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#121 Northern Sol

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:41 PM

now you've done it! :lol:


I don't know why you have such a chip on your shoulder without academics we'd be living in caves.

#122 Wolford6

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

I don't know why you have such a chip on your shoulder without academics we'd be living in caves.


Yeah, you're right. I'd forgotten that it was the academics that built all those houses, roads, walls and bridges.

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#123 Northern Sol

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:59 PM

Yeah, you're right. I'd forgotten that it was the academics that built all those houses, roads, walls and bridges.


No, but they invented the disciplines that evolved into those things.

#124 gingerjon

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:07 AM

No, but they invented the disciplines that evolved into those things.


Who built the academies for the academics to be so wise within if they hadn't yet get around to inventing the disciplines to enable the cave dwellers to build them?
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#125 Stevo

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:22 AM

Who built the academies for the academics to be so wise within if they hadn't yet get around to inventing the disciplines to enable the cave dwellers to build them?


The conclusion must be that - like grammar - building is an innate human skill, hard-wired into the deepest recesses of the brain since time immemorial.

See also: agriculture; fire-making; artistic expression, etc. etc.

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#126 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

Who built the academies for the academics to be so wise within if they hadn't yet get around to inventing the disciplines to enable the cave dwellers to build them?


Academics existed before academies, the Ancient Greeks used to teach in the open air.

#127 Severus

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:36 PM

I love a good old moan about academics. University of life, in the real world etc. etc.
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#128 Wolford6

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

Academics existed before academies, the Ancient Greeks used to teach in the open air.


That's because they had upset the artisans, who had downed tools. Then they had to teach in the open air because didn't know how to build a roof for themselves.

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#129 gingerjon

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:22 PM

Academics existed before academies, the Ancient Greeks used to teach in the open air.


Good for them. At what point in human history did academics come into existence - presumably they had to spend some time living outside the caves before the rest of the population followed?

I love a good old moan about academics. University of life, in the real world etc. etc.


"A maths lecturer who moans about humanities lecturers writes ..."
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#130 Severus

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:31 PM

"A maths lecturer who moans about humanities lecturers writes ..."

I did say academics.
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#131 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:18 PM

Good for them. At what point in human history did academics come into existence - presumably they had to spend some time living outside the caves before the rest of the population followed?


Who knows but what has it got to do with whether academics make a useful contribution to society?

#132 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:19 PM

That's because they had upset the artisans, who had downed tools. Then they had to teach in the open air because didn't know how to build a roof for themselves.


I don't recall claiming that builders are bunch of wasters.

#133 gingerjon

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:19 PM

Who knows but what has it got to do with whether academics make a useful contribution to society?


Just determining whether academics are really the reason people don't as a rule live in caves any more.
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#134 Northern Sol

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:00 PM

Just determining whether academics are really the reason people don't as a rule live in caves any more.


Try googling the word "hyperbole" some time.

#135 Wolford6

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:13 PM

Try googling the word "hyperbole" some time.


Try googling the word "badinage" some time.
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#136 gingerjon

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

Just google two girls one cup and be done with it.
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#137 Northern Sol

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:51 PM

Just google two girls one cup and be done with it.


I did.

Never again.

#138 WearyRhino

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

I once received a sickness self-certification form from a school employee stating that she was off with a sore trout.


Sounds a bit fishy.

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