work lately and really have not been paying attention to this site and the discussions. But a quick glance here seems to show that some of us are getting involved in discussions with a Nigerian member requesting things be sent!!!! Alarm bells folks, next thing will be pin numbers and account numbers. Cut and run, don't do the Christian thing, it will all end in tears. Can we not block any suspicious content, im sure there must be a facility, or are we enjoying the game, maybe i have missed the point.  

Comment by Joseph P on June 10, 2016 at 1:17pm

@Joan

What he was doing wasn't technically spamming, but it's a vaguely similar activity which gets filed under the same heading as spamming.

Spamming doesn't just involve e-mail anymore.  In a public forum like this, it's a similar activity to that of the e-mail thing.  Basically, it's pasting the same message over and over and over and over and over again.  I'm sure you can see how that's classified as spam, the same as the e-mail, just in a slightly different forum.

What Dominic was doing was Flooding, which is similar to spam, in that it's a mass of messages by one person, one right after the next.  The difference is that with flooding, it isn't the same message over and over again.  It's distinct but similar, so it generally gets grouped with spamming, within website ToS lists, as it is here on Atheist Nexus.

It also gets inaccurately called spamming, sometimes, as happened here.

@Qiana

Ah, yeah.  You mentioned that elsewhere, too.  The same attitude was present in his last message to which I responded, on this wall.

He's not "buying my excuses," since another person in America sent him things.  :-D

I didn't make a single excuse.  I obliquely made it clear that I wasn't going to do what he wanted and gave him the reason why I wasn't going to do so, before directing him to more reasonable resources.  Yeesh.

Well, at least that is all done, and I should freaking drop the subject, myself.

Okay, back to evolution and abiogenesis.  What have you guys got for us to talk about?

Comment by Joseph P on June 10, 2016 at 12:54pm

Yaaaaaay, Richard!!!  Good cleanup, man, if you're reading this.  ^.^

 

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