Joined: Oct. 2005
|Quote (The Ghost of Paley @ Sep. 11 2006,14:04)|
|I think Wesley's turned off polls here, but I'd think the way to prove who won a debate would be who a majority of posters thinks won.|
Somehow, I don't imagine Dave would accept that, since he'd have to accept the fact that he's lost every debate he's engaged in.
Well, you have to admit this isn't the most neutral audience around. Would you be willing to tell BWE that he lost a debate to a "panty-dancing tard"*, even if that were the case?
Sure. Bill, I had no particular reason to doubt Dave's expertise in areas other than evolution before he started posting about them. After all, there are plenty of creationists out there who have expertise in other areas (and a disturbingly large number of them are engineers). When Dave started talking about Portuguese, I had no reason to think he was wrong (and in fact said that I didn't know whether he was wrong or not). But when I saw how he was completely unable to back up his assertions, it eventually became clear that he was talking out of his ass.
I have no reason to doubt that Dave knows something about some area of human knowledge, and if he demonstrates such knowledge, I'll be the first to admit it. If he could have backed up his "Portuguese" claims, I wouldn't have had any trouble at all congratulating him. He11, if he could have backed up his "Tyre" claims, I would have done the same. (There must be a few things the Bible got right, just out of sheer luck if nothing else.)
But Dave has never been able to back up any claims he's made. Which is frankly rather astonishing. But don't worry: if Dave can win an argument, I'll be first to congratulate him. And I have little doubt that others here will do so as well.
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