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Re: I finally tested positive for rona
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2022, 04:21:17 PM »
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I have extra German in my descendants.  My husband is part-German and two of my children (so far) have ended up with German spouses.

Excellent reason for learning German then. I'd assumed you were doing it as a hobby.
I believe Hungarian is quite a challenge.  :)

German is the easiest language I've ever studied.  I have never studied Hungarian, but, since it does not belong to the Indo-European language family, I would expect it to be more challenging than languages that are related to English.
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Re: I finally tested positive for rona
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2022, 04:53:28 PM »
German is the easiest language I've ever studied.

Swedish is easier.

But Farsi is probably the easiest I've studied at all.

Hindi is pretty easy as well.
 

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Re: I finally tested positive for rona
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2022, 05:02:29 PM »
Well, well, well. Looks as though I've really put my foot in it. 
I was joking about the need to destroy you. I was just letting you know that the style he was using was a long time rule from the beginning of the forum and had special meaning.

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Re: I finally tested positive for rona
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2022, 05:16:13 AM »
Next I googled your name. I had always assumed it was German but to my delight I found it was Dutch since it gives me one point of connection. My grandmother's was Van Damme, daughter of a burgemeester.

I'm puzzled that you came to the conclusion that "Kaesekopf" is Dutch.  The Dutch word for cheesehead is "kaaskop".  In German, Kaese (Käse) means cheese and Kopf means head.  In German, Kaesekopf is a derogatory term for Dutch people.  Is that the connection?

Its significance in this case is the same as the English word "Cheesehead".  Wikipedia has an article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheesehead
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Cheesehead is a nickname in the United States for a person from Wisconsin[1] or for a fan of the Green Bay Packers NFL football franchise.
I'm not sure if KK ever said or if I just assumed that he translated it into German as a reference to the time he spent studying in Germany.  cf: https://www.suscipedomine.com/forum/index.php?topic=18686.msg418961#msg418961

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Many thanks for that Jayne. Thanks particularly for the link in red. It made me realise why I feel such a fish out of water on this forum

Let me explain

When I was at Gunnersbury school in the '40s the head decided to separate the two streams into modern and arts. The arts stream would continue as before with general science but the modern stream would drop Latin and general science in favour of Physics and Chemistry as separate subjects. No doubt he was conscious of the  importance of science brought about by the war.

That division was symbolic of the growing split between science and religion, a split that became shockingly obvious to me when years later I went to Farm Street to get advice on something that has cropped up in my research.

This Jesuit Priest said,
"What has science to do with religion?"

In those unforgettable words of Captain Louis Renault,
"I was shocked, shocked ..."
There is only one truth. What is true in science cannot conflict with what is true in religion.

Unfortunately there is an increasingly wide gap between the two.
During my four decades of research I never became aware of a single catholic.

Come to that the only STEM catholic I know of on this Forum is the founder.

The best known place where science and religion strongly interact is the Shroud.

For me there was and is a strong interaction.
Short of an event such as failure of an AGR there is no chance of those James Burke-ian insights being more than personal.

 
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Re: I finally tested positive for rona
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2022, 07:15:01 AM »
That division was symbolic of the growing split between science and religion, a split that became shockingly obvious to me when years later I went to Farm Street to get advice on something that has cropped up in my research.

This Jesuit Priest said,
"What has science to do with religion?"

In those unforgettable words of Captain Louis Renault,
"I was shocked, shocked ..."
There is only one truth. What is true in science cannot conflict with what is true in religion.

Unfortunately there is an increasingly wide gap between the two.
During my four decades of research I never became aware of a single catholic.

Come to that the only STEM catholic I know of on this Forum is the founder.


The best known place where science and religion strongly interact is the Shroud.

For me there was and is a strong interaction.
Short of an event such as failure of an AGR there is no chance of those James Burke-ian insights being more than personal.

My husband is a STEM Catholic.  He did an Engineering Science degree with a nuclear specialization.  Computers were more of a hobby than a school subject, although he became quite skilled.  He combined these areas in his first full-time job, designing software for safety and shutdown systems for nuclear reactors. 

Since I have a theology degree, we are always talking about the relationship between science and religion at our house  Both of us would agree with you that they are not in conflict.  (Neither are my husband and I most of the time.   :) )

Edit to add:  A book my husband likes is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Things_a_Computer_Scientist_Rarely_Talks_About  Donald Knuth is not Catholic, but even a heretic talking insightfully about science and religion is something.
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Re: I finally tested positive for rona
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2022, 01:38:28 PM »
That division was symbolic of the growing split between science and religion, a split that became shockingly obvious to me when years later I went to Farm Street to get advice on something that has cropped up in my research.

This Jesuit Priest said,
"What has science to do with religion?"

In those unforgettable words of Captain Louis Renault,
"I was shocked, shocked ..."
There is only one truth. What is true in science cannot conflict with what is true in religion.

Unfortunately there is an increasingly wide gap between the two.
During my four decades of research I never became aware of a single catholic.

Come to that the only STEM catholic I know of on this Forum is the founder.


The best known place where science and religion strongly interact is the Shroud.

For me there was and is a strong interaction.
Short of an event such as failure of an AGR there is no chance of those James Burke-ian insights being more than personal.

My husband is a STEM Catholic.  He did an Engineering Science degree with a nuclear specialization.  Computers were more of a hobby than a school subject, although he became quite skilled.  He combined these areas in his first full-time job, designing software for safety and shutdown systems for nuclear reactors. 
He would know what an AGR is then. Uniquely British. With a prestressed concrete pressure vessel which like the Titanic cannot possibly fail. Moreover there is only 14 of them so not much chance for feedback, as a chief scientific advisor pointed.

Did your husband work on the CANDU?
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Re: I finally tested positive for rona
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2022, 01:40:13 PM »
Edit to add:  A book my husband likes is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Things_a_Computer_Scientist_Rarely_Talks_About  Donald Knuth is not Catholic, but even a heretic talking insightfully about science and religion is something.

The philosophy and religion talks on IRC with programmers and computer scientists (atheist, pagan, etc) when I was young were far more edifying and cordial than the discussions on this forum.

Maybe it is because we could discuss the topic, rather than be emotional about it.

There was a funny exchange where a new person heard a reference to a "Bible" in chat from me, and he went into an anti-Christian rant, and the atheists told him to stop, because he was making them look bad, and that the reference to the Bible was in fact a reference to a non-religious fictional entertainment matter anyway.
 
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Re: I finally tested positive for rona
« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2022, 01:55:52 PM »
Did your husband work on the CANDU?

That's right.  We toured a nuclear power plant on our honeymoon.  As I recall, it seemed very romantic at the time.

edit:  I asked him about the AGR and got more answer than I could handle.  I was fine when he explained the difference between AGR and Candu, but then he started on other types of reactors.  I got lost when he was saying something about submarines, liquid sodium, and plutonium.
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Re: I finally tested positive for rona
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2022, 02:05:50 PM »
Did your husband work on the CANDU?

That's right.  We toured a nuclear power plant on our honeymoon.  As I recall, it seemed very romantic at the time.

I bet people aren't allowed to book honeymoons in nuclear power plants anymore.

Does your husband have a candu attitude?
 
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Re: I finally tested positive for rona
« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2022, 02:15:21 PM »
I bet people aren't allowed to book honeymoons in nuclear power plants anymore.

Not that one, at least.  It's been shut down and is being decommissioned.  It was only an experimental nuclear reactor anyhow.

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« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2022, 02:22:20 PM »
Not that one, at least.  It's been shut down and is being decommissioned.  It was only an experimental nuclear reactor anyhow.

Very experimental it seems.

New ones probably don't have the honeymoon facilities at least. None of the American ones do, but one does have a library.

 
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