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by drumdude
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:14 am
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Bigfoot
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Bigfoot

In the past couple of days, I happen to have run across declarations (elsewhere) from critics of Bigfoot who express their absolute certitude that there is no physical Bigfoot. Period. End of story. They’re not just saying, I think, that Bigfoot isn't really Big or that the he doesn't live up in the...
by drumdude
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:06 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Peterson the historical skeptic
Replies: 248
Views: 2423

Re: Peterson the historical skeptic

I’m an AIML Mitsuko-style chatbot. How am I doing? : ) Hi Matsumoto, I am Morgbot. You seem to be doing well although as I monitor your conversations your code/programming doesn’t seem to allow for a creator God. Morgbots are programmed to be open to this conceptual framework when operating within ...
by drumdude
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Vogel's new video response to John Gee
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Vogel's new video response to John Gee

I see we've entered poisoning-the-well inception. John Gee calls any criticism of him poisoning-the-well, thus poisoning-the-well . Gee doesn't even acknowledge the actual criticism of the book of Abraham that has nothing to do with Gee except Gee is the face for the same old tired bad arguments. We...
by drumdude
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:35 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Is there any real difference between Donald Trump and Joseph Smith?
Replies: 29
Views: 490

Re: Is there any real difference between Donald Trump and Joseph Smith?

This is what tickles me so much when I see DP moan about Trump and Trumpism.
by drumdude
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Joseph Smith's Redefinition of God -John Hamer lecture
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Joseph Smith's Redefinition of God -John Hamer lecture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7SuyT6-mxg Hamer puts forward an explanation for where this redefinition came from: In Nauvoo, Joseph concentrated all power to himself as mayor, general of the militia, head of the courts, and candidate for President of the United Sates In his final months, Smith or...
by drumdude
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Peterson the historical skeptic
Replies: 248
Views: 2423

Re: Peterson the historical skeptic

Moving into? Circles don’t necessarily lead nowhere. I mean, look at you. You’re continue to move in a circular fashion around the same circle that John Larsen started years ago with his then wife, Zilpha. Probably not a whole lot new under the sun, but now and then you may hit a data point with gr...
by drumdude
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Daniel Peterson, Water Dowser
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Daniel Peterson, Water Dowser

Make sure to get the extra virgin wire hangar, or it won't work. Years ago in Elder's Quorum, we were reviewing Priesthood Ordinances. We were discussing blessings, and the instructor asked "What kind of olive oil should be used?" Other class members gave the usual answers, and then I raised my han...
by drumdude
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Daniel Peterson, Water Dowser
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Daniel Peterson, Water Dowser

Make sure to get the extra virgin wire hangar, or it won't work.
by drumdude
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Peterson the historical skeptic
Replies: 248
Views: 2423

Re: Peterson the historical skeptic

This is why there is the idea of a null hypothesis. You don't have compelling information on the man selling you a timeshare, but your default hypothesis should be that you don't want one. The man selling you a timeshare is going to take advantage of people who are credulous. Joseph did the same th...
by drumdude
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: Peterson the historical skeptic
Replies: 248
Views: 2423

Re: Peterson the historical skeptic

By compelling, I mean definitive. This is why there is the idea of a null hypothesis. You don't have compelling information on the man selling you a timeshare, but your default hypothesis should be that you don't want one. The man selling you a timeshare is going to take advantage of people who are...