Since Malthus, the law of population increase has been widely disputed. In his once famous and now notorious Essay on the Principles of Population, which Karl Marx characterised as a "schoolboyish, superficial and pulpiteer piece of declamatory plagiarism from Sir James Stewart, Townsend, Franklin Wallace, etc.", and which "contains not a single original sentence"...This now requires us to further nuance Mark's nuanced view of the Brilliant Schoolboy hypothesis, as well as brilliant, but sometimes error prone the mythical schoolboy is superficial and liable to enthusiasms...
Our starting point should probably be the fact that there is no standard or normal way of doing things. There are different, equally acceptable ways in which individuals perform the same tasks. Ideally, Bible software should offer a high enough degree of customization, so that most people could feel comfortable using it.Now, customisation is doubtless a great thing - for the relatively small proportion of users who invest enough time to benefit. But to say that standard ways of doing things do not exist is not quite right. For software there are a huge number of conventions that have developed - just think of what you expect to find in the |File| menu... Aside from convention there is no reason why Print| should be here rather than in one called e.g. |View|. (Whose very existence is another convention!)
I liked your Narrative Analysis of Jonah so much that I used much of it in my hermeneutics class when I was covering NA.Which, of course, left me 'dead chuffed', since the Jonah material does not get anything like the attention that the Amos commentary receives.
From Paul Di Filippo Ribofunk (A library book I got this morning but have not started, so don't spoil it by telling me too much about what or whom "we collect strings" is the motto!)"Our motto: 'We collect strings'."
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