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    1. A thread on the devil in Islamic tradition and folklore

      @aaolomi: Islam, like Christianity and Judaism, has a devil. But Iblis, as he's known to Muslims, differs from the red-skinned and horned devil popular in "Western" imagination. A thread on the devil in Islamic tradition and folklore

      3 votes
    2. I need ideas for philosphical questions relating to technology. (More details below)

      So I have a philosophy and rationality class in cegep. Currently, the topics are pretty general since that's well, what the class is about but well, those don't interest me as much as the debates...

      So I have a philosophy and rationality class in cegep. Currently, the topics are pretty general since that's well, what the class is about but well, those don't interest me as much as the debates around Open Access, Copyright, Open Data, Free Software, Piracy, etc. relating to technology

      but well, in some of those cases, it would be hard for my teacher to be able to grade if what I'm saying is true so well, I'm creating this in the hopes that some of you have ideas for questions which might interest me but still be easy to enough for my philosophy teacher to well, be able to evaluate my work.

      Of course I've already asked my teacher if I could do a question which isn't necessarily related to the class beforehand but he's a little scared of what I might come up with, hah.

      6 votes
    3. Pronunciation Help - Latin

      I'm starting school this coming Monday with the intent on getting a degree in horticulture. My classes include botany and plant identification. Something I struggle with is knowing how to...

      I'm starting school this coming Monday with the intent on getting a degree in horticulture. My classes include botany and plant identification. Something I struggle with is knowing how to pronounce words with Latin roots. Not knowing how to pronounce words makes it harder to commit words to memory, which of course makes it more difficult to recall. For example the words Leguminosae / Fabaceae - I know they are legumes, but have no idea how to pronounce it. It makes reading difficult because I find myself skimming. Does anyone have any resources that can help me pronounce the words I am reading.

      10 votes