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Sun May 19, 2013, 12:28 PM

 

Greetings from the 18th Century! I am a historian who stumbled via Google on a mangled version

of something that my favorite American founding father wrote on a thread here on Democratic Underground. Mr. Franklin himself must have rolled over in his grave at the twisting of his words, so I am acting as his proxy, awakened suddenly in the 21st Century where technology has advanced greatly but people have changed very little.

Mr. Franklin himself indulged in shameless plagiarism, frequently quoted people without attribution, and made subtle changes to peoples' writings and utterances for the purpose of creating satire.

I was drawn in by the ongoing discussions related to freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and transparency in government.

This seems to be a good source of thoughtful reading material.

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Nimajneb Nilknarf May 2013 OP
bananas May 2013 #1
Ptah May 2013 #2
Nimajneb Nilknarf May 2013 #3
Jasana May 2013 #4
hunter May 2013 #5
Nimajneb Nilknarf May 2013 #6

Response to Nimajneb Nilknarf (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2013, 01:00 PM

1. So you're like a time traveler?

Welcome to DU!

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Response to Nimajneb Nilknarf (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2013, 09:22 PM

2. What ever became of nilknarF nimajneB?

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Response to Ptah (Reply #2)

Sun May 19, 2013, 11:44 PM

3. I've never heard of him.

 

That is an odd spelling, however.

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Response to Nimajneb Nilknarf (Original post)

Wed May 22, 2013, 04:26 AM

4. Hi and Welcome!

I hope you enjoy your time here.

"I was drawn in by the ongoing discussions related to freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and transparency in government."

We sure need more of that!

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Response to Nimajneb Nilknarf (Original post)

Thu May 23, 2013, 09:11 PM

5. Please tell us who invented calculus...

Thanks!

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Response to hunter (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:27 AM

6. Ah, the "beans vs. no beans in chili" of mathematics history questions

 

I'm going to say that both Isaac Newton and Gottfried Liebniz deserve credit for it, although they arrived at the same place by independent paths.

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