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Not smart enough posted 28 February 2006 in Author Q & ANot smart enough by Redclaw, Commoner

I consider myself a very smart person. I go to a top rated university am a double poly-sci history major with a pre law emphasis and almost a 4.0. Yet the philosophical underlying thought is something I ca't get. I enjoy and understand the books;however, I don't fully understand the larger philosophical qestion/issues Bakker brings up. Anyone have any THree Sea's for dummy websites for me to look at. Also Am I alone in my plight? view post


Not smart enough posted 28 February 2006 in Author Q & ANot smart enough by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Have you taken any philosophy classes, Redclaw? It would be worthwhile for it's own sake.

Remember that I wanted the book to be like the real world, which is to say something that never bottoms out meaning-wise. Certainly there's a constellation of themes and problems that I deliberately worked into the story and world, but I lost control of the bugger's 'underlying thought' a long time ago. Which is a good thing. I wanted the book to dwarf any one reading. view post


Not smart enough posted 03 March 2006 in Author Q & ANot smart enough by Inner_visions, Candidate

Things can be pondered too long is what I say. lol Anyway, in Bakker's own words...Achaiman page 268:
" A book was never 'read'. Here, as elsewhere, language betrayed the true nature of the activity. To say a book was read was to make the same mistake as the gambler who crowed about winning as though he'd taken it by force of hand or resolve. To toss the number-sticks was to seize a moment of helplessness, nothing more. To open a book was not only to seize a moment of helplessness, not only to relinquish a jealous handful of heart-beats to the unpredictable mark of another *person's* quill, it was to allow oneself to be written. For what was a book if not a long consecutive surrender to the movements of another's soul?

Achamian could think of no abandonment of self more profound." view post


Not smart enough posted 03 March 2006 in Author Q & ANot smart enough by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Quote: "Redclaw":3j7fo6vo
I consider myself a very smart person. I go to a top rated university am a double poly-sci history major with a pre law emphasis and almost a 4.0. Yet the philosophical underlying thought is something I ca't get. I enjoy and understand the books;however, I don't fully understand the larger philosophical qestion/issues Bakker brings up. Anyone have any THree Sea's for dummy websites for me to look at. Also Am I alone in my plight?[/quote:3j7fo6vo]

Just sit back and enjoy the ride, I think you'll likely be surprised by what you simply absorb from it being presented to you in the books. I don't have much formal education in philosophy, I took a semester of a metaphysics course which definitly helps, but it was a pretty simple and broad overview of alot of concepts. I can't target particular philosophers and particular rational's all the time.

Like I said, sit back and enjoy, and if the books spark you to learn more just go browsing through a philosophy section in a library and look for some intro or primer books, or just browse through whatever looks interesting. I know I definitly need to do the same thing... view post


Not smart enough posted 14 August 2006 in Author Q & ANot smart enough by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

So Guest posted the post before last which was claimed in the next post by Guest interesting...... view post


Not smart enough posted 15 August 2006 in Author Q & ANot smart enough by Entropic_existence, Moderator

The Guest Strikes Back? view post


Not smart enough posted 15 August 2006 in Author Q & ANot smart enough by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Return of the Guest? view post


Not smart enough posted 15 August 2006 in Author Q & ANot smart enough by Deornoth, Candidate

Night of the living Guest? <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: -->
Would anyone believe me if I said those posts were mine? <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> Sometimes my computer logs me in, sometimes it just laughs at me and says I'm a guest... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->
Oh well... view post


Not smart enough posted 15 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Quote: &quot;Deornoth&quot;:2ve777g7
Night of the living Guest? <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: -->
Would anyone believe me if I said those posts were mine? <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> Sometimes my computer logs me in, sometimes it just laughs at me and says I'm a guest... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->
Oh well...[/quote:2ve777g7]

Don't worry it happens. It is probably something to do with how your browser is handling cookies (not the Logos cookies <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> ). I know I use firefox and every once in awhile it deletes my cookies or something and all my auto-login sites revert to as if I hadn't been there before, etc. Quite annoying at times. view post


Not smart enough posted 19 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Xray the Enforcer, Auditor

Quote: &quot;Deornoth&quot;:1thrvbfs
Night of the living Guest? <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: -->
Would anyone believe me if I said those posts were mine? <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> Sometimes my computer logs me in, sometimes it just laughs at me and says I'm a guest... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->
Oh well...[/quote:1thrvbfs]

Sure it was, n00b. <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P -->
actually, though, I figured it was you or Wert -- since I think both of you were at the London signing, yes? view post


Not smart enough posted 21 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Deornoth, Candidate

We were both there <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> Not only is R. Scott Bakker a cool guy to talk to he is also the tallest person in the world... <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: --> view post


Not smart enough posted 21 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Harrol, Moderator

True he is extremely tall especially when you are standing right in front of him and you have to look straight up to see him. He is one of the nicest people I have ever met. view post


Not smart enough posted 22 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Yea he is pretty tall. He only had a few inches on me though so it wasn't that bad when I met him view post


Not smart enough posted 23 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Just how tall are we talking basketball player tall or 6 feet tall. view post


Not smart enough posted 23 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Entropic_existence, Moderator

I'm 6'3&quot;-6'4&quot; and he's got some on me. I think he's around 6'6&quot; if I remember correctly? view post


Not smart enough posted 23 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Harrol, Moderator

I am 5' 8&quot; so Scott towered 10 inches over me. Still I was most impressed by how personable he is. view post


Not smart enough posted 23 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Well that is quite tall Im about 6'1&quot; so 5 inches is a good bit taller than I. view post


Not smart enough posted 23 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Entropic_existence, Moderator

Quote: &quot;Harrol&quot;:3rq320nv
I am 5' 8&quot; so Scott towered 10 inches over me. Still I was most impressed by how personable he is.[/quote:3rq320nv]

Yea he is a very nice guy and easy to talk to. Alot of other authors tend to be a little stand-offish but Scott definitly isn't. view post


Not smart enough posted 23 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

Alot of other authors tend to be a little stand-offish


Indeed view post


Not smart enough posted 24 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Sedulo, Candidate

Well, it is may discourage the possibility of Disgruntled Reader Syndrome at events if one is 6'6&quot;! view post


Not smart enough posted 24 August 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Harrol, Moderator

Agreed! view post


Not smart enough posted 03 September 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Entropic_existence, Moderator

And again, I don't have moderator privledges in this particular section of the forum and apologize for any lingering spam here. view post


Not smart enough posted 03 September 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Krijates Iryssas, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Entropic_existence&quot;:1mdhswta
And again, I don't have moderator privledges in this particular section of the forum and apologize for any lingering spam here.[/quote:1mdhswta]

Cannot you ban the people themselves who write spam repeatedly? view post


Not smart enough posted 03 September 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Warrior-Poet, Moderator

He could ban them but many of them are Guests. Im at the point where I think we should just disallow guests completely. view post


Not smart enough posted 07 September 2006 in Author Q &amp; ANot smart enough by Krijates Iryssas, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Warrior-Poet&quot;:23w8voz1
He could ban them but many of them are Guests. Im at the point where I think we should just disallow guests completely.[/quote:23w8voz1]

Yes, please! view post


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