Wednesday 26 May 2010

(Extract) Latest Radner's Ephraim

Yes: the real name, so not anyone imagined in my head, so the short extract below about his six obvious conclusions from the last ten years, is from Congregationalism Anglican new a and Years Ten and thankfully not Msilanoitagergnoc Nacilgna wen a dna Sraey Net, because that would not make any sense:

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I hope this extract of the nub of the argument gives somewhat clearly and efficiently the essentials that Ephraim Radner was trying to express.

For those who think I have sat here and done this for several hours, I went to NoteTab, on each paragraph separately used a clip called Text Reverse, and then I took the first lonely full stopped word and put it at the end, and finally gave each lot a SHIFT+CONTROL+U so that each of the 'sentences' after a full stop started with a capital letter. I might try this next time on an extract of Rowan Williams's next statement, if he makes one, to see if this also adds to understanding.


Leonard said...

Oh, I´m inspired by your translation of Radner´s Ephraim...he´s so much easier to read (and take) after you´ve edited he, she or it.

Mil Gracias,

Ricardo Leonardo

Pluralist (Adrian Worsfold) said...

Read to time the find to able were you that pleased I'm it.