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August 31, 2020 at 2:28 pm in reply to: Laynes Law #61473
I can mostly agree with Layne’s Law, because I’ve heard it too many times. Not the exact law, but the arguments over definitions.
In the example of the dog debate, by “stupid,” do they mean stupid as compared to other dogs, stupid as compared to mammals, or stupid as compared to humans? I think a lot of debates end when one or more participants can’t decide on the exact topic. When I was in high school long ago, someone tried to debate about euthanasia. They were all over the board. I asked if we’re talking all euthanasia or just euthanasia in cases of terminal illnesses? No one could or would answer, so I just walked away back to my seat. I felt like they were arguing more than one issue at once, and no one wanted to rein it in.February 21, 2020 at 11:21 am in reply to: Holistic Nutrition #46310
Isn’t that just… eating?December 24, 2019 at 4:52 pm in reply to: Department of Fanlosophy #43015
Cool. Could I suggest Fanosophy? The word “philosophy” comes from phil(o)- and soph-, or love of wisdom. Cutting it off at the L just doesn’t roll off the tongue very well and seems like a weird place to join words.December 20, 2019 at 11:43 am in reply to: Church Services #42659
I live in an area where people don’t like to do such things. They tend to want things done but not actually do them. So when I plan services and meetups and what-have-yous, they plan to plan to show up. 🙂
Glad yours is going well!November 18, 2019 at 4:08 pm in reply to: The general ins and outs of an AUI honorary Ph.D? #40415
Like others said, as long as you’re not trying to abuse it (by claiming any academic qualifications), you’re fine. You could use the title “Doctor/Dr” because it’s a real honorary degree. It does also depend on where you live. Some countries require you to specify, such as Dr.h.c. or Dr.(h.c.) for honoris causa. You could also put “Hon” before your degree to specify that.
That being said, there are many celebrities and Special People who have received and used honorary titles. Mark Twain received a DLitt from Oxford. Edwin Land, co-founder of Polaroid, was awarded one. Dr Billy Graham, world famous minister, only earned a bachelor’s in anthropology.
They’re usually PhD, EdD, DD, ScD, LittD, LHD, or something specific like musical ones. For instance, a famous musician could be awarded one for contributing to the world of music.
So… is it legal? Yes. Can you use the title Doctor? Depends on your jurisdiction. Is it iffy? It can be, if you try to pass it off as an academic degree. Most I know are aware mine are honorary, and if asked I’ll say yes, it’s honorary. But would you doubt a traditional minister who uses RevDr as a title?
Besides… it’s pretty damn cool to have a reason to be called “Doc” like a lot of my friends have been doing for years. May as well have the proof! 🙂
Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer, although I studied law. Can’t answer much more beyond this.
PhD = doctor of philosphy; not technically for philosophy but from the origin of the word meaning “love of wisdom”. EdD = doctor of education. DD = doctor of divinity. ScD = doctor of science; like a PhD but for science and scientific achievements or also for academic study. LittD = doctor of letters; like a PhD but for humanities or an academic degree. LHD = doctor of humane letters; almost always honorary; for stuff that’s not science, religion, humanities, literature, or government.November 6, 2019 at 9:19 am in reply to: Walter philosophy of a plan #39126
I agree with the simplicity idea.
Here’s an example: You want to pop a balloon with a pushpin. OK, so there’s a chance it’s a cheap pushpin, so you only have to deal with the handle coming off.
Now you decide to improve on that by dabbing a drop of glue. Now you’re risking gluing your fingers. And you’re still risking the handle coming off. Improve it by adding a long handle and tie it to the pushpin. Now you’re risking the string breaking or getting loose, the stick breaking, gluing your fingers, and the handle coming off. Improve it by putting a grip on the new, long handle. Now you’re risking the grip being loose, the string breaking or getting loose, the stick breaking, gluing your fingers, and the handle coming off. On and on.
Any of us who have had to diagnose a wifi connection issue know this too well. There are so many variables it can drive you crazy.October 20, 2019 at 10:59 am in reply to: The Original Prayer #38186
People who study this sort of thing believe the first religions were based on natural occurrences and that the deities were things like wind, thunder, etc.
So I think the first prayer would be something along the lines of “Please don’t kill me.”October 20, 2019 at 10:45 am in reply to: Department of Fanlosophy #38184
Maybe Fanetics? Sounds like fantastic. Since the word “fan” came from “fanatic,” it might be good to reclaim that word and spin it into a new positive way.October 20, 2019 at 10:41 am in reply to: Technology #38182
I like Techosophy the best, really. since -sophy comes from the Greek for wisdom. So we could also discuss the wisdom of using and not using tech.
If so, how do we proceed? Slowly, of course. I haven’t limbered up a lot today.March 21, 2019 at 3:55 pm in reply to: Where is your domicile? Where does your rug tie the room together? #22446
Near Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Earth, Milky Way, Local GroupMarch 18, 2019 at 10:41 pm in reply to: What's Up with all the Ghostwriting Topics #22183
It looks like spam, to be honestFebruary 22, 2019 at 5:07 pm in reply to: Preferred Nomenclature #19447
I called myself a Dudeist priest, but legally in my state I’m a minister. I use the title Reverend if needed. So… I guess I didn’t answer your question… oops! 🙂February 22, 2019 at 5:05 pm in reply to: Skepticism & Reasoning #19445
@iamwhoisnt, thanks for the kind words. I’ve decided to delay my writing for a bit. I had about 3 or 4 Dude- and Dudeist-related books planned. However I’m not 100% sure what constitutes as Dudeist writing. So maybe I’ll get back to them, maybe not.
@tchills Thanks for that. I’ll look into it!