Really? And the last entry winds up with the word "english" used as a verb. Wild.acaulescent, a.Bot.Apparently stemless, having a very short stem, or having the stem concealed in the ground.--------------acauline, a.Bot.= ACAULESCENT.------------acaulose, a.Bot.= ACAULESCENT.------------acaulous, a.Bot.= ACAULESCENT.¶Of the three preceding attempts to english Linnæus's acaulis, Jussieu's acaule, this is most in accordance with Eng. analogies.
Day: April 13, 2007
Fact v. Truth
"One notes that in everyday speech the word 'fact' has taken the place of 'truth'; 'it is a fact' is now the formula for a categorical assertion. Where fact is made the criterion, knowledge has been rendered unattainable. And the public is being taught systematically to make this fatal confusion of factual particulars with wisdom. … Continue reading Fact v. Truth
Stupid, stupid name.
Just finished reading Freakonomics, which is the dumbest name for a book possible while still retaining some connection to the material in the book. That aside, the book is not at all what I expected it to be. There really wasn't much to it in terms of hard data and there was lots of sensationalist … Continue reading Stupid, stupid name.