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Some random sentiments[edit]

  • A "man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest"

Paul Simon, The Boxer, 1969

  • "what we see depends on who's observing," [W H Auden, Letter to Lord Byron, 1936]
  • "Strings in the earth and air
Make music sweet;
Strings by the river where
The willows meet."

James Joyce, poem, 1907

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead men naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

Dylan Thomas, And death shall have no dominion, c.1950

Hold hard these ancient minutes in the cuckoo's month

(Dylan Thomas, 1935)

The oak is felled in the acorn
And the hawk in the egg kills the wren.

(Dylan Thomas, 1941)

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship's smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can't hear what you're saying.

Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb, 1979

Housman was perfectly right,
Our world rapidly worsens:
Nothing now is so horrid
Or silly it can’t occur

(W H Auden, Collected Poems, Edited by Edward Mendelson, London: Faber, 1994, p.865]

The country is holy: O bide in that country kind,
Know the green good,
Under the prayer wheeling moon in the rosy wood
Be shielded by chant and flower...

(Dylan Thomas, In Country Sleep)

"...for every individual, like ourselves, who does not believe in God or immortality, the moral law of nature must immediately be changed into the exact contrary of the former religious law, and that egoism, even to crime, must become not only lawful but even recognised as the inevitable, the most rational, even honourable outcome of his position." (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov, Chapter 11)

Alchemy TF[edit]

Hey, if you're interested, I'm trying to pull together a list of contributors who are interested in Alchemy for a Task Force. Nothing formal yet, just sending out feelers to other editors who are into the topic. If you're interested, let me know on my talk page. --Trippz (talk) 12:08, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

late thanks for page that you wrote[edit]

I just read that your page User:Peter morrell/List of common homeopathic remedies was the basis for List_of_homeopathic_preparations, I didn't know. A bit late, but I thank you for it. It's a quite useful page and I have already added two remedies there. --Enric Naval (talk) 00:31, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Ingestre with Tixall[edit]

A bit of Googling around suggests that the civil parishes of Ingestre and Tixall were merged in 1979 into a single civil parish of "Ingestre with Tixall". See, for example, [1]. I've updated both articles appropriately. I believe you know more about this area that I do; can you just check my edits for sanity? -- The Anome (talk) 07:57, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Moral universe[edit]

I hadn't noticed moral universe was so new, (well done!) and I wanted to mention, I hadn't meant to give you a hard time about run-on sentences (I write exactly the same). Anyway, of course a new article will touch on many questions it can't yet examine, so please consider the [improper systhesis?] inlines to be questions/suggestions and remove as you see fit. Thanks—Machine Elf 1735 23:53, 18 September 2011 (UTC)


Thank you. I should have added citations on my own. Still-24-45-42-125 (talk) 18:53, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

User Boxes[edit]

Hello editor, you can refer to Wikipedia:Userboxes for information on userboxes. You can also refer to CSE and Sonepur (I have created these userboxes), for getting some information on how to create, manipulate and control the data in a userbox. You need to learn some basic (very basic) HTML to work in wikipedia, I think. If you think I am helpful, you can always ask me for help. I am there to help you out.

You can reach me through many ways, which are provided in my userpage.

Regards, Radhamadhab Sarangi (Talk2Me|Contribs)

Your revert[edit]

You commented "doctrine is way more POV than 'theory and method'", yet the word is direct from the title of Devrient's translation, readable at OL 6983421M. In contrast, your calling it a "theory" implies that there is scientific evidence supporting the ideas, which is simply not the case. Homeopathy at the time had some traces of plausibility, but that was long ago. LeadSongDog come howl! 18:26, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

So you think The homœopathic medical doctrine as Devrient called it is POV, but "theory" is not? That simply isn't a supportable position, but go ahead and try.LeadSongDog come howl! 18:41, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
While I don't have access at the moment to every translation, Devrient's certainly was not the only one to use the term. The French version of the 4th and 5th editions by Antoine-Jacques Louis Jourdan was Exposition de la Doctrine Medicale Homoeopathique, &c." OCLC 23407740, (5th French ed, 1873). Jourdan's 1873 foreword reads "L'Organon de l'art de guerir est le livre classique de l'homoeopathie, le seul qui contienne une exposition complete de la novelle doctrine."
It also appears in the fourth American edition.
Other works such as this Bigel translation under the title Des maladies chroniques: de leur nature spéciale et de leur traitement homoeopathique use the term just as proudly, appearing several times in the front matter, and in the translation of Hahnemann's preface.
Indeed, in an 1878 speech to the Illinois State Homoeopathic Medical Society, Dr. E. M. Hale went so far as to refer to "the great doctrine of homoeopathy". The term was not just used, but actively brandished by homoeopathic advocates, as a form of endorsement.

LeadSongDog come howl! 20:41, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for working this through. I find I use a mix of search engines. Open Library is a friendlier way to use the Internet Archive, but neither covers everything in the other. WorldCat spans most of what is in western libraries, though because it doesn't have every library, for very rare works it might miss them. Because it is a federated system, it has the best and the worst of individual libraries' catalogues. HathiTrust is very good for the quality of its catalogue data though often won't make full text available despite having it. Google, Google books, and Google scholar all have their utility. Once an edition is identified, finding it usually is pretty easy. wp:RX is useful if you run up against a wall. I'll see if I can find those 4. LeadSongDog come howl! 13:48, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
So far I've found
  • de Brunnow 1824 seems not to be online that I can find, but presumably is based on an earlier source version than is his 1832 translation.
  • de Brunnow 1832 318 aphorisms
  • Jourdan 1832 CCXCII aphorisms, his 1e edition, translation of the 4th
  • Jourdan 1834 294 aphorisms, his 2e edition
  • Jourdan 1837 294 aphorisms, his 2e edition, (with a translation of the 5th pharmacopia)
  • Jourdan 1845 294 aphorisms, his 3e edition, (with commentaries by L. Simon)
  • Jourdan 1873 294 aphorisms, his 5e edition, (with an added biography, etc)
  • this more recent work appears to be an analysis of the changes to the Organon over time, which might be helpful to you.
Good hunting, LeadSongDog come howl! 18:59, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Methodological Naturalism Article[edit]

I and a few other contributors to the Philosophical Naturalism article believe that methodological naturalism is worthy of its own page. I've therefore started a draft you are free to edit before I submit after of few weeks. Cheers. Philocentric (talk) 10:01, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

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