- (np) 1. The assertion that all existence
sprang into being this past Thursday, with all memories of sentient
beings created in situ. cf. The Gosse Assertion.
Variants replace "Thursday" and "Last" with other time symbols and
- (n) 1. One who puts
forward information which is known to be untrue. [den.] 2. Another
person who puts forward information which disagrees with information
that one has already posted. [conn.] 3. One who continues to put
forward information for which a rebuttal has been given. [conn.]
Notable example: Duane Gish's 1974 "Have You Been Brainwashed?"
pamphlet contains several errors of fact which Gish admitted he knew
about in 1985. Ian Plimer pointed out that it seemed odd that the ICR was still selling the pamphlet,
unchanged, long after Gish said he was aware of the errors. See irrefutable truth.
- (n) 1. A
method of Biblical interpretation in which the meaning of each passage
is exactly what it states, no more and no less. This is an interesting
ideal, but in practice is never observed. 2. A method of Biblical
interpretation in which the meaning of each passage is exactly what it
states, no more and no less, *unless* theology or tradition or textual
clues or common sense indicates otherwise, in which case the meaning is
something other than exactly what the passage states. This is the form
in which "literalism" is commonly encountered. See literally(3).
- (adv) 1. Of
a method of making a weak joke or finding fault with one's
correspondent. Example: "I am no relation to Robin Lane Fox." "Then,
I take it, you do not believe in common origins." The second person
took the first person literally. 2. Figuratively. [conn.] Example: "I
was so angry, I literally exploded." 3. Of a method of reading into a
text what you want it to say. [conn., TAE] Example: "I read both Genesis 1
and Genesis 2 literally."
- * (n) 1. A specific
location upon the physical medium which carries heritable information
at which a gene resides. [den.,
- Loki Points
- (np) 1.
Points garnered in the Chris Colby t.o. home game by entering
a tongue-in-cheek parody of a viewpoint opposite your own which is
responded to by persons of your own viewpoint as if the parody was a
real argument. A classic example of a Loki Point award includes
whoever came up with the "decreasing body temperature proves SciCre" post, which was a Barry
Setterfield/Thomas Barnes parody, but who attracted some pretty amazing
flames from t.o. regulars who should
have known better. Named for the deceptive Norse god Loki.