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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    Shouldn’t the blue button be on his forehead?

  2. Magnaut

    Magnaut GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    you are right! Zero is a blue state-of-mind

  3. Bluejayz

    Bluejayz said, about 6 years ago

    He forgot to include Hawaii and Alaska. Hawaii, I can understand, but Palin’s going to be mad about Alaska.

  4. Carolo1

    Carolo1 said, about 6 years ago

    This is wrong

  5. vatonaught

    vatonaught said, about 6 years ago

    Let’s reclaim the Civil Rights Movement.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 6 years ago

    And sometimes they give answers for which there were no questions.

  7. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, about 6 years ago

    ^You mean they lie?

  8. hlp54

    hlp54 said, about 6 years ago

    It’s not just the mosque at “ground zero” they don’t want them anywhere (check Tennessee and Kentucky). People seem to need to hate. The Native Americans, Black, Chinese, Irish, Italians, Japanese, Vietnamese et al. Except those were races and now people are equating Islam and Moslem interchangably. The more things become scarce (jobs, food, water) the more hate shows up.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 6 years ago

    WarCriminal – no, I mean sometimes the very questions lack meaning. I pointed out on another thread that there never was such as thing as the first chicken, so the chicken-egg question doesn’t really arise. Speciation doesn’t work that way.

    I am convinced that a lot of questions about religion and god and the soul and such also are not legitimate questions. If you start to analyze them carefully, they just disappear. Perhaps I’m being too much like a logical positivist here, and I gather that some people interpret Wittgenstein’s idea of language games in a way that justifies discussion of such questions, but that’s not how I interpret Wittgenstein. So the answer to the question of how many angels can dance on the head of a pin is the answer for which there is no real question.

  10. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 years ago

    There were eggs a long time before there were any chickens. Poorly worded questions, & badly misunderstood answers. Every religion, including atheism. Was. Is. Will be. Deal with it. But play nice.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 6 years ago

    fennec – thanks for this link – it’s a good article (though in my opinion he’s too hard on Whorf, who was a much more subtle thinker than this article suggests). Most people I know who work in more than one language certainly feel that it’s easier or harder to say something in one language than in the other. That’s one reason to learn languages – if all languages represented the world in exactly the same way, there wouldn’t have to be more than one language. Everything would translate perfectly.

    My favorite book on the topic is “Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things”, by George Lakoff. Giles Fauconier, Eve Sweetster, and especially Eleanor Rosch are other big names in the field – or in related areas, at least.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 6 years ago

    DrC – I’m big on categories and prototypes. They are all the rage in cognitive linguistics. Rosch rocks.

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