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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby englanddave » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:17 pm

Its the same charles m schulz

Here's another of his quotes
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It' is already tomorrow in australia
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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby KevLa » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:18 pm

englanddave wrote:...Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It' is already tomorrow in australia

*chuckle* :lol:
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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby HowlinWolf » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:35 pm

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby KevLa » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:12 am

HowlinWolf wrote:[Normal times may possibly be over forever]

Another interesting one, Mr. W. Thanks! :)
What do you take from it?
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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby HowlinWolf » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:12 pm

KevLa wrote:
HowlinWolf wrote:[Normal times may possibly be over forever]

Another interesting one, Mr. W. Thanks! :)
What do you take from it?


If you find more and more things in life that provoke a WTF response, don't be hard on yourself or think of yourself as reactionary.
They richly, richly merit a WTF reaction.

T'wasn't ever thus. In retrospect, it seems that normal had a lot going for it after all. Could it be that the received wisdom that "normal is a good idea" is the end result of hundreds and hundreds of years of having to deal with WTF after WTF; that "normal" is the attempt to provide an outline for a hopefully mostly non-WTF mode of living for everyone in general??
Hmmmmmm...

NAH! That's conformity. And everyone knows that conformity is bad. Ask any of the WTF specialists that are running about, vying for your attention by seeing who can act the bigger prat, they'll tell you.

True story:
when our son was about 14 Mrs. W and I took him to a musicfest at a nearby college. Accompanying us were our friends Annette and Phil.
Phil was looking disdainfully at a very muddy coed dressed in gauze doing a freeform dance.

Son: "What's the matter Phil? Do you have a problem with people who are dirty?"
Phil: "No I don't have a problem with people who are dirty. I have a problem with people who get dirty on purpose and act like that makes them something special."

That was about 16 years ago, and I remember it like it was yesterday.
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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby Brett » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:04 pm

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby HowlinWolf » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:44 pm

The Philosoraptor!!!!!!

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby HowlinWolf » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:17 pm

Too much of what people think, and what informs their actions or lack thereof, has at bottom what you see in the cartoon below and/or faith in what Grace Paley called "enormous changes at the last minute"

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby HowlinWolf » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:33 pm

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones
are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without alcohol,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
Then You Are Probably
The Family Dog!

Handle every Stressful situation like a dog.
If you can't eat it or play with it,
Pee on it and walk away

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby Dodger » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:32 pm

Made my day HW :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby HowlinWolf » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:00 pm

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby Frizz » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:13 am

HowlinWolf wrote:If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones
are too busy to give you any time,
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If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without alcohol,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
Then You Are Probably
The Family Dog!

Handle every Stressful situation like a dog.
If you can't eat it or play with it,
Pee on it and walk away

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby Brett » Thu May 02, 2013 11:17 pm

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby HowlinWolf » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:54 pm

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bonus: a quote I ran into the other day...
Just because you're outraged, that doesn't mean you're right.
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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby ScotsJim » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:53 pm

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby Brett » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:46 pm

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby HowlinWolf » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:47 pm

Funny, yes
...but pretty true, too


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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby HowlinWolf » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:28 pm

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby Brett » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:39 am

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Re: The Philosophy Room

Postby HowlinWolf » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:11 pm

I am getting really tired of people on TV misusing the expression “begs the question.”

It is now routinely being used incorrectly as though it means “inevitably leads to the question,” as in:

With Bokanovsky out for three weeks with a knee injury, this begs the question whether the Mudskippers will be able to defeat the Poisonous Frogs this weekend.
being said as though it means the same thing as
With Bokanovsky out for three weeks with a knee injury, this inevitably leads to the question whether the Mudskippers will be able to defeat the Poisonous Frogs this weekend.

Begging the question is the name for a logical fallacy in which the unproven conclusion is used as proof that the premises in the argument are true.
Begging the question has no other meaning.

More details about the begging the question fallacy, and examples, here:
http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/begging-the-question.html
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