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comment I'm not entirely sure of my placement of commas
For me, changing "act as" [sic] to "is" emphasizes that "destruction of the human species" is the complete subject of the sentence.
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comment Short word or phrase for the acquisition of specific pieces of knowledge
It's difficult for me to see how the two questions are related. I have the context of your question, but as @Cerberus comments, I honestly think I would not have that connection on my own. That's not to say that the "About" page of your site couldn't explain this "How-do-we-know" line of questioning.
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answered Word Request: In the manner in which it was written
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comment What adjective would you choose if you want to elevate a workaholic to a higher degree?
Workaholic has a somewhat negative connotation, like the person works so much that they neglect other elements of their life. Like they're out of balance in an unhealthy way. Do you want to convey that or do you just want to convey that the person works very hard?
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answered How do I say that I went down and came back up the water while drowning?
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reviewed Leave Open Is there an idiom for when you ask someone for help, and instead the person blames you?
Sep
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comment What is the difference between disaster, catastrophe, and calamity?
@Barmar If you think my comment is not useful, flag it for a moderator or give me meaningful feedback. Otherwise, understand that I am giving the Aristotlean meaning to provide a little context. That in the same way that you might provide some constructive feedback to a person looking for the difference between destroy and decimate.
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comment What is the difference between disaster, catastrophe, and calamity?
Catastrophe has a very specific meaning, deriving from Aristotle. Paraphrasing him, the catastrophe is an element of a tragedy and comes directly from the hero's realization of his or her tragic flaw. It represents the demise of that hero and those people around them, and it precipitates the conclusion of the tragedy. Literally, it means an "overturning". We retain mainly this sense of it in contemporary usage.
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