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alphathought Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 12:44 PM
So why does Obama need more than ten words in his state of the union speeches?
Milt37 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 2:34 PM
He doesn't, since he'll be lucky if even ten of words make sense.

But the Teleprompter deal he has gives him 18,000 free words per speech. So being the frugal man he is, he has to make sure he uses them all.

While teaching on Aristotle in my ethics class last week, I noted that he was a “teleologist.” A teleologist is simply one who thinks that everything in the world has an essential purpose that makes it the kind of thing that it is. This is what most people held up until the advent of modern science.

An astute student then attempted to tie Aristotle’s analysis into the current debate over the Second Amendment. He observed that those who favor ever more oppressive restrictions on the Second Amendment—the proponents of “gun control”—sound very much like teleologists when it comes to guns. Guns...