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MH2

climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:43am PT
Now that you mention it, he does seem to be watching TV.


Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 30, 2012 - 12:49am PT
Hey werner, you should work at Fox News - you'd fit right in.

Ya know, perhaps even you have a certain allegience to dogma huh? Well don't sweat it. We all do for the most part. Its the blind and dumb part that is the problem.

Anyway, you quoted me out of context, just like your buddies at fox. As I said, dogma becomes the tool of authority, again no huge problem unless us shmoes are either too ignorant or are actually willfuly ignorant of our duty to challenge it on terms of reason and morality. Authority is cool if its deserved and earned, and the only way to know that is challenge it.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:07am PT
This is like shooting kneecaps on a ski trip:

Are you insinuating someone's Karma ran over their dogma ?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:09am PT
Latest Gallup Poll shows that:

Sorry Mr. Donini (still can't bring myself to call you Jim), I do not believe in the Gallup Poll.

Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:09am PT
I self learned myself.

(humorous interlude)





I suppose the older I get, the more interested I am in living in the moment. kinda zen. the rest, I really just don't know about. doesn't really seem to affect me either way in the long run.

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:10am PT
I can only hope they gave you lots of lovely dogma at the hostpital.... er, I mean morphine!
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:11am PT
Evolution works perfectly well--under the assumption of a few key "miracles" thrown into the biologic mix...





...should make BOTH sides content--but, usually doesn't
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:34am PT
Canada's got ig'nance you can't touch:

toadgas

Trad climber
los angeles
Dec 30, 2012 - 01:43am PT
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america has always been defined by personal freedom, populism, and religion


so, unlike the Europeans...most Americans are not cowed by or are downright suspicious of or even defiant toward ...powerhouse intellectuals, the cultural elite, and those pesky scientific brainiacs


and so ...many, many Americans are not the least bit ashamed of their devotion toward outlandish nonsense: conspiracy theories, medical quackery, pseudo science, fringe politics, hippie utopianism, crass pop culture and mindless consumerism, xenophobia, fad diets, bizarre "lifestyles" that center around gun fanaticism, fundamentalist religion, etc etc etc



America--we rock!

.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 30, 2012 - 02:15am PT
Belief in evolution



Third world, baby, third world...
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 30, 2012 - 03:19am PT
I don't get all the negative spins on this. Not believing in evolution is really quite the astute observation on the part of a citizenry whose country invented Walmart. Bravo, America, you have seen no evidence of evolution, and you're not afraid to say it.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 30, 2012 - 03:22am PT
What a bunch of whiners. These are surely strange times, but does the bickering really matter? Get on with getting on. And along.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Dec 30, 2012 - 04:19am PT

'Ah Wayno...

Just 'ole 'Uncle Jimbo stirr'n up another shiite storm on the Taco.

Gott'a admit though whenever he lights a fire he's more than willing to stick around and stand in the heat ;)
cuvvy

Sport climber
arkansas
Dec 30, 2012 - 05:08am PT
80 % of Europeans believe in creationism? That seems darn high. Really, if you ask yourself did we come from an explosion of epic proportions(having started from a mass the size of a pin head) or with the help of some mighty intervention, they both tweak the brain. 30 seconds of serious pondering and my noodle starts twisting.
I still think there was an intervention, myself. But, maybe its the southern country backasswards in me.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 30, 2012 - 05:17am PT
But, maybe its the southern country backasswards in me.

You have the graph backasswards also.
80 percent of Europeans believe in Evolution - not creationism
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 30, 2012 - 05:19am PT
80 percent of Americans think Adam and Eve shopped at Walmart.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Dec 30, 2012 - 05:23am PT
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-just-say-it-the-republicans-are-the-problem/2012/04/27/gIQAxCVUlT_story.html


The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 30, 2012 - 05:34am PT
Hey werner, you should work at Fox News - you'd fit right in.

Ya know, perhaps even you have a certain allegience to dogma huh? Well don't sweat it. We all do for the most part. Its the blind and dumb part that is the problem.

You said dogma people should be put to the firing squad. Werner said that would be about 99% of hmanity. You responded with the above, agreeing with him.

Any questions Mr Fox News?

DMT
QITNL

climber
Dec 30, 2012 - 07:14am PT
You guys are confusing America with Americans.

America is geography, it's just a whole bunch of land. America is fairly static, neither smart nor dumb.

Americans are changing faster than you think, all the time.
toadgas

Trad climber
los angeles
Dec 30, 2012 - 07:21am PT
^^^^^^^^

how can america be both fairly static and "changing" fast at the same time?




is donini one of these little green men you speak of?



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