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BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!

Amos 08 Jul 01 - 06:21 PM
Bill D 08 Jul 01 - 06:27 PM
GUEST,Ed 08 Jul 01 - 06:28 PM
Bill D 08 Jul 01 - 06:30 PM
JenEllen 08 Jul 01 - 06:31 PM
Lanfranc 08 Jul 01 - 06:32 PM
JenEllen 08 Jul 01 - 06:33 PM
GUEST,Ed 08 Jul 01 - 06:33 PM
Amos 08 Jul 01 - 06:34 PM
8_Pints 08 Jul 01 - 06:39 PM
Amos 08 Jul 01 - 07:21 PM
Seamus Kennedy 09 Jul 01 - 01:06 AM
paddymac 09 Jul 01 - 07:38 PM
Amos 10 Jul 01 - 02:02 AM
Sourdough 10 Jul 01 - 02:15 AM
Seamus Kennedy 10 Jul 01 - 02:58 AM
Amos 11 Jul 01 - 12:29 AM
Seamus Kennedy 11 Jul 01 - 12:38 AM
wysiwyg 11 Jul 01 - 01:16 AM

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Subject: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 06:21 PM

Don' ask me how I know, but I have it on good authority.
No reply necessary.

Regards,

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 06:27 PM

THE Galen? you feeling the need of a doctor, Amos?


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 06:28 PM

Who or what is Galen, please?


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 06:30 PM

ooops...was too fast...this is THE Galen


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: JenEllen
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 06:31 PM

Naw....Galen, Destroyer of Souls and Decimator of Weekends. The weak-kneed panty-waist in charge of the clock... Intellectual vampire and spewer of all things excremental...

(LOL Moose...)
~jenerator


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Lanfranc
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 06:32 PM

Must tell the late Dr Swift.


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: JenEllen
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 06:33 PM

The rational behind leeching.....that's a mouthful right there Moosie!


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 06:33 PM

Thanks Bill,

It all makes sense now...

Ed


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 06:34 PM

Not, not the original Galen, just one of his current eponyms (is that the right word?). Never mind!!! I was just cheering up someone who was POd at him. LOL!!!

A

Actually the original is the eponym, but what is the term for the secondary bearer of the word? Thus: Romulus was the eponym of "Rome". But what do you call what "Rome" is -- the derivative name -- relative to Romulus? p>A


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: 8_Pints
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 06:39 PM

No relation to me, but he seems to have contributed some some useful knowledge to the sum of medical understanding of the day.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing!

Bob van Gaalen


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jul 01 - 07:21 PM

I have no problem with ol' Galen, who in his time pushed medicine forward as far as he could see. in the early 1700's, when Wm Harvey decided to look for himself and documented the circulatory system as a pumping system rather than a tidal one, it caused quite a flap as a good many of London's best refused to change paradigms.

One of them went so far as to intone that he would find it "better to err with Galen than to be right with Harvey"! This line (whtehr apocryphal or not) has come down as symbolic of the very epitome of pigheaded resistiveness, and the all-too-human love of authority as a substitute for clear thought.

None of which has anything to do with the good Dr.'s namesake (aha! The opposite of eponym!) in local time. That's the one who has earned our censure as a cretinous yahoo.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 01:06 AM

Amos, "resistiveness?" "Resistance", perhaps?

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: paddymac
Date: 09 Jul 01 - 07:38 PM

JenEllen - your investment of time, effort and funds in the CSE (Cat'spaw School of Etiquette) has served you well. :>)


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Amos
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 02:02 AM

Seamus --

Indeed. Resistivity? Resistoidalonality? Hell, I'm sorry; but you understood me, I hope!! :>)

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Sourdough
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 02:15 AM

It is enough to put one in foul humour.

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 10 Jul 01 - 02:58 AM

Amos, yes I did. I understood you perfectly. It's just that I've come to expect so much better from you - if not perfection. Oh well, heroes sometimes have feet of clay. (Whatever the hell THAT means.)

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 12:29 AM

Clump, clump clatter, clump, clatter, boink CRAAAAAASHHH!!!

Help me....I've fallen and I can't ascend!!!

LOL!!! TH\Thanks, mate. Made my evening. Anyway, resistance is a single measurement. When you take a given length and known cross-section of a material its value of resistance per (unit of length) is called its resistivity. The word is alsdo defined in the American Heritage as "1. The capacity for or tendency toward resistance.".

Warm regards,

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 12:38 AM

Amos! You da Man! I knew you wouldn't let me down. Your feet have returned to their normal non-clay form, and you are once again in my pantheon of perfection.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: BS: Galen Is a Cretinous Yahoo!!!
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 Jul 01 - 01:16 AM

I wish you'd do something for my bunions, Seamus, they hurt.

~S~


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