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1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a natural.

2. A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt. Extol not riches, then, the toil of fools. (Milton) experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. (Franklin)

3. One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person. The fool hath said in his heart, there is no god. (Ps. Xiv. 1)

4. One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments. Can they think me . . . Their fool or jester? (Milton) April fool, Court fool, etc. See April, Court, etc. Fools cap, a cap or hood to which bells were usually attached, formerly worn by professional jesters. Fools errand, an unreasonable, silly, profitless adventure or undertaking. Fools gold, iron or copper pyrites, resembling gold in colour. Fools paradise, a name applied to a limbo (see under Limbo) popularly believed to be the region of vanity and nonsense. Hence, any foolish pleasure or condition of vain self-satistaction.

(Science: botany) fools parsley, an annual umbelliferous plant (aethusa Cynapium) resembling parsley, but nauseous and poisonous. To make a fool of, to render ridiculous; to outwit; to shame. To play the fool, to act the buffoon; to act a foolish part. I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.

Origin: oe. Fol, & adj, f. Fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. Fr. L. Follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. Akin to E. Bellows. Cf. Folly, follicle.

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Re: why does stretching feel good?

... upon us :-) One more thing, I doubt that it has to deal with the circulation, since other activities that increase blood flow, like serving some fools on the the dance floor at the tune of la Macarena, does not lead to that good feeling you get in the morning after a good stretch.... Peace out

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by droog
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: why does stretching feel good?
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Re: Evolution, Fake theory or real one? here we discuss..

... evolution using this kind of argument clearly demonstrates that: - They have no clue what they are talking about. - They are ready to make fools of themselves to disprove something they do not understand - They cannot be taken seriously.

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by canalon
Mon May 31, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution, Fake theory or real one? here we discuss..
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Sugar Allergy

... and the amount of wonderful people who come to me as a way of defending my business model. But you prefer to think those that come to me as fools because you are certainly smarter than they. You guys want to know who I am and what I stand for or do you just want to attack? You have made ...

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by DrDahlman
Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sugar Allergy
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Sugar Allergy

... Three months later he is having formed bowel movements, no diaper and no accidents anymore. I continue to carry on without either of you. You are fools who believe that all "alternative" medicine is the same. It is not and I actually agree with a previous post about how much of "alternative" ...

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by DrDahlman
Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sugar Allergy
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Re: Virus and Energy?

... or with enveloped viruses, fusion of the lipid membranes. These mechanisms use the host cell's energy sources - the virus kind of "fools" the host cell to think it is a useful particle or something, and the cell (again) does the work for the virus. And from there, all the energy ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus and Energy?
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