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Socratic Method / Am I crazy?
« on: October 14, 2007, 10:20:48 PM »
It may sound silly given some of the  horror stories I have read on this board, but I am really looking forward to learning by Socratic method.  I'm not by any means a gunner. As a matter of fact, I will be one of the ones blushing while being called on. I am just really excited at the concept of communal learning. All of my previous school experience was lecture based and we all know how boring that can be.

Do I sound too idealistic? I won't be starting school until next fall, so I only have my expections to go on. Are there any of you out there that actually enjoy this particular aspect of Law school? Am I way off base?

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Im new too.

Where is the line to get Love?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Favorite Quotations
« on: May 20, 2006, 02:27:31 PM »
This one is not meant to be inflammatory, it is just sometimes funny and always interseting but a bit long. The quote is from english journalist Steve Turner.

We believe in Marxfreudananddarwin
We believe everything is OK
as long as you dont hurt anyone,
to the best of your definition of hurt,
and to the best of your knowledge.

We believe in sex before, during, and
after marriage.
We believe in the therapy of sin.
We believe adultery is fun.
We believe everything is OK.
We believe taboos are taboo

We believe everything is getting better
despite evidence to the contrary.
The evidence must be investigated
and you can prove anything with evidence.

We believe there's something in horoscopes,
UFO's and bent spoons;
Jesus was a good man just like Buddha,
Mohammed and ourselves.
He was a good moral teacher although we think
His good morals were bad.

We believe that all religions are basically the same-
at least the one we read was.
They all believe in love and goodness.
They only differ on matters of creation,
sin, heaven, hell. God, and salvation.

We believe that after death comes Nothing
because when you ask the dead what happens
they say nothing.
If death is not the end, if the dead have lied, then it's
compulsory heaven for all
except for perhaps
Hitler, Stalin and Ghengis Khan.

We believe in Masters and Johnson.
What's selected is average.
What's average is normal.
What's normal is good.

We believe in total disarmament.
We believe there are direct links between warfare and
bloodshed.
Americans should beat their guns into tractors
and the Russians would be sure to follow.

We believe that man is essentially good.
It's only his behavior that lets him down.
This is the fault of society.
Society is the fault of conditions.
Conditions are the fault of society.

We believe that each man must find the truth that is right for him.
Reality will adapt accordingly.
The universe will readjust.
History will alter.
We believe that there is no absolute truth
except the truth
that there is no absolute truth.

We believe in the rejection of creeds
and the flowering of individual thought.



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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The da vinci code
« on: May 15, 2006, 11:51:53 PM »




Yes, religions are also excellent population control devices.
Religeon does have in its history closeminded fools. However to believe in a intelligent God whom created men from his image in an orderly world was the foundation for the Enlightenment. You would have never gotten the Enlightenment from the pagan worldview. Maybe the sexual revolution.

Deism != Religion. HTH.
It is true, I gave the definition of Deism and called it religeon. However religeon spawned Deism and not the other way around, so my point still holds true. Religeon- Deism/Enlightenment and so on.
What is HTH mean 1/2e?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The da vinci code
« on: May 15, 2006, 10:52:55 PM »




Yes, religions are also excellent population control devices.
Religeon does have in its history closeminded fools. However to believe in a intelligent God whom created men from his image in an orderly world was the foundation for the Enlightenment. You would have never gotten the Enlightenment from the pagan worldview. Maybe the sexual revolution.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The da vinci code
« on: May 15, 2006, 10:23:46 PM »
Actually,

Brown says that his book is fiction. WHich it is. However, as said before, he states that it is based on fact. Most authors writing fiction will base the novel on historical facts, but the novel is still fiction. This is where Brown is unique, he bases his fiction on historical fiction(if such a concept exists).


Most of Browns references to history are invented. Some are even the opposite of the actual historical account.

Brown states that at the council of nicea is where and when the new testament canon was decided. Not true, Nicea never raised that issue since it had been decided earlier.

Brown states that at Nicea they voted on the divinity of christ versus his being a man,
He also states that the vote was close.
Not true. they voted on his being Divine with a human nature vs. his being soley Divine but soley spirit.
Noone considered him to be just a man at Nicea.
On top of that, the vote wasnt close at all..316 to 2 in favor of the the duality view.

Brown claims that the Dead Sea scrolls contain evidence that suggests men fabricated stories of Jesus that made him more than just a man. This is not true. The Dead Sea Scrolls say nothing of Jesus.

There are many more, but the point is that his book is fiction. And some people (Christians and Catholics) are overreacting a bit, but Browns novel is a bit misleading in that it bases its fiction on FICTION, which is in itself original and the only thing that makes his book original. The big bad church, murdering people to keep secrets has been done many times before. Religeon as the scapegoat is overly cliched.


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Liberal asses
« on: May 11, 2006, 12:31:27 AM »
Why are, or which Liberals are asses? ??? ???

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Wow! Elvis

from now on you are to be reffered to as MasterMoby :o :o :o :o :o

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: OK, I'll ask again.
« on: May 02, 2006, 01:50:06 AM »
Fair enough, first "child rights" supporter ever to actually answer those questions for me.  I applaud you for that.
:) Thank you

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: OK, I'll ask again.
« on: May 02, 2006, 01:42:36 AM »
I dont think your being a smartass. It is a good question.

It is not killing half a life. I think something is either alive or not. 23 chromosones are "living" organic matter, but not alive anymore than my arm is alive. My arm is living material attached to I who am alive.

Wheras the fetus is "attached" or "in" the mother, it is still distinct for the same reasons I gave before

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