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Posted by snakepimp on May 05, 2003 at 20:53:39:
In Reply to: The Reverend RESPONDS!!!!!!!!! posted by Serpwidgets on May 05, 2003 at 19:36:28:
First of all, on the matter of discrete vs. discreet: The spelling is accepted, but not for the use you put it to. So on one hand I congratulate you for being aware of a word that I occasionally misused, on the other, well...maybe you should read the definitions too. That's what people who are interested in learning do.
Constituting a separate thing. See Synonyms at distinct.
Consisting of unconnected distinct parts.
Mathematics Defined for a finite or countable set of values; not continuous.
Marked by, exercising, or showing prudence and wise self-restraint in speech and behavior; circumspect.
Free from ostentation or pretension; modest.
The reason that it sounded like I was trying to sound intellectual is because I was in the midst of a personal epiphany. I have a propensity to engage in prolix, that is, polysyllabic garrulity. If big words are threatening to you, then let me assure you that if this forum were less strictly regulated I would have a few 4-letter words that communicated this same sentiment: You are a small-minded devil's advocate with nothing better to do than bash other people's opinions, even when it is clearly stated that they are only that; opinions.
I do however enjoy your willingness to debate, even if your opinions are not really built upon what I have posted.
In all seriousness, I do find this entertaining. I am interested to know what kind of stuff you breed that causes you to rise so strongly to the defense of hybridization. What arguments other than: "I agree, they are different. So what?" do you have in support of your position? Are your opinions based on emotion? I think the answer is obvious.
My "tastes" and "opinions" in this case specifically, are based on evolution, and conservation. I realize that everything anybody says is an opinion, other than "I am aware of my existence." or words to that effect. I have already proposed that we could argue epistemiology all day long, but that is not the point. The point is: look past your selfish desires to see the bigger picture. There you will find the rape of Earth's living resources I so proudly denounce. I admit that my style in the initial post was melodramatic, and perhaps riddled with hyperbole, but it has made us all think a little bit harder about what we feel. I have provided concrete examples of why I believe what I believe, I challenge you to do the same Serpwidgets.