WHO Poll
Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
8%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
8%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
32%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
26%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
27%
  



easthammer 4:07 Thu Mar 19
Daily Quiz anyone?
If you are stuck at home and bored like me.
How about exercising the old grey cells?

I have for a number of years run quiz nights and couple of times a year. I was due to do one tomorrow which is now cancelled So I have a bank of questions sitting in my computer's hard drive. They are quite eclectic in their nature.

I am thinking I could put up a set of questions for which you write down your answers. After 30mins or so I will put up the answers. DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS. before I post the right answers.

You mark your own answers and post your score.

I will then record the scores and at the end of the "lockdown" we will see who is WHO's brainbox supreme. Obiviously no looking up the answers (you only cheat yourselves)

Word of warning these won't be easy questions as they have been devised for teams of six. Forming teams on here might be too problematic. So I'll try to pick out the easier questions.

Any interest?

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geoffpikey 8:14 Thu Feb 25
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Jean-Paul Sartre goes into a café and says, "I'd like a cup of coffee with sugar, but no cream".
The waitress walks off with his order but soon returns, perplexed. "I'm sorry, Monsieur Sartre, we are all out of cream -- how about a coffee with no milk?"

Apologies.

Far Cough 7:50 Thu Feb 25
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7



Kant called Planck a Cunt, Planck called Kant a Plank

It's what happens when German Physicists meet German Philosophers

geoffpikey 7:45 Thu Feb 25
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9. At least first year of university reading list proved of some use eventually.

Didn't get Jefferson! Stupid Kant.

Syd Puddefoot 7:09 Thu Feb 25
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A strapping one. Not my subject at all, but at least I managed to keep a zero off my card. Just.

Mad Dog 6:51 Thu Feb 25
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4. And that is thanks in part to the tv show "the good place"

charlie paynter 6:29 Thu Feb 25
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5

riosleftsock 6:22 Thu Feb 25
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7

easthammer 6:17 Thu Feb 25
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Thanks for the correction GeoffP

easthammer 6:16 Thu Feb 25
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Answers

1. What is the literal meaning of the word philosophy?
Love of Wisdom
2. Which 17th Century English philosopher pioneered “Social Contract Theory”
Thomas Hobbes
3. David Hume (1711-1776) and Jeremy Bentham (1748-1742) promoted the view that pleasure and happiness have intrinsic value. They are what we all want and are the ultimate goals that all our actions aim toward. Something is good if it promotes happiness, and it is bad if it produces suffering. Our basic duty is to try to do things that add to the amount of happiness and/or reduce the amount of misery in the world. What label was attached to such thinking?
“Utilitarianism “
4. Which 18th Century philosopher born in Konigsberg in East Prussia was opposed to the views of Hume and Bentham? He wrote a “Critique of Pure Reason”
Immanuel Kant
5. Which German philosopher in 1882 first famously claimed “Gott ist Tott” (God is Dead) this was to become the central idea within his writings “The Madman and “The Gay Science”
Friedrich Nietzsche
6. What does the Latin philosophical proposition "cogito, ergo sum" by Rene Descartes mean, when translated into English?
I think therefore I am.
7. Goodwin's law states that if an online discussion goes on long enough, regardless of topic, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to whom?
Adolf Hitler
8. Which early member of the American Philosophical Society first used the phrase "All men are created equal"?
Thomas Jefferson
9. Which branch of philosophy, associated with Jean-Paul Sartre, is primarily concerned with the question of being?
Existentialism
10. Whose 'razor' refers to the philosophical idea that of any given set of explanations for an event occurring, it is most likely that the simplest one is the correct one?
Occam’s razor

Syd Puddefoot 3:33 Thu Feb 25
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I might beat Zico. Just. Might.

Far Cough 3:31 Thu Feb 25
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sockrates, turn it in

charlie paynter 3:30 Thu Feb 25
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I won't lie Rios, I did run through that in my head!

Probably 5.

riosleftsock 2:47 Thu Feb 25
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8, without reference to the raising of the wrist

zico 1:55 Thu Feb 25
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Not a clue so i'll give my score now - zero

geoffpikey 1:53 Thu Feb 25
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7 should be "Godwin's law". Unless it's a new one by Jimi Goodwin of Doves?

Sorry for being a Typo Nazi. :-)

Far Cough 1:33 Thu Feb 25
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Got a few here (I think?) despite filosofy not being a strong subject for me

easthammer 1:21 Thu Feb 25
Re: Daily Quiz anyone?
If you don't know the answers just be philosophical :)


1. What is the literal meaning of the word philosophy?
2. Which 17th Century English philosopher pioneered “Social Contract Theory”
3. David Hume (1711-1776) and Jeremy Bentham (1748-1742) promoted the view that pleasure and happiness have intrinsic value. They are what we all want and are the ultimate goals that all our actions aim toward. Something is good if it promotes happiness, and it is bad if it produces suffering. Our basic duty is to try to do things that add to the amount of happiness and/or reduce the amount of misery in the world. What label was attached to such thinking?
4. Which 18th Century philosopher born in Konigsberg in East Prussia was opposed to the views of Hume and Bentham? He wrote a “Critique of Pure Reason”
5. Which German philosopher in 1882 first famously claimed “Gott ist Tott” (God is Dead) this was to become the central idea within his writings “The Madman and “The Gay Science”
6. What does the Latin philosophical proposition "cogito, ergo sum" by Rene Descartes mean, when translated into English?
7. Goodwin's law states that if an online discussion goes on long enough, regardless of topic, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to whom?
8. Which early member of the American Philosophical Society first used the phrase "All men are created equal"?
9. Which branch of philosophy, associated with Jean-Paul Sartre, is primarily concerned with the question of being?
10. Whose 'razor' refers to the philosophical idea that of any given set of explanations for an event occurring, it is most likely that the simplest one is the correct one?

easthammer 1:14 Thu Feb 25
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Scores in from yesterday

Texas Iron 222
Mad Dog 221
GeoffPikey 209
Syd Puddefoot 205
Turpinator 205
FarCough 183
Wanstead H 178
CharliePaynter 176
Riosleftsock 138
Phantom 134.5
DarloDebs 128
Zico 114
Dicanioslfty 106
Exile 56
ZebtheCat 20
SecondOpinion 17
Madeeasy 16
Kandu 16
Staffs-hammer 5


Today's questions should definitely have you thinking.

Kandu 1:06 Thu Feb 25
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3

Turpinator 12:50 Thu Feb 25
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Seven

Far Cough 11:05 Wed Feb 24
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3

You can still get Green Shield stamps along with your petrol ration books

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