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Messages - howarddavis

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oh dont worry, i speak my mind at polls, fundraising, and working for anyone else who doesnt like him  :D as for fear of persecution, dont worry i have that fear.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 04, 2005, 08:26:53 AM »
$$760!!!!??? argh, i cannot do until i get loan money. man that sucks hardcore... i move in on the 17th, sorry my wife lives here in austin so i am staying as long as possible, plus im going on a cruise monday (parting gift to say goodbye to my real life). LAST DAY OF WORK IS FRIDAY!! WEE HOO!!

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"This is how it works
Observation - observe what's occurring
Hypothesis - guess on why what occurred did so
Prediction - If we do X then Y will happen as we observed above
Testing/experimenting - Do X, control for everything and see if Y happens
Repeat and eventually arrive at a theory, repeat many more times and you have a law."

to start with: a. i have ma in philo, so i do believe the place to argue this is in philo, not natural science
b. this whole "lets agree to disagree" thing is easy way out of not defending/debating one's arguments and i do disagree with it :)

alrighty, indirect observation of macroevolution does not and will never make evolution a law. it will be and most likely always will be a theory unless we try to force evolution in a closed experiment. this would be quite difficult to do since evolution according to its own theory takes thousands of years to fully take place.

as for ID, it is not natural science as of now. for the first time ever there are some major scientists trying to make it so, but yet again it could never be law. there is NO WAY we could EVER have direct observation of ID. it is theory and will be.

as for parents deciding what is in public school, not gov't, that becomes a sticky thing. gov't has said there is seperation of church and state. public schools ARE A BRANCH OF GOV'T. if you dont want to use, dont. im not going to get into another debate about vouchers etc.

oh and c. yes, i am a devout Christian who had looked at going into Seminary. so dont try and go after me for touting evolution. im just saying that we have to realize as of now it is not natural science, and therefore cannot be put into public schools. try and make it a theory, which will be difficult due to its own teachings and the resistance of most natural scientists out there, and then you can try and get it in.

as for bush, he is just plain evil and dumb :) sorry i had to put that in. i do not have time to debate, it would take another thread. start it if you would like :)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The "bringin' it back" thread.
« on: July 27, 2005, 01:37:53 PM »
Ok, who else watched Fraggle Rock? Fess up, don't be scared.

FRAGGLE ROCK RULED! and so did Life, we still play actually... mousetrap we never actually played, we just messed with the board

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The "bringin' it back" thread.
« on: July 27, 2005, 01:36:23 PM »
boxcar children. my niece is reading those right now.

there was also the indian in the cupboard series.

i also loved the newberry award winners. and nancy drew.

indian in the cupboard was awesome! :) voltron was very cool, my wife is a she-ra addict... i hate to admit it but i had a bunch of pound puppies... as for shows i was banned from married with children and most things fox....

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: July 26, 2005, 06:30:26 PM »
unfortunately no... it took my doc back home forever to get back to me and say they didnt have the info. but i get it all done monday and faxed in that day...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: July 26, 2005, 01:03:03 PM »
anyone else having to get their vaccinations done? man this sucks... my doc doesnt have the records, this really really blows. ah well... i guess i get to be sick with the vaccination  :-[

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i know what you mean. i am in a tier 1 school, yet it is just not as good as other schools in tx. i "wont get a job" just cause im not in the higher ranked tier 1 school. people always look down upon other schools because they want to feel good about their school even if they hate it. its bs, but its life. we all have to deal, i have. it took awhile, i was really ticked off for awhile about people dissing my school because it "focuses on black letter law too much". but whatever, im gonna get a job, im gonna love it, and they can all kiss my, well you know...

Just wondering, what school are you referring to? Because Texas only has one tier 1 school....

well, baylor was tier 1, now top of tier 2... ah well... it was true :)

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i know what you mean. i am in a tier 1 school, yet it is just not as good as other schools in tx. i "wont get a job" just cause im not in the higher ranked tier 1 school. people always look down upon other schools because they want to feel good about their school even if they hate it. its bs, but its life. we all have to deal, i have. it took awhile, i was really ticked off for awhile about people dissing my school because it "focuses on black letter law too much". but whatever, im gonna get a job, im gonna love it, and they can all kiss my, well you know...

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Bottom line:  The white people of America have stomped and spat on the minorities of this and other countries since the inception of this country.  IT IS ABOUT TIME FOR SOME REPARATIONS!

"The white people of America," on the whole, have not stomped or spat on minorites.  There are certain white people who have done so, and there are certain white people who have also spat on various etnicities within their own race.  There are also black people who engage in reverse racism, sexism, classism and religious bigotry.  Should we look at the way so many male black entertainers portray women in their videos and declare that, since those entertainers are so popular in the black community, it must mean that black men on the whole stomp and spit on the female sex?  No.  Neither then should we look at the behavior of 200 or 100 or 50 or even 25 years ago and declare that "white people of America" have done so towards blacks.  As a white individual, who has never done anything of the sort, and has actively campaigned against all the "isms," I find such broad, historical generalizations insulting and hurtful.    

This is really why I have a problem with the discussions of race and AA in admissions, because this is what it boils down to.  Bringing up slavery in relation to a student applying for admission to law school in the year 2005 is just putting needless fuel on the fire.  Anyone applying to law school has obviously had a solid K-12 education and has earned a 4 year degree from an accredited university.  To compare that person to Harriet Tubman or even Rosa Parks is enormously insulting to those two individuals.

We need to address the problems that lead to people suggesting AA as a solution rather than just apply that solution to a neverending problem.  We need to use the political machinery that attempts to provide priority to those who haven't earned it to make sure that no individual needs that priority.  I can't stand GW Bush, but when he argued in favor of "affirmative access," I had to agree with him.  Access to quality education and a home environment that facilitates academic and social success and opportunity should be our focus, not allowing those two things to go unheard of by so many people in this country of all races and then trying to make ammends 20 or 30 years later with handouts.  I am totally 100% for diversity of race, sex and religion in both the academic and professional world, but AA, as it is currently used, is like digging a hole with hand and filling it with the other.    

thank you for being a voice of reason and actually making sense with an argument that has logic instead of emotion

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