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Char. Limit
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Dec19-11, 09:07 PM
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"God created the integers... and he made infinity too, just to confuse us."
Willis666
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"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?"
-Buddha
navynuclear
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"God created the integers... and he made infinity too, just to confuse us."
lol!
Ivan Seeking
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Nobody can use dirty words or nudity [on television] but Steven Spielberg
- Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
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Jasongreat
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Jan13-12, 11:38 PM
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"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts" - Richard Feynman
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Jan19-12, 12:22 PM
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a strange passion is moving in my head.
My heart has become a bird
which searches in the sky.
Every part of me goes in different directions.
Is it really so
that the one i love is everywhere?
- jalal ad-din rumi
Ivan Seeking
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It's always nice to meet a world leader who has bigger ears than me.
- Obama; at Disneyworld.
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Newt Gingrich: I don't understand why people take an instant dislike to me.

Bob Dole: It saves them time.
lisab
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Quote Quote by Ivan Seeking View Post
Newt Gingrich: I don't understand why people take an instant dislike to me.

Bob Dole: It saves them time.
I lol'ed at that....
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Jan27-12, 03:38 AM
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I lol'ed at that....
It brought a smile to my face as well.
Ivan Seeking
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Ron Paul had some great lines in the Republican debate last night.

Wolf Blitzer: If you were President and Raúl Castro [President of Cuba] called, what would you say to him?

Ron Paul: I'd ask him why he called.
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Feb4-12, 08:41 AM
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"Politics is really religion. Politics is about sacredness." social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. I think here, the term religion refers more to ideology. Interesting point though.

“When it gets so that your opponents are not just people you disagree with, but… the mental state in which I am fighting for good, and you are fighting for evil, it’s very difficult to compromise,” Haidt tells Moyers. “Compromise becomes a dirty word.”

http://billmoyers.com/episode/how-do...see-the-world/
Ivan Seeking
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I liked this quote, from the same link

Eric Schwitzgebel, a philosopher, looked at how often books had not been returned, from lots of libraries. And, right, the ethics books were more likely to have been not returned than other philosophy books
Ivan Seeking
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Quote Quote by Astronuc View Post
"Politics is really religion. Politics is about sacredness." social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. I think here, the term religion refers more to ideology. Interesting point though.

“When it gets so that your opponents are not just people you disagree with, but… the mental state in which I am fighting for good, and you are fighting for evil, it’s very difficult to compromise,” Haidt tells Moyers. “Compromise becomes a dirty word.”

http://billmoyers.com/episode/how-do...see-the-world/
One thing about his position that is annoying is that he ignores that on the right, actual religion does play a huge role, and they believe they really are fighting against evil. That seems like a fairly significant point to overlook given the context.

On the matter regarding ethics books... too funny, but almost predictable as irony.

If explicit cognition about morality promotes moral behavior then one might expect ethics professors to behave particularly well. However, professional ethicists’ behavior has never been empirically studied. The present research examined the rates at which ethics books are missing from leading academic libraries, compared to other philosophy books similar in age and popularity. Study 1 found that relatively obscure, contemporary ethics books of the sort likely to be borrowed mainly by professors and advanced students of philosophy were actually about 50% more likely to be missing than non-ethics books. Study 2 found that classic (pre-1900) ethics books were about twice as likely to be missing.
http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~eschwitz...thicsBooks.htm
ArcherofScience
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Feb5-12, 12:31 AM
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“It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad, and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent, but silence is better than idle words.”
OmCheeto
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Feb11-12, 01:38 PM
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“.....but silence is better than idle words.”
Thank you for that. I turned off my cell phone last weekend and got tons of work done. Amazing how he could predict, 512410 days before the invention of the cell phone, that my brother would call me every weekend, for several years, talking at me about his colon polyps.

Anyways, my good friends today, steered me to this quote:

Quote Quote by Lilly Ledbetter
Goodyear will never have to pay me what it cheated me out of. I will never see a cent from my case. But with the passage and the president’s signature today, I have an even richer reward.
Cheers to richer rewards.

To richer rewards, my friends.

jobyts
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Feb13-12, 01:01 PM
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Ivan Seeking
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The Euro-zone crisis is effectively over
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