[R-SIG-Mac] learning R

Patrick Bolger pbolger at ualberta.ca
Tue Dec 21 06:26:08 CET 2010

Beautiful! Thanks for that! I'm gonna post that on my office door.

Poor T-Rex ;)


On 2010-12-13, at 12:04 PM, Ben Bolker wrote:

> On 10-12-13 01:49 PM, Rolf Turner wrote:
>> The phrase ``to beg the question'' means to indulge in circular reasoning;
>> to assume what is to be proven.  Unfortunately that meaning is becoming lost
>> in the wilderness of ignorance that surrounds us, and the phrase is almost
>> universally used to mean ``to raise the question'' or ``to evince the necessity
>> of an answer to the question''.  The language thus loses subtlety and nuance,
>> and Newspeak takes over and limits our ability to express our thoughts.  And
>> that is doubleplus ungood! :-)
> <http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=693>
> <http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=1841>
>  cheers
>    Ben
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Patrick Bolger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics
University of Alberta

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