14.0228 calling names &c.

From: by way of Willard McCarty (willard@lists.village.Virginia.EDU)
Date: Tue Sep 12 2000 - 08:43:28 CUT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 228.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk> (21)
             Subject: not bending with the remover to remove

       [2] From: "Chris McMahon" <pharmakeus@hotmail.com> (3)
             Subject: Re: 14.0216 sexist naming

       [3] From: mehrin@mindspring.com (10)
             Subject: re: 14.0216 sexist naming

             Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 09:38:11 +0100
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: not bending with the remover to remove

    Dear colleagues:

    Allow me to suggest that if we wish to continue to discuss naming &c,
    including the enumeration of the names of God, and other topics of quite
    wide-ranging interest such as economic systems and their relative merits,
    that we put such fascinating subjects into the context of humanities
    computing or cease discussion of them altogether? Once upon a time, long
    ago (when on Bitnet I was proudly and uniquely MCCARTY@UTOREPAS, like
    Alcuin of York :-), Humanist was just about the only game in the global
    village for folks like us. Now, however, there are many, for which see
    <http://n2h2.com/KOVACS/>. Our focus can be fuzzy, discussions may wander
    off the computational course, but humanities computing should always be the
    ever-fixed mark to our wanderings, like true love in W.S.'s Sonnet 116. Let
    me not to the pre-nuptial chat of true minds erect impediments, but as
    Milton wrote, divorce can be what brings cosmos out of chaos.

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             Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 09:38:50 +0100
             From: "Chris McMahon" <pharmakeus@hotmail.com>
             Subject: Re: 14.0216 sexist naming

    If the universe exists so that Goid can be fully named, and the dying of
    the universe is the becoming of God, then the name of God is obvious: "Four
    degrees above absolute zero".

    :) Chris

             Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 09:39:20 +0100
             From: mehrin@mindspring.com
             Subject: re: 14.0216 sexist naming

    Good for you. Though a male, I firmly agree with you. Have been reading
    writings of Clara
    Zelkin and Rosa Luxemburg. Wish there were some around today. My gods and
    are equally divided. We humans, like all living forms, are rather pathetic
    creatures, stumbling
    along, seeking composite answers for which there is none. Every living form
    seeks to survive.
    None will. Each must make decisions, and use a context we can accept.
    Attempts to
    rationalize fail. mehrin@mindspring.com

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