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  Topic: Getting people to vote against themselves
EndlesslyRocking

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PostForum: Politics   Posted: 5:04 pm   Subject: Getting people to vote against themselves

As for the Creationism canard, this was an offhand comment she made that she later clarified.
Creationism and Evolution - In a televised debate in 2006, Palin said she supported teaching both crea ...
  Topic: Varsity Blues
EndlesslyRocking

Replies: 342
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PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 5:24 am   Subject: Varsity Blues
My older son who's in his second year doing Computer Science has failed three out of eight exams; he has just started a year of work experience where he's set up his own programme enabling those less ...
  Topic: Varsity Blues
EndlesslyRocking

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PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 5:44 am   Subject: Varsity Blues
Even if you regard a university degree as a job qualification it's clear that there's little job security and a consequent need for flexibility where any knowledge is useful; my son is interested in o ...
  Topic: Varsity Blues
EndlesslyRocking

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PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 9:34 pm   Subject: Varsity Blues
Actually, it seems that they want to raise the grades in computer science and math:

The BBC obtained an email sent several months ago by the academic standards manager at Manchester Metropolitan Un ...
  Topic: Seven Words
EndlesslyRocking

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PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 6:11 am   Subject: Seven Words
I was wondering about the word fish. It apparently comes from the OE fisc. I looked up fish in Welsh and it said it was pysg and pysodyn. How is pysg pronounced - "pissing" or "piss ...
  Topic: Varsity Blues
EndlesslyRocking

Replies: 342
Views: 63849

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 12:50 am   Subject: Re: Varsity Blues
...there are the first glimmerings of eighteen-year-olds actually regarding not-going-to-university as something to brag about.
I don't know about the UK, but in Canada and the US, the braggart is ...
  Topic: Getting people to vote against themselves
EndlesslyRocking

Replies: 474
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PostForum: Politics   Posted: 5:30 pm   Subject: Getting people to vote against themselves
At one point he would partially quote a Bible verse and then the people would finish it, just like when Bono holds out the microphone for the people at a U2 concert.
Was that a random example, or a ...
  Topic: Getting people to vote against themselves
EndlesslyRocking

Replies: 474
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PostForum: Politics   Posted: 6:30 am   Subject: Getting people to vote against themselves
So it turns out some Jesus Freaks do vote Democrat. I was wondering around Portland a few days ago, and by chance came across a festival by the water.

There were lots of young people and their ...
  Topic: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
EndlesslyRocking

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PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 4:27 am   Subject: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
Some kind of loyalism taints the view of almost every revisionist historian, and almost every orthodox historian as well. That doesn't mean that everything they say is wrong.
  Topic: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
EndlesslyRocking

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PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 6:59 pm   Subject: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
Either that or the development of written language occurred much later than we assume so that there weren't really any earlier documents.

Bingo. We have a winner.
But you believe that the alphabet ...
  Topic: How Fast Do Languages Change?
EndlesslyRocking

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PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 6:02 pm   Subject: How Fast Do Languages Change?
Is English closer to Old Saxon or Dutch? Or can you not really quantify such a comparison?
  Topic: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
EndlesslyRocking

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PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 6:25 pm   Subject: Did The Dark Ages Exist?

I agree that Fomenko is weakest in the area of linguistics. But it is needlessly insulting to apply phrases like "out to lunch".
Sorry, didn't mean to offend you. Just for the record, th ...
  Topic: Flying Chaucers
EndlesslyRocking

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PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 6:53 pm   Subject: Flying Chaucers
But I thought things didn't percolate up to the gentry because they want to separate themselves from the lowly.
I guess things can trickle up, as is the case with Sheng:

It has moved upwards in t ...
  Topic: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
EndlesslyRocking

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PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 7:17 am   Subject: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
Here's a quote from Diacu about Fomenko's interpretation of the Almagest, which shifts some dates forward by a millennium:

On shifting dates forward based on a new interpretation of the Almagest:
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  Topic: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
EndlesslyRocking

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PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 6:51 am   Subject: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
I recently finished reading a book called The Lost Millennium by Florin Diacu, a Romanian-Canadian mathematician from Victoria. I liked it; it's calm and not written in gobbledygook.

He takes a ...
 
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