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by uncronopio
Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Quoting Newspaper Articles in the Forum
Replies: 20
Views: 21497

I would prefer to see only the quote that makes the point for three reasons: 1. I am on a very slow connection at home, so long quotes add unnecessary waiting time to see the posts. 2. Complete articles tend to interrupt the flow of the discussion. 3. Partial quotes fall under fair use, so we would ...
by uncronopio
Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Primogeniture
Replies: 14
Views: 11558

BD, I am the first-born, but I will not get anything. My parents told me and my brother: 'you got love and the best education we could give you, so do not expect anything else'. End of story.
by uncronopio
Mon Jun 20, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Skepticism
Replies: 141
Views: 85409

I feel that our respective positions have been stated at length and that any agreement is dependent on the personal evaluation of the available evidence. So I will not continue this discussion and I will give an skeptical rest to skepticism.
by uncronopio
Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Skepticism
Replies: 141
Views: 85409

Henri, At some point in time technological change will occur, independently if oil companies like it or not. We need to remember that we have been using oil for a very short time (from a historic perspective) and we will eventually switch to other sources of energy when they are more competitive. Th...
by uncronopio
Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: caper
Replies: 12
Views: 8363

Try a pizza with salmon, avocado and capers. Sublime!
by uncronopio
Sun Jun 19, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: lagniappe
Replies: 1
Views: 3224

I do remember, when I was a child, going to a shop and asking the shop owner for the yapa (this was in Southern South America). It would usually be a candy or an extra piece of bread (at a bakery, baker's dozen?). I miss that, snif. :(
by uncronopio
Sun Jun 19, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Skepticism
Replies: 141
Views: 85409

Have you - or the Wharton Associates (who, of course, have no connection whatever to any of the industries - like oil - who are opposed to anything which might force them to pay for the emissions they produce) - seen any evidence to the effect that implementing the Kyoto Protocols would cost, say, ...
by uncronopio
Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: illuminati
Replies: 6
Views: 6286

From my point of view, the problem is that the university chose an example of political revolution with a -- to say the least -- highly controversial figure, while it should have gone for examples of scientific or artistic revolution. An example of the latter was apple's 'think different' campaign t...
by uncronopio
Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: pleonasm
Replies: 1
Views: 3156

pleonasm

From answers.com Pleonasm, n 1.a, The use of more words than are required to express an idea; redundancy. 1.b. An instance of pleonasm. 2. A superfluous word or phrase. See this comparison of pleonasm, tautology and redundancy; and playing with Pleo . Etymology: from Latin pleonasmus , Greek Pleonas...
by uncronopio
Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Skepticism
Replies: 141
Views: 85409

Henri, so there was a misunderstanding and we can continue discussing the issue. Concerning Lomborg's CV it should not matter much, because I am pointing out about the conclusions reached by other people (with quite impressive backgrounds ). Going back to skepticism, I found this inspiring (my empha...
by uncronopio
Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: illuminati
Replies: 6
Views: 6286

Apoclima, that is a very interesting site! I like the display of creativity in any good conspiracy theory. Anyway, I was thinking of illuminati when I was writing this post about Che Guevara and marketing of university education. I have not read the Da Vinci Code. In fact I am avoiding the book in t...
by uncronopio
Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: sidereal
Replies: 15
Views: 8443

sidereal

From the Free Dictionary adj.
1. sidereal - of or relating to the stars or constellations; "sidereal bodies"; "the sidereal system"
2. sidereal - (of divisions of time) determined by daily motion of the stars; sidereal time.

Etymology: Latin sidereus, starry, astral.
by uncronopio
Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: illuminati
Replies: 6
Views: 6286

illuminati

1. People who have or profess to have special intellectual or spiritual enlightenment.
2. Any of various societies, groups, sects, etc. usually secret, composed of such people.

Etymology: Italian from Latin, plural of illuminatus enlightened.

From Webster's, paper edition.
by uncronopio
Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: imbroglio
Replies: 5
Views: 6079

imbroglio

n 1. A confused or perplexing political or interpersonal situation. 2. Obsolete a confused heap, jumble.

Etymology: from Italian imbrogliare to confuse, embroil.

From Collins, paper edition.
by uncronopio
Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Skepticism
Replies: 141
Views: 85409

Flaminius, the events ARE correlated (associated); however, correlation DOES NOT mean causation. Prices of real estate have gone up with temperature, but that does not mean that one influences the other. In addition, efficiency does not increase by regulation but by competition. We have been moving ...

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