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Jason Spaceman



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 11 2006,20:30   

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By Mike Pflanz in Nairobi

(Filed: 12/08/2006)

Powerful evangelical churches are pressing Kenya's national museum to sideline its world-famous collection of hominid bones pointing to man's evolution from ape to human.

Leaders of the country's six-million-strong Pentecostal congregation want Dr Richard Leakey's ground-breaking finds relegated to a back room instead of being given their usual prime billing.


Read it here.

   
argystokes



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 11 2006,20:35   

I'm sure it's fun to annoy STJ, but really, now.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 11 2006,20:42   

that's as good an explanation as any I can fathom as to why he posts this drivel.

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blipey



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 11 2006,20:50   

I think that Jason, like other crackpots, has nothing new to say.  He's just found a faster way to use more space while saying nothing.  It makes him feel important.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 12 2006,06:18   

I'm not sure I see what the problem is. If you don't like these posts, just ignore them.

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"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 12 2006,06:26   

Quote (blipey @ Aug. 12 2006,01:50)
I think that Jason, like other crackpots, has nothing new to say.  He's just found a faster way to use more space while saying nothing.  It makes him feel important.

Dude, you are wayyyyyy offbase.

Jason (an anti-IDer) has been posting news stories concerning ID (pro and con) for years now.

Consider him the Associated Press of anti-ID.

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tiredofthesos



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 12 2006,12:52   

Thanks, for easing my mind, Lenny!  I had always thought the same, but the appearance of a "Jason," (who I believe, without exaggeration, to be the dumbest embarrassment posting on ANY Xian or evolution blog) on another blog and these comments made me unsure.

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 12 2006,13:53   

Indeed I can assume you mean the Jason over on Pharyngula?

I suspected the same.

without anything more than driveby postings, how is one to determine otherwise?

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plasmasnake23



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 13 2006,09:34   

A quick search by member name seems to support what Lenny said. Also see this topic http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....paceman

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 13 2006,09:39   

Quote (Ichthyic @ Aug. 12 2006,18:53)
Indeed I can assume you mean the Jason over on Pharyngula?

I suspected the same.

without anything more than driveby postings, how is one to determine otherwise?

Jason Spaceman cannot possibly be the same person as the rightwing troll Jason (AKA Jason McHue, AKA Jinx) who infects Pharyngula (who has also opened his own new no-comment blog for the sole purpose of tantruming about PZ).

See  here, for more about Jason the wingnut.

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The Ghost of Paley



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 13 2006,12:02   

Hah - this is funny...a guy gets insulted for posting news articles on the creo/evo debate. But it's OK now that the Darwinists have been told how to think..

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 13 2006,12:19   

gawp, your spin on this is so wrong it deserves a slap:

*slap*

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tiredofthesos



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 13 2006,13:37   

Fuck you, GoP, and get back to your shitty "papers."

  
Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 13 2006,14:27   

Quote (The Ghost of Paley @ Aug. 13 2006,17:02)
Hah - this is funny...a guy gets insulted for posting news articles on the creo/evo debate. But it's OK now that the Darwinists have been told how to think..

Hey, aren't you supposed to be proving the sun goes around the earth and that the stars are only a few thousand miles away? Better hurry if you want that Nobel prize, there are 'liberals' to be defeated.

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BGOG



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 13 2006,23:40   

Given that Dembski et al fully accept common descent, and therefore must see these fossils as important evidence for ID, perhaps their help could be enlisted to pressurise the churches into dropping this nonsense.

Or would they find themselves caught between two stools, highlighting the absurdity of their position??

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2006,01:17   

I don't frequent T.O. as much as I used to (which wasn't much by comparison!;) but I remember Jason Spaceman from there. He is, like Lenny says, a guy who provides a news service. As far as I remember he is an anti-IDCist and anti-creationist. These posts aren't intended to be drivebys, simply snippets of interesting news, perhaps with the intent of generating discussion.

As for you Ghosty. Oh dear. You've plunged of the thin edge of sanity again haven't you? Since when is correcting someone's wrong impression of someone else engaging in thought policing? If you think that correcting someone's "errors" is telling them how to think then why do YOU post your geocentrist claptrap here? Surely by the logic of your own argument you are trying to correct what you dimly percieve in that mashed potato you call a brain as our "errors", thus you must be trying to engage in controlling our thoughts and making think "the right way". Fucking #### Ghosty, I knew you were a nutjob but I never thought that you were a facist mind control freak! Don't you oppress me you Orwellian thought policeman!

Louis

P.S. Ahhhhh humour. For the hard of thinking (Ghosty, I'm looking at you) the above is a logical extension of Ghosty's comment designed purely for humour purposes. I don't think that Ghosty is controlling or can control anyone's thoughts, not even his own. This was a joke. After all, how ridiculous is it for someone over here in the UK to have their thoughts controlled by a pigshit thick American loony fundamentalist on the other side of the Atlantic.......

......wait a minute! Tony Blair! Oh shit.....

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MidnightVoice



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 14 2006,02:26   

I think the church will find Richard Leakey and the family a pretty hard nut to crack.

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Paul Flocken



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2006,10:11   

I tried to start this as a new topic but apparently you guys don't like me anymore and I can't start topics.  [angry pout]  Fortunately Jason had already done this topic.  So here, whether you like it or not :p
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I listened to this around 5:30am this morning (EDT) so this is may be old news by now.

Bringing up the subject PZ blogged about some time back the BBC World Service Sunday morning show Reporting Religion interviewed an Evangelical Bishop of Kenya, Boniface Adoyo(pardon spelling) and a former General Director of the National Museum of Kenya, Dr. George Ubungo(sp?).

The piece starts about eight minutes in.  I think the show's host, Dan Damon, asked a pretty bone headed question at the start, but made up for it as it progressed with his 'plaster of paris' comment.  It is nine minutes long and features the standard "don't present evolution as a fact when it is a theory" boilerplate by the bishop.

The link for the show.

The BBC changes the program every week so you only have until next Sunday to listen.  If anyone knows how to grab ahold of streaming media let me know.  I would like to keep this but don't have that knowledge.

Sincerely,
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Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2006,10:24   

Quote (Louis @ Aug. 14 2006,06:17)
I don't frequent T.O. as much as I used to (which wasn't much by comparison!;) but I remember Jason Spaceman from there. He is, like Lenny says, a guy who provides a news service. As far as I remember he is an anti-IDCist and anti-creationist. These posts aren't intended to be drivebys, simply snippets of interesting news, perhaps with the intent of generating discussion.

As for you Ghosty. Oh dear. You've plunged of the thin edge of sanity again haven't you? Since when is correcting someone's wrong impression of someone else engaging in thought policing? If you think that correcting someone's "errors" is telling them how to think then why do YOU post your geocentrist claptrap here? Surely by the logic of your own argument you are trying to correct what you dimly percieve in that mashed potato you call a brain as our "errors", thus you must be trying to engage in controlling our thoughts and making think "the right way". Fucking #### Ghosty, I knew you were a nutjob but I never thought that you were a facist mind control freak! Don't you oppress me you Orwellian thought policeman!

Louis

P.S. Ahhhhh humour. For the hard of thinking (Ghosty, I'm looking at you) the above is a logical extension of Ghosty's comment designed purely for humour purposes. I don't think that Ghosty is controlling or can control anyone's thoughts, not even his own. This was a joke. After all, how ridiculous is it for someone over here in the UK to have their thoughts controlled by a pigshit thick American loony fundamentalist on the other side of the Atlantic.......

......wait a minute! Tony Blair! Oh shit.....

Hehe. That made me laugh. Nice 1.

  
jeannot



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 10 2006,10:40   

Jason Spaceman often posts here some funny stuff from WingNutDaily and other ridiculous creo news. I couldn't imagine an IDer doing this and I'm surprised by your reactions, Thomas and especially blipey. His posts are not a waste of space, but are right on topic and rather interesting.

I sort of agree with GoP (but not his "how ot think" part). This confusion is rather embarrassing. Our reactions should be objective. :(
Anyway, Jason sure looks like a news bot. Is there a real person behind the posts?

Back on topic : why do creo try to hide some evidence if creation is true?

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 11 2006,10:57   

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I sort of agree with GoP (but not his "how ot think" part). This confusion is rather embarrassing. Our reactions should be objective.
Anyway, Jason sure looks like a news bot. Is there a real person behind the posts?


Jean, you need to read the responses more carefully.

I thought this Jason was the Jason that trolled Pharyngula, and that the series of drivebys was merely another attempt at trolling.

Arden correctly pointed out to me that he was not the same Jason.

Gawp incorrectly assumed that to be an instance "of thought policing".

Yes, Jason has actually responded to one of his later posts.  He's real, for what it's worth.

clearer now?

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jeannot



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2006,11:24   

I did read the posts carefully.
As I said, I don't agree with Paley's "thought policy", rather his remark about Jason being insulted. This is what I find embarrassing.
I wouldn't have assumed that he'd been trolling on this board even if his name were Larry. Maybe Jason is not a common name, but still.

  
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 12 2006,12:05   

whatever, save your preaching, please.  I even apologized to the man in another of his threads.

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jeannot



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2006,08:15   

I was surprised, that's all.
Case closed.

  
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