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    Today, 04:15 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread About animals in Serious Discussions
    Yes, it was the hen sitting on those eggs that hatched. I was hoping to get chicks. The main reason I picked up the Bekoff and Pierce book was...
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    Today, 08:43 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread Cosmology in Philosophical Literature
    As I see it now, I don't think the treatment from the perspective of ideals is different. In both cases, when we look at ideals the ideals factor...
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    Today, 01:46 AM
    I don't know about women, but sometimes men enjoy talking to each other and listening to music without having sex. I admit, I'd lose the violin.
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    Today, 01:15 AM
    I just came from a local poetry reading today. I could not understand 80% or so of the poems that were read. I listened to one and a half hours...
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    Today, 01:04 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread About animals in Serious Discussions
    That book sounds interesting. I'll see if I can find it. I think it is more a matter of definition of what behavior one considers to be moral. ...
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    Today, 12:57 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread About animals in Serious Discussions
    That reminds me of the guy who wouldn't go to heaven without his dog.
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    Today, 12:51 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread About animals in Serious Discussions
    I was surprised once when I saw a chicken, one of the four I had, eat her chicks as they hatched. But then I also saw one of those four chickens (I...
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    Yesterday, 04:55 PM
    I think Pilate was solely responsible for Jesus's death. In his fanaticism, he crucified Jesus who was popular to terrorize the Jewish community...
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    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread Glamour fiction in General Literature
    One might be Patrick Dennis, "Auntie Mame". It was written in 1955, but describes events around the depression. I only skimmed the book, but I saw...
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    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    Last November I thought Trump (or someone like him) would be elected president in 2020, not 2016, and the polls seemed to agree until the evening of...
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    Yesterday, 11:32 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread About animals in Serious Discussions
    The pangolin curled up does look like a vegetable. I am reading Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce's "Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animal". Their...
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    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    I have never considered looking at the stars reflected in a body of water at night although I have seen the moon and sun reflect. Is it possible for...
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    02-24-2017, 07:44 PM
    I would be surprised if we were utterly alone in the universe, but I don't know how we would tell that is the case until we checked everywhere in our...
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    02-24-2017, 07:36 PM
    Just a comment to encourage you to continue posting these poems.
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    02-24-2017, 07:13 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread About animals in Serious Discussions
    I liked the movie. I might read the book since I like to see how Maugham redeems characters that look hopeless. I also liked those pink dolphins. ...
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    02-24-2017, 02:25 PM
    One of the problems with that position of Descartes is that he assumes there is an "I" doing the thinking. The thinking occurs, but who is doing it?...
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    02-24-2017, 02:10 PM
    I assume Jesus was an historical figure, because there does not appear to be enough evidence to convince people that he wasn't real:...
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    02-24-2017, 01:28 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread About animals in Serious Discussions
    I was mainly confirming for myself that this was in the novel. I saw the movie last night. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/painted_veil/ Based on...
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    02-24-2017, 01:11 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread Trump's days in Serious Discussions
    I think he road a wave of negative social mood because he had the resources and the personality to resonate with it. I am not worried about Trump...
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    02-24-2017, 12:58 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread Cosmology in Philosophical Literature
    The equation at the top is an identity, so it should work for any x. However a polynomial is 0 for only a few roots. If x2+3 is the modulus...
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    02-24-2017, 12:49 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread Cosmology in Philosophical Literature
    I think sqrt(-3) = sqrt(-1)*sqrt(3) = i*sqrt(3). The a + b*sqrt(-3) has two terms because it is generated by 1 and sqrt(-3) over the rationals. ...
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    02-24-2017, 12:22 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread About animals in Serious Discussions
    I checked at the library. At the end of chapter 66, Waddington informed Kitty, "It's the last line of Goldsmith's Elegy."
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    02-23-2017, 12:36 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread About animals in Serious Discussions
    Now I realize where "nitpicking" came from.
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    02-23-2017, 12:26 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread Brits Out! in Serious Discussions
    I kind of agree with the "long on cleverness" but "lacking in wisdom" view of the US. I can't say I'm an exception to that. Regarding when...
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    02-23-2017, 12:07 PM
    They do have Jesus appearing and vanishing such as on the road to Emmaus and when Jesus appeared in a room and Thomas touched his wounds. What makes...
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    02-23-2017, 11:14 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread Cosmology in Philosophical Literature
    The way I avoid quicksand is to sleep on it, stop reading, skim or switch to some other text when the one I'm reading becomes too difficult. Of...
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    02-22-2017, 11:04 PM
    YesNo replied to a thread About animals in Serious Discussions
    I suspect the wolf would have died eventually anyway and apparently he did have rabies if the man died. I have't read or seen The Painted Veil,...
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    02-22-2017, 12:09 PM
    When reading this I imagined you and your friend were lovers but you were going to different schools far away after you graduated. There you would...
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    02-22-2017, 11:44 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread Cosmology in Philosophical Literature
    Many insights are obvious after they are discovered. Then one wonders why one couldn't see them before. Here's one obvious insight that just...
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    02-22-2017, 11:25 AM
    YesNo replied to a thread About animals in Serious Discussions
    Did someone kill the rabid wolf, Mohammad? Here's one of my favorite poems about dog bites by Oliver Goldsmith: ...
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    Hi , I put a footnote for the poem with some allusions.
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    Hi... thanks for voting in the 2015 Annual Short Story Competition finals.
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    I'll be looking into the books you referenced; appreciate the recs! Is your username a reference to Paul Celan's poem 'Speak You Also'? The line, 'keep yes and no unsplit,' keeps coming to mind when I see your comments...
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    Hey YesNo, I just wanted thank you one of your comments. I didn't reply because I'm letting the poem slide from view, but I wanted to say I appreciate it!
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