"Parents are mostly way too defensive about this. One friend claimed that she was supportive of me not having kids, but eventually accused me of hating her children b/c I was asking her about the health effects of pregnancy, etc. Come to think of it,…"
"Getting to the age where a good portion of my friends have kids, I realized that both adults and kids get in the way of each other's fun. Adults tell kids to stop doing this and that, but meanwhile kids keep them from having the wild parties…"
I'm glad that my suggestions proved useful (though Nate is right, of course, that nobody's advice is gospel!). I thoroughly enjoy being a part of this community. I learn a great deal every time I sign on."
"Thomas, I find philosophical discussions fascinating; I find urination contests tedious. You seem to me more interested in the latter than in the former. No one on this thread was recommending that Dawn go back and dive straight into Kant—God…"
"Huxley is obviously an expert on Shakespeare.
It's Huxley who introduced me to Shakespeare's sonnets. Point Counter Point partially quotes sonnet CXXX ("My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun..."), which is still the…"
"I can't respond to this question, but here's what Shaw had to say about the matter:
I read Dickens and Shakespear without shame or stint; but their pregnant observations and demonstrations of life are not co-ordinated into any philosophy…"
"It seems to me that in the book about him, Will in the World, of which I listened to about a third of on CD, the author says he was more than likely a Catholic, though I don't remember now the reasons given."
Hi, thanks. I either want to do a biology phd, or some sort of science communication job. However with the job market at the moment, I will probably have to take whatever I can get! I see you like Radiohead, I saw them on Sunday at Reading Festival. They were by far the best band there!
C'est vrai. Et heureusement je vois que vos journalistes le disent! En revenant de mes vacances, j'ai un tout petit peu l'impression que le debat se calme. C'est peut-être une illusion, c'est peut-être insuffisant, mais vu de ce côté de l'Atlantique c'est un tout petit peu rassurant...
Indian food rocks! Unfortunately I haven't found an Indian restaurant I really like here in Lincoln, and I've tried a few. Also, there must be even less stop signs in Kearney, because quite a few are missing here in Lincoln too! My husband and I could not believe it actually, when we moved here, that entire streets on residential neighborhoods had no stop signs in either direction. We drove without stopping for about a month before we caught on! Thanks for your nice welcome... where do you live now?
Thank you! Unfortunately I'm not much of a city person... prefer peace and quiet. But I have found and few fun spots and there certainly are great museums here of which I'm a huge fan. The weather kills me though!
Oui, ça a effectivement l'air d'être très difficile, les projets de réforme du système de santé d'Obama. Il y a tellement de niveaux différents! Et avec toute la désinformation, il semble que ce soit difficile d'avoir une discussion sensée sur les vrais enjeux.
En Europe, dans chaque pays les gens râlent sur leur système de santé, parce qu'aucun n'est parfait. Mais au fond on est très contents de l'avoir, et personne ne voudrait avoir le vôtre à la place. J'espère beaucoup pour vous que ce sera possible de le réformer...
Ici aussi, les professeurs dans les sciences humaines travaillent beaucoup seuls. Mais c'est vrai, j'ai de la chance. Je travaille dans une faculté de médecine, où on a plus l'habitude de travailler en équipe et du coup les bioéthiciens aussi travaillent en équipe. C'est très stimulant. Et quand en plus les gens sont sympa...