User Profile: Snidely


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  • [3] July 7, 2014 at 10:04pm

    The most effective parenting method I’ve used is to follow up with promised punishment. No second chance (or as I’ve seen with some parents, no 3rd, 4th, 5th, … 143rd chance). A simple “Stop that or I’ll (fill-in-the-blank)”. Followed by “And you know I’ll do it.” You have to follow up a few times, but they quickly find out you mean what you say.

    Works with kids. Works with world leaders. (I haven’t tried it on world leaders. I’m making an observation there.)

  • July 6, 2014 at 9:43pm

    I gotta admit. I’m confused about the whole GBLTLMNO and sometimes Y thing. Is she saying that Mrs. Obama is really a guy pretending to be a girl? Or, really a girl that wants to be a guy?

  • [2] June 3, 2014 at 10:29pm

    Agreed. And, evolution requires massive amounts of new genetic information to go from a cricket to a bald eagle. This is a loss of something that it had the ability to do before. Silent crickets have less genetic information, not more.

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  • [4] June 3, 2014 at 8:44pm

    “If you accept genetic mutation, you manifestly accept evolution.”

    No, you’re wrong. Let me tell you why. Biology is full of complex systems. Mutations cannot create complex systems in one step (as must happen for evolution to be true). In most cases, anything less than a full working system is a disadvantage to survival, and, using the evos own definition, is selected out of the gene pool in subsequent generations. Frog-to-prince evolution required massive amounts of new genetic information appearing all at once. Evolution cannot explain that. They just hope no one asks logical questions.

  • May 7, 2014 at 10:25pm

    “hit the breaks”?

  • March 29, 2014 at 11:54pm

    That’s exactly what I was thinking. Trout need cold flowing water. The kid needs a bigger shovel and a constant underground water source if he’s going to build a trout pond. An excavator would be a good idea, too.

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  • March 29, 2014 at 1:19pm

    I’m not sure he’s comparing apples to apples. I think he’s using the cost of ink in inkjet printers, then extrapolating it to the cost of ink used by a printing shop for published documents. I suspect ink for printing reams of pages in much less than ink in ink jet printers. And I really don’t believe that government offices or schools are using ink jet printers, rather than laser printers.

    This is kind of a morning DJ story. They are amazed at pretty much anything, but never bother to learn any details.

  • March 27, 2014 at 10:47pm

    Actually, the ~question~ was Wayne Gretzky. Alex read the answer.

  • March 24, 2014 at 9:45pm

    I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life, and I’ve never heard of anyone putting Ranch dressing on their pizza. (Of course, I’ve never considered Texas as part of the Midwest, either. I thought Texas was Southwest.)

    That said, it might be an improvement for Neapolitan pizza. That stuff is pathetic. Burned crust and soggy in the middle. But, some people like it and are willing to pay a premium for it. To each his own.

  • March 10, 2014 at 8:40pm

    At least they spelled Wichita correctly. That’s a plus.

  • February 25, 2014 at 10:18pm

    I don’t know if I should be more worried that I’ve never heard of most of those artists, or that my taste in music aligns with Delaware?

  • February 18, 2014 at 9:15pm

    I’m pretty sure he went to school in Hawaii:

  • February 10, 2014 at 9:53pm

    Tuna, I didn’t realize you were an expert on the laws in Russia.

    By the way, If you knew ANYTHING (i yelled there – teehee) about cars, you would know he was in total control at all times.

  • February 5, 2014 at 11:43pm

    Please elaborate. Taking what away?

  • February 5, 2014 at 7:18pm

    I always told my kids that they have to know more about evolution than the people that claim to believe in it. That way they can effectively present a case why it’s wrong. When my daughter took biology in college, her professor, a stanch evolutionist, was surprised that I encouraged her to learn about evolution. (She got an A+ in the class.)

    It’s funny that creationists want kids to learn about evolution, but evolutionist don’t want their kids to even be exposed to the weaknesses of evolution. That’s got to tell you something there about how confident each side is that they are correct.

  • February 5, 2014 at 7:10pm

    Actually, Colts, it is pretty far fetched to believe in evolution. I say that from the perspective of once holding that view. But, when you examine the claims of evolution, it’s pretty bizarre. First you must believe that life came from non-life. Then you must believe that massive amounts of copying errors in DNA occurred simultaneously to create complex biological systems. (Not to mention how incredibly complex DNA is in the first place.) By the definition of evolution, if a copying error did not produce a survival advantage before the age of reproduction, it isn’t passed on. So a single copying error isn’t going to cut it. Systems need all, or at least most, parts functional at once to give the organism a survival advantage.

  • February 5, 2014 at 6:38pm

    My dear Lucretius, I did understand what he was saying. I’m just not sure what you are saying. Are you saying that there are many “seasons” in a year? Or that each “season” is a year?

    I’m saying that I can see multiple layers in snow that I know is only a few months old. So, ten layers do not equal ten years and 680,000 layers do not equal 680,000 years.

    Regarding the dino tissue. I think you just said that Mary Schweitzer is not the actual researcher, and that the Smithsonian is an unreliable rag. Sure, their conclusion is different, but they will not even consider that they are wrong about how long ago dinosaurs lived. To borrow Bill Nye’s catchphrase, I’m a reasonable man, do you really think it’s reasonable for dinosaur tissue to remain stretchy after 68 million years?

  • February 5, 2014 at 12:08am

    I went out and took a core sample in my front yard. Turns out that it’s been about ten years since October. Or, maybe that’s how many times it snowed this winter. (Bill Nye kept saying there is only one layer per year.)

    I wish Ken Ham would have mentioned the blood remnants and soft tissue that have been found in dinosaur bones. Or, that the magnetic field on Mercury is decaying at a rate consistent with a young earth. Dr. Russ Humphreys correctly predicted this based on a young solar system. All other predictions were based on an old solar system and were wrong. His prediction was confirmed by the differences in measurements made by probes in 1974 and 2008.

    Also, he should have asked Mr. Nye why he ignores the most fundamental premise of biology, the law of biogenesis. By definition, all evolutionists must believe that life came from non-life.

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  • February 4, 2014 at 11:57pm

    Also, he kept saying Noah’s family built the ark. The bible doesn’t say Noah didn’t have other help.

  • January 22, 2014 at 7:23pm

    Just what I was thinking. Anyone that protests something should be required to give an explanation of what they are protesting. Sadly, few can. (Makes it easy to win internet arguments with them, though.)

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