1. nomdeplume says

    Hang on, you mean we’re NOT related to scissors? What about Edward Scissorhands eh PZ? Gotcha there.

  2. devnll says

    Oh yeah? Well I _triple_ dog dare you to ignore the idiots and instead debate a sane human being about a topic of your choice. Like zebra fish. Or what to have for dinner. Or whether pigs have wings.

  3. robro says

    I recall a commenter on here not so long ago demanding that someone “prove” evolution. Nothing anyone posted could do that, of course. The poster just wanted to argue…endlessly. I’m glad he’s moving on to flat earth, a concept worthy of his intellect.

  4. says

    Don’t worry, you can still have an endless pissing contest about being afraid to debate the mighty G Man.

    But you’re absolutely right, a debate requires some common ground to work. You simply cant debate people who doesn’t understand the topic or even what constitutes proof.
    Personally I’ve never seen a whole debate on this topic. Sometimes I think it’ll be amusing to listen to these idiots, but after 30 seconds the agony becomes too much. I’d much rather watch someone who understands science talk about something interesting.

  5. cartomancer says

    Over here in blighty “debate” is generally not used as a verb. And when it does lower itself to verbal duties it most certainly isn’t a transitive verb – the cheap street harlot of the linguistic world, which will do its thing directly to you, right there with everyone looking and without the need for intermediaries. If it must then debate will take indirect objects – one has a debate with someone and about something.

    I know this sort of grammatical pedantry is rather meaningless in the grand scheme of things. But it’s still more useful to discuss than getting into an argument with a creationist moron about the validity of the flipping obvious.

  6. a_ray_in_dilbert_space says

    Right now, there is an annoying fruit fly buzzing around my head demanding that I debate him on the subject of his choice. I think I’ll ignore him, too.

  7. busterggi says

    Creationists can debate me as soon as they can unanimously agree on who/what the creator is and how he/she/it/they did it.