User talk:Mehandas

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Hello, Ramsmenon, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Unfortunately, one or more of your edits have not conformed to Wikipedia's Neutral Point of View policy (NPOV), and have been reverted. Wikipedia articles should refer only to facts and interpretations that have been stated in print or on reputable websites or other forms of media.

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Intelligent design[edit]

Please stop POV-pushing on Intelligent design. Thank you. Vanished user talk 00:45, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Please don't remove or alter properly sourced and carefully considered statements in this, or any other, article. A common objection made often by new arrivals is that the article presents ID in an unsympathetic light and that criticism of ID is too extensive or violates Wikipedia's Neutral Point of View policy (WP:NPOV). The sections of the WP:NPOV that apply directly to this article are:

The contributors to the article continually strive to adhere to these to the letter. Also, splitting the article into sub-articles is governed by the Content forking guidelines. .. dave souza, talk 09:52, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Just a small FYI. I liked some of your intended edits on the ID article, but not all as it does seem POV. This article is pretty heavily debated and because of this you need to provide citable sources that can justify your edits, or provide a rationale as to why the current edit does not follow the source cited. In short, it requires much more work. But I found the edit at line 35 interesting - (i.e. is it really the goal to fundamentally redefine science or is that just the opinion of die hard atheists?). I think that is fertile ground for investigation. I think the other edits could explore the nature of naturalist thinking in the past with current thinking (and how it has changed) without being POV. Again, more work (that I can't put into it). As you will find out, it's the people who spend large amounts of time that get their way with the article, not necessarily what would be academically correct. So, take all those editors who throw the NPOV rules in your face with a grain of salt. Also, only make one change to one section at a time. In an article like this, it is too hard to defend multiple edits across the article all at once like what you are attempting to do. -Nodekeeper 11:13, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

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You have been blocked from editing Wikipedia for a period of 31 hours as a result of your disruptive edits. You are free to make constructive edits after the block has expired, but please note that vandalism (including page blanking or addition of random text), spam, deliberate misinformation, privacy violations, personal attacks; and repeated, blatant violations of our policies concerning neutral point of view and biographies of living persons will not be tolerated. Vanished user talk 13:45, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

To address your talk page post:

'the UNEQUIVOCAL consensus of the scientific, community be that intelligent design is not a science', when all that the sources backing up this statement, does is give a list of scientific societies that reject intelligent design?

This may be slightly inaccurate, but your version is much, much more inaccurate, playing down the extremely high level of support. And unequivocal has the meanings "not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation" which are entirely accurate in this context.


The next portion of my edit was basically correcting the straw man, saying proponents of intelligent design assert to wish to change the scientific method, so as to incorporate the divine element. However most proponents of intelligent design claim they are not changing the scientific method , but rather they aim in using it to show the existence of a creator. It may seem to you that they are modifying the scientific method, but what they assert is what THEY assert. Hence the encyclopedia cannot state intelligent design (or it's proponents) aim to change the scientific method.

You obviously have not looked at the sources, in which major ID proponents SAY they want to revise the scientific method. Vanished user talk 13:53, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Your unfair block[edit]

Because I consider the block against you unfair, I posted the circumstances surrounding it to WP:ANI. If you follow the discussion, you will see that other users (without any proof) consider you a sockpuppet. You should appeal your block if you have the time to do so, and explain that you are a new user. I would highly suggest that you stay away from controversial articles such as Intelligent Design until your editing skills improve, and you understand some of the concepts and Wikipedia policies better. -Nodekeeper 14:54, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

I feel I have been unfairly blocked, after I tried to edit an article which I thought sounded too biased for an encyclopedia article. I explained the reasons for my changes to Adam Cuerdon who cavalierly dismissed it and blocked my account.I'm a new editor to wikipedia. decline=Clearly edit-warring against consensus, as well as introducing falsehoods into the article (for example, here. — Yamla 16:11, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


Please include a decline or accept reason.

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

edit:|also like to point out I was not given any warning as Vanished user suggests in his block

I agree with this decision Shawnpoo 16:13, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


By the way, if you haven't realised, it's been 31 hours, so the block has lifted anyway. Vanished user talk 00:15, 4 October 2007 (UTC)