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13-07-2015, 08:14 PM
RE: Nick Seldon - A Quotation
(13-07-2015 01:35 PM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  "If you want divine justice, die." - Nick Seldon

Well, I don't know about you guys, but I'm convinced.

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13-07-2015, 08:35 PM
RE: Nick Seldon - A Quotation
The inane shit they think is deep always amazes me. It's even worse when you're the "known scientist" in a place full of fundies. They keep coming up to you with their GOTCHA stuff, which you can barely contain your laughter upon hearing, thinking that they are tooootally gonna blow your little atheist mind:

"Don't you evolutionists know that no dog ever gave birth to a cat?!"

"I'll inform the scientific community immediately, sir."

(Yes, I've had this conversation in real life more than once.)

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13-07-2015, 08:55 PM
RE: Nick Seldon - A Quotation
OMG, hell is soooo scary!!!

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13-07-2015, 09:16 PM
RE: Nick Seldon - A Quotation
It's so tiring to hear this misquoted repeatedly, and incompletely I might add; Nick Seldon said no such thing. What he said was "... if your auntie Vine fucks this - GUY - that's her affair and not your place to interfere". It's that closing clause about not interfering that chokes up in fundamentalists' throats so we only hear the first part, sanitized or mondegreen'd or whatever gets done to it. Pathetic.
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14-07-2015, 11:00 AM
RE: Nick Seldon - A Quotation
(13-07-2015 08:35 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  The inane shit they think is deep always amazes me. It's even worse when you're the "known scientist" in a place full of fundies. They keep coming up to you with their GOTCHA stuff, which you can barely contain your laughter upon hearing, thinking that they are tooootally gonna blow your little atheist mind:

"Don't you evolutionists know that no dog ever gave birth to a cat?!"

"I'll inform the scientific community immediately, sir."

(Yes, I've had this conversation in real life more than once.)

Have you understood the context? Dogs and cats are considered separate kinds. The Bible says animals and plants will bear according to their own kind.

Perhaps your friends would have been better off saying, "Dogs and cats sit along separate evolutionary paths and one cannot produce the other nor become the other over time."

I'm told atheists on forums like TTA are bitter and angry. If you are not, your posts to me will be respectful, insightful and thoughtful. Prove me wrong by your adherence to decent behavior.
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14-07-2015, 11:29 AM
RE: Nick Seldon - A Quotation
(14-07-2015 11:00 AM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  
(13-07-2015 08:35 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  The inane shit they think is deep always amazes me. It's even worse when you're the "known scientist" in a place full of fundies. They keep coming up to you with their GOTCHA stuff, which you can barely contain your laughter upon hearing, thinking that they are tooootally gonna blow your little atheist mind:

"Don't you evolutionists know that no dog ever gave birth to a cat?!"

"I'll inform the scientific community immediately, sir."

(Yes, I've had this conversation in real life more than once.)

Have you understood the context? Dogs and cats are considered separate kinds. The Bible says animals and plants will bear according to their own kind.

Perhaps your friends would have been better off saying, "Dogs and cats sit along separate evolutionary paths and one cannot produce the other nor become the other over time."

So, you think you are not an animal?

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14-07-2015, 11:41 AM
RE: Nick Seldon - A Quotation
(14-07-2015 11:29 AM)Dom Wrote:  So, you think you are not an animal?




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14-07-2015, 11:45 AM
Nick Seldon - A Quotation
Maybe the original post and quote can be expanded upon. Otherwise, it's just a non sequitur.

Or maybe I'll just post random threads with quotes from Dr Seuss or Aesop.
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14-07-2015, 11:46 AM
RE: Nick Seldon - A Quotation
(14-07-2015 11:00 AM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  
(13-07-2015 08:35 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  The inane shit they think is deep always amazes me. It's even worse when you're the "known scientist" in a place full of fundies. They keep coming up to you with their GOTCHA stuff, which you can barely contain your laughter upon hearing, thinking that they are tooootally gonna blow your little atheist mind:

"Don't you evolutionists know that no dog ever gave birth to a cat?!"

"I'll inform the scientific community immediately, sir."

(Yes, I've had this conversation in real life more than once.)

Have you understood the context? Dogs and cats are considered separate kinds. The Bible says animals and plants will bear according to their own kind.

Perhaps your friends would have been better off saying, "Dogs and cats sit along separate evolutionary paths and one cannot produce the other nor become the other over time."

"Kinds" are not a thing. The bible is completely wrong too-

Ring species


If you think "Kinds" are a thing, then you don't believe evolution is true.

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14-07-2015, 12:01 PM
RE: Nick Seldon - A Quotation
(14-07-2015 11:00 AM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  
(13-07-2015 08:35 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  The inane shit they think is deep always amazes me. It's even worse when you're the "known scientist" in a place full of fundies. They keep coming up to you with their GOTCHA stuff, which you can barely contain your laughter upon hearing, thinking that they are tooootally gonna blow your little atheist mind:

"Don't you evolutionists know that no dog ever gave birth to a cat?!"

"I'll inform the scientific community immediately, sir."

(Yes, I've had this conversation in real life more than once.)

Have you understood the context? Dogs and cats are considered separate kinds. The Bible says animals and plants will bear according to their own kind.

Perhaps your friends would have been better off saying, "Dogs and cats sit along separate evolutionary paths and one cannot produce the other nor become the other over time."

Tracing back in time, all paths converge. Every living thing shares ancestors.

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