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Hello I'm not Simon Cowell

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I'm David McMullan an Englishman living in China. I'm a philosophy grad from the University of Greenwich and do my post-grad milarkey at the University of Wales.

It is my pleasure to find this forum after suffering years of innane rubbish on the Yahoo! answers philosophy board.

My philosophical interests include the philosophy of religion/metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of science. I'm allergic to pretty much anything postmodern, and half of the stuff post- Kantian (with a couple of notable exceptions).

My post-grad study is on innate ideas and the transendental and my favourite football team is West Ham United.

I'm nearly 41 and married with 2 grown up kids and have a penchant for Spike Milligan.

I live and work in Chongqing, China as a writer.

I'm particularly fond of beer.

I'm a Gnostic Christian (of the type that drinks beer).

I'm really going to enjoy chatting/arguing/agreeing/formulating with you.

All the best

Dave.
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Hello and Welcome
ni hao
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Thanks for the welcome Rachael Anne (what a beautiful name).

Ni hao ma?
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Welcome to the mad house mate!
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Welcome. I can appreciate, but don't share, your allergy to the postmodern stuff. Although given that you support West Ham, perhaps a belief in the absudity and futility of existence might be appropriate.
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Welcome to our bear-garden, Dave. I hope you stay and put down roots.

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Post by RachelAnn »

Question: WHO is Simon Cowell?
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Rortabend
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Post by Rortabend »

You haven't heard of the greatest philosopher since Wittgenstein? What are they teaching you over there?

(He's a judge on a talent show)
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What are they teaching you over there?
Frankly, I’m surprised so many Americans are even able to access this forum, seeing as how it requires taking our fingers out of our booger-laden noses long enough to wield a mouse. I’m so confused about how to handle so much staggering genius that I’ve curled into the fetal position and am sucking my thumb, which I only stop doing long enough to shout out the N-word, whup my kids, and ask for some juice and Froot Loops. If I can just try really hard to put down the guns and Bibles and burning crosses long enough to take in some book-learnin’...
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If I can just try really hard to put down the guns and Bibles and burning crosses long enough to take in some book-learnin’...
Simon Cowell's autobiography perhaps?
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