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You have been smitten by a bunny for no real reason. Feel free to revert this odd edit.

NEW SECTION!!!!!![edit]

Wow, a nice fresh talk page. And a person who likes to be talked to. So, how are you doing, TheoryOfPractice? Wow, I just noticed, we always abbreviate your username as "ToP", but it should be "TOP"! Well dang my horse clusters! ħumanUser talk:Human 01:15, 31 January 2009 (EST)

I know...[edit]

Thanks for fixing my crappy spelling. Though I would point out that DDos is short for Distributed Denial of Service attack, and it was that I was refering to. Sorry making a load of work for you to do man.DSFARGEG 18:57, 3 February 2009 (EST)

No--sorry for the snark, it was uncalled for...I was unaware of the double-D thing--I'll fix it...TheoryOfPractice 18:58, 3 February 2009 (EST)
No problem, and thanks. When I saw you editing it in the recent changes I thought you were reverting it!DSFARGEG 19:18, 3 February 2009 (EST)


Double 'crat request[edit]

As per this conversation, I hereby request 'cratship for Edgerunner, who also nominates me for same. Both requests are seconded by Phantom Hoover. And I'll buy you a Doom Bar as well. Totnesmartin 12:01, 12 February 2009 (EST)

I can do it provided there're no objections. Cubic harmonic Phantom! 12:03, 12 February 2009 (EST)
sounds good...TheoryOfPractice 14:16, 12 February 2009 (EST)
Good... If there are no further objections, I'll bureaucratise them. Cubic harmonic Phantom! 14:27, 12 February 2009 (EST)
By the power of Castle Grayskull... I HAVE THE POWERRRR!!! Ahem. I've been waiting months to say that! Totnesmartin 16:39, 12 February 2009 (EST)
I concur after the fact. ħumanUser talk:Human 17:13, 12 February 2009 (EST)

hey thanks[edit]

Hey! Thanks for sysop-ing me. I'll try to do a good job. Also, while you're at it,you should look into Reuleaux. He's my brother and he's the one who introduced me to RationalWiki. Whatever qualities of mine compelled you to make me a sysop, I can guarantee that he's just as good in those areas of expertise, if not better. Once again thanks and hopefully this will not backfire you later! Just kidding. Maybe. YB indeed! 23:42, 12 February 2009 (EST)

Thanks for the sysop status[edit]

Thanks for making me a sysop Nik 23:29, 14 February 2009 (EST)


Whoa, whoa! Slow down. Maybe you should look at first. PubliusTalk 14:48, 15 February 2009 (EST)

I already said his blog was cool...and TK would be crafty enough to take out a fake blog, write all kinds of cool shit in it for months just to fool us and get on our wiki and into our Precious Bodily Fluids. He's like that. TheoryOfPractice 14:50, 15 February 2009 (EST)
Yeah, I'm slow. But I vote for benefit-of-doubt (I was accidentally initialed RW after all) PubliusTalk 14:51, 15 February 2009 (EST)
And they never should have given you the benefit of the doubt, seeing as you were only there to pollute their Precious Bodily Fluids. Like this guy, who is most assuredly a sock of TK. TheoryOfPractice 14:57, 15 February 2009 (EST)
With a blog going back to 2006? That's a lot of effort!
Also, many kudos for Strangelove references! The world needs more of them, in this era of economic uncertainty. PubliusTalk 15:06, 15 February 2009 (EST)
It would look VERY bad for us if we blocked a new editor just because he had a name with the initials TK. Just treat nim like a normal editor. Assume ignorance, not malicious intent. The EmperorKneel before Zod! 15:02, 15 February 2009 (EST)
To be perfectly fair, I think he was joking. --"CURtalk 15:03, 15 February 2009 (EST)

Jesus Christ--do you people have no sense of the importance of this. IT'S TK. I KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE AS SURE AS CUR KNOWS HE'S PART WOLF/CHEETAH/COCKROACH/POOH-BEAR. Unless we nip this in the bud, it's curtains for RW. CURTAINS!!!! 15:05, 15 February 2009 (EST)

Part cockroach? I've never been so insulted in my life. And for the last time, there is no physical similarity, no physical 'part,' just. . . *groans* are we going to get into the Debate:Otherkin again? P.S. No bear. Sorry. --"CURtalk 15:08, 15 February
[1] TehKenny 15:14, 15 February 2009 (EST)
BRILLIANT!!! tehKenny FTW!!!TheoryOfPractice 15:21, 15 February 2009 (EST)
I hereby reignite HCM, Headless Cheetah Mode. CUR, you are... a... bawdy blackguard? Hmm, methinks my 18th century insults have lost their sting. PubliusTalk 15:15, 15 February 2009 (EST)2009 (EST)
I can't be blocked if I go nuts, you realize. --"CURtalk 15:19, 15 February 2009 (EST)


Thank you for deleting that page. I know we disagree, but we should be able to remain somewhat respectful of each other. --"CURtalk 18:18, 20 February 2009 (EST)

Not a problem. TheoryOfPractice 18:20, 20 February 2009 (EST)

Just curious...[edit]

What's with the anti-religion rage lately? I mean, did some JWs wake you up early too many time? Not that I have a problem with it, just curious. Z3rotalk 18:04, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Yeah. I was, until pretty recently, pretty tolerant toward religious folk. Maybe it's because I live in the US now and am more exposed to religion as a normalised part of public discourse and sometimes get dirty looks from new friends and colleagues for saying things that would never be considered offensive in the strongly-atheist milieu where I used to live; maybe it was all the stupid praying at the inauguration; Maybe it's being aware that in this country you can believe that dinosaurs roamed the Earth at the same time as humans and run for VP. But I've lost all sense of patience for religion as something that belongs in the public sphere in any way whatsoever, or as something that is compatible with being a rational, thinking individual. TheoryOfPractice 18:12, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Looks more like you are seeing some extremists rather than the mainstream. --"C, U Rthe straight, revolting wiener. 19:20, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Fair enough. Z3rotalk 18:16, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Hoo(fucking)rah! Join teh club, TOP. ToastToastand marmite 18:17, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Gang of 5? Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? 19:04, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Nag of 5. --"C, U Rthe straight, revolting wiener. 19:08, 25 February 2009 (EST)
I can see how changing scene to a religious area of America (Jesusland?) might sour your taste for both religion and the nation at whole, but to be fair, not all religious folk in America are crazy bible thumpers *hides from angry atheists*. User:Ttony21/sig2 19:33, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Same here. I agree with Ttony. Consider, for example, Barack Obama. --"C, U Rthe straight, revolting wiener. 19:34, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Tony, I'm aware of that--as much as I'm aware of the fact that the word "God" now appears on all of my money. CUR--are you talking about the same Barack Obama who mentioned non-believers once during in his inaugural address yet also mentions "God" in every single speech that he gives--and who had that fat nutjob lead a prayer at his coronation inauguration? TheoryOfPractice 19:38, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Just wonder how much of that (god stuff) was political expediency? ToastToastand marmite 19:41, 25 February 2009 (EST)
(EC)Unfortunately, if he doesn't do that, he ends up in a rather sticky situation. Like it or not, the religious right hold enough power to block any changes he wants to make, so he must meet them halfway. I think he hates it as much as you do. And if someone says, 'Oh god', does that really mean anything? No. --"C, U Rthe straight, revolting wiener. 19:42, 25 February 2009 (EST)

(UNDENT). if someone says, 'Oh god', does that really mean anything? That, my young friend, depends on context. It can mean an awful lot if everything is going right. TheoryOfPractice 19:44, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Cat. That is all I have to say. --"C, U Rthe straight, revolting wiener. 19:45, 25 February 2009 (EST)

That's kind of disturbing, actually. TheoryOfPractice 19:50, 25 February 2009 (EST)

But seriously, I understand Obama's need to play to that crowd; but the fact remains: he has to play to that crowd. Not the crowd who believe in God and use that as a way to try and explain a complicated world to themselves and to navigate their way through a life that can be brutally unfair; but the crowd who invoke the spectre of fear as a means of social and moral control, screaming that a big bearded white man in the sky will smite me if I suck a little cock, or if a woman gets an abortion, and who use their beliefs as a means by which to stifle science and basic rationality. TheoryOfPractice 19:49, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Are you suggesting a reform or just criticising the system? It's true that Obama has to make that crowd of people happpy as well, especially in a land when religion is so ingrained into the psyches of many citizens, but it is a democracy after all. And compared to some other nations, we are fairly secularised already. Would you prefer if it was an entirely atheist nation? User:Ttony21/sig2 20:08, 25 February 2009 (EST)
I'm merely a visitor here, so I'm not about to tell this country how to govern itself, but the French model of laicité strikes me as the type of system I'd prefer to live under. TheoryOfPractice 20:10, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Little confused on the difference between laïcité and separation of church and state. I believe it means that Obama would not be allowed to publicly address his faith and we would have to remove tax-exemption from religious institutions. But I can't imagine walking into school with a religious pendant and recieving punishment for it (although that's been an issue here too if I'm understanding correctly that this is a large issue in France). But it seems just as wrong as a theocracy, with the ruling religion in question being atheism. User:Ttony21/sig2 20:20, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Just to add on, I also notice that gay marriage still isn't legal in France...secularised? User:Ttony21/sig2 20:27, 25 February 2009 (EST)
would that Atheism was the creed (NOT "religion"). The nutjobs could do what they want in the corner as long as they don't try to convert anyone else. Oh hell words, words, can't find enough. ToastToastand marmite 20:30, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Tony, atheism isn't a religion. And i didn't say I wanted to follow the Frogs on every aspect of their social policy. For an interesting look at the question of religious paraphernalia and schools in France, read Joan Scott, The Politics of the Veil. TheoryOfPractice 20:31, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Well I might argue that first part a bit, but that book sounds pretty interesting (googled for a brief summary). Sorry to have continued the discussion on your talk page, just found the opinion intriguing. User:Ttony21/sig2 20:38, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Reopening a two-week-old thread: Why shouldn't Obama have to pander to the religious right? It's no different than pandering to any other demographic. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 00:14, 10 March 2009 (EDT)

I disagree with sentiments like "shouldn't have to pander to religion". I find it an implicit, if not explicit, rejection of diversity and tolerance. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 00:14, 10 March 2009 (EDT)

I agree completely with Radioactive afikomen on this.--Tolerance 17:33, 10 March 2009 (EDT)


Good man amigo! — Unsigned, by: MarcusCicero / talk / contribs 11:14, 26 February 2009

List of scientist who support creationism[edit]

(Works in a field completely unrelated to the subject at hand.) Isn't a medical degree somewhat related - they must have studied biology. ToastToastand marmite 10:20, 3 March 2009 (EST)

I would just as soon ask an MD or a dentist about evolution or the origins of the universe as I would ask an evolutionary biologist or astronomer about my sore back or toothache. TheoryOfPractice 10:37, 3 March 2009 (EST)

Nuremberg Chronicles[edit]

We're whinging over whether the Nuremberg Chronicles deserves life support. Since you created it out of dust and some spit, I figured I'd let you know. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:04, 5 March 2009 (EST)

Hurry back[edit]

That's all. ToastToastand marmite 03:20, 7 March 2009 (EST)\

Seconded :) ħumanUser talk:Human 21:53, 8 March 2009 (EDT)

CUR being a jerk[edit]

Here's something else: See the dolphin talk page. This person has tried to disrupt my adjustment to this site, and he is succeeding. I need help here. I cannot do this alone. Someone besides me has to help me in settling in here. --<choose>

<option>Input The ResistorOutput</option> <option>CoyoteOver 450 pages watched NOT including talk pages</option> <option>The Trickster</option> <option>Acionyx</option> 20:48, 8 March 2009 (EDT)

CUR no one will ever support you over TOP. Forget it. User:Mei 21:17, 8 March 2009 (EDT)
I think that TOP is nearing crossing the line in his hatred of CUR, and his stupidity about how he is ruining the community and taking over the site with his eevul theriun ajendu. Cubic harmonic Phantom! 17:19, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
That last part about me or TOP? And yeah, I was being a jerk. But blaring that on his user page wasn't exactly saint-like behavior either. --<choose>

<option>Input The ResistorOutput</option> <option>CoyoteOver 450 pages watched NOT including talk pages</option> <option>The Trickster</option> <option>Acionyx</option> 17:21, 10 March 2009 (EDT)

No, I think that it is ridiculous that you are accused of being a "team killer" and "like TK" (though this is admittedly an insult levelled at more or less every unpopular person here) because they are pouncing on your every word. Cubic harmonic Phantom! 17:23, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
Hell, I deserve it sometimes. I've driven Mei nuts, I've gotten on Martin's nerves. . . anything else that I wrecked and don't know about? What drives me up the wall is how hard it is to fix such things. --<choose>

<option>Input The ResistorOutput</option> <option>CoyoteOver 450 pages watched NOT including talk pages</option> <option>The Trickster</option> <option>Acionyx</option> 17:26, 10 March 2009 (EDT)

EC) EC) I look at it this way: If someone came upon RW & glanced at Recent changes and saw all the tripe generated by CUR, they'd think that we were totally infantile and not bother any further. CUR is a handicap to the site. ToastToastand marmite 17:28, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
Yes, but that only happens sometimes. And lets face it, this site can be a bit infantile. That's not an insult, it's not a compliment. It just is. Not all of the bull flying around when I get into a conflict is my fault. --<choose>

<option>Input The ResistorOutput</option> <option>CoyoteOver 450 pages watched NOT including talk pages</option> <option>The Trickster</option> <option>Acionyx</option> 17:31, 10 March 2009 (EDT)

CUR, do you want a botsock so that you can edit your essay in peace without being pounced on? Cubic harmonic Phantom! 17:33, 10 March 2009 (EDT)
I agree, CUR needs to either just relax and stop sweating everything or, well, I dont know what else. Ace McWickedRevolt 17:32, 10 March 2009 (EDT)


That is all. TheoryOfPractice 14:16, 29 March 2009 (EDT)

Thanks for getting rid of the offensive user page. That is all. --<choose>

<option>Input The ResistorOutput</option> <option>CoyoteOver 450 pages watched NOT including talk pages</option> <option>The Trickster</option> <option>Acionyx</option> 14:18, 29 March 2009 (EDT)

Sigh. You really need to develop a sense of humour and stop Taking Yourself so Seriously. Life is too short, man. Really. TheoryOfPractice 14:19, 29 March 2009 (EDT)

I laughed for a minute...[edit]

...@"'Don't Read A Book, Write A Book !!1!!1!!11!!' -Aschlafly." Sterile[--Tolerance 15:41, 2 April 2009 (EDT)[User talk:Sterile|walkie-talkie]] 23:09, 1 April 2009 (EDT)


I Never Insult Anybody, I Never engage in Edit Wars, I respect the Rules of this wiki, aSK and CP - but I get the impression you always want to pick a Fight ith me. Why?--Tolerance 15:41, 2 April 2009 (EDT)

You're annoying. TheoryOfPractice 15:43, 2 April 2009 (EDT)
You are obviously a Smart Person. Could you be more Explicit? I Honestly don't want to be your Enemy.--Tolerance 16:16, 2 April 2009 (EDT)
And you are, annoying me again. Be a dear, and let it go. Find somewhere else to play. TheoryOfPractice 16:22, 2 April 2009 (EDT)
I Repeat. I don't edit pages, I don't edit war, I don't insert strange things in article pages. What is the Problem?--Tolerance 16:54, 2 April 2009 (EDT)
Please to not be bothering me with giant orange banners. kthanxbai.TheoryOfPractice 16:55, 2 April 2009 (EDT)
He can be a dick sometimes (you say it on your user page). --<choose>

<option>Input The ResistorOutput</option> <option>CoyoteOver 450 pages watched NOT including talk pages</option> <option>The Trickster</option> <option>Acionyx</option> 16:56, 2 April 2009 (EDT)

Hey, you with the eyes,[edit]

Sorry! I got confused because EMC's name was on my talk page for no apparent reason. Anyway, thanks for sysopping me.

any time. TheoryOfPractice 17:21, 2 April 2009 (EDT)

In some ways...[edit]

I think we should give up on ASK, and make Philip suffer. He needs us, and yet he'll probably just block us as necessary. Sterilewalkie-talkie 22:36, 3 April 2009 (EDT)

I see your point--but 1. I want to see how far I can push it, and 2. he can't block someone who's giving him EXACTLY what he wants (see the dinosaur or biblical chronology articles) but making him and his project look stupid in the process. TheoryOfPractice 22:41, 3 April 2009 (EDT)
Sorry--too much to drink, and I'm not dealing well with the creationism right now. Sterilewalkie-talkie 22:55, 3 April 2009 (EDT)
Yeah, I'm on and off with it. At least I can take it whatever doses I am comfortable with, it's not like having some YECiot patiently being stupid in your face for three hours. ħumanUser talk:Human 02:00, 4 April 2009 (EDT)


Since you are the only currently active bureaucrat, could you please sysop User:Mega? He's shitting exclamation marks all over recent changes. Also, I have a strong suspicion of him being RA... The EmperorKneel before Zod! 22:05, 10 April 2009 (EDT)

Northern Ireland[edit]

I'm just a bit angry about what they did to you over there yesterday so I helped develop that new article of yours about Northern Ireland and added some real knowlege to their storehouse. Proxima Centauri 12:19, 11 April 2009 (EDT)

Angry? For that? It's a miracle they haven't called the FBI on me yet. Nice edits though--didja see my original take? A little over-the-top. Yours is much, much better. TheoryOfPractice 12:22, 11 April 2009 (EDT)


I see you made the papers again

WTF? TheoryOfPractice 19:09, 17 April 2009 (EDT)

Volcano. --<choose>

<option>Input The ResistorOutput</option> <option>CoyoteOver 450 pages watched NOT including talk pages</option> <option>The Trickster</option> <option>Acionyx</option> 19:10, 17 April 2009 (EDT)

Just trying to enjoy myself. Painful hangover, sore back, to much fun last night. Although, judging by the front page, not nearly as much fun as you had. Ace McWickedbitch and moan 19:12, 17 April 2009 (EDT)
Well, if you think *I* had fun, you should've seen your mom. TheoryOfPractice 19:13, 17 April 2009 (EDT)
Ohhh a mom joke! She is a heck of gal though. Ace McWickedbitch and moan 19:15, 17 April 2009 (EDT)

Re: Glad to have me back[edit]

Yeah, I got a little caught up in trying to graduate college, so I was taking leave of absence from, literally, everything. I promise (to the delight of some and the dismay of others) that I will be around more often from now on. The Goonie 1 01:57, 18 April 2009 (EDT)


Any chance you could leave it alone for once? --Prim arthropleura.jpg 22:08, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Look, I, and apparently several others, are sick of what that article has come to represent. Get the hint--it's time for it to go and for you to consider the shape of your presence here. TheoryOfPractice 22:20, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Doesn't matter what it 'represents' it matters what it actually is. --Prim arthropleura.jpg 22:23, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Oh, and you don't have to look at it. --Prim arthropleura.jpg 22:24, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, what it is is an unfunny, off-topic piece of shite. TheoryOfPractice 22:25, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Prove it. Prove that despite a detailed section on the evolution of cats, it is off-topic and does nothing to refute the anti-science movement. Please also prove that it has no humor whatsoever. --Prim arthropleura.jpg 22:27, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

No. I'm done with it and with dealing with you. Go away. Stop posting about this on my talk page. Thanks. TheoryOfPractice 22:28, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm done with dealing with you, hopefully. I'll stop posting on your talk page when you stop deleting the article. --Prim arthropleura.jpg 22:29, 25 April 2009 (UTC)