Thursday, July 4, 2013

Stirring up the sand(walk)

In the unlikely event anyone is interested, I had some fun in the combox on Larry Moran's Sandwalk.

The fun starts about half-way down.

I challenged Moran to a blog debate. He's running away, it seems.

It's always refreshing to remind oneself just what vile morons these people are.


  1. Larry "la queue entre les jambes" Moran is what is known as a Zouf.

    A Zouf is one who is not stupid enough to start a fire but not bright enough to extinguish a fire when there is one!

    He fits perfectly with the Dawkins, Harris, Dennett, Coyne, Shermer, PeeZee Myers and other low life that evolved on this planet.

    Some will say that the above is not very Christian but I received the confirmation sacrament and I vowed to fight Satan and his pumps.

  2. And if we can't trust you to recognize running away when you see it, then who can we trust?

    1. Larry.... Larry... is that you? It's like waiting by the phone for that special person to call...

  3. It would appear that Herr Doktor Perfesser Mo'ran wasn't expecting an apostate to enter the premises. He must have picked up the Denials folder instead of the Rebuttals folder when he left his office.

    1. He gets confused a lot lately. All those nights up interrogating Christian students takes its toll.

  4. Michael,

    The pot calling the kettle black springs to mind when I read your whinge on the 'Sandbox'. You usually in your threads on your blog refuse to comment or to answer direct questions to YOU, claiming that your role is to ask the questions and to leave it to your readers to have a discussion in the 'comments'.

    I've often asked you direct questions, which you've refused to answer. Such as what percentage of the human genome is 'functional' to be consistent with your assertion that it's 'almost all'?

    At least Stephen Meyer in 'Darwin's Doubt' does make a definite, albeit incorrect statement. That ENCODE showed that 'at least' 80% of the human genome is functional. Whereas, ENCODE showed that between 20 and 80% of the human genome is functional, using a definition of 'functional' so liberal that being transcribed into RNA at least once is 'functional'. The true figure is probably 20% if 'functional' is taken to mean being of some use to the human host of the DNA.

    1. I made a mistake, bach. For a while I took you as a marginally serious interlocutor.

      Then, you answered some point I made by denying that natural selection depended on competition.

      Sometimes I'm slow on the pick-up. I tend to believe that people are credible and worthy of respect much longer than I should.

    2. I tend to believe that people are credible and worthy of respect much longer than I should.

      This obviously explains your flirtation with intelligent design creationism.

    3. Michael,

      Sometimes natural selection doesn't rely on competition. Sometimes it relies on cooperation, as Kropotkin noted in the early 20th century. That's not 'denying' competition. I take it that's what you're referring to?

      You're still not answering the point I made. Generally you don't respond to your commentators. And even when you do, you generally don't respond to the point being made.

      Larry Moran has chosen not to respond, in the same way that you choose not to respond. Calling his readers 'chihuahuas' is extremely disrespectful.

    4. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyJuly 5, 2013 at 9:19 AM

      blackfive: "Calling his readers 'chihuahuas' is extremely disrespectful."

      Well, I agree. I think they were much more like denizens of the primate lab after some nasty lab tech dusted the monkey chow with meth.

      When I think of chihuahuas, although some are ankle-biters, I think of Gidget:

      ¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!

      A sweet little dog, not given to screeching, threat displays, and feces-throwing.

      As I predicted, you're slowly coming around.

    5. Georgie,

      'As I predicted, you're slowly coming around'.

      WTF are you writing about? Have you got a YouTube video to explain?

      As I predicted, Egnor has decided not to respond, as is his right, in the same way that Larry Moran has decided (perhaps he didn't notice the flea represented by Egnor on his blog?) not to respond to Egnor.

      Larry Moran gets a much larger readership and number of comments than Egnor. Were he not a neurosurgeon, his blog would not even have the minimal number of readers it currently enjoys.

    6. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyJuly 5, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      blankfield, you seem especially bitter today. Have the invisible gorillas abandoned you, perchance for a man with an authentic Trabant, sporting a Lenin goatee? Never fear, they will be back. It's probably just a bad phase of the Moon.

      Go soak your head down at the People's Communal Aquacenter and all will be well.

    7. Georgie,

      What the fark are you going on about?