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Best Capitol? FINAL ROUND

Province of Quebec
6
27%
Scotland
8
36%
Province of Ontario
3
14%
Republic of Belarus
5
23%
 
Total votes : 22

Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby Dukasaur on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:36 am

Haggis_McMutton wrote:
Dukasaur wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:Yeah, the UK should have won the last one anyway. At night from a distance it's almost breathtaking.

All the beautiful capitals -- Bern, Budapest, London -- lost first round to far inferior challengers. Just another example of popularity contests having no relation to any objective criteria.


Or, in other words: "my subjective preferences are objectively better than your subjective preferences."

Yes, because I'm objectively better than you.
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby Funkyterrance on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:20 pm

Haggis_McMutton wrote:
Dukasaur wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:Yeah, the UK should have won the last one anyway. At night from a distance it's almost breathtaking.

All the beautiful capitals -- Bern, Budapest, London -- lost first round to far inferior challengers. Just another example of popularity contests having no relation to any objective criteria.


Or, in other words: "my subjective preferences are objectively better than your subjective preferences."


Honestly though, the capitals are inanimate objects, what can we hold against them personally?
That being said, there has to be some acknowledgement to the science of aesthetics.
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby Baron Von PWN on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:36 pm

Honestly Belarus should have won.
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby Dukasaur on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:48 pm

Baron Von PWN wrote:Honestly Belarus should have won.

You are kidding, right? That place looks like a converted prison.
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby spurgistan on Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:13 pm

Dukasaur wrote:
Baron Von PWN wrote:Honestly Belarus should have won.

You are kidding, right? That place looks like a converted prison.


Do we know that it's not?
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby Baron Von PWN on Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:17 pm

Dukasaur wrote:
Baron Von PWN wrote:Honestly Belarus should have won.

You are kidding, right? That place looks like a converted prison.


It shows the proper firmness of Socialist guidance. That and they have a boss Lenin statue out front.
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby DoomYoshi on Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:56 pm

Belarus reminds me more of a train station than a prison. It's like one of the buildings in Metropolis. I like it, and the library kicks ass too.
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

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Funkyterrance wrote:Honestly though, the capitals are inanimate objects, what can we hold against them personally?
That being said, there has to be some acknowledgement to the science of aesthetics.


How is aesthetics a science?
I thought it was a branch of philosophy.
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby Funkyterrance on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:36 pm

Haggis_McMutton wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:Honestly though, the capitals are inanimate objects, what can we hold against them personally?
That being said, there has to be some acknowledgement to the science of aesthetics.


How is aesthetics a science?
I thought it was a branch of philosophy.


Depends on who you ask, there's no definitive answer.
If you would rather split hairs than actually discuss something, be my guest. I think you may find a dictionary more entertaining than these forums, however. ;)
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby x-raider on Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:53 am

Haha, you guys are great.
The best has got to be...
Dukasaur wrote:
Haggis_McMutton wrote:Or, in other words: "my subjective preferences are objectively better than your subjective preferences."

Yes, because I'm objectively better than you. :D


I'm going to go ahead with my idea that sparked this retrospective conversation in the first place.
x-raider wrote:Stumbled upon this thread. Could we try it again with Fictitious capitols. (not to be confused with Fictitious capital)

For example:
Terminus vs Trantor vs Kalgan (Foundation)
Romulus vs Vulcan vs Qonos (Star Trek)
Edoras vs Barad-dûr vs Minas Tirith vs Eisengard (LoTR)

If people want I'll have a go at making a thread.
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby Dukasaur on Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:24 am

x-raider wrote:Haha, you guys are great.
The best has got to be...
Dukasaur wrote:
Haggis_McMutton wrote:Or, in other words: "my subjective preferences are objectively better than your subjective preferences."

Yes, because I'm objectively better than you. :D


I'm going to go ahead with my idea that sparked this retrospective conversation in the first place.
x-raider wrote:Stumbled upon this thread. Could we try it again with Fictitious capitols. (not to be confused with Fictitious capital)

For example:
Terminus vs Trantor vs Kalgan (Foundation)
Romulus vs Vulcan vs Qonos (Star Trek)
Edoras vs Barad-dûr vs Minas Tirith vs Eisengard (LoTR)

If people want I'll have a go at making a thread.

Go for it. Although, since you're not working with real buildings, a lot will depend on which artist's version you choose. I've seen Edoras and Isengard drawn a lot of different ways.
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby x-raider on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:05 am

Yes. You certainly are right about that. I'll have to do some research.
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Re: Who has the best capitol?

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:19 am

Funkyterrance wrote:Depends on who you ask, there's no definitive answer.
If you would rather split hairs than actually discuss something, be my guest. I think you may find a dictionary more entertaining than these forums, however. ;)


Science/Philosophy != splitting hairs

Where is the empiricism in aesthetics ?
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