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  •  Turkey's score is well within our reach. (3+ / 0-)
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    Stude Dude, Leap Year, cybersaur

    Their numbers are probably gonna be pretty stable, but ours are likely to really start moving in Turkeys direction.  With a little momentum, we'll blow right past them in just a few more years.

    Party at my house when we take the top spot away from those Turks!

    Oh shit, we're screwed.  How fucking embarrassing.

    Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

    by sjburnman on Fri May 10, 2013 at 07:41:54 PM PDT

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    •  Cretinism Knows No Bounds (2+ / 0-)
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      sjburnman, Ckntfld

      Why should the Great State of Louisiana not be entitled to the same right to be stupid.  Other states are working on it as we type!

      •  I guess what they are trying to conserve, (2+ / 0-)
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        MsPlasmodesmata, Kimbeaux

        these religious conservatives, are their untapped mental capacity and rarely exercised mental agility, because they seem perfectly fine with throwing out (read: not conserving) the knowledge gained through hundreds of years of progress in almost every human endeavor while they only want to conserve the long outdated, ancient lessons and fables of people whose minds were similarly under utilized.

        Well, that's not being fair of those long dead denizens of the middle east.  They were likely much smarter than these modern creationists.

        Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

        by sjburnman on Fri May 10, 2013 at 08:40:29 PM PDT

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        •  Not to mention... (1+ / 0-)
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          sjburnman

          It's hard to blame people from thousands of years ago for holding deep misconceptions about how the world works given that while there were SOME individuals and societies at that time who were groping in the right direction at least, it was not widespread common knowledge.

          It's much easier to blame today's modern evangelicals who look hard evidence straight in the face and choose to reject it.

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