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Month: February 2017
What’s your favorite Bible verse?
Originally Answered: What is your favorite verse of scripture in The Holy Bible and why? For linguistic reasons, Mark 16:4, referring to the stone being rolled away from the tomb: ἦν γὰρ μέγας σφόδρα. For [the stone] was fiercely huge. It’s easy to lose sight in translation of how colloquial Mark is. For stylistic reasons, […]
What are some surprising things about you?
Habib le toubib, you already know about me having three cousins also called Nick Nicholas, and that I translated Hamlet into Klingon, so those things I won’t count as surprising. So what should I count? I can dance. Not just dad dancing as I walk into a cafe, although I certainly do that. I do […]
The Decalogue of Nick #6: Loud as a poor coverup for shyness, and with one’s usual share of psychological baggage
For Lyonel Perabo. I am, I protest, a shy person. I’ve got the Meyer-Briggs to prove it: Nick Nicholas’ answer to What’s your MBTI personality type? A person who is uncomfortable and a wall-hugger in a new crowd. A person who finds it hard to mingle in the proverbial cocktail party. A person who gave […]
Is discrimination the basis of Reason?
As I have admitted elsewhere, I am a dunce when it comes to philosophy. So my answer is going to be relentlessly positivist. If we do not discriminate between entities in the world, we do away with any possibility of predicate logic. And in language, we do away with nouns. If we do not discriminate […]
McKayla Kennedy: I think you drew the wrong Butterfly Man
In response to Nick Nicholas’ answer to Who is a Quoran that you look up to? https://www.quora.com/Who-is-a-Q… McKayla Kennedy: Definitely full of angels: Or butterfly men, I guess, some of us don’t have your drawing skillz. Nick Nicholas: I think we settled as far back as Arius, McKayla, that the Son of Man was more […]
Don Niccolò, mafioso con pistola ad acqua
https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-g… La Gigi: Haha! You make such a cute American gangstah. Me: I did used to have a violin. Which means I did used to have a violin case… La Gigi: It’s a CELLO case! How are you gonna fit a tommy gun in a violin case? Nick: Ah. Wellp, that would explain a lot. […]
What are some examples of stately music?
The Canzonas and Sonatas by Giovanni Gabrieli. No contest: it’s the music of the spheres. Answered 2017-02-20 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/What-are-some-examples-of-stately-music/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]
How important was your hometown in shaping who you are?
My home town until I was 8: not very. Possibly in ways I’m not conscious of, but obviously I can’t speak to those. My hometown from 8 to 12: probably not so much as my home country did. At that age, I suspect one schoolyard was interchangeable with any other, and one promenade with another. […]
What work jargon do you often use in daily life?
Often? I dunno, but I’ve certainly caught myself using use case rather more often than I should outside of work. It’s such a slippery term in IT, it’s very easy to overgeneralise. I get some mileage out of business plan too, mainly as something that institutions all around me don’t seem to have articulated. I […]
Atheists: What will you say to God if he destroys you in hell for not believing he exists?
Answering this is just enabling pettiness, and sowing dissension between myself and my friends who are believers. I’m answering it because I’ve found a passage I’ve been wanting to quote here for a long time. In answering it, I do not mean disrespect to my friends who are believers; and if they might take it, […]