in re: is GRIII on a tear
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|6 hours 31 min ago||not really||
it is pretty easy to understand his "point". It's just wrong in almost every facet.
Even looking at the history of a prestigious university such as Cambridge, you'll see (if you read about its history) that sure, it was religiously-oriented at first, but as the enlightenment kicked into high gear, became less and less so. Private funding of professorships was common and study by lay people (not just those intended for the clergy) also on the rise. So I think even going back to these times, science was surprisingly not too religiously affiliated.
Really all of this is a minor point anyhow: much of the older world was dominated by religion. The amazing part is how universities and science pulled away from all that, at first with great risk, and then less so.
|6 hours 41 min ago||Still||
I think your claim is just bizarre: what does it even mean to claim that "much" of research has religious affiliation? This is a meaningless claim. Virtually all research done today, esp. in the leading research institutions of the world, has nothing to do with religion. What is your point? Can you cite a specific example? It just makes no sense, and you are just waving your hands (repeatedly).
It's fair to say that there were some monks who used to do science. Those days are long gone. While I appreciate the contributions of those few folks (e.g., Mendel), it is hard to argue that somehow religion is the foundation upon which modern science is built. So much of what we know came after this time, a staggering amount to tell the truth.
|7 hours 47 min ago||Plain wrong||
You are just broadly (and yet confidently) wrong on this, esp. your use of the word "much". That is what I meant by "get real"! :)
Claiming that most of the medical research done worldwide is religiously based is just plainly untrue. Modern science is funded by government; it's that simple. in the U.S. (the world's clear research leader), look at the NIH budget as one example, or NSF. DARPA funds some of this as well (but less pure research than they used to alas), but military is government too.
The EU is catching up here and investing heavily too. That is also government, not religion.
Long story short: I have no idea what you are talking about when you talk about "worldwide medical research" being funded by religion.
Now claiming that historically more was funded by government, well, that is interesting. I still don't think it's true: Who funded Newton, for example? Or Einstein? Usually Universities who were willing to hire them. Not religious institutions so much.
|9 hours 45 min ago||Actually||
Actually most science today is paid for by tax dollars. Let's get real please.
|12 hours 13 min ago||that||
that is silly (no offense).
ALL of science can be described that way; thus, by your definition, you cannot ever take anything from science at all, because one day it may be proven incorrect (or more likely, modified with a better more general theory).
|19 hours 31 min ago||Screw miles||
I want our guy to win it. Hard to argue with 15 and 3.
|1 day 13 hours ago||what's amazing||
What's amazing to me is how many people have strong opinions about him. I have no idea if he was good at his job at Ford or bad; it's hard to judge when you are not the one who started a business but rather one whom much was handed to because of your parents. I assume he was probably a decent fellow, as are most people.
What is clear from this thread is that many people judge it to be in poor taste to reflect on his negative qualities on the day of his death. Although in some ways silly (it clearly doesn't matter to him, and I suspect that not too many family members are scouring mgoblog for opinions today), it is easy to understand, and thus we should probably hold off on the honest assessments for a while. There is plenty of time for that down the road.
|2 days 9 hours ago||thread fight||
which thread will win?
|3 days 13 hours ago||great article, but...||
Very nicely done and really at Brian level which is saying something.
I do sometimes worry about the lionization of these players though; it is part of the culture of putting too much significance into young people playing sports that leads to some of the downsides we've seen over the past years both at UM and elsewhere. As much as it is hard to admit, the fact that articles like this exist is part of a problem as well as being something wonderful to behold and idealize.
Jordan Morgan has worked hard, and I root for him to succeed at UM and at life. But he's just playing basketball; it's not more than that.
</braces for negs>
|3 days 20 hours ago||it's called||
doing it otter style
|4 days 18 hours ago||also||
|4 days 18 hours ago||easy||
|5 days 6 hours ago||this||
is a really dumb idea.
my idea: someone punch crean in the face. i mean seriously he is begging for it.
|5 days 6 hours ago||ricky bobby|
|5 days 12 hours ago||high class||
high class trolling is this.
if it is actually successful, they will get another free PR stunt when they make it available at OSU.
this guy may be a genius!
|5 days 16 hours ago||does||
does this answer your question?
|5 days 20 hours ago||this makes no sense||
this makes no sense unless you change where the 2-pointer is tried from as well.
a better idea: steal from rugby. just change it so that the place on the field that where you kick from in the lateral direction is based upon where the touchdown was scored. in rugby, it is based on where the ball is placed, or crazily enough "touched down", but in the NFL it would likely be where the player crosses the line.
|5 days 21 hours ago||highlight||
the highlight for me was at 2:10.
and the whispers at 3:03.
ok, more seriously, bobby knight is a funny guy. but he sure was a bully.
|6 days 6 hours ago||I||
I WAS ALIVE THE LAST TIME THIS HAPPENED AND IN FACT IN ATTENDANCE AT THE GAME VS. INDIANA WHICH WAS AWESOME BECAUSE RELLFORD DUNKED IT AND THE CROWD WENT NUTS
|6 days 8 hours ago||i think||
sometimes we forget there are different types of people. the people who would handle this easily are people who don't have trouble w/ confrontation. some other people avoid confrontation, and hence this would be hard to handle. not excusing it, but it does go against some people's nature to "get involved".
|6 days 8 hours ago||what is this?||
you are allowed to start the game well?
THIS IS UNPOSSIBLE
|1 week 2 days ago||It's tough||
I think even Izzo's chair was injured today.
|1 week 2 days ago||Tech Fouls||
I think refs should call technicals on coaches immediately when they go nuts.
|1 week 4 days ago||ohio||
just a football school
|1 week 4 days ago||If I Don't Six||
Fiction but wow it feels real. Written by former player Elwood Reid.
|1 week 4 days ago||I||
I was at the Robert Henderson game. The game basically sucked because UM was way ahead and slowly let Illinois tie it up. And then Henderson hit the game winner and the place went crazy.
Later I saw him going to the movies at Fox Village.
</old man recollections>
|1 week 4 days ago||jeni's ice cream||
the only good thing to ever come out of Columbus (well, and Trey Burke, and a few other players)
|1 week 5 days ago||GRIII||
there are plays that win championships.
GRIII just made one.
WON THE GAME.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||but||
but I THOUGHT MOVIES WERE ALL TRUE
|2 weeks 1 day ago||summary||
at half time, a coach said the type of things coaches say on TV.
ALERT THE PRESIDENT!