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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jun 16, 2004 19:44:39 GMT -6
Rules of Engagement
Fellow Chicago Astronomer Members...
I have created this area of exploration with the sole intent of discussion and speculation. I do not endorse all that is posted here, nor do I consider your opinion worthless or "wacko" if it differs from my own or those of others. Remember Galileo's ordeal!
Please do post your comments and your images...and remember to respect the views and opinions of others.
Post by astroviewerNGC2207 on Jun 18, 2004 23:50:06 GMT -6
I see you have deleted a bunch of psts in this forum. Please take me off this list and ban me if you will. I thought this was a forum of REAL ametuer astronomers and scientific thinkers as well. But as i see you want to fuel the rederic of the rediculous. I guess it takes all kinds but it is sad when one with the ability to show others the truth they grasp ahold of the rediculous. I figured something was up when you TROLLED into an ametuer / professional group forum in yahoo.
I feel sorry for the ones like yourself that have the internet and reality at the grasps of your fingertips.
But turn around and want to give the likes of " jim hogland" and im sure others some sort of retrospect in credability. Slam Phil Plait all you want but he is the only "TRUE" professional out there telling the truth of others falacies!!! It is sad that others dont speek out. But they are scared that fuel on the fire will just give them more flame.
I know that reality , astronomy, and science is mundane and alot boring.
but psuedoscience , and science fiction is not reality !!
Good luck on your non reality message board .. I for one am done waisting my time... As I'm sure others as well will come to the same conclusion.
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jun 19, 2004 1:00:04 GMT -6
If you took the time to look, all of your mis-spelled and incoherent postings were moved to the Astronomers Soap Box board yesterday- all in it's original context. This category was not the proper venue for your venting, as it is quite evident you came directly to this thread, (without interaction of the other topics), to continue the un-necessary antagonistic commentary of views other than your own.
Your angry and acerbic tone in your posts were tolerated and retained. Your posts shall remain. We are a friendly bunch here, and I am indeed sorry that you did not find it comfortable on the forum, but I shall respect your wishes.
There are plenty of forums and boards out there where I'm sure you shall find peace, community and like minded astronomers. Plenty of room for all of us in all our diversities, and no need for harsh negativity. There is no place for it here, and I am pleased you have seen that for yourself and acted accordingly.
As for feeling sorry for me, I have no need for your misguided pity, as I believe I can accept all viewpoints and opinions without biased judgment or retaliatory attacks... but thanks anyway. And thanks for the wish of good luck, but the forum seems to be doing fine regardless. Beyond my original expectations, the forum has turned out great, but I appreciate being in your thoughts. Every little bit Helps!
And it's "Richard C. Hoagland". Just in case you desire to bash him elsewhere.
I hope you get your new 10" reflector soon, sounds like an excellent tool. We would have enjoyed your first observations.
Thanks for your limited and brief participation. I appreciated your time, and do not consider it wasted. Everyone needs a foil.
Post by NatureDevil on Aug 5, 2004 23:15:02 GMT -6
This guy needs to read more books, fiction and non fiction. Dick Tracy's talking wristhingych communicator was a big deal for him in that comic strip so many years ago...today, 12 year olds have more expensive gadgets in their backpacks at school than I own.
Innovation is a word that is not in the vocabulary of the close minded.
"My dear Kepler, what would you say of the learned here, who, replete with the pertinacity of the asp, have steadfastly refused to cast a glance through the telescope? What shall we make of this? Shall we laugh, or shall we cry?" --Letter from Galileo Galilei to Johannes Kepler