By Jim

The words and works of others which bear significance.

What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 1:9

Do you think I don’t understand the hydrostatic paradox of controversy?
If you had a bent tube, one arm of which was the size of a pipe-stem and the other big enough to hold the ocean, water would stand at the same height in one as in the other.
Thus discussion equalizes fools and wise men in the same way, and the fools know it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

gabion  (′gā·bē·ən) ,  noun
engineering,  from Italian) A bottomless basket of wickerwork or metal iron filled with earth or stones; used in building fieldworks or as revetments in civil and military engineering. Also known as a pannier.
Derived from, Sci-Tech Dictionary.

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
Edward R. Murrow

Poe’s Law , noun phrase
(eponymous law) “Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humour, it is impossible
to create a parody of {religious} fundamentalism that someone won’t mistake for the real thing.”

Democrats are perfectly consistent.
If you ask around, you can even find one whose views are consistent with yours.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children…This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

argumentum ad baculum , noun phrase
a logical fallacy that asserts, given an action which results in a detrimental consequence (punishment) for the actor, that the action is  therefore false or invalid.

Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.
Richard Feynman

No True Scotsman , noun phrase   [Wikipedia]
a logical fallacy where the meaning of a term is ad hoc redefined to make a desired assertion about it true.

Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody
Mark Twain

grimoire, noun
a textbook of magic.


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Basic Understanding

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
- Edward R. Murrow

Intellectual Property Notice

All original material Copyright James R. Stone 2010, except where specifically noted. Some images licensed under Creative Commons, or GNU Free Documentation License, or unlicensed and public domain.

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