Dr. D in a desperate attempt to save the Shout Box. ;- )
Or any vestiges of info-tainment it has left. Everybody please be surgically cool in the presentation of your ideas and ABSOLUTELY CIVIL in your studious determination to --- > avoid casting aspersions on others' judgment. If this stuff happens while he is AFK on Feb. 8-15, he's going to walk in and start swingin'.
Or crying, or laughing hysterically, or at least rolling his eyes and starting a comments thread.
1. Dr. D is extremely dubious that this particular comments thread will make it out of the second inning :- ) but ... by the time he locks it, the Shout Box will be on to bigger and better things. Like Joe Beimel.
2. I'm not even clear what we're talking about. Doesn't look like a very scannable subject, and Dr. D usually dedicates like 20 seconds to scanning this. Like Mojo sez, can't have interruptions in the sthick, and Dr. D's SSI time is carefully budgeted.
I missed the original article. Actually wouldn't mind a quick-sum of the discussion, in like 5 bullet points, probably from somebody other than the two principals ;- )
3. I didn't know that the Pope (believes that he) is speaking ex cathedra (is that what you call it?) "when it pertains to the immortal soul." That's interesting. Thanks Matt.
4. This is a re-boot, a chance to discuss the way we discussed The Origin of DNA and the way we discussed UFO's. Let's assume our SSI indoor voices and our excruciatingly-correct respect for each other. Matty, your knowledge of Catholicism and climate is invaluable -- for us to exploit your vast bank of information on it, the conversation has to stay nice. Whoever you feel is the one who strikes the first match, your role is to spray CO2.
And please note point #1.