1. trixiefromthelurk says

    Well, O Great Oracle, they do have their own television programming.
    /Ok, ok, back to the lurk.

  2. says

    Have you read the comments over there PZ?

    It is short sighted for anyone to talk about “religion” as if they did not have one. There is no neutral zone when it comes to “religion.”

    Following Professor Myers analogy, let’s posit the univere as the bowling emporium of life. Each of us in his own alley with his own team, and there is no other place to be.

    Substitute the word worldview, or maybe a term like “set of basic presuppositions” for the word religion and this should become apparent to even the most acerbic critic of the people in a neighboring alley.

  3. petesh says

    Sadly, yours is not presented as an example for ludic. Happily, it’s a well-chosen thought for the day.

  4. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    Congratulations, PZ, on a nicely turned set of phrases and on wider exposure to the writing and its ideas.

  5. starskeptic says

    “I’m the example given for ludic.”
    No, but you are a nice thought for the day…

  6. zaledalen says

    The comments on your thought for the day are…predictable in that there is always somebody claiming that atheism is a religion, but mostly complimentary. Congratulations on reaching a wider audience than your horde of minions.

  7. Brian E says

    I thought Ludus meant school. Bah, Latin is a tricksy language. You can’t just learn a bit to get by, however did slaves manage?

  8. karpad says

    it does. Broadly speaking if you’re looking for a mnemonic, it’s “the stuff kids do.” Training, school, sport, or play.

  9. magistramarla says

    Well done, magister!
    Oh, and now I don’t feel so bad about outing your birth year on the previous thread, since it was done on the above site.
    karpad – You beat me to it! The Romans seemed to consider that school for the young-uns was fun and games!
    Of course, my students loved to participate in the loonie ludi, or crazy games, when we attended the Junior Classical League contests.
    Also, we Latin teachers used to get around the district rule about never, ever mentioning alcohol on the district e-mail by sending out notices of an Hora Laetitia (happy hour) to our colleagues when we planned to meet up.