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by Peter Kirby
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Previously Unknown Subspecies of Human Discovered in Siberia
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Previously Unknown Subspecies of Human Discovered in Siberia

proof of evolution? I didn’t even consider that angle. It’s easy to forget that some people are still creationists. And there it is, the obligatory snide remark that anyone who questions the so-called science of evolution (e.g. Piltdown Man) is automatically a creationists. I didn’t even consider t...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Previously Unknown Subspecies of Human Discovered in Siberia
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Previously Unknown Subspecies of Human Discovered in Siberia

John T wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:11 am
proof of evolution?
I didn’t even consider that angle. It’s easy to forget that some people are still creationists.
by Peter Kirby
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: How Many Mythicists Identify With the White Right and Why?
Replies: 39
Views: 5542

Re: How Many Mythicists Identify With the White Right and Why?

If by "joking" you mean trying to get a rise out of people (i.e. "trolling"), then yes. Just giving a tit for tat. Just exposing the absurd by being absurd and finally, beautifully proving once again the double standard of liberal hypocrisy. Voltaire would be proud. :cheeky: Well, to tell the truth...
by Peter Kirby
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: How Many Mythicists Identify With the White Right and Why?
Replies: 39
Views: 5542

Re: How Many Mythicists Identify With the White Right and Why?

If by "joking" you mean trying to get a rise out of people (i.e. "trolling"), then yes.
by Peter Kirby
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Previously Unknown Subspecies of Human Discovered in Siberia
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Previously Unknown Subspecies of Human Discovered in Siberia

Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denisovan

The jury's still out on whether we want to consider them a subspecies or separate species.
by Peter Kirby
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: I Think Clement's Argument in QDS is Starting to Make Sense to Me
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: I Think Clement's Argument in QDS is Starting to Make Sense to Me

I have to admit, for the longest time I thought Clement was making up shit. Right or wrong, most aren't going to hop over to the text of Clement to find the context here. Can you offer a one-line summary of what Clement's interpretation is? (Don't have to, but the train of thought is easier to foll...
by Peter Kirby
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Origen Cites Secret Mark
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Origen Cites Secret Mark

You could also say that Secret Mark cites Origen's Mark, e.g., if someone believed it was produced in Alexandria during the 2nd century. I.e., that Secret Mark builds on the text type in use there.
by Peter Kirby
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another Useful Program to Develop for the Humanities
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Another Useful Program to Develop for the Humanities

For Peter, Another useful program would further modify existing software I've heard about which determines whether university students have plagiarized from existing sources. Why not adapt this for ancient languages to see whether ancient writers are using source material - alluding to other texts,...
by Peter Kirby
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another Useful Program to Develop for the Humanities
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Another Useful Program to Develop for the Humanities

I'm pretty old school in my computing habits, but if I ever do a revamped thing, it'll have an app. Clearly people want apps. It could have other ways of getting into it too, of course, like a web interface.
by Peter Kirby
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Another Useful Program to Develop for the Humanities
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Another Useful Program to Develop for the Humanities

One of the first challenges of a modern browser for ancient sources & translations is lining them all up consistently. I've gone over this several times, and between different languages and different numbering schemes, it's hard to think of ways of doing this without requiring annotation by hand. I ...