"The Origins of the Specious"
Specious - [Middle English,
15th century, from Latin speciosus: beautiful, plausible]
showy; 2. having deceptive attraction or allure; 3. having a false look
of truth or genuineness: sophistic.
Sophistic - from the Sophists [Greek: sophistes,
literaly expert, or wise man; from sophizesthai, to become
wise, deceive; from sophos, clever, wise] the 5th century
BCE ancient Greeek teachers of rhetoric and philosophers of the art of
successful living, known for their adroit, subtle, and allegedly
often specious reasoning. Sophist - a philosopher or thinker; a
captious or fallacious reasoner.
Sophisticate - 1. To alter
deceptively; 2. To deprive of genuineness, naturalness, or simplicity,
to deprive of naivty and make worldly wise: disillusion; 3. to make complicated
or complex, thus to
make highly developed. Sophisticated - 1. worldly wise, knowing;
2. finely experienced and aware;
3. intellectually appealing. To be sophisticated implies refinement,
urbanity, cleverness, and cultivation.
Johnes Ruta :
PSYCHLES OF TIME : The Nagging Question of Cyclic vs. Apocalyptic Time
TIME : Original Thought vs. Original Sin [essay]
Schizophrenia, Archetypes, and Communication
Rita Atkins :
is Only a Likely Story: Being Some Comments on Plato's Timaeus
Natural Science IV Lecture, Shimer College;
Mount Carroll, Illinois; Spring 1969.
by Carl Pfluger :
God vs. the Flying Saucers
"pagan" Appeal for a more "secular" History
(4th century) -- On the Unity of the Church, On the Dress of Virgins,
On the Lapsed, On the Lord's Prayer