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It seems I've made a name for myself

  1. Jul 27, 2004 #1
    Through this whole chicken ordeal, some of you are probably developing a negative attitude towards me. I'm asking that you reserve judgements on my beliefs outside of this particular (and very touchy) thread. I'm hoping we can be mature and not let this thread affect the way you post to other threads of mine.
    I'm sure you're all good people, but you never know.
     
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  3. Jul 27, 2004 #2

    Evo

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    You are entitled to your opinions. I disagree with your other posts, but I do not make assumptions about you.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2004 #3

    Moonbear

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    I can't speak for others, but even though I will never agree with you on the chicken topic, that won't affect how I view your arguments on other topics. Of course, for all I know, you could just be playing devil's advocate or may not be thinking quite what we're reading...sometimes we just aren't able to express our thoughts clearly enough for a forum like this and things get misinterpreted, especially on emotional topics. It's an interesting thread actually. I find myself disagreeing with people I usually agree with in threads...it's turning out to be a surprisingly fun debate considering all the differences in opinion.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2004 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    Okay but just this once. :biggrin:

    As your penance, I suggest that you solve five quadratic equations and calculate ten cross products. Evo would have to OK this though.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2004 #5

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    Sounds good to me. :wink:
     
  7. Jul 28, 2004 #6

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    ...I would also suggest, a few logic problems :wink:
     
  8. Jul 28, 2004 #7

    Send over the quadratics, cross products, or what have you. I tutor them everyday back at school. Send me logic problems. problems are fun. Appreciate your posts.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2004 #8
    What name? You mean the "Chicken Abuser?"

    In order to exorcize the ill feelings you must wait for the full moon, then strip down to your shorts and swing a chicken over your head while chanting...:eek:

    Oops, sorry, sore subject. :redface:

    Better just do the math penance Ivan suggested.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2004 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    Well...now...I kind of like the chicken chanting idea. Though hopping in circles on one leg might add another...um...special dimension of penance that I think we all could appreciate.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2004 #10
    Videotaping the event and making it available through the internet would certainly go a long way toward renewed feelings of good will. :smile:

    To help protect the delicate sensibilities of the viewers, a rubber chicken could be substituted for a live bird. Although, for all we know, the chicken may enjoy the experience as sort of a chicken merry-go-round effect. (But that is a subject for another thread.) :smile:
     
  12. Jul 31, 2004 #11
    I have looked through some of your posts in the KFC thread and they do seem to me to be extraordinarily askewed, outdated and factually incorrect. Your views on morality seem to be very relativistic - though I doubt if Einstein would have ratified them.

    Be that as it may, you have had the concern to start this thread, not because you want to 'look' like a good person, but because you believe there are good people here. I believe that too. I have only communicated directly with Evo and she is wonderful. The refutations from Monique, Gokul, Moonbear, Elizabeth and Dan clearly demonstrate their capacity as well. So we are definitely in good company!

    What this thread of yours has done though is generate some of the most creative repentance rituals I have seen on short notice! And you have been very good-natured about these as well :)

    If I might add one of my own (albeit not particularly creative), you may want to re-read the rebuttals as you are doing your math penance on one leg with the rubber chicken while making the video. Your profile indicates that you are here to "wonder", and the responses made to you are worth wondering about.

    On the forums, some mistakenly think they are engaged in some great debate, but forget that there really is no prize at the end. Rather the real prize is that we are fortunate to have the companionship of good people and should feel grateful if some of them find value in what we write.

    In friendship,
    prad
     
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  13. Jul 31, 2004 #12
    Isn't it great that we live in a country where we can say whatever we want in a forum such as this? I'll admit that I find some of your posts on the chicken thread very disheartening (if not somewhat hard to believe). But you stand your ground, so I'll give you credit for that.
     
  14. Aug 2, 2004 #13
    This is a wonderful phrasing of what this place is really about. I have made light of your post in an attempt to ease your feeling of tension and lessen your concern.

    Whether or not I agree with your posts, I hope I can be open minded enough to consider them in the spirit in which they are intended.
     
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