- You can call me Bill (might not be my real name, but who cares?)
- I'm an aerospace engineer at UIUC (Yes, we're going to the Rose Bowl, and No, we don't have a shot)
- I know a thing or two about math, physics and science in general, which is why those are the articles I focused on at CP
- I follow politics closely and they usually make me want to throw up
- As I said in my CP profile, using a blanket label "liberal" or "conservative" in my mind is a way of saying that you don't want to think about the issues yourself and would rather have the same opinions as someone else who has already done all the thinking work. (apparently saying this meant I was a liberal there, go figure)
- I went to public school and, like a vast majority of others like me, was never shot at, nor was I taught that being immoral was fine and dandy.
- I taught a summer program at a public university and didn't get shot then either.
- I was NOT named in the Mitchell report released on December 13, 2007.
- I can be reached by email, and if necessary, through AIM (but you have to ask me nicely)
Quotes I Particularly Like/Find Sad or Disturbing
- If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either. ~Dick Cavett
- My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes. ~Ronald Reagan, performing a mike check on a microphone that was live and broadcasting over the radio at the time, undoubtedly with the Soviets listening in
- 68% of Republicans don't believe in evolution. On the other hand, only 5% of monkeys believe in Republicans. ~Stephen Colbert
- If there is/was an intelligent designer, why did he design so many idiots? ~unknown
- Basically, this whole conversation sums up Rob in a nutshell: 
- In science it often happens that scientists say, "You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken," and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. ~Carl Sagan
- Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. ~Wernher Von Braun
- An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought. -Simon Cameron
- Rational arguments don't work on religious people, otherwise there would BE no religious people. -Philosopher House
- I love this, whoever wrote it:  It raises some interesting points for people who claim that everyone should read the bible literally and base their entire lives on it.
“” There is a world of difference between God and Santa Claus. The Santa Claus story proposes things that we know cannot be done, such as reindeer flying. The accounts of God do not propose Him doing anything that we know a genuine God could not do. Therefore the God account is internally consistent, unlike the Santa Claus account. Philip J. Rayment 07:49, 5 December 2007 (EST)
comment: First, how do we know a genuine Santa Claus couldn't make reindeer fly? Second, has anyone ever seen god and Santa Claus in the same room? Maybe they are one and the same person. That would explain everything!
How I Ended Up Here
UPDATE: Being an anti-intellectual, I am quite honored to be in the company of Oppenheimer, Chomsky, Sagan, and Hawking  We're all so stupid!
Seaman Karajou (or is it Semen, I don't know which applies more for him) gave me a permanent ban for being an "anti-intellectual". If you want to know the real reason, check out the moon talk page. While I can see how I am an anti-intellectual for creating articles such as:
Lagrangian dynamics, reference frame, Snell's Law, Hooke's Law, Kepler's Laws of planetary motion, Bernoulli's principle
and contributing to articles such as:
calculus, derivative, sonic boom, integral, Newton's Laws of Motion, Johannes Kepler, angular momentum, acceleration, force, conservative force, centripetal force, pressure, momentum, fundamental theorem of calculus, kinetic energy, speed of light, refraction, cruise missile, centroid
I am not exactly sure why that would be a sufficient reason to be banned. Much more likely, it was for questioning the ridiculous idea that Adam and Noah were witnesses to the fact that the earth is 6,000 years old, which in my mind is about equivalent to claiming that Harry Potter is a witness to the existence of witchcraft.
How I Ended Up There To Begin With
I found out about conservapedia from the Daily Show and thought it was hilarious. After a little bit I actually started to worry about some poor fool stumbling onto the site and thinking that the garbage that they pass off as fact was actually true, which is what made me start editing in the first place.
Conservapedia Articles I Find Particularly Amusing, Sad, or Encouraging that CP will never have any Real Credibility
- Too many kids are carrying bladed weapons in school in England because of gun control. What, you'd rather them all be carrying guns Mr. Schlafly?
- Basically everything discussed here about Schlafly's essays.
- Perhaps the most encyclopedic article ever written: Liberal Hysteria
- Liberals playing the roles of characters who use guns, then claiming to be pro-gun control? Liberal Hypocrisy (note: compare this article to conservative hypocrisy)
- Not only were they trying to kill christians specifically, the media largely ignored them because of the anti-christian nature of the Young mass murderers.
- "As in logic, the existence of merely one counterexample disproves the truth of the rule." Counterexamples to evolution
- Conservative's collection of homophobic articles, showing that he knows more about being gay than most gay people. Conservative
- Andy declares that Saving Private Ryan is too liberal, despite never having seen it. Not the most important issue in the world, but it is a perfect example of him passing his judgement on things that he knows absolutely nothing about. Forrest Gump/Saving Private Ryan discussion in the greatest conservative movies
- Told you. (49-17 USC) --BillOhannitygodvelocity. January 1, 2008