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Alien Language

I have yet another question. :)
If we would come in contact with something unhuman (be it aliens, or butterflies) that had a system of communication, would be ever be able to comprehend it. I know about how bees communicate by dancing, but their 'language' is only adequate to give directions and orders, they can't talk about anything significant, like culture or religion.
And better yet: what ...
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Greek as Reason for Prosperity

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Etymology of philein?

I can't seem to find an etymology that traces the root of φιλέω, φίλος, φίλιος back to Indo European, but something occurred to me recently and I'd like to know if it's plausible or already known to be false or what. :)

The 3 aforementioned words have various meanings including "friend", "friendly", "dear", "to like", "to love", and interestingly also "to kiss". A related noun φίλημα even ...
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Classification of Meals

By which method should one determine which meal he or she is eating? Should they come by time of day? That would mean breakfast in the morning, lunch in the early afternoon, and dinner in the evening? Should they be classified by the order they come in? Therefore, even if you eat your first meal at 3 pm it is still breakfast because it is your first meal of the day. In this system, skipping ...
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i come from china

icome from china, i studied ancient greek history, did you have article about athenian democracy email to me? now ,i will introduce to my students. athenian democracy was the first democracy of the world.china need democracy ,so we must study ancient and modern democracy of western.
my email:zhx1973@yahoo.com.cn
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You guys seem fairly bright

Here's my question for all of the bright people out there. I have recently returned to school after a 5 year hiatus (is that a latin word btw?) and I would like to know why a lot of very intelligent professors that I have no longer seem to be curious about anything? Any ideas it seems that the more education a person recieves the less they are curious.
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Denzinger-Hünermann, Enchiridion symbolorum definitionum et


For all readers of Patristic Greek and Ecclesiastical Latin texts on matters of faith and morals, there is now a Greek/Latin/English edtion, of Denzinger, being published. It may be out as early as December 07. This will be the first bilingual English edition. Details below.


Denzinger-Hünermann, Enchiridion symbolorum definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum (40th edition) Robert L. Fastiggi, General Editor of the English edition
To be published by Ignatius Press.
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What is energy?

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Is the mind bound and determined by language?

There seems to be three states of consideration. I know not if these are complete, but for the present inquiry, i can think of no more. Now, these three states are in relationship to the mind:reality, thinking and communication. Reality is related to the physical world in which one finds oneself. this is in communication the external medium about which ideas are formed and by which communication is affored. However, if considered in an absoult ...
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