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The Bible as a Source of Knowledge

In another thread, Bert mentions that the Bible is an added source of knowledge about the universe, apart from empiricism. Just a couple of questions:

Which Bible? In what form? The Bible as it was originally compiled, or the many millions of changes that have taken place in the text since the first book was penned?

Why is it considered a source of knowledge apart from empiricism? Why is it uncritically accepted but not the ...
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Hi guys!

I have just read Cratylus from Plato (not yet in greek :cry:) and I found very interesting the strong explanation, sometimes even sarcastic, to language.
Well, I could talk about a thousand nice things within this dialogue but now, I've realized that he never mention anything about the gender of the names.

There was a thing that catch my attention in the ...
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How many grammatical relations unite two clauses?

A compound sentence is characterised by containing two or more clauses. Traditionally, the Grammar distinguishes between independent and dependent clauses. The grammatical relations uniting these clauses are diverse. How many are they?
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Europe's Culture War


I am curious what our European Textkitters (and others) think about the observations herein:

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news ... 04297e45de


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The Meaning of Literature

I've been thinking about the meaning of literature for quite some time now, and I ran into this paragraph on wikipedia:

Furthermore, people may perceive a difference between "literature" and some popular forms of written work. The terms "literary fiction" and "literary merit" often serve to distinguish between individual works. For example, almost all literate people perceive the works of Charles Dickens as "literature", whereas many tend to look down on the works of Jeffrey ...
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What is the role of colleges and universities?

I am specifically referring to how colleges and universities serve their students, though they doubtlessly have other roles.

I plan on going to college next year. It will probably cost my family quite a bit of money, and it will cost me several years of my life. This is not something to embark on lightly. I have decided that I want to go to college to get training. I want to develop my acting skill, ...
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Was Marcus Aurelius a good Stoic?

I want to first thank Dr. Gythiel for encouraging his Medieval History class to read the Stoics. I must confess with embarrassment that, as a Christian, I wasn't sure if the Stoics were something I should read. Dr. Gythiel was correct in saying everyone should read the stoics, especially Christians. The books I have read by the Roman stoics (Seneca and Marcus Aurelius) have really improved my life and my faith. However, I don't want ...
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reading Aristotle (meta ta phusika)


Recently I've started reading Aristotle's ontology. But , although I've put some amount of work into it, it still doesn't feel like clinging together. His thought seems to be at so many levels at once, it gets rather confusing. I mean, his Meta ta Phusika is like a construction site, full with haul and debris, scaffolds , openings here and there, blueprints taken by the wind etc. At places foundations are already laid, promising ...
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What is the truth?

My offering is that it is the expression of reality where each word has a concept and each concept has a word. I am, however, open to contrary suggestions... :D
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Do I exist?

I wonder. Hmmmm... 'cogito ergo sum' but does that mean that when I'm not thinking, ie. when I'm asleep, I don't exist? I wonder. Any thoughts :roll:
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