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Philosopher

philosopher

1. One who philosophizes; one versed in, or devoted to, philosophy. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the stoics, encountered him. (acts xvii. 18)

2. One who reduces the principles of philosophy to practice in the conduct of life; one who lives according to the rules of practical wisdom; one who meets or regards all vicissitudes with calmness.

3. An alchemist. Philosopher's stone, an imaginary stone which the alchemists formerly sought as instrument of converting the baser metals into gold.

Origin: OE. Philosophre, F. Philosophe, L. Philosophus, Gr.; loving _ wise. Cf. Philosophy.


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... can not directly to change the material world. For this purpose, there is a universal intermediary (medium) - space. Remember the prophecy of the philosopher Plato, via Timaeu's mouth he said: - "So, in my opinion, a short conclusion is next: at the present there is the time, there is the ...

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by Forests
Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:16 pm
 
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... I would advise not to go down his path, unless you wish to be regarded as an embarrassment to the scientific community and as Michael Ruse (philosopher of biology, aged 72 currently at Forida State University) describes as, “pig ignorant”. :)

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by scottie
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:46 pm
 
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... that require evidence to formulate opinions. I try not to have a preconceived bias when examining any matter. That is why I am definitely not a philosopher :) It is my belief in this scientific method, that has led me to accept the evidence that a only a mind can be responsible for the life ...

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by scottie
Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:14 pm
 
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

I don’t think I can stick to 25 words or fewer Yes, we know. Are you a philosopher? They are notorious for being poor communicators. They are also notorious for being scientifically illiterate. You are obviously not scientifically illiterate. Here's my version: ...

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by Gavin
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:49 pm
 
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