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  1. Thread: Writ In Stone

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    I've heard that Søren Kierkegaard requested his epitaph to read: "That Individual."
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    If you have any money to spare, buy some courses...

    If you have any money to spare, buy some courses from The Teaching Company (teach12.com). Essentially, they're courses you can download or buy on DVD designed for the "adult learner". Look around and...
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    Think outside the box. Don't trust the facts. ...

    Think outside the box. Don't trust the facts.
    That's what I gather from the quote.
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    You could also start with short stories; they're...

    You could also start with short stories; they're at least shorter. Get yourself a copy of "The Bedford Introduction to Literature".
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    Good grief, that was the movie I found. I just...

    Good grief, that was the movie I found. I just didn't look at the year! Well, the cover (the one I saw) looked oldish, compared to the new cover :p
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  6. Thread: Change is Here!

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    Aren't politics off-limits here?

    Aren't politics off-limits here?
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    Oh, is that so? I must have confused it with...

    Oh, is that so? I must have confused it with another movie. :blush:
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    ...especially Natalie Portman! :brow: It's...

    ...especially Natalie Portman! :brow:



    It's convenient, I suppose. :p I only found out about the Danish film a few days ago, after spending an hour or so looking for a good movie to watch on...
  9. Thread: Impactive Films

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    Impactive Films

    What films have altered/broadened your views on, or appreciation of, life or the human experience?

    I'll go first:

    This Girl's Life (2003)
    Closer (2004)
    Match Point (2005)
    Bella (2006)
    The...
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    What about The Office?!?!?!?! (The American...

    What about The Office?!?!?!?!
    (The American version, of course)
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    Brothers and Invictus (Natalie Portman is my...

    Brothers and Invictus
    (Natalie Portman is my celebrity crush, and Morgan Freeman is Morgan Freeman--enough said.)
  12. Thread: Evolution

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    I'm reading this fascinating book right now: The...

    I'm reading this fascinating book right now: The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit by Melvin Konner. I haven't read much of it yet, which is to say I've only gotten as far as...
  13. Thread: Evolution

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    I read this post, and while andave_ya has...

    I read this post, and while andave_ya has seemingly left the discussion, I still feel I should address this. There are several factors that influence aggression--neurobiology, hormones, environmental...
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    We are united in our striving to survive.

    We are united in our striving to survive.
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    There's something invigorating about waiting...

    There's something invigorating about waiting outside at 5:30am, only to be 10th in line at best at the doors. Also, when there's waiting at 5:30am, there are bound to be donuts!!!!

    And a large...
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    I actually went with my mom last year. I was a...

    I actually went with my mom last year. I was a runner. :p

    And afterwards we all went out for breakfast. It was great. Actually, now that I think about it, my ex broke up with me the day before...
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    Dostoevsky's intention in The Brothers Karamazov...

    Dostoevsky's intention in The Brothers Karamazov was to show the atheists that he could (with 'The Grand Inquisitor') construct a better argument for atheism than any atheist at the time. The rest of...
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    Anticipation, jealousy, compassion.

    Anticipation, jealousy, compassion.
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    I'm currently residing in Western New York. When...

    I'm currently residing in Western New York. When I go to the Adirondacks it usually isn't for long (that trip was a week-long trip I did through a program sponsored by my college).
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    Just some photos. ...

    Just some photos.

    http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs261.snc1/8834_1255880961559_1365633828_711932_5853949_n.jpg
    Whaddaya know? I found my brain!
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  21. No, nevermind, I found it. It's in Twilight of...

    No, nevermind, I found it. It's in Twilight of the Idols. Thanks anyway.
  22. "[He is] the only psychologist from which I have anything to learn."

    I know this quote is Nietzsche's, but can anyone tell me where I can find this quote in his writing? Does anyone know the source?
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    Elaborate.

    Elaborate.
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    Also, if anyone's concerned with motives, such as...

    Also, if anyone's concerned with motives, such as those of Iago, one might ask such a question.
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    Yeah, Hopkins played what one might call a "tawny...

    Yeah, Hopkins played what one might call a "tawny Moor." I'm also familiar with the Laurence Olivier film.

    Vaughan also said, "To many [Olivier’s] impersonation was inherently racist."

    A few...
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