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Message 1314905 - Posted: 13 Dec 2012, 23:02:18 UTC - in response to Message 1314895.

It's called grasping at straws.

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Message 1314906 - Posted: 13 Dec 2012, 23:06:13 UTC

No, I'll NOT use the red X. You all have the right, no matter how wrong you are. The last Jefferson quote remains true and correct for you all who Na Say...

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Message 1314907 - Posted: 13 Dec 2012, 23:06:38 UTC - in response to Message 1314787.

"Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong."


-Thomas Jefferson (Notes on Virginia, 1782)

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Message 1314919 - Posted: 13 Dec 2012, 23:29:17 UTC - in response to Message 1314907.

"Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong."


-Thomas Jefferson (Notes on Virginia, 1782)

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That is like trying to justify that a stopped clock is more accurate than one running slow. Because the stopped clock is correct twice a day.

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Message 1314983 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 2:38:16 UTC - in response to Message 1314907.

"Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong."


-Thomas Jefferson (Notes on Virginia, 1782)

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Not sure I've seen anybody +1 their own post before, is this an indication of dissociative identity disorder?
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Message 1314986 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 2:55:34 UTC
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Message 1314990 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 3:28:25 UTC - in response to Message 1314983.
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"Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong."


-Thomas Jefferson (Notes on Virginia, 1782)

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Not sure I've seen anybody +1 their own post before, is this an indication of dissociative identity disorder?

Just a new concept based in creativity. The more ID posts the more we know about him, I enjoy the novel ideas.
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Message 1314993 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 4:20:32 UTC - in response to Message 1314983.

Not sure I've seen anybody +1 their own post before, is this an indication of dissociative identity disorder?

Perhaps, or perhaps he is beginning to question his own belief system. Oh wait, that would be DID wouldn't it? Never mind.


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Message 1315003 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 4:51:40 UTC - in response to Message 1314990.

"Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong."


-Thomas Jefferson (Notes on Virginia, 1782)

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Not sure I've seen anybody +1 their own post before, is this an indication of dissociative identity disorder?

Just a new concept based in creativity. The more ID posts the more we know about him, I enjoy the novel ideas.


You act as if the S@H fora are the only places you can find these.
This also is a novel idea.
At least when these ideas are espoused by people you know offline, there is opportunity for discussion and the finding of common ground. Even friendship.
Such possibilities here are few and far between.

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Message 1315007 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 5:04:41 UTC - in response to Message 1315003.

Sarge, good point, but you have to admit there are some wild thinkers in this scientific project. I guess that is one of the things which makes SETI so cool.
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Message 1315011 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 5:24:43 UTC


One man with courage is a majority.
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Message 1315288 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 22:44:58 UTC

Stupid is as stupid does

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Message 1315304 - Posted: 14 Dec 2012, 23:16:36 UTC

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Message 1315378 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 1:42:21 UTC

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Message 1315387 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 2:05:22 UTC

thought you could use a few more random quotes that pretty much are pointless
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Message 1315402 - Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 2:44:00 UTC

That would not be a quote from Jefferson.

Nor is any of the quotes I have posted---random. All have a point pertinent to the subject at hand.

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