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Posts on 10/27/16

Tu and Lei in Italian

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 10/27/16 6:30 pm) To follow up on Luciano Dondero (25 October), in Italy the tu is now predominant and sometimes I do not like this very much. One anecdote on pronoun usage: For many years I sailed with a Chief Engine ...

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"God for Atheists and Scientists": Response to John Heelan

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 10/27/16 12:24 pm) I am very grateful to John Heelan (26 October) for his kind words about me and my book God for Atheists and Scientists, and for his comments which I address individually below. John stat ...

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Death of Gen. Maurice Rose, 1945

(Istvan Simon, USA, 10/27/16 8:39 am) Eugenio Battaglia relates, among other things, the shooting of General Maurice Rose, an act he deemed to be a "normal war-time killing," for which US forces allegedly killed 110 Germans in ...

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Hillary`s Impact: Turkey

(Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 10/27/16 5:37 am) Would it be right to predict from now the outcome of the November 8 presidential vote in the United States? If the outcome will have a serious impact on our everyday life as well as on Turkey's do ...

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Decision `16: A Cheat Sheet, Part II: Cyberwarfare

(A. J. Cave, USA, 10/27/16 4:50 am) Here are some supplementary notes to the US Presidential Elections cheat sheet I sent on October 23rd. They include: 1) an addition on cyber warfare (because I simply forgot in the first round) ...

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Posts on 10/26/16

Second-Person Pronoun Usage: Brazil

(Clyde McMorrow, USA, 10/26/16 5:05 pm) I am not an expert in Brazilian Portuguese (just a confused listener), but "a gente" is always used with the third-person singular verb "a gente vai" and can be used for we or I (t ...

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A Visit to Hungary, 1977

(Nigel Jones, UK, 10/26/16 4:00 pm) I too can add an anecdote on Hungary to those of other WAIS Magyar fans. Back in 1977 when I still had Leftist sympathies (I know, I know...but remember the well-known truism that those under 3 ...

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Geneva Conventions and Collective Punishment

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 10/26/16 12:07 pm) Our esteemed moderator, in his comments on my post of 21 October, wrote, "the 1949 Geneva accords on the Conduct of War strictly prohibit collective punishment." This is correct as of ...

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Tor Guimaraes`s "God for Atheists and Scientists"

(John Heelan, UK, 10/26/16 9:29 am) Congratulations to Tor Guimaraes for collating his familiar arguments for his "God the Universe" theology into a readable and well-argued book. In general I agree with Tor's commen ...

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Pain: Theological and Scientific Explanations

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 10/26/16 6:05 am) I thank Timothy Ashby for his post and exceedingly kind words about me. Thanks as well go to Francisco Wong-Díaz (24 October) for adopting my God for Atheists and Scientists book and ...

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