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"Pingu is Wonderful" Thread
I don't doubt that she's wonderful in many ways ... good mom ... possibly a good grandmother (don't know) ... good cook ... good wife ...

And I know you folks think she's a good scientist ... I don't, but don't let me stop you from heaping praise on her for what you guys think is good science ... go right ahead ...

But if you could do it here instead of in my "Saving Agriculture" thread, I would be much obliged.

Thanks!

All you do is sit in your ivory tower and spout mostly nonsense dressed up to sound smart.  People read your stuff, don't understand it but it sound good - sorta like a slick car sales pitch - and they scratch their heads and go "Wow ... she's smart".  They couldn't explain why ... they just FEEL it.

Heh.

Well, that inadvertedly explains a lot. ::)
Yes it does. Dave, everybody but you easily understands everything pingu writes and if any of the rest of us disagree with her, we are easily able to articulate that disagreement and pingu is excellent at engaging with those disagreements.  It really is just you that doesn't get it.

This is it exactly. Pingu isn't perfect, she'll agree to that right off, meaning that she knows she occasionally makes mistakes.

But unlike Dave, Pingu:

1. Presents her argument logically
2. Cites Support for that argument
3. Responds substantively to reactions and feedback to her argument, usually by clarifying her position or wording
4. Alters an argument if errors are pointed out

Additionally Pingu is:

5. Consummately honest - in that she tries to correctly present an opposing view such that the opposition would agree with it, and DOES NOT LIE.
6. Gracious  - she spent many hours trying to educate Dave, to get him to see various flaws in his own "arguments" and beliefs, and in presenting standard mainstream science in a way that a non-science specialist could understand.
7. Patient - quite possibly the most patient person I've ever encountered, even in the face of militant willful misunderstanding by some posters.
8. Fair - she doesn't needlessly pile on, she rarely insults even with provocation, and is willing to consider any point of view if faithfully and honestly presented.

Dave.  You exhibit none of these characteristics.  The fact that your abysmal behaviour is enough to cause Pingu to not want to post as often as she usually does is a damn shame.  You need to grow up, and emulate the positive aspects of behaviour you see here, not the negative ones.  This is a conversation a parent should have had with you about 40 -50 years ago.  If they tried to tell you, you apparently missed it.

  • JonF
Re: "Pingu is Wonderful" Thread
Reply #1
You are an asshole.

I encourage Pingu to continue to respond to you in any thread with her well-thought-out, accurate, and eminently readable posts.
"I would never consider my evaluation of his work to be fair minded unless I had actually read his own words." - Dave Hawkins

  • Photon
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Re: "Pingu is Wonderful" Thread
Reply #2
Nope. You can't even acknowledge your shitty behaviour, in the thread you committed it. Cowardly, that is.

  • borealis
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Re: "Pingu is Wonderful" Thread
Reply #3
My advice to all of you is to ignore this stupid, stupid petty malicious attempt at a callout thread.

Your choice.

Re: "Pingu is Wonderful" Thread
Reply #4
Nope. You can't even acknowledge your shitty behaviour, in the thread you committed it. Cowardly, that is.
My saving agriculture thread is for talking about saving agriculture, not about making big long posts about how wonderful a particular poster is.

  • JonF
Re: "Pingu is Wonderful" Thread
Reply #5
But it is for your long posts with gratuitous insults, incoherent stupidity, and nothing else.
"I would never consider my evaluation of his work to be fair minded unless I had actually read his own words." - Dave Hawkins

  • SkepticTank
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Re: "Pingu is Wonderful" Thread
Reply #6
Nope. You can't even acknowledge your shitty behaviour, in the thread you committed it. Cowardly, that is.
My saving agriculture thread is for talking about saving agriculture, not about making big long posts about how wonderful a particular poster is.
Starting a thread doesn't convey ownership.  Discussions go where they go. You have no right to control the conversation just because you started a thread.