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Nov. 3rd, 2013

Fuuko and Hanae

Salve?

"Salve?"
"Hello?"

Is anyone still reading this?

Just wonderin'.
Eveready Cat

Volunt Deficias

"Volunt Deficias"
"They Want You to Fail"

Yes:

http://interretialia.tumblr.com/post/65804299400/volunt-deficias-quia-esse-soli-nolunt-they-want

Nov. 2nd, 2013

Hotaru Tomoe

Adorabilis!

"Adorabilis!"
"Adorable!"

This dog:

Nov. 1st, 2013

Melissa: Marita Iani

Vivo!

"Vivo!"
"I Live!"

I do! It has been the busiest year of my life!

I took four courses each semester last year, I won UNB's Alumni Medal (it's pictured here), I won their William Stuart Macfarlane Prize (5000 smackers!), I am taking just two courses this semester (Greek and Latin, naturally), Melissa got hired at a job in Edmonton last month, and moving to Edmonton was a pain in the ass (we're still getting settled). And now I am looking forward to applying for the MA at the University of Alberta. We'll see how that works out!

Oct. 14th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Probationes Adeunt

"Probationes Adeunt"
"Tests Are Coming"

Augh, midterms are coming already! My first one (the one for Latin) is next Thursday!

But it's Latin, so it shouldn't be too bad!
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Oct. 11th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Index Excellens!

"Index Excellens!"
"An Excellent List!"

Look look look who's on it:

http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/arts/about/list/index.html

Nice!
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Oct. 7th, 2012

Melissa: Marita Iani

Sex Annos!

"Sex Annos!"
"For Six Years!"

That's how long Melissa and I have been married!

Excellenter!

I hope to be with her for sixty more and even more than that!
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Oct. 1st, 2012

Haruhiismus

Felicem Octobrem!

"Felicem Octobrem!"
"Happy October!"

It's October already!

Wowsers!
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Sep. 30th, 2012

Kitten

Feles Bellulae Sunt!

"Feles Bellulae Sunt!"
"Cats are Cute!"

Mreow!

Sep. 29th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Ubi Est Ioannes?

"Ubi Est Ioannes?"
"Where is Ian?"

Here!

Yeah, I haven't been posting here lately. I have been doing school and Tumblr things lately.

I going full-time over at UNB this time: Greek, Latin, Byzantine Empire, and Rise of the Romans. Let's hope that I can keep up the good work!
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Jul. 18th, 2012

Eveready Cat

Bona Quaestio

"Bona Quaestio"
"Good Question"

Indeed:

http://interretialia.tumblr.com/post/27487350360/quale-collegium-petere-me-oportet-cur-felem
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Jul. 17th, 2012

OTMA

Hodie...

"Hodie..."
"Today..."

It is not the happiest day in the history of OTMA. However:

http://interretialia.tumblr.com/post/27367797782/ne-maereamus

Jul. 16th, 2012

OTMA

OTMA!

"OTMA!"
"OTMA!"

That's right:

http://interretialia.tumblr.com/post/27322922172/viri-reactionum-diligere-otma-modernas-magis

Jul. 15th, 2012

Sizurua Natsuciaque

Fiat!

"Fiat!"
"Okay!"

Yes:

http://interretialia.tumblr.com/post/27253962645/ignoscite-mihi-forgive-me-if-she-murdered-my#notes

Jul. 14th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Bona Pellicula!

"Bona Pellicula!"
"Good Video!"

Yes:

http://interretialia.tumblr.com/post/27179730788/captain-kripke-env0-withlovemegan-oh-my

I want to see that!
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Jul. 13th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Cave!

"Cave!"
"Beware!"

Yes:

http://interretialia.tumblr.com/post/27118753857/dies-veneris-xiii-ego-verax-non-malae-fortunae#notes
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Jul. 12th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Excellens!

"Excellens!"
"Excellent!"

Yes:

http://interretialia.tumblr.com/post/27068014297/euphoniumlatinitasque-i-feel-confident-that
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Jul. 11th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Unum Bonum

"Unum Bonum"
"Good One"

That's right:

Why I won’t be going to PAX any time soon (and why that makes me really, really sad)

Wow, I learned a lot about Penny Arcade and their antics.

Jul. 10th, 2012

Eveready Cat

Ignorantia Platonica

"Ignorantia Platonica"
"Platonic Ignorance"

Good article:

Platonic ignorance

Jul. 9th, 2012

Latin

Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Undecima

"Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Undecima"
"New Latin Derivatives, Part Four Hundred Eleven"

Yeah:

extramen -minis n. "instrument that goes out"
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Jul. 8th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Magnum Dictum a Shaggy!

"Magnum Dictum a Shaggy!"
"Great Shaggy Quotation!"

Yeah:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6qhkjRjvM1rwgdwdo1_1280.jpg

Da mihi libertatem aut da mihi crustum quod est pitta!

Give me liberty or give me pizza pie!

Jul. 7th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Quid cum Ruse Sit?

"Quid cum Ruse Sit?"
"What Is with Ruse?"

Coyne has plenty of good answers to what Ruse says:

Michael Ruse: Heaven and miracles are perfectly consistent with science

I’m not a psychologist, so I won’t suggest the motivations for this, but none of them seem savory to me.  I could talk about “belief in belief,” or early religious belief that, once rejected, still lingers, but who knows?

Yes.

Now Ruse would probably reply that religious claims don’t require scientific evidence—that they are based on faith, revelation, and teachings of the church.  But we have no confidence that those give us any reliable information about “realities” like heaven or an afterlife, if for no other reason than that different faiths give different answers. Many Jews don’t accept an afterlife, many Hindus believe not in a celestial realm of souls but in reincarnation, and Buddhists don’t have a heaven at all.

That's right.

Well, maybe lots of religious people will be relieved to know that Jesus wasn’t a fancy caterer, but I don’t believe it.

I don't either.

Ruse: New Atheists treat Darwinism as a “secular religion”

Where are the data showing that New Atheists have turned people away from evolution?  And the incompatibility between many aspects of science and faith does lead many to a religion-or-science kind of thinking, but nobody, least of all me, teaches that in the classroom.  And remember who started that: the faithful who insisted that evolution was incompatible with their faith.

Yes.

But the stuff about treating Darwinism as a secular religion is offal.  It’s based purely on the fact that many of us see Darwin as a kind of scientific hero. Many physicists hold Einstein in similar regard. Does that make physics a secular religion?  At least we know that Einstein and Darwin existed, unlike the father-figure of conventional faith.  Nor do we see Darwin or Einstein as having supernatural powers or a postmortem ability to personally (as opposed to scientifically) influence the world. Indeed, all of us know that their science was sometimes flawed.  Darwin’s genetics was wonky; Einstein couldn’t accept pure indeterminism. Try finding a religious person who sees any flaws in God.

Exactly.

Ruse could improve his pieces, at least marginally, if he wasn’t always so butthurt.  Really, does he expect us to praise him for such blather?  He needs to learn to keep his wounded ego out of his posts; it only makes him look weak and vindictive.

Absolutely. (Does that make me sound too religious?)
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Jul. 6th, 2012

Bikini Girls!

Officium

"Officium"
"Service"

Yes:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6pj9rCjy21rwgdwdo1_r1_500.jpg

IAINA SOLO
Filia illorum Han Leiaeque est.

JAINA SOLO
She is Han’s and Leia’s daughter.

Jul. 5th, 2012

Latin

Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Decima

"Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Decima"
"New Latin Derivatives, Part Four Hundred Ten"

Yeah:

extratrum -i n. "thing that goes out"
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Jul. 4th, 2012

Yuricon: Just Like Lilies Among Lesbians

Tribadoides!

"Tribadoides!"
"EEKy!"

I love this!

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Jul. 3rd, 2012

My Little Pony

Haec Imago

"Haec Imago"
"This Image"

People like it for some reason:

http://interretialia.tumblr.com/post/26280909343/mystaco-te-quaestionem-i-moustache-you-a

Jul. 2nd, 2012

Haruhiismus

Subtiliter!

"Subtiliter!"
"Exactly!"

Yeah:

Jul. 1st, 2012

Haruhiismus

Felicem Mensem Iulium!

"Felicem Mensem Iulium!"
"Happy July!"

Yes!

It's Chibichibi Month!
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Jun. 30th, 2012

Latin

Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Nona

"Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Nona"
"New Latin Derivatives, Part Four Hundred Nine"

Yeah:

extratrix -icis f. "one who goes out"
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Jun. 29th, 2012

Bikini Girls!

Bellulae!

"Bellulae!"
"Cute!"

Yeah:

!!!Collapse )

Jun. 28th, 2012

Latin

Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Octava

"Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Octava"
"New Latin Derivatives, Part Four Hundred Eight"

Yeah:

extrator -oris m. "one who goes out"
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Jun. 27th, 2012

My Little Pony

Excellens Imago cum Tomoione atque Raritate!

"Excellens Imago cum Tomoione atque Raritate!"
"Excellent Image with Tomoyo and Rarity"

Nice:

!!!Collapse )
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Jun. 26th, 2012

Marie Nicholaevna Romanova

Felicem Natalem, Maria!

"Felicem Natalem, Maria!"
"Happy Birthday, Marie!"

Yes!
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Jun. 25th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Bonum Legendum

"Bonum Legendum"
"Good Read"

Yeah:

Art Can Make a Difference: Responding to the "Just Don't Read It" Defense

Jun. 24th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Hoc Stultum Est

"Hoc Stultum Est"
"This Is Stupid"

Yeah:

How American fundamentalist schools are using Nessie to disprove evolution

Augh.
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Jun. 23rd, 2012

Haruhiismus

Propter Causas

"Propter Causas"
"For Reasons"

That is why I would like this:

http://takamichi-sw.com/

Jun. 22nd, 2012

Haruhiismus

Excellens Pellicula!

"Excellens Pellicula!"
"Excellent Video!"

YAY!

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NIMU!

Jun. 21st, 2012

Haruhiismus

Punctum Bonum!

"Punctum Bonum!"
"A Good Point!"

Yeah:

If You Don’t Believe In Objective Values, Then Don’t Talk To Me About Objective Scientific Truth Either

I recently argued that when any of us act, we must act for reasons. When acting for reasons we must decide that the end we pursue is the best, most worthwhile, goal to pursue and that the action we take in order to achieve that goal is the most suitable one. I should also add that even thinking involves such value choices about ends (what kinds of things we should believe) and means to ends (how we should form our beliefs so we believe the desirable kinds of things). This means that:

(a) we must commit ourselves to certain ends in our thinking activities rather than others, on the basis that we think such ends are better than other possible ends

(b) we must commit ourselves to norms for how to reason in our thinking activities, which we judge are better than other possible norms for reasoning to achieve our ends


Values really are more important than we think.

Jun. 20th, 2012

My Little Pony

Regina Chrysalis: Habitilusus!

"Regina Chrysalis: Habitilusus!"
"Queen Chrysalis: Cosplay!"

Good and creepy at the same time:

!!!Collapse )
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Jun. 19th, 2012

Latin

Vivite et Vivito

"Vivite et Vivito"
"Vivite and Vivito"

I found this:

Innocue vivite: numen adest

The person says:

The phrase "innocue vivite: numen adest" comes from the Ars Amatoria (i.e. the Art of Love) a poem in three books written by the Romen poet Ovid (43 BC - 17 AD). Apparently, the poem was about how to find a guy/girl and how to hold onto him/her (sounds kind of like The Rules huh?).

Anyway, the phrase loosely translate to "live harmlessly: the spirit is at hand." The Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778), the guy who invented the system of binomial nomenclature, had it enscribed on the lintel over the bedroom doorway in his summer home (Hammarby) outside of Uppsala. The quote was actually mistakenly written as "innocue vivito."

It's quoted incorrectly, but it's still meaningful Latin.

Innocue vivite: numen adest -- live harmlessly: the spirit is at hand [said to more than one person]

Innocue vivito: numen adest -- live harmlessly: the spirit is at hand [said with emphasis to one person]

The vivito is the future imperative.
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Jun. 18th, 2012

Hotaru Tomoe

Lepida Perscriptio!

"Lepida Perscriptio!"
"Nice Entry!"

Not bad:

What Has Science Ever Done for Us?

Someone responded to that and the author made comments.

"No it is a methodology designed to create predictive models, nothing more or less. 'Truth' has nothing to do with it."

I don't know what "truth" is, but I do know that what the person said here is a very common line among the historians and philosophers of science.

But who says that truth can't be those predictive models? Who says that truth cannot change? Since when does truth have to be 100% for all time?

If science is not our best way to uncover truth, what is?

"Atheism and theism are not making claims..."

Uh, the entire point of theism is to make claims about the nature of the universe that pertain to the ontology and epistemology of what is referred to as the divine.

Jun. 17th, 2012

The OUT Campaign: Atheists Come Out!

Funus sine Deo!

"Funus sine Deo!"
"A Funeral without God!"

Sounds great to me:

How to Hold a Funeral Without God

Yes!
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Jun. 16th, 2012

Kitten

Mema Interretialia

"Mema Interretialia"
"Internet Memes"

Yes:



FELICEM DIEM CAPITANEI PICARD!

Happy Captain Picard Day!
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Jun. 15th, 2012

Kitten

Mema Interretialia

"Mema Interretialia"
"Internet Memes"

Yeah:



“VITA SIMILIS CAPSAE SOCOLATARUM EST.”
NON TAM DIU DURAT HOMINIBUS QUI PINGUES SUNT

“Life is like a box of chocolates.”
It doesn’t last as long for fat people
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Jun. 14th, 2012

Latin

Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Septima

"Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Septima"
"New Latin Derivatives, Part Four Hundred Seven"

Meow:

extramentum -i n. "instrument for going out"
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Jun. 13th, 2012

Filum Rubrum

Excellens Imago a Gina!

"Excellens Imago a Gina!"
"Excellens Image by Gina!"

Very nice:

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Jun. 12th, 2012

Latin

Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Sexta

"Nova Derivativa Verba Latina, Pars Quadringentesima Sexta"
"New Latin Derivatives, Part Four Hundred Six"

Yeah:

quastralis -e "pertaining to a thing that shakes"
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Jun. 11th, 2012

Latin

Ita Vero, Linguae Latinae Studeo

"Ita Vero, Linguae Latinae Studeo"
"Yeah, I Study Latin"



Will do:

To foster the foundation of a culture that also values those "useful" professions.
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Jun. 10th, 2012

Tatiana Nicholaevna Romanova

Felicem Natalem, Tatiana!

"Felicem Natalem, Tatiana!"
"Happy Birthday, Tatiana!"

Excellent!
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Jun. 9th, 2012

Haruhiismus

Puellae Bellulae e K-On!

"Puellae Bellulae e K-On!"
"The Cute Girls from K-On!"

Not a bad online store:

K-ON ! the Movie Store

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