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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2010,21:06   

Here we go.

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If Youth, throughout all history, had had a champion to stand up for it; to show a doubting world that a child can think; and, possibly, do it practically, you wouldn't constantly run across folks today who claim that "a child don't know anything." A child's brain starts functioning at birth; and has, amongst its many infant convolutions, thousands of dormant atoms, into which God has put a mystic possibility for noticing an adult's act, and figuring out its purport.

Up to about its primary school days a child thinks, naturally, only of play. But many a form of play contains disciplinary factor. "You can't do this," or "that puts out out," shows a child that it must think, practically, or fail. Now, if, throughout childhood, a brain has no opposition, it is plain that it will attain a position of "status quo," as with our ordinary animals. Man knows not why a cow, dog, or lion was not born with a brain on a par with ours; why such animals cannot add, subtract, or obtain from books and schooling, that paramount position which Man Holds today.

But a human brain is not in that class. Constantly throbbing and pulsating, it rapidly forms opinions; attaining an ability of its own; a fact which is startlingly shown by an occasional child "prodigy" in music or school work. And as, with our dumb animals, a child's inability convincingly to impart its thoughts to us, should not class it as ignorant.


What has been hidden?

Edit to add, will a Baysian or a Fisherian solve it?

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Freelurker



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2010,21:13   

Don't know what's hidden, but the quote does not contain the letter "e," the most common letter in the English language.

Edited to add: Not having the "e," it also doesn't have the word "the," the most common word in the English language. [I'm now trying to calculate the CSI, to see if that gives me a clue.]

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2010,21:25   

Quote (Freelurker @ Jan. 21 2010,21:13)
Don't know what's hidden, but the quote does not contain the letter "e," the most common letter in the English language.

Well that didn't take long..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsby_(novel)

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
dvunkannon



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2010,21:35   

Quote (Freelurker @ Jan. 21 2010,22:13)
Don't know what's hidden, but the quote does not contain the letter "e," the most common letter in the English language.

To answer RichardTehHuge, a Baysian might, but not a Fisherian!

But adjust his words - What is lost? "Puzzle", "riddle", and "design" must all fail, obviously. Is it a quandry or conundrum?

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I知 referring to evolution, not changes in allele frequencies. - Cornelius Hunter
I知 not an evolutionist, I知 a change in allele frequentist! - Nakashima

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2010,21:37   

Quote (dvunkannon @ Jan. 21 2010,21:35)
Quote (Freelurker @ Jan. 21 2010,22:13)
Don't know what's hidden, but the quote does not contain the letter "e," the most common letter in the English language.

To answer RichardTehHuge, a Baysian might, but not a Fisherian!

But adjust his words - What is lost? "Puzzle" and "design" must both fall, obviously. Is it a quandry or conundrum?

Riddle wrapped in an enigma?

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
dvunkannon



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2010,21:39   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Jan. 21 2010,22:37)
Quote (dvunkannon @ Jan. 21 2010,21:35)
Quote (Freelurker @ Jan. 21 2010,22:13)
Don't know what's hidden, but the quote does not contain the letter "e," the most common letter in the English language.

To answer RichardTehHuge, a Baysian might, but not a Fisherian!

But adjust his words - What is lost? "Puzzle" and "design" must both fall, obviously. Is it a quandry or conundrum?

Riddle wrapped in an enigma?

Not by Gadsby's dictum, Richard!

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I知 referring to evolution, not changes in allele frequencies. - Cornelius Hunter
I知 not an evolutionist, I知 a change in allele frequentist! - Nakashima

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2010,21:44   

Quote (dvunkannon @ Jan. 21 2010,21:39)
Quote (Richardthughes @ Jan. 21 2010,22:37)
Quote (dvunkannon @ Jan. 21 2010,21:35)
 
Quote (Freelurker @ Jan. 21 2010,22:13)
Don't know what's hidden, but the quote does not contain the letter "e," the most common letter in the English language.

To answer RichardTehHuge, a Baysian might, but not a Fisherian!

But adjust his words - What is lost? "Puzzle" and "design" must both fall, obviously. Is it a quandry or conundrum?

Riddle wrapped in an enigma?

Not by Gadsby's dictum, Richard!

phffffft. dictum?, damn near rec..    never mind. You're just afraid to ask the "why" question!!!!111one

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
dvunkannon



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2010,22:16   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Jan. 21 2010,22:44)
Quote (dvunkannon @ Jan. 21 2010,21:39)
 
Quote (Richardthughes @ Jan. 21 2010,22:37)
Quote (dvunkannon @ Jan. 21 2010,21:35)
 
Quote (Freelurker @ Jan. 21 2010,22:13)
Don't know what's hidden, but the quote does not contain the letter "e," the most common letter in the English language.

To answer RichardTehHuge, a Baysian might, but not a Fisherian!

But adjust his words - What is lost? "Puzzle" and "design" must both fall, obviously. Is it a quandry or conundrum?

Riddle wrapped in an enigma?

Not by Gadsby's dictum, Richard!

phffffft. dictum?, damn near rec.. never mind. You're just afraid to ask the "why" question!!!!111one

RICH CAN'T DO THAT GADSBY THING!!1! HAR HAR

darwinist nixplanatory inuit skirt afficianados can't hack tha oh fuck this is too hard -dt

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I知 referring to evolution, not changes in allele frequencies. - Cornelius Hunter
I知 not an evolutionist, I知 a change in allele frequentist! - Nakashima

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2010,22:31   

Can I guy a vowel?

Henry

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 21 2010,22:35   

Oh, I finally unmask your machination, my adroit chum!
This constrains locutions to victorian colloquialisms, reputably?



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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
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