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Re^6: My favorite silent English letter is:

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Mar 02, 2012 at 02:18 UTC ( #957362=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: My favorite silent English letter is:
in thread My favorite silent English letter is:

Rather severe misspelling of "mnemonic." Don't ask me how it started; "pneumonic" is certainly a word, and a kind of plague, but the context was short (six or so letter) names for strain gauge locations like "main gearbox -- port forward foot rosette." The author of one of the flight test reports couldn't spell.


Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc

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[james28909]: im not quite how to explain it any better nick. you evolved from ignorance to intelligence. not the other way. the universe evolves from gas coulds and debris into planets stars and galaxies ect. it doesnt happen any other way. hence it has ....
[james28909]: some kind of logic behind it
[james28909]: and that is also anothe rpoint i made, i think it has to do with perception of the world around you. most people think of evolution on a human scale. why could life evolve on this planet? because this planet evolved in this solar system. and so on.
[holli]: here's something for you to watch, James. I think you will like it
[erix]: for the record: I have not downvoted anyone on that subthread that was my fault
[james28909]: there are all kinds of things that had to happen to let life come to be. but at the same time, life may not be the end goal IF there is any kind of end goal lol
[james28909]: well who is the person who gets to decide which behaviour is worthy of a downvote? a person with their own beliefs? xD
[erix]: teleology -- I've never understood why that was thunk up
[erix]: ( and when teleology was brought up, during my biology-study., I couldn't get an answer either )
[1nickt]: FTR I agree with you about "design." Just not sure about the trajectory of evolution. THere are a lot of dead-ends in the evolutionary paths. I suspect homo sapiens is just one of them.

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