Friday, August 19, 2005

Intelligent Design: Idiocy or Just Bollocks?

Satire is good.

And perhaps someone might be able to tell me what the name is of the sort of argument where you substitute one of the terms for another, similar term in order to prove a point, if they were very clever indeed.

6 Comments:

At 9:52 pm, Blogger Thaddeus "B." Glands said...

Analogy? Allegory?

 
At 6:59 pm, Blogger Sable X. Veins said...

No, allegory is where a specific indivdual is used to represent a broad concept - standard emblematic ploy - but in the case of allegory, the individual, as such, does not really exist, and is in fact just the concept, nothing more.

Analogy works, but I suspect Withiel is looking for a more specific term.

You tell us, Black. You're the Oxford-boy.

BUT WAIT - or are you?

Results due soon...

 
At 10:07 am, Blogger Withiel said...

I am, acutually. Found out on thursday. /smug
In fact, myself, Saney and Garth are all in, meaning that the Hyrions Do Oxford is now a going concern. Or possibly a glowing concern.

 
At 7:37 pm, Blogger Thaddeus "B." Glands said...

You think you're out and they DRAG YOU BACK IN

 
At 12:12 am, Blogger Sable X. Veins said...

Excellent. I hear Texas Ostinato has managed to pull 4 As and a B out his hat, and is off to Cambridge to study Computer Science.

Some people just don't know how to have fun.

ANYROAD, I may well be able to join y'all for some loosely extended periods of time next year. Thereafter, however, I will be in London, studying at LAMDA or RADA. They'd be damned fools not to take me.

(If they don't take me, I'll be a plumber.)

 
At 12:12 am, Blogger Sable X. Veins said...

(That plumber thing was a joke.)

 

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