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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2005 :  21:18:33  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
I think I'm a little too involved here and it's burning me out. I'm losing my perspective.

I've seen it happen before, notably with Slater and Snake, who seem to be no longer with us, although I hope they lurk now and again.

So, I'll catch y'all on the flip side....


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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and Crypto-Communist!

H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2005 :  21:35:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
Bah, that really sucks, filthy. I always enjoyed your posts. I thought for certain you would have mentioned by now that mamal fossil they discovered that had the tiny dinosaur in its tummy. Damn interesting find...

But, I guess everyone needs a break. Just don't take too long. I might have a snake question that needs answering, then what?


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
Edited by - H. Humbert on 01/13/2005 21:36:41
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gezzam
SFN Regular

Australia
751 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2005 :  21:37:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit gezzam's Homepage Send gezzam a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by filthy

I think I'm a little too involved here and it's burning me out. I'm losing my perspective.

I've seen it happen before, notably with Slater and Snake, who seem to be no longer with us, although I hope they lurk now and again.

So, I'll catch y'all on the flip side....






Nooooooooooooooooooooo

Don't go filthy.....I enjoy the posts

If you do take a hiatus, don't make it too long

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

Al Franken
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Renae
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543 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2005 :  21:41:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Renae a Private Message
Filthy, it's never wrong (although sometimes it feels fruitless) to remind people to be kind to one another. Some things transcend skepticism, even on a skeptic board.

You are a gentleman, and that's one of the highest compliments I can think of.

Take care and come back soon.
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13474 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2005 :  21:51:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
Can't you just cut down a little? Must you leave? I hate that... And if you must, don't be gone long, eh?


Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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dv82matt
SFN Regular

760 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2005 :  22:14:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send dv82matt a Private Message
quote:

Can't you just cut down a little? Must you leave? I hate that... And if you must, don't be gone long, eh?

Yea, I second that. A little filthy is better than no filthy.
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Ricky
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USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2005 :  00:53:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
To quote Jackson Browne:

Oh won't you stay just a little bit longer
Please, please, please say you will
Say you will

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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R.Wreck
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USA
1191 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2005 :  05:28:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
We will miss your input filthy, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Hope you're back before long refreshed and ready to rock.

Just don't be surprised if I post some examples of egregious Hovinity to tempt you back!

The foundation of morality is to . . . give up pretending to believe that for which there is no evidence, and repeating unintelligible propositions about things beyond the possibliities of knowledge.
T. H. Huxley

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Siberia
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Brazil
2322 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2005 :  05:47:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
No.
I mean... no. Just no.

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
- The Kovenant, Via Negativa

"People who don't like their beliefs being laughed at shouldn't have such funny beliefs."
-- unknown
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Wendy
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USA
614 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2005 :  05:47:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Wendy a Yahoo! Message Send Wendy a Private Message
You're our Renaissance man, filthy. We need you. I hope you will change your mind. Soon. A day without you is too long.

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13474 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2005 :  09:49:52   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
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The mission of the Skeptic Friends Network is to promote skepticism, critical thinking, science and logic as the best methods for evaluating all claims of fact, and we invite active participation by our members to create a skeptical community with a wide variety of viewpoints and expertise.

You have a voice here Filthy. And I am a fan of that voice. Freethinking goes where it goes in all of us. The day we become of one mind is the day when we become everything we say we are not. Whatever you do, I know you will do it with an integrity that I have come to admire.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9682 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2005 :  19:10:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
I will also miss you. You have a level-headedness I wish I had. And a good sense of when to draw the line.

At least drop by from time to time and let us know you're alright.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

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way
New Member

USA
35 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2005 :  01:55:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send way a Private Message
Even a newbie such as myself can recognize a respected voice on these forums. I know that burnt out feeling and at some point it has to be addressed. Take care.
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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2005 :  13:50:06   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
What did I miss? I have no idea what happened so my comments apply but may or may not apply to filthy.

I will say from an experience I had recently on another BB full of Bush supporters, and Libertarians some comments I read here worry me that all are not kind when disagreeing.

Sometimes it's all you can say when you respond to the verlchs of the board, but I think some posts to our resident ghost believer, Storm are much ruder than called for. When you are on the other side of the majority, it can be an eye opener different opinions are discussed in a condescending way.

I'm not saying one has to be touchy feely when saying the belief has no basis and when making other legitimate points. It's just I think some are not always as careful to condemn the logic rather than the person.
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Dude
SFN Die Hard

USA
6891 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2005 :  20:04:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message
Don't stay away filthy.

We'll miss you and your very distinct style.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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