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by duszek
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: newcomer
Replies: 8
Views: 1912

Re: newcomer

Hi Woody, it´s only now that I discovered your introduction. As to Jacques Lacan, I do not think that you have missed much. A Frenchman accused him of doing accounts, reading newspapers, leaving the room for a couple of minutes while he was listening to a patient. But he never forgot to charge the p...
by duszek
Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: A little history.
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: A little history.

I have never tried such a thing and I probably never will. It would be like playing chess with oneself, turning the board after each move. However, it is true that you can develop different personalities on different forums, especially if you use different languages and your way of expressing yourse...
by duszek
Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July
Replies: 14
Views: 9282

Re: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July

I go more or less regularly to a discussion group, which is not necessrily a philosophical one, but sometimes the topics sound philosophical. At least, they are always controversial. People usually want to say much more than they are allowed to. Many stretch their hands in vain. Some just speak with...
by duszek
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Beer makes you stronger, cleverer and more attractive
Replies: 12
Views: 4001

Re: Beer makes you stronger, cleverer and more attractive

Claim 2. and 3. implies clearly that health benefits are POSSIBLE. And should be discussed ecstatically and enthousiastically etc. I doubt it. Because generalizations are not possible, according to me. But I have to leave anyway. Good night. But maybe I really missed the point. Sorry. It was not int...
by duszek
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Beer makes you stronger, cleverer and more attractive
Replies: 12
Views: 4001

Re: Beer makes you stronger, cleverer and more attractive

Let us review things, shall we. My Claims: 1.) That New Scientist has reported, as a side note, that there is a correlation between the consumption of beer and increased memory function in old age. 2.) That if beer was a less taboo product, such as coffee, any possible health benefits would receive...
by duszek
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Beer makes you stronger, cleverer and more attractive
Replies: 12
Views: 4001

Re: Beer makes you stronger, cleverer and more attractive

And after beer and wine, at least three cups of coffee and you are safe from Alzheimer. Give me a break, Psycho . The factors are in their millions. You would need at least ten clones, who lead identical lives in EVERY respect, and five of them drink beer, and the other five do not. Then you could s...
by duszek
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July
Replies: 14
Views: 9282

Re: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July

And also a pop song can express something .... poetic ? I hear one now, an old one, coming to me from next door. I do not understand the lyrics, just pieces of it, but the feeling behind it comes across, subconsciously. It´s like the tone of the voice. The words do not matter as such, only as decora...
by duszek
Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Beer makes you stronger, cleverer and more attractive
Replies: 12
Views: 4001

Re: Beer makes you stronger, cleverer and more attractive

I would not believe it. There are also some "scientific" studies that drinking red wine protects you against ... I have forgotten. And only recently, that drinking coffee protects you against Alzheimer. But at least three cups per day. How about all the other factors ? I do not drink alcohol, and ve...
by duszek
Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July
Replies: 14
Views: 9282

Re: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July

I wanted to say before that not only your poem sounded poetic to me, but also, and quite as much, your post finishing with the words: Have a poem ... (I did not consider it clumsy though.) I am not sure to know very welll what poetry is. The opposite would probably be "stupid talk for hours". Poetry...
by duszek
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July
Replies: 14
Views: 9282

Re: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July

Nice poem, Mr. Palmer. :)

On the other hand, even the clumsiest piece of prose can sound very poetic in certain circumstances. I do not know exactly why, but it does for sure.
Anything can sound like poetry if you are in the right mood.
But you could also be over-interpreting.
by duszek
Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Local Discussion Groups
Topic: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July
Replies: 14
Views: 9282

Re: London: Understanding One Another, Saturday 18 July

I think that understanding someone is a very complex procedure, which goes on mostly intuitively or unconsciously. The tone of the voice may be crucial, depending on the act of speech. That is why employers do not employ people just after reading the application. They usually want to talk to the app...
by duszek
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: METEOROLOGY - A RIP-OFF
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

Re: METEOROLOGY - A RIP-OFF

A 70 % chance means that it is a good idea to take an umbrella with you. A little one, that you can put in your backpack. A 95 % chance means that you should take a big umbrella with you. A 10 % chance means that you can risk going out without an umbrella at all. Apart from people using umbrellas fa...
by duszek
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Community
Replies: 29
Views: 19183

Re: Community

What do you need fun for ?

In order to kill the time because you have too much of it at your disposal ?

Or in order to forget the basic anxieties of the human condition (like the inevitableness of death, the fragility of our existence ... ) ?

Fun sounds shallow to me.
by duszek
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Community
Replies: 29
Views: 19183

Re: Community

Yes, but I meant something else. Socializing may teach you something about the human nature, but only indirectly. Whereas philosophysing consists in verbalizing the insights, so you search for the truth directly or openly. Socializing can serve some other aims, sometimes unconscious, like getting a ...
by duszek
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: About this Forum
Topic: Community
Replies: 29
Views: 19183

Re: Community

You mean idle chit-chat ?
I thought we were supposed to search for truth on this forum ...
Can you derive any wisdom from socializing ?