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by Emma Woolgatherer
June 10th, 2014, 11:09 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Ban a vowel
Replies: 45
Views: 10283

Re: Ban a vowel

Oh, what fun! Ozzie Monkhouse with apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley I met one journeyer from countries lost Who told me: “Two huge, trunkless legs of stone Rise in the desert. Close by, in the dust, This sinking broken phizog lies, whose frown, Whose wrinkled lip, whose sneer of fierce disgust, Sug...
by Emma Woolgatherer
February 20th, 2013, 6:24 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Pedants' corner
Replies: 113
Views: 18351

Re: Pedants' corner

To return to the singular/plural thing about words like data and media, I've had the plural usage drummed into me, but I don't think it really matters. The word "agenda" used to be plural: a list of items, each of which is, archaically, an agendum. But surely none of us is pedantic enough ...
by Emma Woolgatherer
January 30th, 2013, 3:47 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 85204

Re: Henny Penny

Ooh, sorry, I forgot all about this. Nearly forgot what I had in mind.

Hennikenniken is not "regurgitation". It's a subset of geology. Think Georgius Agricola.
by Emma Woolgatherer
January 10th, 2013, 6:07 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 85204

Re: Henny Penny

Hennikennikin Penni kennikin — A bad reaction to something in the food at the specialist geology conference?
by Emma Woolgatherer
January 10th, 2013, 4:46 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 85204

Re: Henny Penny

symbol-lean Cymbeline

(can't believe I didn't think of "diphthong"; I got "slip" and "thong"!)
by Emma Woolgatherer
December 24th, 2012, 8:52 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Atheists. Why. . .
Replies: 46
Views: 5276

Re: Atheists. Why. . .

... is there something rather than nothing? Perhaps because something is more probable state than nothing? Because "nothing" is inherently unstable? ( Skeptical Inquirer , June 2006) It's all a bit beyond my comprehension, but then so many things are and it doesn't really bother me. And i...
by Emma Woolgatherer
December 24th, 2012, 8:36 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 85204

Re: Henny Penny

OK, I give up. If you remember what it was, Tet, can you give us a clue?
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 31st, 2012, 3:28 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Life after death?
Replies: 49
Views: 10749

Re: Life after death?

I’m not trying to say that this belief if adopted should lead humanists to lead their lives any differently than they do at the moment, but at the same time I don’t see why humanists should completely deny themselves the hope. It would be a hope with far more reason behind it than the hope of life ...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 26th, 2012, 6:58 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 85204

Re: Henny Penny

Hen Nikin Pennikin — Avoid the spreading of laundry detergent.
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 26th, 2012, 5:31 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Male circumcision in Germany
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

Re: Male circumcision in Germany

I'm not ready to sign any petitions about this. I'm still undecided on the issue, but I strongly suspect that more harm will be caused by the prohibition of circumcision for non-medical reasons than is caused by allowing it to continue, in hospitals, performed by qualified medical personnel, using l...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 26th, 2012, 1:22 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 85204

Re: Henny Penny

Loupe soup
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 23rd, 2012, 6:34 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Life after death?
Replies: 49
Views: 10749

Re: Life after death?

But I see that the mind uploading article mentions philosophical controversy about the idea, and I know that one of these issues is whether this is truly "moving" the personality/mind or rather making a copy of it. Cloning, which I mentioned earlier, would probably run into the same quest...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 23rd, 2012, 2:53 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Life after death?
Replies: 49
Views: 10749

Re: Life after death?

but this is not life after death is it? Isn't it? Why not? This is from Wikipedia : "In philosophy, religion, mythology, and fiction, the afterlife (also referred to as life after death, the Hereafter, the Next World, or the Other Side) is the concept of a realm, or the realm itself (whether p...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 23rd, 2012, 2:43 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 85204

Re: Henny Penny

No, not sliver. A sliver would be too small, I think. This thin layer is more of a surface coating.
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 23rd, 2012, 2:08 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 85204

Re: Henny Penny

Best I can do today:

Henny Penny — a thin layer of curd cheese?
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 23rd, 2012, 1:59 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Life after death?
Replies: 49
Views: 10749

Re: Life after death?

(Nice one, thundril.) Welcome, Nimzo. No, I don't think believing in the possibility of life after death is incompatible with humanism. Some people believe that one day we'll be able to upload (or is it download) our consciousnesses onto computers (see Wikipedia on "mind uploading" ). I ca...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 20th, 2012, 4:59 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 85204

Re: Henny Penny

Theology rheology.

I feel a fool.
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 20th, 2012, 4:41 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 85204

Re: Henny Penny

Think about flow or about the study of divinity and you should end up with a rhyme But that's what I've been doing, and I haven't ended up with anything. I keep thinking of theology, and the only word I can think of to rhyme with that is geology, and while that relates to concrete, sort of, it does...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 20th, 2012, 1:14 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 85204

Re: Henny Penny

Now I'm even more flummoxed. How the study of divinity flows has something to do with concrete? :puzzled:

The other one, I presume, is fartin' Martin. :D
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 13th, 2012, 9:19 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Heidegger Contra Humanism
Replies: 18
Views: 3106

Re: Heidegger Contra Humanism

Or for a more ... um ... detailed explanation, try "What Heidegger Means by Being-in-the-World", by Roy Hornsby.

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