Today's post descends into the "medical miracles" cesspit:
(Number of amputees healed: 0)
By request, a list of some upcoming events of interest; feel free to mention more in the comments, and I'll add discussion pages for any of them on request or at my own whim.
Jan 31 - Feb 2: FTBConscience2 (free online conference; long list of speakers including Richard Carrier and Chana Messinger, both of whom contributed atheist articles to SN)
Feb 4: Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate
Feb 21: Carroll v. Craig debate
Moderation actions (other than those done with the permission of affected users) will be recorded here.
NOTE: This thread is for actions taken here on this site; to discuss events on the Strange Notions site, go to The "Strange Notions" Débâcle.
This is an older post (about 6 months) from SN, which I didn't comment on at the time since it was just after epeeist's banning:
Today's post is just the next part of the series:
So this is the place to argue about geocentrism and related topics.
Please do not mention the topic in any other post, even indirectly; this will be enforced by moderation or banning if need be.
Special Notice: This thread will be closed to commenting forever once the geocentrist posters have made 200 comments in it. This is for two reasons: one, to discourage pointlessly repetitive comments; and two, because by that time it will have degenerated into circularity.
Another recent article from before the purge:
I didn't comment on this one, but there were more than a hundred comments deleted.
The post immediately before the carnage was this one:
(Notably, one of the banned commenters was on the Catholic side, but accounted for only three posts, all of them absurd ad-hominem screeds.)
The post that, apparently, was where the carnage started:
This article was the latest of many attempts by the Catholic contributors to argue for pre-defined limits on science (a common demand from theists, as though without a proper fence, the ravening science-beast will trample over their territory).
I will repost here some of my more substantive comments, but they are mostly responses to other commenters rather than the article itself.
Today's article at Strange Notions is part 1 of a conversion story from philosopher (and notorious blowhard and quote-miner) Ed Feser:
So this here is a place to discuss the goings-on at Strange Notions; I've disqus-ified the comments for convenience.
If you're coming here from Strange Notions to continue a specific discussion, please find the "Estranged Notions" post corresponding to the one you were commenting on, and discuss there. If you've had comments deleted from SN then you can likewise repost those on the corresponding pages.
If the corresponding post isn't up yet or you have anything else to ask, do it on this post. General discussion about the incident, moderation policy, and so on can also be done here (if the comment count goes high enough I'll start another open thread).