View Poll Results: The United States Constitution protects

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Thread: What aspect of a person does the Constitution protect?

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    Re: What aspect of a person does the Constitution protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I wonder why we call them acorns then? Puzzling.
    Well, after a little while we call them saplings, and saplings are oak trees too.

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    Re: What aspect of a person does the Constitution protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Well, after a little while we call them saplings, and saplings are oak trees too.
    So why do we call them acorns or saplings? It's still quite puzzling. I mean, why wouldn't we just call them oak trees while we hold the acorn in our hand?

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    Arrow Re: What aspect of a person does the Constitution protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I wonder why we call them acorns then? Puzzling.

    Dude, if I wish for poll to be created, I will create one. I need no one to be my proxy. But thanks so much for offering to be my poll slave.
    What we blindly, ignorantly, unthinkingly call something doesn't change what it is.

    An acorn is a very young "organism."

    The offspring of an Oak tree.

    Your sarcasm asside, I think I'll do the poll for my own reference.

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    Re: What aspect of a person does the Constitution protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    So why do we call them acorns or saplings? It's still quite puzzling. I mean, why wouldn't we just call them oak trees while we hold the acorn in our hand?
    I suppose for the same reason we call them "babes" or "children".

    "Acorn" is a stage of development, not a species. Like a ZEF, an acorn is a unique organism even while still attached to the tree.

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    Re: What aspect of a person does the Constitution protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I suppose for the same reason we call them "babes" or "children".

    "Acorn" is a stage of development, not a species.
    Indeed! So do you think it would be unusual to call an acorn a 'sapling' or an 'oak tree'? Or to call a full grown oak tree a 'sapling' or 'acorn'?

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    Cool Re: What aspect of a person does the Constitution protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Indeed! So do you think it would be unusual to call an acorn a 'sapling' or an 'oak tree'? Or to call a full grown oak tree a 'sapling' or 'acorn'?
    Would it be unusual to refer to each of them individually as "oaks?"

    I don't see why it would.

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    Re: What aspect of a person does the Constitution protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    What we blindly, ignorantly, unthinkingly call something doesn't change what it is.
    So, calling an acorn an acorn is... ignorant?

    An acorn is a very young "organism."

    The offspring of an Oak tree.
    And yet, we don't consider it an oak tree.

    Your sarcasm asside, I think I'll do the poll for my own reference.
    Yeah, how about you don't quote me out of context again and use the out of context quote to make a poll about something my quote had nothing to do with, mkay?

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    Re: What aspect of a person does the Constitution protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Indeed! So do you think it would be unusual to call an acorn a 'sapling' or an 'oak tree'? Or to call a full grown oak tree a 'sapling' or 'acorn'?
    "Tree" is not a stage of development, but a family of species.

    "Tree" as opposed to "shrub" or "fern".

    It would indeed be unusual to call an acorn a sapling just is it would be unusual to call an infant an adolescent.

    However, calling an acorn a "tree" is no more unusual then caling an infant a homosapien.

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    Re: What aspect of a person does the Constitution protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    "Tree" is not a stage of development, but a family of species.

    "Tree" as opposed to "shrub" or "fern".

    It would indeed be unusual to call an acorn a sapling just is it would be unusual to call an infant an adolescent.

    However, calling an acorn a "tree" is no more unusual then caling an infant a homosapien.
    I'm glad we're in agreement. Too bad Chuz doesn't get it.

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    Re: What aspect of a person does the Constitution protect?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I'm glad we're in agreement. Too bad Chuz doesn't get it.
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