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AE Public Forum - Sat, 2014-04-12 22:09
Post by Cubist
Quote (Bob O'H @ April 12 2014,16:16) Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ April 12 2014,12:51) All in all, I have about a half-dozen legacy Drupal installs, about the same number of WordPress installs, and this IkonBoard install to try to migrate. Fun, fun, fun.
Yes, yes, yes. But what are you going to do after breakfast?
Another six impossible things, of course.

Quote Seriously, I think we all appreciate the effort you put in.
For values of "all" which include anybody who has a clue about how much of a hassle all this is, definitely.
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sat, 2014-04-12 22:07
Post by stevestory
Quote (CeilingCat @ April 11 2014,23:38) Quote (Glen Davidson @ April 11 2014,18:38)VJ Torley:             Quote When I’m wrong

I didn't read it, but I'm pretty sure that it involves writing 20 pages of meaningless tripe.

Glen Davidson
Torley is actually having a bit of a Friday Meltdown™.

This is the climax of a catastrophically stupid (and hilarious) series of threads between vjtorley and Larry Moran.  It's one of the best I've ever seen on UD.

Larry Moran's side of the thread starts here.  You can pick up the links to the torley pieces from the articles.


A creationist illustrates the argument from ignorance while trying to understand population genetics and Neutral Theory:
http://sandwalk.blogspot.co.uk/2014.......om.html

A creationist tries to understand genetic load:
http://sandwalk.blogspot.co.uk/2014.......nd.html

Breaking news: Creationist Vincent Torley lies and moves goalposts:
http://sandwalk.blogspot.co.uk/2014.......nt.html

Vincent Torley tries to understand fixation:
http://sandwalk.blogspot.co.uk/2014.......nd.html

On being "outed" as a closet Darwinist:
http://sandwalk.blogspot.co.uk/2014.......st.html

On the frustration of trying to educate IDiots:
http://sandwalk.blogspot.co.uk/2014.......te.html

I have never seen anyone beat themselves up as thoroughly as Torley does here.

Edited to remove meaningless tripe.
Holy Toledo, from the second link by Salvador Cordova

Quote Ok, so let’s do an experiment. Let’s subject bacteria or plants or any organism to radiation and thus increase the mutation rate mutation rate by a factor of 1 million or 1 billion. Do you think the above formula will still hold? We tried it in the lab, it killed the plants, and at some point rather than speeding evolution we are doing sterilization.

Well Check-Goddam-Mate Evilushunists!
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AE Public Forum - Sat, 2014-04-12 21:16
Post by Bob O'H
Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ April 12 2014,12:51) All in all, I have about a half-dozen legacy Drupal installs, about the same number of WordPress installs, and this IkonBoard install to try to migrate. Fun, fun, fun.
Yes, yes, yes. But what are you going to do after breakfast?

Seriously, I think we all appreciate the effort you put in.
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sat, 2014-04-12 19:23
Post by Glen Davidson
Quote (Bob O'H @ April 12 2014,04:19) Quote (Glen Davidson @ April 11 2014,18:38)VJ Torley:       Quote When I’m wrong

I didn't read it, but I'm pretty sure that it involves writing 20 pages of meaningless tripe.

Glen Davidson
Nope, it's surprisingly short. And it's a flat out "I was wrong", without any weaselling.
Yes, I did see it, although I didn't bother reading it, because, dull (Torley wrong--oh the news value...).  I wouldn't call it short, though, except by comparison.

Although I knew it was on the obscure side, I hoped that it would be recognized that I was referring to the subject, that when he is wrong he writes 20 pages of meaningless drivel (tripe, what-not).

Perhaps this is why this post was relatively short.  For once he wasn't wrong in the post itself.
Glen Davidson
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sat, 2014-04-12 18:12
Post by BillB
Quote (Bob O'H @ April 12 2014,10:19) Quote (Glen Davidson @ April 11 2014,18:38)VJ Torley:     Quote When I’m wrong

I didn't read it, but I'm pretty sure that it involves writing 20 pages of meaningless tripe.

Glen Davidson
Nope, it's surprisingly short. And it's a flat out "I was wrong", without any weaselling.
It almost gives you hope ...
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AE Public Forum - Sat, 2014-04-12 17:51
Post by Wesley R. Elsberry
Quote (Dr.GH @ April 11 2014,12:18) Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ April 10 2014,20:52)The server powered itself off for reasons unknown, and was claiming the boot disk had no bootable partition. This evening it decided there was a bootable partition after all. That's certainly a spur toward the host transfer I've been plotting for months now.
Good luck.
I have transferred files and database contents as they stood on the 11th. I'll try and do some testing to see if I can instantiate the DBs on the new system and get the web apps running. If so, I'll try to do a new snapshot, install, and switch over. The new snapshot might fail or the old server might fail. On the other hand, differences in underlying versions might prevent getting the old stuff running on the new server. In that case, I'll likely step this forum to PHP-BB or something similar on the new host, and see about updating the static "aebb-archive" pages for the old system, then pull those across.

All in all, I have about a half-dozen legacy Drupal installs, about the same number of WordPress installs, and this IkonBoard install to try to migrate. Fun, fun, fun.
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The latest on NCSE's YouTube channel

Eugenie C. Scott

NCSE is pleased to announce the addition of a further batch of videos to NCSE's YouTube channel.

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Climate in a new Harris poll

A new Harris poll finds that nearly half of Americans believe that global climate change is occurring and that human activity is responsible for it. 

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Update on South Carolina's mammoth debate

The South Carolina House of Representatives rejected the Senate's version of House Bill 4482 — which refers to the Sixth Day of Creation — on a 72-30 vote on April 9, 2014.

 

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A preview of Paleoclimate

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Michael L. Bender's Paleoclimate (Princeton University Press, 2013).

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Ryan Huxley: New Study Guides from the IDEA Center

ID the Future - Tue, 2014-04-08 12:47
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Ryan Huxley, president of the Intelligent Design & Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center, about his recent work creating free study guides for Illustra Media documentaries on intelligent...
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Dan Graur: The Vigilante Who Wants to Retain the Myth of Junk DNA

A scientist is determined to keep the ENCODE project from supporting intelligent design. Evolution News & Views
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On Cosmos, Neil Tyson Enlists a Chinese Philosopher in the Argument Against Faith -- No, Make that Fate

One of Mozi's essays is said by Dr. Tyson to have been "Against Faith" -- that's what it sounds like Tyson says, although I evidently misheard. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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To Paul Nelson's Reasonable Challenge on Evolutionary Pathways, Nick Matzke Has No Answer

Paul issued a pretty direct, clear, concrete challenge to our frequent interlocutor, the ace Darwin defender and biologist Dr. Matzke. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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On Paul Nelson Day 2014: The Target Problem

Thanks to P.Z. Myers's annual lampoon of me, I've thought more deeply about the relationship between development and evolution than I ever expected to do. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
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With Enceladus the Toast of the Solar System, Here's a Wrap-Up of the Origin-of-Life Problem

In order to discuss origins of life in a science-based way, we must begin by acknowledging that intelligence is an inextricable part of the account. Denyse O'Leary
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BIO-Complexity Paper: Why Chaitin's Mathematical "Proof" of Darwinian Evolution Fails

There are many reasons why Chaitin's model does not accurately reflect how Darwinian evolution works, if it does work, in the real world. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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At Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith, a Huge and Very Enthusiastic Crowd Greets Meyer, Lennox, Richards

Jay Richards kicked off the conference with a talk on why science matters, or should matter, to people of faith. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
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Myth-Making Aside, Eugenics Was a Mostly Progressive Enterprise

I have often stated that biologist/eugenicist Charles Davenport was one of the great villains of American history. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Junk DNA Is a FANTOM Disappearing Act

A new atlas of gene promoter sites shows widespread gene transcription and tissue-specific functions that further erode the junk-DNA myth. Evolution News & Views
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