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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,08:25   

According to the calendar, Dr. Elsberry is 48 today. I hope he is celebrating in an appropriate manner, e.g. submitting a peer-reviewed paper or a grant proposal, teaching a class, and then relaxing in front of a fireplace with a good book.

Happy Birthday, Wesley, and thanks for all you do.

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
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oldmanintheskydidntdoit



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,08:51   

Seconded, Happy B-Day Wes!

:D

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,09:12   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 23 2008,08:25)
According to the calendar, Dr. Elsberry is 48 today. I hope he is celebrating in an appropriate manner, e.g. submitting a peer-reviewed paper or a grant proposal, teaching a class, and then relaxing in front of a fireplace with a good book.

And hold some IDCreationists feet to that fire.  That or some marshmallows.  Your choice.

48. Wow!   I guess that makes you an elder statesman.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,09:22   

Happy Birthday Dr Wesley Elsberry!

And for your birthday present I shall reveal a secret I have kept for many years now:

I AM WILLIAM DEMBSKI!* Mwah ha haaaaaaa.

Louis

* Ok, so no I'm not. But it would have been hilarious if it were true.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,09:37   

Congratulations, and thanks for another year of putting up with us.  And by us, I mean me!  Hope you have a Happy Birthday.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,10:11   

Happy born on date. May your bluebird of happiness not be devoured by those big scary raptors. But it's OK if the raptors chase down and eat the rodent of ennui.

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Darth Robo



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,10:29   

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I AM WILLIAM DEMBSKI!


Actually it would be hilarious to see Dembski talk Louis style, with all thems naughty cuss words.   :D

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I hope he is celebrating in an appropriate manner, e.g. submitting a peer-reviewed paper or a grant proposal, teaching a class, and then relaxing in front of a fireplace with a good book.


Or perhaps having a glass of beer or wine?   ???

Happy Birthday!   :p

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,10:41   

Quote (Darth Robo @ Jan. 23 2008,10:29)
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I AM WILLIAM DEMBSKI!


Actually it would be hilarious to see Dembski talk Louis style, with all thems naughty cuss words.   :D

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I hope he is celebrating in an appropriate manner, e.g. submitting a peer-reviewed paper or a grant proposal, teaching a class, and then relaxing in front of a fireplace with a good book.


Or perhaps having a glass of beer or wine?   ???

Happy Birthday!   :p

Not to give Louis a swelled head, but I don't think Dembski could do Louis to save his life - or his screwed up ID Theory.

Dembski's not bright enough and he has no sense of humor.  Galapagos Finch?  Compared to a full-blown Louis rant at a "Thought Provoker" or other cretin?  Please!  The funniest thing Dembski ever did was put Denyse and DaveScot on his blog.  Oh.  And wear The Sweater.

Plus, ASFAIK, Louis is still allowed in the Baylor Cafeteria.

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
Amadan



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,10:47   

Evolution in action:

From this...




to this...



to this?



Happy Birthday Wes!

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Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,11:38   

Amadan - that's not evolution, it's gravity that causes the hair to descend.

And I'll, um, tenth or eleventh the "Happy Birthday Wes!".  I hope the creationist crowd keeps quiet for today, and give you some peace.

Bob

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,11:40   

Happy B-day

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lkeithlu



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,11:42   

You are so young to have achieved so much! Many happy returns.

  
Lou FCD



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,11:51   

Well ain't that a fine howdoyoudo?

Happy Birthday, Wesley.  Here's hoping you enjoy many, many more.

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George



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,12:06   

Hey man.  Peace and love on your birthday, fellow Aquarian.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,12:13   

Happy B-Day Wes!

may the bird of paradise remain very far from your nose.  preferably in the palm although that is worth exactly half of one in the bush.

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C.J.O'Brien



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,12:21   

Happy Birthday. Thanks for all that you do.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,13:54   

Well, I've gotten some critical runs done and preliminary plots of results, with data from about 1.5M Avidians. Rob and I had a meeting earlier about getting a paper out the door by the end of the month, which may just happen, if Matlab stops crashing on me. (I think Rob and I may be the only people at the MSU Devolab who even know about the claims made about the "Baylor" EIL putting us 'out of business' soon.) Diane and I are planning on taking the birds out to chase rabbits at a local garden center later this afternoon, and give the nice folks who run the place a disk of photos I took the last time we visited. That leaves the evening open for dinner.

Thank you, y'all, for the birthday wishes, and also for your participation here. It helps a lot to have the various resources I've had a hand with used and appreciated.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,15:03   

HAPPY BURTHDAY TWO YOU
EVOLVED FROM TEH ZOO
YOUR MAMA WAS A MONKEY
AND YOU'RE GRANNY WAS GOO.




*MWAH*

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,15:04   

Excuse me, I speak Professoreese!

If I interpret this correctly, what Wes meant to say was:

"Thanks a lot for sending the All Star Science Strippers to the Lab at lunchtime, just as the Department Chair walked by.  Who knew that his wife had a hobby on the side?

I appreciated all your good wishes, but it would be even nicer if you cheap bastards sent money the next time."

HTH :)

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

Gullibility is not a virtue - Quidam on Dembski's belief in the Bible Code Faith Healers & ID 7/08

UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,15:30   


:)

Who gets to spank Wes? ;)

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,15:33   

I think we should all chip in and get him the next Skepchick calendar, and talk him into posing for the next Skepdude calendar.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,15:34   

Quote (Kristine @ Jan. 23 2008,16:30)
Who gets to spank Wes? ;)

Kate has volunteered her services, but only on the condition that there's video and a live audience.

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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,15:40   



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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2008,15:45   

I'm late to the party (actually, I won't even be arriving--to the relief of all involved), but Happy Day of Your Birth, Wes.

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