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What do you think the art of speaking is comprised of? How would a person have to present themselves for you to consider them an eloquent, masterful orator and why?Diāna
By the art of speaking, I assume you're referring to rhetoric, which is itself an ancient art with history in virtually every culture.
Within the Western school of thought, rhetoric is comprised of three key components: logos, ethos, and pathos.
Logos, or logic, establishes the reasoning behind your argument. Inductive reasoning, or the ability to draw a specific case from a generalization, and deductive reasoning, or the ability to draw from a generalization to a specific case, are its two corner stones.
Ethos is the reliability and credibility of the given speaker and as such, is critical to establishing trust with your audience. Any argument will be based on precedent and using quality sources to justify your position is key.
Pathos is the emotional appeal that a quality speaker possesses. Emotional appeals carry a human element to better support the claim at hand and can help turn an argument into an effective narrative, one that an audience can more easily grasp and relate to.
Who owns your genes? Why do some people have to patent genes? Is it scientific progress or an ethical minefield?
Ideally, I would, despite the conventional wisdom that tells me otherwise. That mother nature is subject to any corporate agenda is beyond me, but many genetic engineers consider genetically modified organisms an invention and, by extension, deserving of copyright.
In mafioso terms, many would say the dilemma is "just business." I would tend to reluctantly agree, such as things are now.
Describe a perfect night out!
Dancing with the devil in the pale moonlight.
Do we say "I hope everything is okay at your end." or "I hope everything is okay on your end." or "I hope everything is okay in your end."?
That would depend on whether or not their rear end is indeed okay.
Where one can find the truth?
You can't handle the truth.
What constitutes online etiquette, in your opinion? Is online etiquette important for you?Diāna
In the words of Albert Schweitzer, "respect for life."
Do you like dancing the Hokey Pokey even though it isn't what it's all about? :DWitty Rabbit
Eat, drink, and be hokey. For tomorrow, we pokey.
What was the last news article you read that genuinely educated you about something?Witty Rabbit
"Records, Descendants Help Weave Stories Of George Washington's Slaves" (via NPR)
Who are you in a parallel universe?
I am an exact replica of myself, save or having a handle bar mustache and a monocle.
Do-over day! Tell us about three things you would do differently!
•Wake up a half hour earlier
•Make myself a taco
•Update my calendar
What doesn’t the World know about the country you live in?
There is no country for old men.
What was the last thing you got for free?
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a journalism seminar.
Are you living your dream?
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." –T. E. Lawrence
In keeping with the question of the day, do you often dream? What's your take on the meaning and value of dreams?MonkeyMagicEden
Assuming that I get adequate REM sleep, I nearly always dream. Most of the time it happens to do with something that happened during my day or a distorted retelling of events from the distant past. I am something of a lucid dreamer, being able to tell myself that this is indeed a dream – something that no doubt comes from being a gamer. I have yet to choose anything that happens in my dreams, though. That would be refreshing.
Dreams, in a broader sense, are just a means of self-projection –on our loved ones, our coworkers, our peers, our family, and even celebrities. Given that they're the sum of our own experiences, wants, and desires, there is little chance in my mind that aliens or deities communicate with us through them.
Only our own ideas of reality shape the architecture of our dreams, one that falls apart only upon our awakening. This is likely why I felt entirely comfortable asking Darth Maul to sing to me one more time.
What sorts of interesting things would a spam bot discover about you if it did manage to hack you? Do you think a spam bot could ever be intelligent enough to recognize unusual information in an account and do something with it?Witty Rabbit
I, like most millennial with internet access, am familiar with 21st century (adult) pornography. I am sure that they also know what to do with a debit card. Both are worse case scenarios that I doubt will happen. Under the assumption that they used my publicly given information to hack me, I'm not sure what my Instagram selfies and origami pictures would mean to them.
When was the last time you spent an entire day without your phone? What did you do?
I was likely an adolescent playing video games and reading physical books. Golly, those were the days.
"thank you for being exist." does this sound wrong? is it wrong grammar? or
It sounds like a spam bot trying to hack me rather incompetently.
if you're in a relationship, is it wrong to be talking to anyone? just like friendly talking?
I find the idea of a relationship in which even outside communication was restricted just a tad alarming, to say the least. It's never "wrong" to be talking, much less in a friendly way. I'd like to think that free speech is among the chief rights anyone can exercise in a relationship. Anything less than that should be grounds for a break-up, if not a restraining order. If anyone can imply that "friendly talking" leads to infidelity by extension, you should seriously consider the merit of your said relationship.