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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby datdo » Sun 11.05.2006 12:27 pm

those were just examples of what he teaches us. He also teaches that some of the major Renaissance artist were gay and sometimes did male nudes for no true reason and that the Anglican Church doesn't really know whether it wants to be Catholic or Protestant...I should stop talking about this or someone might be offended...

@mike cash: It makes sense though and its true for a lot of European cities. For example, Paris, France has a spoke(bicycle wheel) city plan to it. This is so that a cannon can be placed in the middle and can shoot in every direction This is very helpful if the French people decide revolt. Some cities also have a grid appearance because the government wants straight streets. Its easier to shoot your citizens down on a straight narrow street rather than one the winds up and around.

Just food for thought...
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby Kagemaru » Sun 11.05.2006 12:52 pm

Do you all salute him when he comes into class?

Next he'll be asking you to join his socialist workers party....
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby datdo » Sun 11.05.2006 1:25 pm

I think he did that with his ap economics class...
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby AJBryant » Sun 11.05.2006 2:00 pm

those were just examples of what he teaches us.


You know, you *really* ought to go to the principal (and the school board) with this. That man is insane, and should NOT be teaching.


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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby datdo » Sun 11.05.2006 2:16 pm

no hes not that bad....like right now I'm working on a 1000 word essay on why the Catholic Reformation should be called the Catholic Counter-Reformation. He's not all crazy. He's just eccentric. Thats all.
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby clay » Sun 11.05.2006 2:55 pm

@mike cash: It makes sense though and its true for a lot of European cities. For example, Paris, France has a spoke(bicycle wheel) city plan to it. This is so that a cannon can be placed in the middle and can shoot in every direction This is very helpful if the French people decide revolt. Some cities also have a grid appearance because the government wants straight streets. Its easier to shoot your citizens down on a straight narrow street rather than one the winds up and around.


huh? If this is representative of what he teaches, I am with Tony on this one.

Although if his conspiracy theory is correct, I am pretty secure. The streets in our town are all screwed up. You can tell your teacher I really feel safe after hearing about this. Thank you.

All kidding aside, you deserve a good education. Take notes and go to the principal.
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby richvh » Sun 11.05.2006 3:09 pm

Well, I've read that Paris was redesigned in a radial pattern to facilitate defense of the government following the French Revolution, but I've never heard that the grid pattern of planned cities had anything to do with that purpose.
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby datdo » Sun 11.05.2006 5:57 pm

aw don't worry hes not crazy or anything he just says provacitive<sp> things to make us think. He wants us to question his authority so he can knock us down a few pegs...jk he likes to force his classes to think question whatever he says. Anyway I am getting a good education. My parents are paying 25k a year for it....
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 11.05.2006 6:06 pm

Sounds like there's too much swallowing and not enough thinking going on, though.
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby paul_b » Sun 11.05.2006 6:09 pm

datdo wrote:
Anyway I am getting a good education. My parents are paying 25k a year for it....

If that was in an essay of yours I was marking you'd lose points for it.
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby chikara » Sun 11.05.2006 6:15 pm

datdo wrote:....... governments plan cities so they can kill citizens easily......

Talk about stating the bleeding obvious. Every one knows that it is the aim of every democratically elected government to kill off as many taxpayers as possible.

... mathematicians are wasting their time because maths isn't real.............

That's correct and all of the so called "laws" of physics which are described using mathematical equations are pure fantasy.

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datdo wrote:..... Anyway I am getting a good education. My parents are paying 25k a year for it....

So the quality of an education is determined by how much it costs?
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby richvh » Sun 11.05.2006 6:30 pm

chikara wrote:
datdo wrote:....... governments plan cities so they can kill citizens easily......

Talk about stating the bleeding obvious. Every one knows that it is the aim of every democratically elected government to kill off as many taxpayers as possible.

It wasn't exactly a democratically elected government that commissioned the redesign of Paris. I don't know if it was under the Directorate, the Consulate or the First Empire or something else, but I don't think even the First Republic was particularly democratic, and the decision was doubtless fueled by recent memories.
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby datdo » Sun 11.05.2006 6:35 pm

chikara wrote:
So the quality of an education is determined by how much it costs?


Exactly.
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby chikara » Sun 11.05.2006 6:40 pm

richvh wrote:.......... It wasn't exactly a democratically elected government that commissioned the redesign of Paris....

I wasn't referring to Paris per se. The OP said "governments" not "the French government".

The city I live in was actually laid out by a army surveyor who undertook the task for a private company. There was no direct government input. The city was laid out in order to be functional and to attract settlers to the new colony not to make it easier to kill these people once they had arrived.
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RE: Wikipedia...is it reliable?

Postby tanuki » Sun 11.05.2006 7:05 pm

Maybe what we should be answering is:

Is Wikipedia more reliable than my teacher?

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What struck me the most was:

mathematicians are wasting their time because math isn't real


I would expect a history teacher to recognize how big a role mathematics played in the development of the civilization.

What is he going to say next, linguists are wasting their time?
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