5 Responses to Ne Te Quæsiveris Extra

  1. Black Bloke January 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    This seems like the basis for a Lovecraft story.

  2. Danny Shahar January 4, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    They arrived in a circular square ship in the middle of a particularly sunny night. They landed a few feet above the ground and immediately got to work…

  3. Black Bloke January 4, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    OT: It looks like David Gordon has an aside indirectly directed at you (and perhaps others) in his most recent LvMI piece:

    “In these days of frequent condemnations, sometimes, I regret to say by professed libertarians, of Wal-Mart and similar chains, point 16 of the program is worth noting: ‘We demand … the immediate communalization of large stores which will be rented cheaply to small tradespeople.'”
    —David Gordon, “Nazi Economic Policy”, Posted on 1/2/2009 12:00:00 AM, http://mises.org/story/3274

  4. Stephan Kinsella January 6, 2009 at 12:41 am #

    Roderick, do events have a location anyway? You’ll hear people say, “Where did the shooting occur?” Well, did it happen at the geographical location where the people were located? The event is an occurrence, a fact. Suppose I identify the event, “The turning from year 2008 to 2009.” Where did this event occur? Nowhere–or everywhere. Or, where did the breakup of pangea occur? Events do not have locations, it seems to me. When people ask where an event happened, this is shorthand for asking the location of some relevant objects that participated in or had a role in or relation to the event at the time it occurred. So the extra-terrestrial event in question — no, it didn’t occur on earth, or anywhere else.

  5. Marja Erwin January 10, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    Actually, no, it would be extraterrestrial if it is [i]on[/i] earth. The upper surface of this planet is also the outside surface.

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