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    1. Why do multiple meanings of words so often map across languages

      The English word 'crane' means a large bird or a giant lever-thing for moving heavy stuff. The Hungarian word 'daru' means both of the same things. English and Hungarian are about as unrelated as...

      The English word 'crane' means a large bird or a giant lever-thing for moving heavy stuff. The Hungarian word 'daru' means both of the same things.

      English and Hungarian are about as unrelated as languages get ... and yet, I keep bumping into parallels like that.

      Thoughts, anyone?

      14 votes
    2. Would anyone like to volunteer a little time towards a project that I'm involved with?

      I'm asking here, in ~humanities, because the focus will be people. We are looking for feedback concerning, but not limited to, culture and governance. I apologize that I can't say much more about...

      I'm asking here, in ~humanities, because the focus will be people. We are looking for feedback concerning, but not limited to, culture and governance.

      I apologize that I can't say much more about it here. However, I can explain more through private messages if you'd like. Please, send me a PM if you are curious and/or interested.

      7 votes
    3. Where we get our information and what that means for our lives

      My university professors were very clear that the 'heart of the college' rested at the library. We were allowed, sometimes (and very infrequently at that time....early 90s), to have one Internet...

      My university professors were very clear that the 'heart of the college' rested at the library. We were allowed, sometimes (and very infrequently at that time....early 90s), to have one Internet reference in our research papers.

      I'm surprised that they allowed this to happen even though these references were, mostly, shot down frequently.

      We are here to understand ourselves and millions of people have dedicated their lives to further this research. We are 'standing on the shoulders of giants' in almost every academic field.

      I, personally, have benefited from this rigorous standard for most of my life and continue to do so.

      Outside of all of the pompous/haughty behavior, there are many that contribute to bringing the information from the 'ivory towers' to lay folk such as my self.

      Is there a way in which to explain the above, succinctly, to those that need it most?

      There seems to be so much distrust of our most gifted and brightest amongst us.

      6 votes
    4. Forgoing some of our disdain of Facebook, we now have a group for Ask Bible Scholars

      I made the announcement post here about nine hours ago. So far, we have twenty-six members and three of them are scholars. If you have a Facebook account and you are interested, then join our...

      I made the announcement post here about nine hours ago. So far, we have twenty-six members and three of them are scholars.

      If you have a Facebook account and you are interested, then join our group after answering a couple of easy questions.

      9 votes