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FNB - Former non-believer

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Potatoes do not exist
« on: May 18, 2015, 11:46:30 pm »
I will play the skeptic. I refuse to accept the existence of potatoes. Please... try me. (I realize God is not as obvious as potatoes... though I do find it interesting how skepticism of a claim can be made to seem reasonable even if it clearly is not... not necessarily any specific claim)
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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 11:52:47 pm »
You potato deniers are delusional.
You can walk into your local grocery and see the empirical evidence of potatoes first hand.
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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2015, 11:54:33 pm »
Define potato...

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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 12:04:24 am »
A potato is a root vegetable, the Solanum tuberosum. It is a small plant with large leaves. The part of the potato that people eat is a starchy tuber that grows under the ground.
Don't tell me you don't' know wat a potato is, idget.
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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2015, 12:08:12 am »
Ad hom! A potato is not clearly defined, therefore potatoes don't exist. Some things people call potatoes are big and some are small. I disagree that we should lump them all together because the alleged potatoes are all different.  Furthermore, your appeal to supermarket is fallacious... just because you say they are there doesn't make it so and just because other people say they are there is an ad populum fallacy.
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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2015, 12:09:33 am »
People have died in the name of potatoes, therefore potatoes poison everything.
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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 12:10:56 am »
People have died in the name of potatoes, therefore potatoes poison everything.

Wikipedia is unreliable

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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 12:18:54 am »
Get educated Here's a scientific book link. Go ask your grocer for a potato, come back here when you've got your own potato. If you can't find one, I'll order you a bag on Amazon.

http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/plant+sciences/journal/12230
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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2015, 12:22:38 am »
She turned me into a newt! I mean a potato!

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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2015, 12:23:27 am »
You offer to order me round cylinders from the ground.... or are they more like spheres? There are other root vegetables and I consider the round ones different than the cylindrical ones. The problem is that you haven't meaningfully defined potatoes... I will click your link after I post this... but I bet they don't distinguish between the round and non round ones. P.s. if I drag this out long enough we will both be tired of it before anyone can admit they are wrong.

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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2015, 12:25:01 am »
Lol! The link... the potato association of america?

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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2015, 12:28:10 am »
Potatoes are our distant cousins according to evolutionary biologists. Do you deny evolution, FNB?
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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2015, 12:35:13 am »
Potatoes are our distant cousins according to evolutionary biologists. Do you deny evolution, FNB?

I don't deny evolution I have a much less bold claim, I deny the existence of potatoes. Potato as a term is not clearly defined and biologists unwittingly accepted this distinction. Good thing science is always refining itself and I shall propose a refinement!

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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2015, 12:57:18 am »
Potatoes don't exist because the Kalam commits the composition fallacy.
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Re: Potatoes do not exist
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2015, 01:07:18 am »
:::Takes a potato out of a basket, slices it, cooks it, and then proceeds to eat it:::

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