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31 May 2012, 2:38 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
ruveyn wrote:
AngelRho wrote:
You're taking me TOO literally.

I am genetically literal minded. I cannot take anyone any other way. I take people at their word, either written or spoken.


I think almost all us here are characterized by that.

-Bill, otherwise known as Kraichgauer

Agreed. Things like humor are wasted on me.

I understand ruveyn's point and actually do agree. However, while the physical world does wondrously supports human life, it doesn't go out of its way to do us any favors. The tsunami that hit Japan didn't take its nuclear power vulnerabilities under consideration when it struck.

Incidentally, the direction AS has taken me has made me more sensitive to the use of language than some. In my view, a metaphor is literally a metaphor. Anthropomorphism is not an uncommon feature of language, and I figured (mistakenly) that it was obvious and easy to spot.