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by Emma Woolgatherer
July 13th, 2012, 9:15 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Heidegger Contra Humanism
Replies: 18
Views: 3831

Re: Heidegger Contra Humanism

Many of Heidegger's translators capitalize the word ‘Being’ (Sein) to mark what, in the Basic Problems of Phenomenology, Heidegger will later call the ontological difference, the crucial distinction between Being and beings (entities). The question of the meaning of Being is concerned with what it ...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 12th, 2012, 4:06 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Heidegger Contra Humanism
Replies: 18
Views: 3831

Re: Heidegger Contra Humanism

Not only do I now have an earworm, I've also given in to a compulsion to make up a sub-Pythonesque second verse ... They say John Locke liked to knock back the hock While writing his second treatise Jean-Jacques Rousseau drank buckets of Bordeaux And would often get the DTs Auguste Comte could drink...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 12th, 2012, 12:16 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 113377

Re: Henny Penny

growled the man who gave us "cruentation"!
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 12th, 2012, 10:22 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Heidegger Contra Humanism
Replies: 18
Views: 3831

Re: Heidegger Contra Humanism

Altfish wrote:David Hume could out-consume
Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel
I thought it was "David Hume could out-consume Schopenhauer and Hegel?" Ah no, that was the revised version.
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 12th, 2012, 10:15 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution
Replies: 38
Views: 8772

Re: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution

I am not discounting criticism, only that it is premised by a certain particularism and destroys the coherence of what I wish to demonstrate. I wasn't just talking about criticism, Kismet. Not all the replies we have made to your posts have been critical, let alone destructively critical. Some have...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 12th, 2012, 9:39 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Heidegger Contra Humanism
Replies: 18
Views: 3831

Re: Heidegger Contra Humanism

animist wrote:Heidegger (not much of a rhyme with boozy beggar!)
Have you heard the full song? Here's the Monty Python version, complete with gratuitous scantily clad showgirl. I think I preferred Christopher Hitchens's less tuneful performance.

Emma
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 12th, 2012, 9:05 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 113377

Re: Henny Penny

I apologise. The original clue was "Eye-catching dots of colour on a chicken's plumage". That should have been " dot of colour". That should help. And yes: Pen = hen. nikin < speckled. And yes, there is rhyming word of three syllables which is a synonym for conspicuous, and also sounds just a little...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 11th, 2012, 5:06 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Heidegger Contra Humanism
Replies: 18
Views: 3831

Re: Heidegger Contra Humanism

Oh, good grief. If your understanding of humanism is as Heidegger narrowly defined it in his "Letter on Humanism", then no wonder it's difficult to understand you. You're barking up the wrong tree. Humanism is not so narrowly defined. And I think it's worth remembering that Heidegger wrote the "Lett...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 11th, 2012, 4:16 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution
Replies: 38
Views: 8772

Re: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution

The problem with humanism is that, basing its morality on the human, it is involved in a gross form of hypocrisy and power grabbing when it judges those which do not accept humanist principles as criminals. This is because a transcendent reality is denied altogether and those who are disaffected ar...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 11th, 2012, 4:02 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution
Replies: 38
Views: 8772

Re: Guilt, Projection, and Moral Execution

... And the question arises then of: why do we commit evil deeds? I would venture to say it is hardly of our own free will, but as a last resort of our humanity being unwilling to forgive, not capable of overcoming the wretched and torpid darkness that becomes situated through no fault of our own, ...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 11th, 2012, 3:41 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Evidence (?) for Christ's Resurrection
Replies: 196
Views: 24673

Re: Evidence (?) for Christ's Resurrection

Arthur - yes, maybe, I don't think this contradicts what I said; some of Arthur's alleged victories were in very different parts of Britain, which might make it improbable that he could have won them all. But that does not mean that there was not an "Arthur", that is my point. Well, what you said w...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 11th, 2012, 2:31 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 113377

Re: Henny Penny

Oh, come on. You can get this. You've got the Pen nikin (Pen = chicken; nikin = dots of colour (on plumage)). All you have to do then is put them together and replace the first letter so that you have a word that sounds just a little bit like conspicuous and also sounds Scottish or Northumbrian. The...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 9th, 2012, 6:02 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Evidence (?) for Christ's Resurrection
Replies: 196
Views: 24673

Re: Evidence (?) for Christ's Resurrection

we seem to be going round in circles somewhat. For me it does not matter whether some Jesus of some description existed in a place called Nazareth: I rather think that he did, since I cannot see that anyone (quite a few people in fact) would wish to spend time on fabricating stories about people an...
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 7th, 2012, 10:56 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 113377

Re: Henny Penny

Well, it certainly means conspicuous, and phonetically it's not entirely dissimilar, but the words are not etymologically related.
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 6th, 2012, 10:31 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 113377

Re: Henny Penny

animist wrote:any Scots or Northumbrians know names for chickens?
:D

The chicken's the easy bit. And you've got the dots of colour on the plumage, more or less. So what's left?
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 4th, 2012, 3:15 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 113377

Re: Henny Penny

This one might be easier if you're Scottish. Or Northumbrian. And you're on the right lines.
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 3rd, 2012, 12:47 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Grammer and phrases wot is irritating
Replies: 388
Views: 76088

Re: Grammer and phrases wot is irritating

I've just come across this series of Ask the Edtior videos by Merriam-Webster. I think they're rather good.

Emma
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 3rd, 2012, 12:04 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Modern economics
Replies: 1408
Views: 98475

Re: Modern economics

Alan H wrote:Of course, you may want to avoid Triodos Bank: The Bank that likes to say ‘Quack’.
Oh, no. I had been seriously considering them. Glad I didn't ever get around to it. Thanks, Alan.

Emma
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 3rd, 2012, 11:55 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 113377

Re: Henny Penny

Hennikin Pen nikin [---][/---] Eye-catching dots of colour on chicken's plumage
by Emma Woolgatherer
July 2nd, 2012, 4:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Kindle Help
Replies: 28
Views: 2770

Re: Kindle Help

Does this page help, getreal?