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6 hours ago, TheAuthority said:

Can you have a hairy faced lie?

You can't trust people with beards anyway. So that doesn't need a saying.

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If you could transport a genius from history into modern day (whoever, Archimedes, Galileo, Newton...) and bring them up to speed with scientific  development since their time, how would they compare with the brightest minds around today. 

Probably haven’t phrased that brilliantly. But basically would they be “Oh well if you’ve proved X to be that, then obviously Y has to be this....” or would they be more like “Hmmm, don’t know, your guess is as good as mine.”

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4 hours ago, Mark Albrighton said:

If you could transport a genius from history into modern day (whoever, Archimedes, Galileo, Newton...) and bring them up to speed with scientific  development since their time, how would they compare with the brightest minds around today. 

Probably haven’t phrased that brilliantly. But basically would they be “Oh well if you’ve proved X to be that, then obviously Y has to be this....” or would they be more like “Hmmm, don’t know, your guess is as good as mine.”

The greatest quality of intelligence is the ability to learn and understand, and that is timeless.

The greatest flaw of any intelligent person is to think they are smarter than everyone else.

Not that you asked, but to give my opinion on your curiosity..

If those geniuses made the same concerted effort in approaching their study and work, then they could be as influential today as they were back then.

Genius is genius, regardless of the timestamp.

That's why businesses today practice the teachings found in writings by ancients, like Miyamoto Musashi the samurai, or Sun Tzu the ancient Chinese general.

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29 minutes ago, sidcow said:

Are Americans all on drugs? 

There’s a massive opioid crisis with millions of people hooked on prescription opioids and synthetics like fentanyl. Just adds further fuel to the inferno that is the U S of A.

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On 23/10/2020 at 16:43, HanoiVillan said:

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I think it's amazing that even though they lived millions of years ago, we know what they were called.

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9 hours ago, A'Villan said:

That's why businesses today practice the teachings found in writings by ancients, like Miyamoto Musashi the samurai, or Sun Tzu the ancient Chinese general

In the fantasies of management theorists. 

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3 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

In the fantasies of management theorists. 

I'll be honest I'm not sure I'm grasping your message as it's intended.

It kind of irks me that business is envisioned through the eyes of combat and warfare philosophy.

I liked the post because one of the best responses to someone projecting a misled interpretation onto someone else I've heard is..

"That's your fantasy, not mine"

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I studied management theory for my MSc. All that Sun Tzu stuff. Utter twaddle. The entire pseudo-discipline is one that I despise (almost as much as universities having departments dedicated to theology). 

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3 hours ago, mjmooney said:

I studied management theory for my MSc. All that Sun Tzu stuff. Utter twaddle. The entire pseudo-discipline is one that I despise (almost as much as universities having departments dedicated to theology). 

Well I'll be. Theories about best practice for management strategy as a science subject?

Not that I assume to know your reasoning, but I don't really blame you for being disinterested by it all, it's hardly a guide to leading a fulfilling and meaningful existence.

That said, it's not really a pseudo discipline, his rules and instructions are fairly sound in holding true to their purpose. Rules for warfare and engaging enemies.

Obviously they are not all encompassing and can't cover all strategies to adopt and pitfalls to avoid, they are merely his musings on how one can navigate conflict.

I've personally never held Sun Tzu in as high esteem as he's given by many people who've read his work, but Miyamoto Musashi definitely changed my life attitude and outlook.

As for theology, I can't really relate to your disapproval. At worst it's storytelling which is all too frequently misconstrued and taken out of context. 

That's a fault of the people who misrepresent it and who do atrocious and absurd things as a consequence, rather than theology itself being a problem.

 

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People go on about the cost of football matches, or video games, but fireworks must has by far the worst cost to entertainment ratio by a mile.

Why do people bother? If you really want to see some you can probably look at the window and watch someone else’s, or go for a little drive to high ground. 

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4 minutes ago, Genie said:

People go on about the cost of football matches, or video games, but fireworks must has by far the worst cost to entertainment ratio by a mile.

Why do people bother? If you really want to see some you can probably look at the window and watch someone else’s, or go for a little drive to high ground. 

In the smoky, cold light of the morning, I might calm down, but right now I feel like all of my neighbours that have been letting them off for about 3 hours straight should be executed. 

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1 minute ago, Davkaus said:

In the smoky, cold light of the morning, I might calm down, but right now I feel like all of my neighbours that have been letting them off for about 3 hours straight should be executed. 

I’m very lucky that my dog really doesn’t give a shit about the noise.

In fact he’s positively nonplussed.

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