Hello.

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Beautiful December

Now, when the garden awaits the return of spring
Now, when the silence is deep and blue
Now, when the winter has cast her spell again
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Here, where the snow is as soft as a woolly lamb
Here, where the nightfall is deep and blue,
Here, where the stars are so bright, you reach for them
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Child, may you sleep in gentle peace tonight
Dream of songs that rise on silken wings!
When you wake, enchanted by the snowspun light
Sing the songs that came to you in dreams,
Your beautiful December dreams
Don't forget to check the calendar(s) for session times. Sessions are held on different platforms, so be sure to find out where the session will take place:-

Speaking Practice

LEN English sessions:-
http://www.learnenglish.de/calendar/learnenglishcalendar.html

Listening Practice 24/7

English radio playlists:-
http://www.englishradio.be/musicevents/calendar.html

Leibniz and biscuits

XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭✭✭
Actually biscuits are better than monads:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvXVGaNCUAAJhT7.jpg:large

Comments

  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like this one:

    Dean, to the physics department. "Why do I always have to give you guys so much money, for laboratories and expensive equipment and stuff. Why couldn't you be like the math department - all they need is money for pencils, paper and waste-paper baskets. Or even better, like the philosophy department. All they need are pencils and paper."
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What is Mind? No Matter.
    What is Body? Never Mind.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,504 mod
    Xanthippe said:

    What is Mind? No Matter.

    What is Body? Never Mind.

    Who said that? I like that quote very much.

  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have found it in a section: Philosophical jokes, @mheredge. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,504 mod
    Hahaha. It's good.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,673 mod
    What is monad? Or did I take it too literally? :lol:
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Kindgnice, this is a Leibnizian term:

    " Substance as Monad

    We are now, finally, ready to get a picture of what Leibniz thinks the universe is really like. It is a strange, and strangely compelling, place. Around the end of the Seventeenth Century, Leibniz famously began to use the word "monad" as his name for substance. "Monad" means that which is one, has no parts and is therefore indivisible. These are the fundamental existing things, according to Leibniz. His theory of monads is meant to be a superior alternative to the theory of atoms that was becoming popular in natural philosophy at the time. Leibniz has many reasons for distinguishing monads from atoms. The easiest to understand is perhaps that while atoms are meant to be the smallest unit of extension out of which all larger extended things are built, monads are non-extended (recall that space is an illusion on Leibniz's view)."
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,673 mod
    Thanks for sharing this my friend, @Xanthippe! ;)
Sign In or Register to comment.