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    October 17th, 2014, 04:34 AM
    What do you not understand about John's explanation? And what do you mean when you say "...and my answer as well" ?
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    October 16th, 2014, 02:23 PM
    OneCity Trust | Edinburgh's Social Inclusion Charity Any help?
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    October 16th, 2014, 01:35 PM
    geordief replied to a thread glow in Education
    "Moo" would normally be a sound made by a cow. A cigarette might "glow in the dark" is "Night Moo" a name of a night club ? It is not normal...
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    October 16th, 2014, 01:16 PM
    And religious believers have a better understanding of what a god might ,or might not do? (that's a rhetorical question)
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    October 16th, 2014, 12:45 PM
    geordief replied to a thread on the part VS. by in Education
    "on the part of" can have a different meaning to "by" but in this case I don't think there is much difference. Sometimes language is used as...
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    October 16th, 2014, 12:12 PM
    geordief replied to a thread glow in Education
    Is "night Moo " a misprint for "night Moon"? "to glow" is to give out a continuous faint light (glow worms are an example). "the dark" is the...
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    October 15th, 2014, 06:16 AM
    If we could show how a belief in a "deity" came about in the early human (or animal?) population then we might be able to eradicate the belief (...
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    October 14th, 2014, 07:25 PM
    I am not able to answer (or even understand) your question but there was a programme about the moon on the BBC tonight (Do we really need the Moon...
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    October 14th, 2014, 07:10 PM
    I have reported post#8.
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    October 14th, 2014, 07:26 AM
    "100 minus 50" (my favourite) ; "100 less 50" (don't like it myself but I think it is OK) ; "50 from 100"
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    October 13th, 2014, 06:18 PM
    but don't you need equanimity to engage successfully in tumultuous activity ? (not that I would know too much about that at first hand). You...
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    October 13th, 2014, 04:09 PM
    geordief replied to a thread of which in Education
    "which" refers to "dark" (it points back to "dark" ) So one could rewrite the sentence in the following way. A case in point is the so-called...
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    October 13th, 2014, 01:58 PM
    geordief replied to a thread its own disaster in Education
    In this sentence You can replace "ever" with "at any time" and the meaning is practically the same. "Ever" can sometimes be thought of as the...
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    October 13th, 2014, 07:54 AM
    geordief replied to a thread Super-crops in Biology
    Just to satisfy my curiosity ,is this correct then ? (a little off topic perhaps ) Even when these GM (I mean GM crops in general and not what...
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    October 12th, 2014, 05:26 PM
    I wonder how that works. Is it an auction or what ? When they renew the domain do the present owners have to renew it at the same price ? Or do...
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    October 11th, 2014, 06:36 PM
    geordief replied to a thread Super-crops in Biology
    Does that sound like GM ? I thought (one of) the issue (s) with GM was just the opposite -that the crops were more or less infertile. Could not...
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    October 11th, 2014, 12:39 PM
    They are talking about objectivity. Her job is to look at things (the traffic problem) from a distance but because she has had her own car...
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    October 11th, 2014, 04:50 AM
    geordief replied to a thread its own disaster in Education
    "not to mention being highly unlikely to ever happen." is almost the same as " as well as it being...
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    October 10th, 2014, 01:24 PM
    geordief replied to a thread vibrancy in Education
    I don't understand .You say you understand all the separate parts of the sentence but not the overall meaning. Why don't you say what you think it...
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    October 10th, 2014, 11:42 AM
    geordief replied to a thread vibrancy in Education
    You can replace "gets lost " with "becomes missing" . Any help? (You are not imagining anyone "getting lost ..in some environment " ,are you? You...
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    October 10th, 2014, 09:19 AM
    geordief replied to a thread its own disaster in Education
    Perhaps the author means that the world is too small to support its present population if everybody was to attempt to live self sufficiently with...
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    October 10th, 2014, 08:45 AM
    John Galt said that what was really needed was more moderators. So he has got his wish. Also good news about the site being set for renewal. ...
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    October 10th, 2014, 08:33 AM
    geordief replied to a thread vibrancy in Education
    Here is an attempt to paraphrase the sentence: Although they are not very good as regards hygiene (ie not enough toilet facilities) and safety...
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    October 9th, 2014, 08:42 AM
    I understand it was the sinking in harbour of the French navy by the British that convinced the USA that Britain had the balls to follow through and...
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    October 9th, 2014, 08:07 AM
    The "difference" is in the "eye of the observer". There may be a small difference or it may be exactly the same (expressed in a different form of...
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    October 8th, 2014, 03:54 AM
    I am shocked. How could he have sold that? I guess selling it to the Tchecks and the Poles may not have been too hard. Would the Russians...
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    October 8th, 2014, 02:40 AM
    Anyone know the truth behind something I heard on the radio or television in the past week : that Churchill was in favour of "continuing to Moscow"....
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    October 6th, 2014, 04:36 PM
    Didn't that site go down a while back? I used to use it a bit but I thought something had happened to it. As I remember, it more or less just...
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    October 6th, 2014, 12:08 PM
    I got the impression that he (Dwyddyr) thought that Germany was doomed to defeat from the start( something about the British Empire was too strong...
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