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by Rachel
Thu Nov 13, 2003 6:49 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24371

Okay Byron, 'Shadows' and 'ideas' would be the extent of my knowlegde of Plato I'm afraid. But I'm not convinced, as Fischer said to Rumsfeld ast year. I think Plato's shaodow philosophy is as convincing as the idea that we are all a part of Krishna's dream. Do you know if Plato actually believed in...
by Rachel
Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:15 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24371

Alright Byron, I don't know too much about Plato and Socrates I admit, and I'm not entirely sure what you mean, are you talking about the chain of infinite regress and modal logic?

Or, more likely, responding to someone else's post on a different subject entirely?
by Rachel
Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24371

Yep, and though I really like discussing such things I wouldn't want to bore everyone here with them. Or shall I post my 4000 word essay on the subject? :wink: (That really was a joke by the way, I'm certainly not fishing, it's just a boringly standard undergraduate essay on the logic or illogic of ...
by Rachel
Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:46 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24371

Aww, thanks Kush :oops: I didn't mean 'oops' like the icon says, I'm really blushing! Strictly speaking I'm cheating a bit to use this in my definition of agnostic, as it really means I'm a materialist - only believing in what I can perceive with my senses. But I should stress that I don't find beli...
by Rachel
Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:46 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24371

I don't really know what to say now! :? I would like to point out though that being an agnostic is an informed decision and I cannot imagine ever beginning to believe in a deity of any kind. I realised I was an agnostic after doing some study of the philosophy of religion and deciding that none of t...
by Rachel
Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:02 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24371

Thanks for your responses, Byron and Makera, Firstly, I'm not at all convinced that I look like Nigella! (though it is preferable to previous comparisons people have made with Harry Potter - this occurs less often since I grew my hair). Not that I have anything against the lovely Nigella, just don't...
by Rachel
Mon Nov 10, 2003 8:46 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24371

Hi Margaret, nice to speak to you again!
Do you really think that one has to have suffered to empathise? I thought about it for quite a long time, but actually I don't really know anyone who hasn't suffered something or other quite drastic, so gave up.
by Rachel
Mon Nov 10, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Users who never or rarely post
Replies: 135
Views: 24371

I really sympathise Byron, and thanks for venting a bit of spleen! Sometimes I feel like I am the only one in my family not allowed to be miserable. In fact, for a long time I wasn't, because everyone else has some kind of clinical problem. Did you ever read Andrew Miller's 'Ingenious Pain'? In that...
by Rachel
Mon Nov 03, 2003 8:35 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Leonard Cohen & The Simpsons
Replies: 18
Views: 4708

I have thought for some time that it would be good for Bart and Lisa to get into Leonard Cohen, and stop watching those awful 'Itchy and Scratchy' cartoons.
by Rachel
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:54 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Misheard Lyrics
Replies: 110
Views: 30712

I thought that about democracy too, until I read that post! :oops:
by Rachel
Wed Oct 22, 2003 6:34 pm
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: Meeting in Gloucester on 18th October
Replies: 109
Views: 39799

Byron I'm not sure about the spinster postmistress, I thought she played the harpsichord moderately well, so she really ought not to have had such a dreadful fate, though it was a good send-off as you said. Pete Nevermind tea, today I was informed that my capuccini are not frothy enough, or too frot...
by Rachel
Tue Oct 21, 2003 6:23 pm
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: Meeting in Gloucester on 18th October
Replies: 109
Views: 39799

Oops, you've all been discussing the meaning of life since Fri Dec 20, 2002 1:01 pm, haven't you, eh? I didn't realise that. But was a consensus reached at any point? (I'm not going to read 8 pages - I have several busses to catch.)
by Rachel
Tue Oct 21, 2003 6:02 pm
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: Meeting in Gloucester on 18th October
Replies: 109
Views: 39799

Andrew - did we even start talking about the meaning of life? I thought it was mainly the interesting paradox of mathematicians and engineers making 180 degree turns and turning out to be very sensitive and creative people...and of course, that infinitely debatable question of which is in fact the b...
by Rachel
Mon Oct 20, 2003 6:53 pm
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: Meeting in Gloucester on 18th October
Replies: 109
Views: 39799

Hi Lizzy,
I've just pm'd you to say hello. I'm fine thanks - have finally managed to be given an email account and internet access, thank goodness!
by Rachel
Mon Oct 20, 2003 6:21 pm
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: Meeting in Gloucester on 18th October
Replies: 109
Views: 39799

Hello Everyone, It was lovely to meet you all in Gloucester, although I'm sure only Linda knew who I was! (I have used several alias's in the past, though not with any evil intent I assure you). A huge thankyou to Linda for organising the meeting. And by the way, I must re-iterate what Andrew said; ...

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