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Richard,
"If we cannot speak of doubt we cannot speak of knowledge either. It makes no sense to speak of knowing something within a context of which we cannot possibly doubt it."

~Wittgenstein

Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:01:00 UTC | #306203

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Stephen Colbert looks a lot younger in this interview.

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:23:00 UTC | #288860

Go to: PLEASE WRITE IN SUPPORT OF PZ MYERS

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Someone needs to subject the eucharist to the same chemical process as the digestive system, but in a beaker.

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 18:37:00 UTC | #198460

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Email sent:

Mr. Bruininks,

Undoubtedly you have many emails on this issue, all of which detract from your main focus as a university administrator. I will keep this brief.

Please consider that a public university should take no stance on the sanctity of certain material objects; offensively or defensively. It is the province of ecumenical administrators to determine and deliver justice on such matters.

Considering Myers is protesting in a non violent way--albeit polemical and offensive to some--this is within the tradition of all great thinkers in academia; the trial of Bertrand Russell comes to mind. Please do not let your actions on this matter be persuaded by threats from those with esoteric beliefs.

Thank you for your time,
Michael Spenard

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:53:00 UTC | #197548

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Patriotism is not determined by waving a flag, pointing a weapon and following orders, but by the level one is informed and the sense of self value that follows from it.
Spc. Hall is a true patriot to the US. And considering he stood up for what he believed in--without resorting to violence--a greater leader then his military associates.

Wed, 09 Jul 2008 21:19:00 UTC | #196878

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