Re: [atheists-8] Christian Fundamentalism & The Current State of the Union?

From: Cameron
Sent on: Sunday, October 19, 2008 5:03 PM
I did not claim to have a "high" IQ.

Cameron
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On Oct 19, 2008, at 4:55 PM, Ashley <[address removed]> wrote:

> I'm always curious when people say they have a high IQ since the  
> average has to be 100 and I have yet to hear anyone say theirs is  
> under 120. Not really relevant to what you're saying, but it is  
> curious nonetheless.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cameron" <[address removed]>
> To: <[address removed]>
> Sent: Sunday, October 19,[masked]:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [atheists-8] Christian Fundamentalism & The Current  
> State of the Union?
>
>
>> I question whether guys  like Steven Hawkings spend much time on   
>> message boards.  And, I'll repeat, my iPhone has no spellcheck   
>> function. As for my intelligence, I was told fits into the  
>> superior  range based on an IQ test. I only bring that up because  
>> you wanted to  challenge it.
>>
>> Cameron
>> [address removed]
>>
>>
>> On Oct 19, 2008, at 12:56 PM, Abby <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>>> In my experience, someone who is truly intelligent also has decent  
>>> spelling
>>> and punctuation.  They've encountered situations where it's   
>>> important to
>>> communicate clearly, without misunderstandings.  And they've   
>>> generally used
>>> the internet enough to know what "trolling" means, and to avoid   
>>> behavior
>>> that gets them labeled as a troll.
>>>
>>> But that's just my experience.
>>>
>>> ~Abby
>>> http://abbygoldsm...­
>>>
>>>
>>> From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On  
>>> Behalf  Of Joy
>>> Sent: Sunday, October 19,[masked]:47 AM
>>> To: [address removed]
>>> Subject: Re: [atheists-8] Christian Fundamentalism & The Current   
>>> State of
>>> the Union?
>>>
>>> I'm sorry it has come down to this. I used to have a pretty critical
>>> attitude about spelling and grammar, 'til I figured out that it   
>>> didn't have
>>> anything to do with intelligence or whatever. I still haven't   
>>> figured it out
>>> to my satisfaction, but suffice it to say that we are all  
>>> different,  we are
>>> all good or bad at different things, and when I saw myself  
>>> deriding people
>>> to whom grammar and spelling aren't so important, I started  
>>> noticing that
>>> they were "better" about other things, things which they very  
>>> well  may be
>>> deriding me for (and yes, I do know that last is not proper  
>>> English).
>>>
>>> Whatever the argument was here (I am completely ignoring it for  
>>> the moment),
>>> it has nothing to do with spelling and grammar.
>>>
>>> Now if Rush Limbaugh is a bad speller, I would just add that to my  
>>> invective
>>> ;+)
>>>
>>> Joy
>>>
>>> On Oct 19, 2008, at 8:12 AM, Cameron wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> How profound. That was deep. What can I say, my Iphone doesn't have
>>> spellcheck. Of course you probably don't need spellcheck, I'm  
>>> sure  you know
>>> how to spell all of those 2 dollar words.
>>>
>>> Cameron
>>> (512)[masked]
>>> [address removed]
>>>
>>>
>>> On Oct 19, 2008, at 12:17 AM, Marissa  <[address removed] 
>>> > wrote:
>>> I wasn't even counting your incorrect use of 'your' and  
>>> misspelling of
>>> 'evidance', not even when you misquote your "deliberate  
>>> misspelling"  in your
>>> first reply.  It wouldn't matter to me usually, but it makes you   
>>> look doubly
>>> unintelligent when you take a group of people whose moral  
>>> behavior  can't be
>>> generalized--doctors­--and not only try to assert that they all act  
>>> according
>>> to some arbitrary standard of behavior (which you alone decided   
>>> without
>>> presenting any evidence), but you can't even express yourself  
>>> accurately.
>>> To me, your inattention to spelling and grammar only emphasizes  
>>> your lazy
>>> thinking.
>>>
>>> And it's "atheist".
>>>
>>> Remember the "burden of proof" idea should extend to all logical   
>>> ideas and
>>> allowing excessive emotion or former slights enter your analysis   
>>> tend cloud
>>> your judgment.
>>> On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 8:59 PM, Cameron <[address removed]> wrote:
>>> Wow, so much for calling athiests brights. It was a play on words.
>>> Hypocritical and hippocratic = hipocratical.  How was my grammar,
>>> punctuation, and spelling?
>>>
>>> Cameron
>>> [address removed]
>>>
>>>
>>> On Oct 18, 2008, at 10:41 AM, Marissa  <[address removed] 
>>> > wrote:
>>> It's the Hippocratic oath.  If you're going to make insulting
>>> generalizations about a diverse, multi-faceted group of people  
>>> you  might as
>>> well get the spelling right when you're doing it.
>>> On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 1:53 AM, Cameron <[address removed]> wrote:
>>> Oh, I see, your a doctor then?  Just more ammo for my arsenal of  
>>> evidance
>>> confirming just how disconnected docs are from those working in   
>>> allied and
>>> nursing. Sure you guys will say whatever you think someone wants  
>>> to hear.
>>> After all, that's how best to milk every last buck. Way to uphold  
>>> the
>>> hypocratical oath.
>>>
>>> Cameron
>>> [address removed]
>>>
>>>
>>> On Oct 18, 2008, at 1:42 AM, Cameron  <[address removed]> wrote:
>>> Do you (C.J.) actually work in health care, or does merely  
>>> knowing  docs make
>>> you an expert on the subject of religions influence in healthcare?
>>>
>>> Cameron
>>> [address removed]
>>>
>>>
>>> On Oct 15, 2008, at 12:00 PM, "C.J." <[address removed]>  
>>> wrote:
>>> I wouldn't worry about it (religious affiliated hospitals); I have  
>>> a couple
>>> of friends who are doctors at St. David's and they are not   
>>> religious. It
>>> doesn't seem to play any role in decision making at ground level...
>>> occasionally some doctor's may use religion when talking to a   
>>> relative about
>>> someone who's just passed, i.e. "He/She is in a better place now,  
>>> but
>>> sometimes even non-religious doctors do this if they think it  
>>> will  make
>>> things hurt less...  I've said it when I knew the person I was   
>>> talking too
>>> believed...
>>>
>>> I doubt it really effects the quality of care you get in Austin   
>>> though.
>>>
>>> Now would I go to a Mormon hospital in Utah and admit I was   
>>> agnostic....
>>> No...  but in Austin I am not really concerned....
>>>
>>>
>>>
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