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What/who is "etcorngods"?
A brilliant scholar who will eventually win a Nobel for his work 0
An AI experiment gone horribly wrong 0
A poe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law) 0
A seriously delusional/insane person 7
James Randi messing with us and laughing his arse off right about now 1
Something else? 2
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What/who is “etcorngods”?
Posted: 26 June 2012 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]
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If you don’t know who this refers to, see http://www.centerforinquiry.net/forums/viewthread/13664/P135/

Enjoy cheese

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Posted: 26 June 2012 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Check out THIS.

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Posted: 26 June 2012 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Great find, George.

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Posted: 26 June 2012 02:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Well done!

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Posted: 26 June 2012 05:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Amazing, George.  smile

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Posted: 26 June 2012 07:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Great find, George, but FreeInKy, do you really think this poll is appropriate?

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Posted: 26 June 2012 08:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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A pity “Alien Life Form” wasn’t included as an option. “A seriously delusional/insane person” was the default position.

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Posted: 27 June 2012 05:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Mriana - 26 June 2012 07:44 PM

Great find, George, but FreeInKy, do you really think this poll is appropriate?

I figure it’s borderline. If you think it’s over the top and want to remove it, you won’t hurt my feelings. Just having some fun.  cheese

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Posted: 27 June 2012 06:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I think he is borderline too… Or is it a form of schizophrenia?

Ups, did you mean something else? wink

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Posted: 27 June 2012 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I think it’s unnecessarily piling-on. I’m also seeing a lot of elements in people’s conversations with him here that put someone like me off—calling him delusional and then waving “forum etiquette rules” at him if he gets likewise lippy, for example. Without the variety of input like his (serious or not), we’re left with an echo chamber… and a pretty quiet one at that.

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Posted: 27 June 2012 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Yes, it’s a hard call, Dorion.  When someone starts posting odd stuff, it’s easy to think the person has different views but is rational enough to defend him/herself.  At that point, other members will attack the ideas pretty fiercely.  It takes quite a number of posts before members might begin to recognize delusion and back off.  In addition, although most of our members are atheists and many are humanists, they have a wide range of empathy and awareness.

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Posted: 27 June 2012 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Yeah, that’s why I said someone like me. My recent—and very brief—forays into some other well-known forums indicates that I am apparently squarely in the fluffy-kitty category of reader/poster, in spite of the fact that I’m a f*cking wildebeest in person. wink

And I admit, I find well-expressed craziness pretty entertaining.

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Posted: 27 June 2012 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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One of the problems with a forum like this is that we have a real difficulty balancing our desires that all be fluffy-kitties and also that everyone have quite a bit of freedom in their posts.  smile

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Posted: 27 June 2012 04:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Oh lord no, not -everyone-!

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Posted: 27 June 2012 05:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Yeah, I would love it if I could assign a, say, 1 to 10 factor dependent on my opinion of each of the members so that they would have varyind degrees of freedom to post.  Unfortunately, Doug is far too mature to let me do that.  LOL

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Posted: 27 June 2012 05:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Haha no! I meant not everyone should be fluffy-kitties!

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