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#182408 - 02/04/09 06:22 PM Re: Cancer [Re: LukeJavan8]
The Pook Offline
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

To say nothing of Chacedonians, Nestorians, Monophysites.
I'm with etaoin: out of here for now.

Actually (getting back to the words themselves...) that raises the whole interesting history of the construction of words to describe heterodox and orthodox beliefs (even those two words are interesting as well).

That would be Chalcedonians I presume, btw. grin

#182419 - 02/04/09 09:18 PM Re: Cancer [Re: The Pook]
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Shouldn't the opposite of heterodox be homodox? And the opposite of orthodox would be levodox.

#182421 - 02/04/09 10:26 PM (alert: nerd joke) [Re: Faldage]
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from biology to organic chemistry:

Must things always be either/or ? if you add two radicals to a six-cornered benzene ring you can put them in positions called ortho- (adjacent) or para- (opposite) or meta- (separated by one). Then you can have "orthodox" and "paradox" and "metaphysicians" (ducking-to-avoid-the-thrown-vegetables smiley)

#182428 - 02/05/09 09:48 AM Re: (alert: nerd joke) [Re: wofahulicodoc]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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formerly known as etaoin...

#182441 - 02/05/09 09:47 PM follow-up [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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it seems to be going around. I just found this on Google, and it was posted January 29, 2009, it says. And I see this very thread is on there too (googled "orthodox paradox metaphysicians"), and I posted it less than 24 hours ago. I had no idea Google was that efficient...maybe that's what the visiting Spiders do?

Incidentally - when I first came across that joke many years ago the add-on was not "-DOC" but "-MD." Same translation, though.

Edited by wofahulicodoc (02/05/09 09:48 PM)
Edit Reason: Nope - it was Jan 31!

#182467 - 02/07/09 04:36 PM Re: follow-up [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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Those spiders are so fast that sometimes you find something out there you hadn't even written yet. (*_-)

#182469 - 02/08/09 10:09 AM the care and feeding of spiders [Re: BranShea]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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They must have been grown up eating thiotimoline

#194657 - 12/07/10 04:27 AM Re: Cancer [Re: Gizmo]
miramar Offline

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Great discussion.

#194661 - 12/07/10 11:01 AM Re: Cancer [Re: miramar]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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But no one has added anything since Feb 09 to this thread.
Maybe you could contribute and get it going again.
----please, draw me a sheep----

#194665 - 12/07/10 12:26 PM Re: Cancer [Re: LukeJavan8]
snoot Offline

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You mean that just saying 'Welcome' doesn't add anything to the dialectic of the forum?
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