Print Story I'm so tall, can't get over me.
By gzt (Sun Mar 12, 2006 at 05:44:48 PM EST) atlanta, gzt, friggin' intense, dream woman, roommating infidel, steak knives (all tags)
I just ran into one of my favorite people on earth. OMG! I had to resist very strongly the urge to ask her to marry me. I must be made of steel, for I just threw out the love of my dreams.

Now I'm writing a short paper on Hume. I have to decide whether to write about his attack on miracles or his attack on reasoning about cause and effect. I want to attack his attack on miracles, but I don't know if I've got the power, and I'm very sympathetic to his attack on causality. So, either way, it could be a weak paper. Either a bad disagreement or, "Yeah, I think he's got it about right." The paper's supposed to be short, but not that short.

I might go further than Hume. That might do it.

I made a mistake. One of my least favorite people in the world is at my place with the roommating infidel and, as I was on my way to the shop downstairs, was talking to a neighbor who also shares a distaste for the man's presence about how it was quite dreadful to have to work in the same room as them, then when I turned around to catch the elevator, roommating infidel's girl was walking up behind me to also go to the shop. Oh snap! Did she hear? Will she talk about steak knives with him?

The shop was out of Cherry Coke and Coke and any other decent cheap source of sugared caffeine, so I deigned to accept Pepsi. I shouldn't really drink pop, but I'm writing a paper, deal.

My parents bought me a flight from Chicago to Omaha: I'm being routed through ATLANTA. lol what? But it's cheap and it's only happening in one direction, the other way is direct. And, hey, it's horribly cheap and I wasn't planning anything for Good Friday, anyway. I don't even get a decent layover, it's like 1.5 hours: just enough time to get horribly uncomfortable sitting around.

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An 'I agree' paper isn't necessarily short by lm (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Mar 12, 2006 at 06:19:13 PM EST
If you can think of one or two good objections that someone might make that Hume didn't deal with and handle them from a Humean perspective, that might make a good paper.

Or better yet, use Hume's attack on causality to defeat his argument concerning miracles.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
oh, indeed. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Mar 12, 2006 at 06:39:19 PM EST
my last couple papers have essentially agreed, too, and they were fine. but this one wouldn't be such. well, it might.

attacking the miracles on the grounds of his causality thing isn't very fun, i thought of it, but didn't really like it.

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atlanta by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun Mar 12, 2006 at 07:38:18 PM EST
We used to joke that it didn't matter if you went to Heaven or Hell when you died, you'd have to change planes in Atlanta.

And are you sure you've "thrown away" anythign.  Is the person in question leaving for Outer Mongolia tomorrow?

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

I throw nothing away. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Mar 12, 2006 at 08:37:05 PM EST
It's just a song I've heard a lot of recently. It's damn catchy, but doesn't have a thing to do with me. She's not the 'love of my dreams', I did not 'throw her out', she's just extraordinarily hip and was going somewhere other than where I was. I don't know about outer mongolia, but she is considering visiting a convent for a year, and God only knows what that could turn into.

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