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Dr. Maverick / December 30, 2011
Send Minister of Higher Education to restart his own education from the ele-menta(l)ry school.
SR - UK / December 30, 2011
the pathetic status of higher education in SL is evident beyond doubts. Carlo Fonseka and Dayan J says there is more than enough academic freedom in the island. They surely have a different meaning to ‘academic’
udaya / December 30, 2011
The Suicide of Socrates, 399 BC
On a day in 399 BC the philosopher Socrates stood before a jury of 500 of his fellow Athenians accused of “refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state” and of “corrupting the youth.” If found guilty; his penalty could be death. The trial took place in the heart of the city, the jurors seated on wooden benches surrounded by a crowd of spectators. Socrates’ accusers (three Athenian citizens) were allotted three hours to present their case, after which, the philosopher would have three hours to defend himself.
Socrates was 70 years old and familiar to most Athenians. His anti-democratic views had turned many in the city against him. Two of his students, Alcibiades and Critias, had twice briefly overthrown the democratic government of the city, instituting a reign of terror in which thousands of citizens were deprived of their property and either banished from the city or executed.
After hearing the arguments of both Socrates and his accusers, the jury was asked to vote on his guilt. Under Athenian law the jurors did not deliberate the point. Instead, each juror registered his judgment by placing a small disk into an urn marked either “guilty” or “not guilty.” Socrates was found guilty by a vote of 280 to 220.
The jurors were next asked to determine Socrates’ penalty. His accusers argued for the death penalty. Socrates was given the opportunity to suggest his own punishment and could probably have avoided death by recommending exile. Instead, the philosopher initially offered the sarcastic recommendation that he be rewarded for his actions. When pressed for a realistic punishment, he proposed that he be fined a modest sum of money. Faced with the two choices, the jury selected death for Socrates.
The philosopher was taken to the near-by jail where his sentence would be carried out. Athenian law prescribed death by drinking a cup of poison hemlock. Socrates would be his own executioner.
sr US / December 30, 2011
මේ ප්රොෆේ + ” සනල් ” ක්ලාසස් යුනිවසිටි ඇතුලේ දාන්න… ඒකට මෙයා ප්රපෝසල් එකක් දුන්න.. ඒකට මෙතනට ගෙනාව. මොකක්ද ඒකෙ තියෙන වැරැද්ද ? වයිස් චාන්සලර් ඩීන්ස්ල ගෙනාව. නැත්තන් මේ මිනිස්සු ආයේ ගෙන්නන්න එපෑ මේකට..ඒකයි ඒක කරේ. මොකක්ද ඒකෙ තියෙන වැරැද්ද ? වැරද්දක් නැත්තන් එච්චරයි !!! වැරද්දක් නැත්තන් එච්චරයි !!! බවු බවු බවු…!! බවු බවු බවු…!! බවු බවු බවු බවු බවු….!!! :))))) – **ගැලීලියෝට වහ දුන්නේ නැහැනේ…? ගැලිලියෝ මැරුවද ? “”ගැලීලියෝට මොකක්හරි උනා”” ….** :))))))))))) … හූ හූ හූ !!!!
Shiromi / December 31, 2011
One of the best known sayings of Socrates is “I only know that I know nothing”.
hussein / December 31, 2011
SOCRATES VS GALILEO – Hilarious lol. Anyone Starting an Elementary School for those con artists sitting there?