The Pandas visiting the Cornell weblog have given me a peak at their poker hand. Ask yourself, “if the Pandas are winning the debate, why should they complain to stop it? Why should they not utterly keep humiliating the IDers in the eyes of the students and the university?”
Answer: they’re takin’ a whuppin’ and they know it
BTW, we have received a number of comments asking/begging/demanding that we moderators do something to censor certain commentators
What! Censor! Do the Pandas think one side is arguing its case too persuasively? If the IDers made factually incorrect statements, all they have to do is demonstrate it to be so. Case closed. Of if they think the IDers are being unpersuasive, then by all means let the IDers post more.
Panda Don Baccus whines:
Personally I’d encourage Allen to close the blog to all but those in the class.
And, no, I don’t mean “all those in the class plus Salvador” , Hannah.
I mean, if they felt they were winning the exchanges (they claim that they are), why would they be pleading for it to end?
I’ve always wondered if they really, truly felt they had a defensible case. I mean, if they did have a case as strong as gravity, I would presume all they have to do is argue the facts. They belittle the IDers, but if the poor little IDers were so incompetent and unpersuasive, why shut down the debate? The best thing to do is to keep engaging them and humiliating them in debate.
Ah, but I know why. They know they’re losing. All they can do is bluff, and furthermore, they know that’s all they can do. And when a poker player knows he has the edge, he’s going to call the bluff or better yet, raise the his opponent.
Finally, look at the ratio of anti-ID posts to pro-ID posts:
Three problems, Sal:
1) The numbers you gave are more in line with the thread “Another take”” ( I have 113:54 )
2)The “Analogy”” thread is >3.5 : 1, where I have 72 anti-IDist : 20 IDer. PVM has a whopping 23 of the 92 total, out-numbering all IDers himself.
3) This thread is an anomaly, as it is now 4:3 anti-ID : IDer (or moderate).
Should the Pandas not be glad their poster boy PvM (Pim van Meurs) is out-posting me? I bet they know the Cornells students can’t get enough of Pim’s posts. “We want Pim. We want Pim. We want Pim!”
Now, given the sheer volume of posts and PvM-enthusiasm for the weblog, shouldn’t they be thrilled at the situation? Unless of course, they felt they were gettin’ whupped.