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.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Commenting rules

I have rejected a large number of comments lately, and rather than respond to each rejection, I decided to post my commenting rules to show commenters why their comments were rejected. Comments containing any of the following will be rejected:

(1) -- nothing but name-calling or scoffing (a comment containing nothing but scoffing will be accepted if really hilarious)

(2) -- deliberate lies about objective facts

(3) -- gossip about my private affairs

(4) -- disparagement of anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or sexual orientation

(5) -- attempts to identify an anonymous commenter

(6) -- threats of violence

(7) -- anything illegal

I consider these rules to be quite liberal.

A reminder of the following statement at the head of the blog:

My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

I will respond to some comments by saying, "don't feed the trolls."

Unlike a lot of other bloggers, I do not ban commenters. All comments will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Commenters need not change names when submitting comments.

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