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by Emma Woolgatherer
July 2nd, 2012, 10:41 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 110175

Re: Henny Penny

Geriatric Jerry 'at trick
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 26th, 2012, 11:18 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Should I do it?
Replies: 58
Views: 10264

Re: Should I do it?

Should you do it? Hmm. I wonder why you're asking. Is there a part of you that thinks you shouldn't? And if so, why? Is it anything to do with concerns about safety? About the fact that although motorcyclists represent only 1 per cent of traffic on British roads they account for almost 20 per cent o...
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 15th, 2012, 1:14 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: What is right and what is wrong?
Replies: 105
Views: 17975

Re: What is right and what is wrong?

fair enough, though this is strange coming from you, who believes that noone can have acted otherwise than how they did [cheap shot]. I don't care how cheap the shot is, but what is it aiming at? What is strange coming from me? And why? As I've already said, I'm not advocating any specific alternat...
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 15th, 2012, 12:16 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: What is right and what is wrong?
Replies: 105
Views: 17975

Re: What is right and what is wrong?

I think the toolbox analogy is not a good one - since one of the problems of yakking on about any ethical theory is the difficulty of actually applying it (and the GR is not the easiest to apply), the last thing we need is a set of options. A principle by definition excludes alternatives, surely. I...
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 14th, 2012, 11:28 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 110175

Re: Henny Penny

animist wrote:The only things I am coming up with are bivouac (not really a dwelling) and hooch (plus achronology) - stone cold?
No. Not entirely cold. There's a nice warm syllable in there somewhere.

There. Between you you should get it!
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 14th, 2012, 11:26 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 110175

Re: Henny Penny

I've played with "hooch", "shanty" and "favela" for that bit, and "discontinuous" and "unconsecutive" for the other -- getting precisely nowhere. New tack needed... Not entirely new tack. One of those words is the "Penni". And of course it could be only one of them! Clue: it's a bit of a contradict...
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 12th, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: What is right and what is wrong?
Replies: 105
Views: 17975

Re: What is right and what is wrong?

I am assuming that animals are not moral agents, and I think the GR does have the concept of reciprocity embedded in it. Why? As I see it, the Golden Rule is telling you to do unto others what you would have them do unto you (if you were in their shoes), whether they do it or not, and whether they'...
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 11th, 2012, 2:43 pm
Forum: Positive Humanism
Topic: Gay marriage consultation: 3 days to go
Replies: 23
Views: 5795

Gay marriage consultation: 3 days to go

I got an email from the Peter Tatchell Foundation today, urging people to respond to the government's public consultation on legalising same-sex marriage, if they haven't done so already, before it closes on Thursday 14 June. It's very quick and easy to complete the questionnaire form . The Peter Ta...
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 11th, 2012, 1:47 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 110175

Re: Henny Penny

Hennikinsity Penni kinsity: Non-sequential history of an improvised dwelling.
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 10th, 2012, 10:33 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 110175

Re: Henny Penny

promontory commentary?
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 8th, 2012, 10:59 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: What is right and what is wrong?
Replies: 105
Views: 17975

Re: What is right and what is wrong?

If there such a thing as "evil"? Or is this only a religious concept? It's not only a religious concept. This cropped up in an old thread (" Evil Thoughts "), and I wrote then: Evil derives from the Old English word yfel, which is related to the Old High German ubil or upil, which comes from an Old...
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 8th, 2012, 10:43 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: What is right and what is wrong?
Replies: 105
Views: 17975

Re: What is right and what is wrong?

if it [the Golden Rule] is the best why not give it precedence? Again, what I'm questioning it that it must take precedence. It might (or might not) be better than any other ethical rule or ethical tool, but it does not follow that it should always be used. To continue the toolbox analogy, you migh...
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 8th, 2012, 10:15 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: What is right and what is wrong?
Replies: 105
Views: 17975

Re: What is right and what is wrong?

Why not "Treat people in the way that they've treated you" sounds Satanist rather than Humanist It's neither. Just human, and rather common. (Even, I suspect, among some humanists, just occasionally. Well, I'll admit it even if you don't. :D) Whereas the Golden Rule is rather saintly, and I think v...
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 7th, 2012, 4:07 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: What is right and what is wrong?
Replies: 105
Views: 17975

Re: What is right and what is wrong?

I think all I can say is that it appears pretty black and white to me. The Golden Rule so hallowed on this site must take precedence, ie "Do not treat people in a way that you would not wish to be treated yourself" I'm quite keen on the Golden Rule myself, but I don't understand why it must take pr...
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 3rd, 2012, 1:06 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 110175

Re: Henny Penny

Gosh. So fast. Your go.
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 3rd, 2012, 11:47 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 110175

Re: Henny Penny

That last one was close enough, animist. They don't have to be perfect, and I certainly wouldn't want to spoil the fun! Also, on reflection, I think that as long as you have something that rhymes in somebody 's accent, you're all right. Some people pronounce "cull" as something pretty close to "cəl"...
by Emma Woolgatherer
June 2nd, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 110175

Re: Henny Penny

Is it evangelical divan jelly cull?

If so ...

(No, no, I mustn't! :D )
by Emma Woolgatherer
May 31st, 2012, 2:08 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 110175

Re: Henny Penny

The stress difference doesn't necessarily matter on its own. MancUnian bAnk union worked fine, because the stress difference wasn't huge, and the vowel sounds matched. It would work in a poem, and especially in a song, where stresses tend to get flattened out by the imposed rhythm of the tune. In th...
by Emma Woolgatherer
May 31st, 2012, 11:48 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Henny Penny
Replies: 968
Views: 110175

Re: Henny Penny

If it's

incanDEScent tin can desCENT

then it doesn't rhyme! [-X
by Emma Woolgatherer
May 30th, 2012, 5:28 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Humanism and Value
Replies: 10
Views: 3329

Re: Humanism and Value

Look at it this way, though. Do humans value all these positive attributes and qualities because that is what is "natural" to them, or do they value them because it has been inculcated that they should value, due to the prevailing ethos of the times? Before one can say "yes! THIS is what Humanity R...