Friday, November 21, 2008

Library Mail



[Seen on Robert Spekkens' door]

15 comments:

Phil Warnell said...

“Primeter Institute of Theology”

LOL
The only thing that would have made it any funnier was if it had also read:

C/O Father John or Sister Bee :-)

sojourner said...

wonder what the book was...

Uncl;e Al said...

http://www.godchecker.com/

"Reflection, surprise, terror... for the future", Ambassador Kosh.

Phil Warnell said...

Hi Bee,

After further thought perhaps they heard about your Sabbatical Program and in this way became confused:-)

Best,

Phil

Per said...

Penalty for private use?

changcho said...

Ouch...

Georg said...

Hello Bee,
have You ever been in the innermost circle?
Did You dare to open the 40th, the forbidden door?
:=)
Yours faithfully (?!)
Georg

Plato said...

Primeter Institute of Theology"

Even Firefox addon reminds me here Primeter is a mistake. It obviously went to the wrong place even with the right address?:)

The natural default for using google to find out what a "Primeter is," it defaulted to Perimeter, and to me its a word used purposely by misspelling.

I still think this is another institution that operates under the premise of Perimeter?

Even with with all the science qualification here it must be a secret desire to engage the mysteries that cannot be readily validated and is entirely spoken as subjective?

The Library:)

Plato said...

Then again I did find this.

Find the primeter of a rectangle L= x/2x-5 and the w= 8/2x-5?:)

Phil Warnell said...

Hi Sojourner,

“wonder what the book was...”

Perhaps it was Leon Lederman’s "The God Particle" which with the LHC is getting a lot of attention these days. It lends one more reason why serious scientist’s and even popular writers should be careful how they express their ideas in relation to the public at large:-)

Best,

Phil

Phil Warnell said...

Hi Plato,

“Even Firefox addon reminds me here Primeter is a mistake. It obviously went to the wrong place even with the right address?:)”

Perhaps your on to something as it would have made more sense if it had read “Premier Institute of Theology”. For in searching with this in mind I came up with this where it was described:

“Vidyajyoti College of Theology (literally, ‘Light of Knowledge’), Delhi, India, is a premier institute of theology run by the Jesuits of South Asia.”

Ii also make one wonder if they also have received material misdirected being intended for “Perimeter Institute” and have a similar envelop hanging on one of their office doors:-)

Best,

Phil

Giotis said...

Hi Bee,

Well in Greek all these words are related more or less.

So for example the correct name would be Perimeter institute for theoretical physics.

Now the word theoretical comes from the word theory. Etymologically, Theory in Greek means basically "I see God" or the divine. Similarly the word theorem. Theology on the other hand in Greek means "I talk about God". Do you see the relation? I talk about God, I see God; they don't differ that much:-)

BR

Phil Warnell said...

Hi Giotis,

“Now the word theoretical comes from the word theory. Etymologically, Theory in Greek means basically "I see God" or the divine. Similarly the word theorem. Theology on the other hand in Greek means "I talk about God". Do you see the relation? I talk about God, I see God; they don't differ that much:-)”

“I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know his thoughts; the rest are details.”

-Albert Einstein

Interesting, and “to know his mind” which would suggest truth or real which in ancient Greek is the word "etym", which in turn leads to Etymologically, for the origin of words as to suggest the source:-)

Best,

Phil

Giotis said...

Hi Phil,

The right word for Einstein's dream then would be "Theognosia", which means knowing God; but i don't know if this word has been transferred in the English language. I don't think so.

BR

Plato said...

Dear Bee and Stefan,

I would like to know if you might give this post some thought?

I would really like people to "rip it apart" if they have a scientific point of view.:) The opinions may help me to decide where I am going next?:)