Red Team Wins a Round

Also the atheists gave her a pass this time. :smiling_imp: Next time she will be handed over to either the athiests at Satanic Temple or Church of the Giant Spaghetti Monster for ridicule, joke making and other slanderous activities that they can think of.

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Yeah, there was a point I realized you were trolling. Nothing she did really merited your response. Tempted me to rename you a “friendly troll.”

Though, in the end, thank you for making it harder for me to do the right thing @Patrick. You were playing red team the way you should. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_team I need to keep my cool in situations like that, and avoid rash mistakes. A fire drill like that, with @Kathryn_Applegate who is kind enough to forgive quickly, is good practice for the future. I hope I will do better next time. Thanks again to @gbrooks9 for being a voice of sanity, of frantic sanity (let’s be honest :wink: ).

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@gbrooks9
“Frantic Sanity” is my default mode!

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And we love you for it. Keep up the good work on the BioLogos forum. Link here when you can.

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Thank you. I have participated in many Red Team reviews at several Defense Contractors. Most people get very defensive about being challenged from their own side but the ones that honestly accept the recommendations greatly improve their precision and accuracy of their arguments.

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I’m pretty sure the answer is “yes”, but did you know you were playing Red Team during this exchange? Or is this just a post-diction?

No, I was playing militant atheist as way to keeping you grounded as I didn’t want you to do anything rash that could have hurt you with reconciliation with Biologos. By being the maniac atheist in the room, it allowed you to be the moderate peacemaker. Why would I do this? Because I realized in talking to you, that the Biologos thing impacted your core. It shouldn’t have, but it did. I think now your feel much better about yourself and Biologos. You call it vindication. I see it as acceptance of what is. I think that the whole experience made you both a better scientist and a better person. Call it wisdom.

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