Rook's Credentials. The Final Smackdown [Trollville]

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Rook's Credentials. The Final Smackdown [Trollville]

Can anybody on this board tell me Rook's credentials? Does he have a college degree that focusses on the concepts addressed on this board or other type of training? Thanks.


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No.  Now that we have that

No.  Now that we have that out of the way, can you address the issues now?


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He's self taught, his

He's self taught, his training would be the equivalent of 8-10 years of college.

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The word would be

The word would be autodidact.


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Rook_Hawkins wrote:The word

Rook_Hawkins wrote:
The word would be autodidact.
Ah, the sort of person who agrees with Samuel Clemens, who once said "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."

"Anyone can repress a woman, but you need 'dictated' scriptures to feel you're really right in repressing her. In the same way, homophobes thrive everywhere. But you must feel you've got scripture on your side to come up with the tedious 'Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve' style arguments instead of just recognising that some people are different." - Douglas Murray


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This is just getting old, I

This is just getting old, I mean seriously. Its not like Rook is claiming to be an unlicensed doctor never having touched a human cadaver or an astrophysicist that can't perform calculus. His writings involve researching relevant materials(ie reading), deciphering and interpreting established scholars work(ie critical thinking and analysis) on the subject, then commenting on and putting together topical essays on pertinent aspects of Judeo-Christian history(ie writing).

I think this is just a continual smokescreen to attack the person rather than the merits of that person's ideas and statements.

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HeyZeusCreaseToe wrote:This

HeyZeusCreaseToe wrote:

This is just getting old, I mean seriously. Its not like Rook is claiming to be an unlicensed doctor never having touched a human cadaver or an astrophysicist that can't perform calculus. His writings involve researching relevant materials(ie reading), deciphering and interpreting established scholars work(ie critical thinking and analysis) on the subject, then commenting on and putting together topical essays on pertinent aspects of Judeo-Christian history(ie writing).

I think this is just a continual smokescreen to attack the person rather than the merits of that person's ideas and statements.

 

I agree. If it weren't for self taught scientists, we wouldn't have computers today. Some things have to be discovered on their own by amateurs before they can even be used in classrooms.

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Trained

 

    He may not have a formal education, but he is house trained.  Are you ? 

                                       I'm thinking not a lot of the theists here are college material.


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... and that's why I'm

... and that's why I'm locking the thread now. 

[EDIT BY HAMBYDAMMIT: This, by the way, is an example of extreme pwnage with the truth.  This argument has never held any water, and Rook handled this question better than any other time it's come up.  We're saving this thread for posterity in Trollville, where it belongs.]


 

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