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LukeJavan8 #182408 02/04/09 11:22 PM
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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

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Shouldn't the opposite of heterodox be homodox? And the opposite of orthodox would be levodox.

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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)

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heh


formerly known as etaoin...
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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.

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Those spiders are so fast that sometimes you find something out there you hadn't even written yet. (*_-)

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They must have been grown up eating thiotimoline

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Great discussion.

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WELCOME MIRAMAR

But no one has added anything since Feb 09 to this thread.
Maybe you could contribute and get it going again.


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


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