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Of corsi I can reason that way - I just did.


Alright, EDIT: that reasoning is WRONG


By this definition most human beings and some other mammals are all intellectuals.

Good point! Maybe that's why I think my definition is a bit more relevant.  I think there needs to be an element of pleasure involved in thinking about or pursuing abstract/deep thinking to qualify as an intellectual. 

ccorsi - I disagree.  It may seem immodest to call onself an intellectual, but if it's true, why deny it?  Clearly there are those who are delusional, but you still can't reason that everyone who thinks they're an intellectual isn't.

I don't. And who can give a definition of an intellectual?

I think of an intellectual as someone who engages in (and enjoys) thinking, reading, and learning about things that are somewhat academic or abstract in nature.  But come to think of it, I've never seen a definition. 

Ok, just checked and my definition is somewhat in accord.

in·tel·lec·tu·al adj.
   3.   a. Having or showing intellect, especially to a high degree. See Synonyms at intelligent.
        b. Given to activities or pursuits that require exercise of the intellect.

in·tel·lect n.
   1.   a. The ability to learn and reason; the capacity for knowledge and understanding.
        b. The ability to think abstractly or profoundly. See Synonyms at mind.

As Rumsfeld has said, "We know there are known knowns: there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns: that is to say we know there are things we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know."

If you're going to still be in school in the fall, you're probably going to be just as busy with classes/work/friends etc. then.   

General Off-Topic Board / Re: LOL is the new 'awesome'.
« on: April 04, 2005, 03:01:31 AM »
j00 n3\|/613r5 h@\/3 n07h1ng 0n m3.  3@7 61n@ry @nd d13!!11!!ONE!!!111!ELEVEN!!!11!1!!!


\yes, I spend too much time on the intarweb.

 :P  :-\  ;)

omg, we've just been punk'd!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: LOL is the new 'awesome'.
« on: April 03, 2005, 10:05:20 PM »
especially if you're a 1337 h4x0r!!

I 0wn j00, n00b!

i know this may be shocking..i have no idea who ruskie girl is....someone said she got off the vandy waitlist ..only one to have done so..can someone give me an update about her..why people don't like her and why shes soo infamous

I hear she wrestled an alligator and killed it with her bare hands back in '48

General Off-Topic Board / Re: LOL is the new 'awesome'.
« on: April 03, 2005, 10:02:09 PM »
LOL is so l337.

Wait List / Re: Hold at Maryland
« on: April 03, 2005, 08:06:13 PM »
Thisis1984 I think we are in the same class this semester with Graber.  I am in the 11 o'clock discussion.  If you got into Berkely, then you are def. making the right decision to turn down umd.  I will probably go to umd if I get in off hold cause I do want to practice in state.  If I don't get into Maryland, I am on like 5 more waitlists at schools like gmu, w&m and w&l so maybe one of those call up.  More likely though I will end up going to Temple or Chicago Kent.  See you in class Monday.

I graduated in December, so I doubt we're in the same class.  I bet you'll get off hold (you have great numbers for UMD!) and good luck with it.  But also, in the future, pls respond to PMs with another PM, not in the general thread.  Thanks  :)

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