World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by hugodrax » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:46 pm

DAN wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:41 pm
hugodrax wrote:
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I still say the greatest Thinker belonged to Rodin.
That was painful.
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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by Ether » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:50 am

hugodrax wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:25 pm
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Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:19 pm
I support the nomination of Chesterton, and would also recommend to consider Hans Urs von Balthasar. Although the name may sound ecotic to you, the guy not only knew how to think, but, unlike me, also knew how to explain his thoughts in beautiful prose.
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hugodrax wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:37 pm
I still say the greatest Thinker belonged to Rodin.
Rodin clearly forgot to sculpt the toilet that would belong to this piece.

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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by Del » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:32 am

Ether wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:50 am
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Ether wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:19 pm
I support the nomination of Chesterton, and would also recommend to consider Hans Urs von Balthasar. Although the name may sound ecotic to you, the guy not only knew how to think, but, unlike me, also knew how to explain his thoughts in beautiful prose.
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hugodrax wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:37 pm
I still say the greatest Thinker belonged to Rodin.
Rodin clearly forgot to sculpt the toilet that would belong to this piece.
That's where Martin Luther did his thinking.
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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by Jester » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:00 am

Del wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:32 am
Ether wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:50 am
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Ether wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:19 pm
I support the nomination of Chesterton, and would also recommend to consider Hans Urs von Balthasar. Although the name may sound ecotic to you, the guy not only knew how to think, but, unlike me, also knew how to explain his thoughts in beautiful prose.
The Threefold Garland changed my life.

For me it was Love Alone!
hugodrax wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:37 pm
I still say the greatest Thinker belonged to Rodin.
Rodin clearly forgot to sculpt the toilet that would belong to this piece.
That's where Martin Luther did his super great thinking.
Great nomination Del! I didn't expect it from you.
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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by tuttle » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:43 am

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Rodin and Luther haven't officially been nominated yet...


But! Nominations end TODAY!

When I check CPS tomorrow I'll note the time stamps. 11:59pm Central. Anyone nominated after that point is outta luck.


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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by hugodrax » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:01 am

The only thing saving this from a Catholic v. Prot popularity contest and feces-throwing exhibition (my money’s on Luther) is Goose.

Goose for peace. Goose for harmony. Goose for the sheer insanity/inanity of it all.
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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by gaining_age » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:06 am

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:01 am
The only thing saving this from a Catholic v. Prot popularity contest and feces-throwing exhibition (my money’s on Luther) is Goose.

Goose for peace. Goose for harmony. Goose for the sheer insanity/inanity of it all.
I fear we may have a bigger battle on our hands-- classic and disruptive. I nominate Leibniz!

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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by Del » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:20 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:01 am
The only thing saving this from a Catholic v. Prot popularity contest and feces-throwing exhibition (my money’s on Luther) is Goose.

Goose for peace. Goose for harmony. Goose for the sheer insanity/inanity of it all.
Thanks be to Goose god!

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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by Sir Moose » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:44 pm

No nods to Dr. Emmett Brown?
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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:04 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:01 am
The only thing saving this from a Catholic v. Prot popularity contest and feces-throwing exhibition (my money’s on Luther) is Goose.

Goose for peace. Goose for harmony. Goose for the sheer insanity/inanity of it all.
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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by tuttle » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:40 am

Nominations are closed.

(WGTS may be delayed as I'll be off for bereavement over the next week...but it'll happen at some point!)
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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by hugodrax » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 am

tuttle wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:40 am
Nominations are closed.

(WGTS may be delayed as I'll be off for bereavement over the next week...but it'll happen at some point!)
No worries. I mean, the chances of this group figuring out the world's greatest thinker is slim. :D :D
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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by tuttle » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:41 am

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:13 am
tuttle wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:40 am
Nominations are closed.

(WGTS may be delayed as I'll be off for bereavement over the next week...but it'll happen at some point!)
No worries. I mean, the chances of this group figuring out the world's greatest thinker is slim. :D :D
Oh, ain't no way we'll figure it out. But it'll be fun to watch :dance:
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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by durangopipe » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:54 am

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:01 am
The only thing saving this from a Catholic v. Prot popularity contest and feces-throwing exhibition (my money’s on Luther) is Goose.

Goose for peace. Goose for harmony. Goose for the sheer insanity/inanity of it all.
You forget Bullwinkle!
Unless he’s a Protestant, but what do moose believe?
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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by hugodrax » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:59 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:54 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:01 am
The only thing saving this from a Catholic v. Prot popularity contest and feces-throwing exhibition (my money’s on Luther) is Goose.

Goose for peace. Goose for harmony. Goose for the sheer insanity/inanity of it all.
You forget Bullwinkle!
Unless he’s a Protestant, but what do moose believe?
They're TLM traditionalists, of course.

Ore-moose.

Problem is, they're very silly.
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Re: World's Greatest Thinker Showdown

Post by Sir Moose » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:37 am

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:59 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:54 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:01 am
The only thing saving this from a Catholic v. Prot popularity contest and feces-throwing exhibition (my money’s on Luther) is Goose.

Goose for peace. Goose for harmony. Goose for the sheer insanity/inanity of it all.
You forget Bullwinkle!
Unless he’s a Protestant, but what do moose believe?
They're TLM traditionalists, of course.

Ore-moose.

Problem is, they're very silly.
Not all of us.
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

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