- acronym, see Theistic Anti-
- (np) 1. The religious belief that the
Universe was designed and/or created without either a Designer and/or a
Creator. [Originally posted by Rob "More Reserved than C-Frog"
- (n) See truism.
- Theistic Anti-
- (np) 1. Any person who expresses
opposition to EMTs when motivated
by religious doctrine, as contrasted with those who propose alternative
hypotheses and theories within the framework of the scientific method.
The TAE tends to confuse evolution and EMTs, which typically results in the
TAE making specific criticisms of a
particular EMT while asserting that
all EMTs are affected. [den., Rob
"More Reserved than C-Frog" Derrick (confirm?)].
- (np) 1. A person who attempts to
reconcile the physical evidence of origins with a scriptural or other
theological belief framework, giving equal credence to the aspects of
science and theology.
- (n) 1. A statement
which proposes a natural mechanism for a phenomenon, where the
mechanism is amenable to test, provides explanatory and predictive
power, is conditionally held on review of further observations and
experiment, and has accumulated supporting observations and
experimental results. [den., science] 2. Just a guess. [conn., SciCre]
- Theory of Abrupt
- (n) 1. A theory(2) that gaps in the fossil
record are simply gaps, and will not be filled by further
paleontological research. At least, so hope the SciCre-ists and TAEs headed by Wendell Bird.
- Theory of
- * (np) 1. A much talked about, but never
seen, theory(1) which places creationism into the realm of
scientific inquiry. Dr Pepper is noted for requesting a statement of
the TOC from SciCre-ists and TAEs. 2. "[God | Ea | Krishna | Ymir
| IPU | etc.] did it." This,
unfortunately, fails to meet several of the criteria for a theory(1), although it handily
meets the laxer criteria of a theory(2). Also unfortunately, TOC(2) is so far the closest approach
to TOC(1) that has been observed.
(Please send more names to include in the quoted section of TOC(2).) 4. Any legitimate scientific
theory with the key phrase run through a search and replace function
where the new phrase becomes "creation". [conn., Joe Morlan]
- (n) 1. Artificial
life simulation of Tom Ray's which
demonstrates the utility of natural selection in computer
implementations for finding novel approaches to difficult problems.
This is prima facie evidence that A.E. Wilder-Smith was premature in declaring "simulations
of natural selection 'jam' the best computers".
- acronym, see Theory of
- t.o. home game
(np) [FAQ] 1. Chris Colby's
statement of point assignments to be credited or debited to persons on
the observation of certain events in threads on talk.origins. Chris
has lately come out with an addition to the point assignment rules to
make it easier for SciCre-ists
and TAEs to participate in the fun.
- t.o. Regulars, The (aka The t.o.
- (np) 1. A plucky band of derring-do-
gooders, who have dedicated their free time to stamp out the idiocy
that is SciCre. 2. A plucky
band of Atheistic-Communist puppets set upon destroying all that is
holy in the world. [conn., SciCre] 3. A tree full of Howler
Monkeys. [conn., Ted Holden]
- True Science
1. Science operated with respect for the inconsistent skepticism of SciCre-ists and TAEs. In other words, not science,
- (n) See tautology.
- (n) 1. The sea
squirt, an urochordate. In its larval stage, it has a notochord and
rudimentary brain. At metamorphosis, it attaches itself to a fixed
location and the notochord and brain wither away. The adult is just a
breathing bag covered in mucus. 2. (spelled Tun-icate) A poster who is
strong proof of the close evolutionary relationship of vertebrates with