Introduce yourself here...
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Posted 23 December 2004 - 07:41 AM
I like candlelight dinners, walks in the park, soft music....
But seriously, I'm a born and raised Calgarian. I spent the years 2002 and 2003 (and the first few months of 2004) living in Australia working on a masters degree in human nutrition. With some degree of sadness, I'm back in the frigid wasteland of the Great White North. Like most folk, I'm not currently working in my desired field, but I hope to gain employment teaching at a university in the upcoming academic year. As for anything else, I'm sure it will come out in the forums somewhere.
Posted 25 December 2004 - 07:11 PM
I was born in the Philippines of mixed parentage and came to the U.S. when I was 17. I was in Europe for 3 years in the military. My favorite humans of the past were Lao Tsu and Leonardo da Vinci. Because of them, I am currently trapped in a Taoist dilemma.
Posted 29 December 2004 - 09:31 PM
my name is Jeff, also known as Olmy. I had only recently stumbled on to Ebla and now the Academy. It's a pleasure to meet you all. Although I currently wear an IT career hat in Boston, I was once an enthusiast of the liberal arts in a Texas university -- in particular: history, political science, philosophy and english. I actually came across these forums while trying to find some outlet for these passions in my spare time.
I have spent way too much time tinkering with network equipment, operating systems, and computers. I laugh at almost any joke that involves monkeys, I do not lightly turn down a guinness.
Posted 30 December 2004 - 11:36 PM
I love what Hugo is trying to do and thats what led me to Ebla and here.
Welcome to everybody else and hey, it never hurts to take a look at the Media board. Anything interesting you see is always open for discussion.
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Posted 02 January 2005 - 04:22 PM
I was impressed by the Statutes: in too many forums, debate degenerates quickly into insult and defensiveness, leaving little room for honest discussion.
The intro to philosophy essays have been very helpful so far. I'm plowing through them and plan to check out most of your recommended reading.
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Hugo Holbling said:
Posted 03 January 2005 - 01:19 AM
Sorry that I won't be much help with rugby. Like most Americans, I know nothing about any sport other than "our" sports. My knowledge of rugby is limited to the fact that you guys don't wear anywhere close to enough protective gear, and I wouldn't play the game if my life depended on it!
If you want, though you could follow the lead of Randall Pinkston of our American rules football, who has been criticized recently for practically running from the ball when it comes his way. That's a good way to avoid contact. If you don't have the ball and are far away from the action, you'll be left alone mostly.
Seriously, though, thanks for the kind words. I'm sure I'll ask quite a few odd questions, as I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that the more I learn about philosophy and/or religion, the less I know.
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I'm not sure what to put...
The name comes from a book by Roger Zelazny, The Lord of Light, and before that from Hindu mythology, where Kalkin is some mythical figure who sounds to me vaguely like a horseman of the apocalypse.
Posted 27 January 2005 - 09:45 AM
Welcome to our recent members. Please feel free to offer any suggestions or comments on what we have implemented thus far.
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Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:23 PM
I was shown these forums at IIDB. Yet, I never registered onto them. It was only when I created my own forums concerning Philosophy and Literature that I decided to join this board and website. A friend of Hugo's known as The Heretic joined my forums and was the one that asked Hugo if I could add some of his content to my site. It was then that I finally looked into everything here more deeply and decided to join and get to know you all.
I'm a fairly new philosopher, however I love to learn. Therefore I have joined these forums.
One of my biggest articles of interest is Metaphysics and the cosmology half of it. However, onthology has also proved entertainingly educational.
I hope to further know all of you and make my stay at The Academy a rich and rewarding experience.
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Posted 16 March 2005 - 08:14 AM
I love metaphysics also, and hope that you will pull some interesting questions from that brain of yours! Hope you enjoy your time here, and hope we can get into some nice dialogue.
Posted 22 March 2005 - 04:06 AM
It is a very nice website here and I'm in love with it. This is indeed an enchanting library. I'll stick with this website as long as it continues to exist.
Warm regards to all.
Posted 22 March 2005 - 07:13 AM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 05:49 PM
Hugo Holbling said:
My school is supposed to be a 4-year high secondary school. However, it will be a junior high secondary school (which will be 5-year secondary school) and the ranking of years will be a little bit different. As of now, the ranking is as following:
Year 9 = 9th grade, title: freshman
Year 10 = 10th grade, title: sophomore
Year 11 = 11th grade, title: junior
Year 12 = 12th grade, title: senior
In year 9, freshmen are divided into two groups: advanced and regular. Advanced kids are more studious, diligent, and motivated than regular kids. In year 10, sophomore are divided also divided into two groups: pre-IB/advanced and college preparatory. Pre-IB kids are waiting to sign up for the whole IB Programme, or just want to take few IB courses. In year 11, juniors are divided into three groups: IB anticipated candidates, IB participants, and college preparatory/advanced diploma candidates. In year 12, seniors prepare for their diplomas and they are either "elite" or "non-elite". "Elite" is based on GPA, say, for example, your GPA at the beginning of year 12 is 4.0 or above, you're ranked "elite" and might be given the title "Valedictory Scholar" (valedictory scholars are those who attain 4.0 or above throughout 4 years of high school) if you continue to keep your 4.0 GPA. If you are both valedictory scholar and IB diploma holder, then you will be glorified, of course, by the school and the IB-coordinator. This system is quite complicated.
I don't know for sure if there are these distinctions at secondary schools in Europe. But I bet there must be some sorts of rewards for good students.
I'm happy to answer any other questions you will ask.
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