parse v. 1 resolve (a sentence) into its component parts and describe their syntactic roles 2 Computing analyse (text) into logical syntactic components -Origin C16: perh. from ME pars 'parts of speech', from Fr. pars 'parts' syntax n.1 the combination of words and phrases to create well formed sentences > a set of rules for or an analysis of this 2 the structure of statements in a … Continue reading Part & Parser/Parcel
The World's Worst Disasters. Season 1; Episode 4-Alpine Avalanches. Lazy Saturday of indulging in 'this type of show", when this episode's discussion included an explication of the types of avalanches, gave me the "hey, I never noticed that" experience and also triggered a memory. I'm a native, English speaker who grew up exclusively in the … Continue reading Look up avalanche?
Psychologists deal with the slippery subject of mental states. Now, your general practitioner, who you see for your annual physical check up, can flirt with the treatment of mental states. She or he may prescribe you something for low-level anxiety or sleep but they generally only provide medication or a referral. That is the standard … Continue reading Catch a Cold/Be Depressed: The Cartesian Bias in our Illness Model-separating mental health from physical health
The radical cultural relativism popular in contemporary anthropological thought presupposes that cultures are incommensurable* with one another. On one level, this is true, on a higher level, it is a truism–they are still both ‘cultures.’ Cultures, as considered here, is a fundamental psychological mechanism that is included in the homo sapiens adaptive package. This … Continue reading Mediating Anthropology’s Feuding Factions
The word 'paragon' entered the cultural consciousness in the 16th Century. par·a·gon ˈperəˌɡän/ noun noun: paragon; plural noun: paragons a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality. "it would have taken a paragon of virtue not to feel viciously jealous" a person or thing viewed as a model of excellence. … Continue reading Religion & Science- Can’t Parse This?
I spend a lot of time worrying about whether or not I am right when me submits a proposition and ascribes it to be truthful; and, I then spend a lot of time worrying about whether it is important or even relevant to worry at all about a proposition being true or not. I … Continue reading Uncertainty & Doubt
How familiar are you with nostalpogy? Not at all? Yeah, me neither. it does not exist (at least to my knowledge as of 10 FEB 2017). So, whatever it is that nosalpogy represents, it is something of which I cannot conceptualize. Moreover, I'm incapable of conceptualizing it. If no person can elucidate what nosalpogy is , if no one … Continue reading Complete & Consistent
Being a member of society requires behaving in specific ways and performing specific actions. By doing so, you and I reaffirm not only, that our society actually exists, but also, that you and I (the individual entities) belong to this society. As members of society, we also do certain things that exclude other individuals. Now, … Continue reading Being in society
≬ Academia could stand to reconsider their current terminology or at the least review and reexamine the terms in usage. Each sub-discipline has its own lexicon of jargon. The technical terms of each sub-discipline are used to reference ethereal, only vaguely defined “things” whose empirical reality is sometimes questionable. Just because we cannot … Continue reading Embedded Levels of Discourse