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Postby gustav on February 10th, 2008, 7:29 pm 

hi all
will you be my friend?
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Postby mtbturtle on February 11th, 2008, 8:20 pm 

hi! welcome to the forums :)

hard to tell until you post some more
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Postby Yata on February 20th, 2008, 11:03 pm 

Hello, all.

My name is Matt and I am 15 years old. I'm a self-taught web-based programmer, and fractal artist. I enjoy learning computer-related things greatly and hope to become either a webmaster or server administrator when I am of age (and have the credentials) to do so.

I also enjoy to write, but that comes in only short intervals and I have a difficult time finding inspiration.

Other things you might find interesting is that my religious preference is Wicca and I love to debate whenever possible.

Happy to be here :)
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Postby mtbturtle on February 21st, 2008, 1:00 pm 

Hi Yata and welcome to the forums.

Computers, art and religion we've got those bases covered and much more. I think you'll find plenty of talk about here and I look forward to reading your posts. :)
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Postby The Idea on February 22nd, 2008, 10:29 pm 

I'm 15 years old, so it's hard to write anything of interest about my life. I have a few "ideas" you could call them on a few subjects. So I hope I can attain some knowledge.
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introduction

Postby k. on March 1st, 2008, 9:28 pm 

I am an undergrad at a local Jr. college, major is something between Education (teacher), the sciences or even possibly literature. I spent a good number of years working, and know have finally returned to my studies. I am interested in most of the subjects talked about on this site; most recently physics and mathematics. Really just looking for anyone to talk to, all topics open.

Cheers
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Postby mtbturtle on March 1st, 2008, 9:35 pm 

Heya The Idea and k. Welcome aboard :)
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Postby Deftil on March 19th, 2008, 2:38 pm 

Hello, my name is Steve and I'm 29 years old.

I'm pretty interested in both philosophy and science in general. Evolutionary biology and astronomy/ the theroretical physics that goes along with it are particularly exciting to me.
I'm sure I'll be able to find at least a few threads in every forum on this board that interest me.
As far as my education goes, I just have an associate's degree in business administration.
I'm an avid reader. Currently, I am reading my old Biology textbook from college, Auto Repair for Dummies, and The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker. The last book I read was The Varieties of Scientific Experience by Carl Sagan and edited by Ann Druyan.

I have kind of a strange sense of humor that tends to rear it's weird head fairly often. Also, I'm a DJ that plays Drum and Bass.
I'm glad to be a part of this board! I've been wanting to join a board with intelligent people talking about intelligent things for awhile, so this place seems mighty cool to me.
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Hello world

Postby Pharmakon on March 25th, 2008, 12:42 pm 

Hi, I'm Pharmakon (or D.) and have just joined the site. I have varying interests in many things but I come here as a philosophy graduate. I live in Dublin, Ireland, and am studying for my M.Litt in Philosophy in UCD, specialising on Heidegger.
Anyhew, I'll be ghosting in and out of here over time so I'll be on the lookout for close encounters of the philosophical kind!

D.
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Postby BioWizard on March 28th, 2008, 6:09 pm 

Hodgson wrote:Hi, I'm new here and have received a private message that I have to make two posts to read. This makes one.


No, you have to make two posts to send/receive private messages and/or post links. This of course is a measure for our convenience as well as yours, as it prevents spambots from sending you spam messages before we can get to them. Everyone on the other hand can read, even unregistered members.

Welcome.
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Postby Splade on April 5th, 2008, 4:08 pm 

Greetings,
First off i would like to say i don't much use this internet, i don't even have a computer. Anyway my name is splade. I live in an area that time seems to have passed rite over. There are few learned individuals around here. Most of the people i seldom come into contact with are illiterate. I always thought i was gifted, i didn't ever see things the way others did.
I don't much care for the English language. I'm not the best speller in the world. One can not describe color to the blind or the feeling of happiness or sadness. As a matter of fact it is very hard for communication on a spiritual level using this language.
I believe i was born a philosopher. I just always had it in me to strive for truth, knowledge, and wisdom. I love to write poetry and random essays on just about everything. I'm glad i have finally found a place to share them with others. I love feedback. One can never turn down another's opinion good or bad. Others thoughts will push you further than you could go alone.
Science was always a big subject for me. Astrophysics is my favorite along with physics in general. But again i strive to learn so any area of study will hold my interest.
Rite now i am working on a thesis paper (for fun) in the study of the effects a black hole has on the reality of time as it approaches the infinitely small but also infinitely big core.
Thanks for listening. I hope i didn't bore you :-P i cant wait to get started with my journey into this web site.
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Postby damerascal on April 21st, 2008, 9:12 pm 

Just joined the site moments ago. I was introduced to it by my philosophy professor, and I have found it to be incredibly enlightening thus far. I'm really looking forward to joining the discussions once I get my bearings...nice to meet you all.
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Postby mtbturtle on April 21st, 2008, 11:29 pm 

Hi damerascal and Welcome

I wonder if this is the same philosophy prof that recommended the site to another user, inmyshell? And does he expect some kind of finders fee for sending people our way? oh and what will it take to get him to start posting? or is he already! l o l

Hope you enjoy the forums :-)
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Postby Sisyphus on April 22nd, 2008, 9:16 am 

damerascal wrote:I was introduced to it by my philosophy professor, and I have found it to be incredibly enlightening thus far.

Tell him to send more students and/or professors.
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Postby damerascal on April 22nd, 2008, 12:27 pm 

mtbturtle wrote:I wonder if this is the same philosophy prof that recommended the site to another user, inmyshell? And does he expect some kind of finders fee for sending people our way? oh and what will it take to get him to start posting? or is he already! l o l


I looked up a few of inmyshell's posts and I'm pretty sure it's the same prof...hmmm, I wonder how many of his other students are now members here? We have assignments relating to this site, so I would guess that we're not the only two. Seems like a good idea on his part to have us visit the site, as it is a great forum for philosophical discussion on SO many topics...it really opens up a lot of doors for us...thanks prof!!! And yeah, I have a feeling he must be posting on here somewhere...who could he be? We may never know...
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Postby mtbturtle on April 22nd, 2008, 2:17 pm 

damerascal wrote:
mtbturtle wrote:I wonder if this is the same philosophy prof that recommended the site to another user, inmyshell? And does he expect some kind of finders fee for sending people our way? oh and what will it take to get him to start posting? or is he already! l o l


I looked up a few of inmyshell's posts and I'm pretty sure it's the same prof...hmmm, I wonder how many of his other students are now members here? We have assignments relating to this site, so I would guess that we're not the only two. Seems like a good idea on his part to have us visit the site, as it is a great forum for philosophical discussion on SO many topics...it really opens up a lot of doors for us...thanks prof!!! And yeah, I have a feeling he must be posting on here somewhere...who could he be? We may never know...


I would love to know what these assignments consist of...if you don't want or can't say publicly but feel like giving me some info privately please drop me a Private Message.

Philosophy Prof if you're out there, I would love to hear from you even if just a Private Message. I promise not to spill any personal info or reveal who you are if you don't want.
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Postby damerascal on April 23rd, 2008, 12:40 am 

mtbturtle wrote:I would love to know what these assignments consist of...


I will check with him at the next class and get back to you on that...I can tell you this, though, it is one of the most enjoyable homework assignments I've EVER had...so much to check out, so little time! The site's even bookmarked already...
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A merry hello from a new member

Postby Highwaystar101 on May 27th, 2008, 12:09 pm 

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this site and would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am an amateur (if that's the right word) to the science world. I took A-levels in Biology and Chemistry as well as a few others. I am currently doing my bachelors degree in Television technology which incorporates varying levels of physics, maths, engineering but no specific science is involved.

I enjoy science and read Focus and the occasional issue of New Scientist and I have always been interested in science on a personal level. Other interests are Music (well, Metal), Comedy, Computer games, partying and so on.

I look forwards to posting on these forums.
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Postby Deftil on May 28th, 2008, 2:03 am 

Welcome to the forums.

I, too, enjoy Metal.

I look forward to seeing you post on these forums.

Party on, Highwaystar.
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Postby Nick on May 28th, 2008, 9:45 am 

Welcome, are you an actualy brummy or just there for uni?
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Postby N1K on May 29th, 2008, 4:10 pm 

Hi I'm N1K and I enjoy relativism and all affiliated activities which may or may not include not really minding either way, failing to reach a conclusion, playing devils advocate, lies, acceptance and contradictions. Cut me down for being flippant if you want, I'll enjoy it.

Nice to meet everyone.
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Postby Deftil on May 30th, 2008, 4:22 am 

Hello and welcome, N1K. It's nice to meet you as well.
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Postby Highwaystar101 on May 31st, 2008, 7:22 am 

Yessum, I am a genuine Brummie. I'm from Tamworth originally, but my current residence is in Edgbaston.
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Hi I am new here

Postby Audmac916 on June 1st, 2008, 3:00 pm 

Hi I am a student who is currently studying biochemistry. I am 25 years old and I just wanted to say Hi to everyone.
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Postby Deftil on June 2nd, 2008, 7:03 am 

Greetings Audmac916!

Welcome to the forums. I look forward to seeing you post. I hope you are checking out the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology forum. BioWizard is quite knowledgable in the field of Biochemistry and you might find what he has to say very informative and interesting.
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Postby Solomon on June 2nd, 2008, 8:55 am 

Hello, I am new. I have come to join in on these discussions to satisfy the demands of my ego. But seriously folks, I hope to be able to engage in delightful conversation that doesnt envolve MTV or what kind of rims one's car has or the latest crappy rap song. Geesh, now that I think about it; this postmodern generation may just be the the most unintelligent, lazy generation America has ever produced. I'm 23, married, with a lovely two year old daughter. I'm a geriatric nurse. I see a lot of death; this is a constant reflection of my own finitude. I hope I can figure some of this philosphy crap out before I pass on to another world.
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Postby Nick on June 2nd, 2008, 12:39 pm 

Cool, so I guess the important question is the shit or the mighty villa?
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Postby Lincoln on June 2nd, 2008, 1:27 pm 

antisocial boris wrote: the important question is the shit or the mighty villa?


Brits....
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Postby Deftil on June 2nd, 2008, 2:11 pm 

Hey Solomon.

I'm glad we have your identity sorted out now. Are you sure you don't want to talk about my fly new spinners*? That's a shame. They're awfully shiny. and spinny. Anyway, I know how you feel about this philosophy crap. I'm working on figuring it out too.




*no, I don't really have spinners.
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Postby eightlegsgood on June 3rd, 2008, 9:39 pm 

Hi everyone.

Just found this forum and it looks pretty interesting so thought I would jump in. I'm an undergrad studying biology, mainly focusing on genetics and molecular bio, but outside of my studies I am also interested in physics, astronomy, and other areas that I mostly don't understand but find fascinating. Additionally I like to indulge in armchair philosophising about individual realities and perception. As you can imagine I'm a huge hit at parties.

I don't really have many 'offline' mates who I can have nerdy science talks with, so it's nice to find a forum like this to get my fix.

Kate
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