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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 06:37 am
An able2know member said this about my signature:

"Well at least your signature line gives fair warning about the quality of your advice. Maybe you can add "caveat emptor", Hegel whether mind or spirit was an honest man and would be sure to have done just that"

I would like this member to explain to me what my signature means as he seems to think that he knows. Here's a hint: I posted this in the existentialism forum.

Thanks.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 06:44 am
@de Silentio,

what did your signature say?
Francis
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 06:52 am
@Region Philbis,
de omnibus dubitandum est..

(everything is to be doubted)
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 06:53 am
nobody can read my signature, it's more of a scribble and it doesn't fit very well in a credit card
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de Silentio
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 06:56 am
@Region Philbis,
I don't know why it didn't show in that post... wierd.

It simply says: de omnibus dubitandum est

But it is not the translation that I'm looking for, it is the meaning. Some history and background knowledge is required. Perhaps this isn't a fair question, since meaning's are sometimes subjective.
electronicmail
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 08:27 am
@de Silentio,
Quote:
... wierd.... meaning's are .....


I'm the poster who wrote what you quote and I stand by my statement. It's no kindness to tell a toddler who can barely manage to stand up and take a couple of steps that he can enter Olympic triathlon events immediately. I personally would consider it cruelty but then maybe it's the only way the toddler can grasp his true situation. You claim to be on a search for the deeper meaning of Hegelian phenomenology and your deficits in elementary spelling or grammar are no impediment? Please proceed with your search. Your call.
de Silentio
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 08:48 am
@electronicmail,
You think I lack elementary grammer because I don't proof read or spell check what I write? I understand grammer and a lot of the intricacies of grammer, however, I don't let those petty things get in the way of content. When I turn in a research paper, I proof read because it matters. When I turn in a paper for publication, I proof read because it matters. When I'm typing on a forum, it really doesn't matter if I have a grammatical or spelling error.

I have never claimed to be on a search for "the deeper meaning of Hegelian phenomenology" and even if I was, I don't see how my grammatical shortcomings are an impediment.

As to your toddler analogy, if the toddler claims that he can run in the Olympic marathon and bashes those who do as inferior to him, I would tell him to stand up and run. If he fails, it only shows that he should have kept his mouth shut.

The disgust I felt for the comment that I quoted comes from the fact that you claim that the quality of my advice is some how determined by my signature, but you don't even know what my signature means.

So I'll ask, please tell me why the quality of my advice is reflective of my signature.
electronicmail
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 10:07 am
@de Silentio,
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You think I lack elementary grammer because I don't proof read or spell check what I write? I understand grammer and a lot of the intricacies of grammer, however, I don't let those petty things get in the way of content.


Laughing Yes, that's obvious. I already said I'm not going to burden you with my opinions any further, so I'm sorry I can't follow up on your request for comment. Ask someone else.
de Silentio
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 10:17 am
@electronicmail,
You're a very enigmatic writer. I don't see where you said you would not longer "burden" me with your opinions. Maybe I'm not intellegent enough to read into your brilliant musings, though.

I find it interesting that you say you will stand by a statement that you make, but you will not defend that statement with warranted evidence.

As to asking someone else, I can't. Only you know why you stand by your original statement. Perhaps next time you can try to comment on the content of an individual's posts instead of continually making ad hominem arguments that add no value to the discussion.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 10:19 am
@de Silentio,
de Silentio wrote:

I don't know why it didn't show in that post... wierd.


Hi, de Silentio.

I believe that if you edit a post, the signature will no longer appear.

de Silentio
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 10:27 am
@ehBeth,
Good to know. Thanks
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jun, 2010 01:32 pm
@ehBeth,
I didn't know that. Fascinating.
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