Natural selection, my ass (Page 3)
AchillesJaguar: Lol @ grammatical errors.
Not a very powerful counter-argument, dude.
What next? I'm ugly too?
If these are the fruits of your critical thinking prowess, I think I'll stick to mangoes.
Sir Loin: I don't know for sure if all Aardvarks are actually aardvarks. Some may be called aardvarks when, in fact, they are ant eaters
AchillesJaguar: Then those that were mistakenly taken to be aardvarks turned out not to be so after all.
Aardvarks cannot but be aardvarks.
Dude, this is just getting even more embarrassing.
AchillesJaguar: The fallacy of equivocation.
Do you teach that in your critical thinking courses too?
Sir Loin: in my courses I teach my students how to deal with equivocation, so I could use some of your writing for them to practice on
AchillesJaguar: Here's a clue: it's kinda hard not to be what one is.
Now, do you know any other cats that are not cats?
AchillesJaguar: "Yes I would too if I did that, your style of writing makes unpleasant reading"
Well, that may or may not be true.
Alas, it contributes precisely nothing to our analysis of the tautological nature of natural selection theory.
Sir Loin: FFS, we've already agreed that natural selection takes place in the real world which if you insist makes it a tautology however there are certain members of wire who would argue against it.
AchillesJaguar: "FFS, we've already agreed that natural selection takes place in the real world which if you insist makes it a tautology however there are certain members of wire who would argue against it."
Well, let them argue. It's more than you've done.
Any members are welcome to give me a non-circular characterization of the principle of natural selection.
Sir Loin: I find your comments about Daddy's peeing offensive as my Dad has reached that stage in life where peeing becomes a problem
AchillesJaguar: Are you REALLY that desperate, dude?
I do enjoy a civilized discussion with someone knowledgable and intelligent.
You're just not hacking it so far, I'm afraid.
Sir Loin: no, just petty and irritating. I joined in because I thought there may be something of substance being said, instead I find you and your posts inane and insulting
AchillesJaguar: Well, I couldn't agree more. Let's get back to business:
Can you give me a non-circular characterization of the principle of natural selection?
If not, we might as well be bragging about our powerful theory that "all aardvarks are aardvarks".
Sir Loin: I also enjoy civilised debate but right now it is 0424 on a Monday morning, I'd much prefer to be in bed with a beautiful woman so I'm outa here.
AchillesJaguar: Well, perhaps when you've attended to your love interests, you might offer something of substance here.
Sir Loin: I'm more concerned with catching up on some sleep, which I do a lot better with her beside me
Sir Loin: If you can pose a question of substance perhaps I could try to offer something after I've slept. Bit a serious question is needed to get a serious answer in return
AchillesJaguar: Ok, here's one: What's the capital of France?
You don't seem to understand any of the others I posed.