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Thursday, August 15, 2013

History’s Nightmare…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:20 AM

Continues.

See Quine + Boxer in this journal.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday August 15, 2009

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 1:00 PM

For St. Willard
Van Orman Quine

                          " ... to apprehend
The point of intersection of the timeless
With time, is an occupation for the saint"
-- Four Quartets

http://www.log24.com/log/pix09A/090815-QuineKyoto.gif

Quine receives
Kyoto Prize

The Timeless:

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Time

(64 years,
and more):

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2009. There are 138 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Aug. 15, 1945, Japanese Emperor Hirohito announced to his subjects in a prerecorded radio address that Japan had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II.

On this date:

In 1057, Macbeth, King of Scots, was killed in battle by Malcolm, the eldest son of King Duncan, whom Macbeth had slain.


Macbeth:

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
 That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

Quine:

“I really have nothing to add.”
Quine, quoted
on this date in 1998.

Saturday August 15, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:09 AM

An Honest Question:

“Did the Catholic Church just jump the shark by electing Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger? This is an honest question… not a slam.”

— Anonymous user at an online forum on April 19, 2005

A Munificent Answer:

No. That leap of faith was taken long before, on November 1, 1950. See the note below.

Catholic Encyclopedia:

“The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August….

…has a double object: (1) the happy departure of Mary from this life; (2) the assumption of her body into heaven. It is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin….

Note: By promulgating the Bull Munificentissimus Deus, 1 November, 1950, Pope Pius XII declared infallibly that the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was a dogma of the Catholic Faith.”

Also on today’s date (AP, Today in History)–

“In 1998, 29 people were killed by a car bomb that tore apart the center of Omagh, Northern Ireland; a splinter group calling itself the Real IRA claimed responsibility.”

On the same day in 1998, The New York Times published Sarah Boxer’s century-end summary:

Think Tank: At the End of
a Century of Philosophizing,
the Answer Is Don’t Ask

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