I'm from Missouri

This site is named for the famous statement of US Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver from Missouri : "I`m from Missouri -- you'll have to show me." This site is dedicated to skepticism of official dogma in all subjects. Just-so stories are not accepted here. This is a site where controversial subjects such as evolution theory and the Holocaust may be freely debated.

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My biggest motivation for creating my own blogs was to avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced by other blogs and various other Internet forums. Censorship will be avoided in my blogs -- there will be no deletion of comments, no closing of comment threads, no holding up of comments for moderation, and no commenter registration hassles. Comments containing nothing but insults and/or ad hominem attacks are discouraged. My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Open forum

Following the example of other blogs, I decided to have an open forum. Visitors may sound off here on any topic of interest to them. Any comment may -- with the approval of its author -- be selected for a new post. I think that an open forum is a better idea than having guest bloggers because (1) having guest bloggers could result in an excessive number of posts and (2) having guest bloggers discriminates against those not invited to be guest bloggers.

The rule against gossip about my private affairs applies here. However, because my obligation to answer any comment here is especially low, lies about objective facts will be allowed (yes, ViU, now is your big chance to say that Judge Jones told a newspaper that he was going to follow the law instead of telling them that the school board election results would not affect his decision).

10 Comments:

Anonymous Jubal Early said...

Larry said:
...lies about objective facts will be allowed...
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Doesn't this describe your entire blog? Certainly your posts are devoid of objective facts, or even recognition of objective reality, for that matter.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous James Longstreet said...

> (yes, ViU, now is your big chance to say that Judge Jones told a newspaper that he was going to follow the law instead of telling them that the school board election results would not affect his decision). <

So you begin the forum with a lie of your own, misrepresenting what ViU said.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 5:05:00 PM  
Anonymous J.E.B. Stuart said...

I wonder, though...To lie, don't you have to know that what you are saying isn't true? Larry has established quite well that he is insane, and thus no in contact with reality. If he isn't in contact with reality, and is only aware of the delusions that cloud his diseased mind, can he lie? He seems to actually believe the manifestly untrue things he says. Weird.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 5:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Ulysses S. Grant said...

Hey guys! How has the afterlife been treating you? Have you forgiven me yet (I know you have, James)? You know it wasn't personal, right.

Sunday, August 24, 2008 5:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

Even though I disagree with Larry, I believe he's not purposely lying about anything in this blog. However, does any of you geeks know...

Why does a small animal like alga have so much more DNA than a human?

Sunday, August 24, 2008 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Francis Crick said...

"Why does a small animal like alga have so much more DNA than a human?"

Well, in the first place, an alga is a plant (not an animal).

I suppose you're referring to an article like this?

It's unclear what "more" means in this context. More of what exactly? More strands? More base pairs? More bulk volume percentage?

Monday, August 25, 2008 1:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Francis Crick said...

Michael, never mind my previous questions; you seem to be referring to this:

The C-value enigma or C-value paradox is a term used to describe the complex puzzle surrounding the extensive variation in nuclear genome size among eukaryotic species. At the center of the C-value enigma is the observation that genome size does not correlate with organismal complexity. For example, many plant species and some single-celled protists, have genomes much larger than that of humans.

You might like to read the rest of the article. It only partially answers your question, though, as the cause remains somewhat mysterious.

Monday, August 25, 2008 2:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Francis Crick said...

More ...

Monday, August 25, 2008 2:28:00 AM  
Anonymous linus pauling said...

Michael said:
Why does a small animal like alga have so much more DNA than a human?
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Do you really disrespect your god so much that you will make him a god of the gaps when those gaps are being filled more and more as time goes by, thus making him smaller and smaller and smaller? You shouldn't do that to the object of your worship. You need a different theology, my friend. One that allows you to have an edifying concept of go that allows you to actually accept the findings of science.
Or are you one of those who prefers to belittle your go out of deference to your worship of the Bible?

Monday, August 25, 2008 7:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I’ll bite.

You may attempt one or all of the following:

First, I see the term Darwinist being thrown around a lot. What does it mean, and how does it (or does it?) differ from someone who believes that a process of evolution exists?

Second, Neanderthals. If you don’t believe in evolution, what do you believe about them?

Third, who put the Bop in Bop-Shu-Bop-Bop?

Thursday, August 28, 2008 2:46:00 PM  

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