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  Beg The Question // Get it right.
"Begging the question" is a form of logical fallacy in which an argument is assumed to be true without evidence other than the argument itself.
When one begs the question, the initial assumption of a statement is treated as already proven without any logic to show why the statement is true in the first place.
"It begs the question, why is he so dumb?") This is a common error of usage made by those who mistake the word "question" in the phrase to refer to a literal question.
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  Ulugh Beg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ulugh Beg was born in Sultaniyya in Iran.
Ulugh Beg was also notable for his work in astronomy-related mathematics, such as trigonometry and spherical geometry.
Eventually, however, he was rehabilitated by his relative Babur, founder of the Mughal Empire, who placed Ulugh Beg's remains in the tomb of Timur in Samarkand, found by archeologists in 1941.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ulugh_Beg   (675 words)

 Ulugh Beg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Ulugh Beg's most famous pupil in mathematics (A science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement) was Ghiyath al-Kashi (additional info and facts about Ghiyath al-Kashi) (circa 1370 - 1429).
In 1437 Ulugh Beg determined the length of the sidereal year (The time for the earth to make one complete revolution around the sun, relative to the fixed stars) as 365.2570370...
Ulugh Beg was also notable for his work in astronomy-related mathematics, such as trigonometry (The mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions) and spherical geometry (The geometry of figures on the surface of a sphere).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/u/ul/ulugh_beg.htm   (553 words)

 AUE: FAQ excerpt: "beg the question"
Fowler defines "begging the question" as the "fallacy of founding a conclusion on a basis that as much needs to be proved as the conclusion itself." "Question" here does not mean "a sentence in interrogative form".
Common varieties of begging the question are paraphrase of the statement to be proved ("Telepathy cannot exist because direct transfer of thought between individuals is impossible"), and arguing in a circle ("The Bible must be true, because God wouldn't lie to us; we know God is trustworthy, because it says so in the Bible").
The phrase can be traced back to Aristotle (4th century B.C.): "Begging or assuming the point at issue consists (to take the expression in its widest sense) in failing to demonstrate the required proposition.
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 BEG - Code Generator for creating Portable Compiler(s)
BEG (back end generator) is a compiler code generator generation tool, for creating portable compiler(s) (also called retargetable compiler).
BEG is well suited for a wide range of native target machines and can be configured to create relatively simple or advanced optimizing code generators.
BEG was used to produce an industrial compiler family for C, Modula-2, Fortran-77, and Pascal, for the SPARC processors.
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 Ulugh_Beg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Ulugh Beg was the grandson of the conqueror Timur, who is often known as Tamerlane (from Timur-I-Leng meaning Timur the Lame, a title of contempt used by his Persian enemies).
Ulugh Beg's father Shah Rukh was the fourth son of Timur and, by 1407, he had gained overall control of most of the empire, including Iran and Turkistan regaining control of Samarkand.
Ulugh Beg was primarily a scientist, in particular a mathematician and an astronomer.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Mathematicians/Ulugh_Beg.html   (1229 words)

 beg. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
beg off To ask to be released from something, such as an obligation: We were invited to stay for dinner, but we had to beg off.
beg, crave, beseech, implore, entreat, importune These verbs mean to make an earnest request.
Beg and crave mean to ask in a serious and sometimes humble manner, especially for something one cannot claim as a right: I begged her to forgive me. The attorney craved the court's indulgence.
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 ibio.doc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Beg: A general theorem on selectors of fuzzy multifunctions, J.
Beg: Extension of fuzzy Zorn's lemma to nontransitive fuzzy relations, J.
Beg, A. Khan and N. Hussain: Approximation of *-nonexpansive random multivalued operators on Banach spaces, J.
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 The Legacy of Ulugh Beg
Muhammed Taragai Ulugh Beg (1394-1449) was a Turk who ruled the province of Transoxiana (Maverannahr), a region situated between the River Oxus (Amu Darya) and the River Jaxartes (Syr Darya), the principal city of which was Samarkand.
Ulugh Beg's grandfather was the famous conqueror Timur (1336-1405).
Ulugh Beg became the ruler of Transoxiana in 1447 upon the death of his father.
www.ku.edu /carrie/texts/carrie_books/paksoy-2/cam6.html   (2664 words)

 Amer Beg's Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Ouaaz, M. Li & A. Beg (1999) A critical role for the RelA subunit of NF-kappa B in regulation of multiple immune-response genes and in Fas-induced cell death.
Beg, A.A. and Baltimore, D. (1996) An essential role for NF-kappa B in preventing TNFa -induced cell death.
Beg, A.A., Sha, W.C., Bronson, R.T., and Baltimore, D. Constitutive NF-kappa B activation, enhanced granulopoiesis and neonatal lethality in I-kappa Ba -deficient mice.
www.columbia.edu /cu/biology/faculty/beg   (693 words)

 Self Catering Ireland Self Catering Cork Baltimore Skibbereen West Cork Ireland
Inish Beg is a private island estate in beautiful West Cork Ireland -- just a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic little port of Baltimore with its sailing, fishing and diving centres.
The Garden Retreat is a one bedroom holiday apartment situated at the end of the west wing of Inish Beg House, with its own separate entrance.
Celebrating a wonderful 70th Birthday with all our family and grandchildren congregating at Inish Beg – and what a wonderful venue to choose – a feast for the eyes – the perfect backdrop for a very happy and wonderful occasion.
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 Online Etymology Dictionary
c.1225, perhaps from O.E. bedecian "to beg," from P.Gmc.
As a courteous mode of asking (beg pardon, etc.), first attested 1600.
To beg the question translates L. petitio principii, and means "to assume something that hasn't been proven as a basis of one's argument," thus "asking" one's opponent to give something unearned, though more of the nature of taking it for granted without warrant.
www.etymonline.com /index.php?term=beg   (64 words)

 beg - definition by dict.die.net
beg v 1: call upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!" [syn: implore, pray] 2: make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently [syn: solicit, tap] 3: ask to obtain free, as of money
Note: Sometimes implying deferential and respectful, rather than earnest, asking; as, I beg your pardon; I beg leave to disagree with you.
Beg That the poor existed among the Hebrews we have abundant evidence (Ex.
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 BEG, etc Health Information Page with PLEVA of particular interest.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
BEG, etc Health Information Page with PLEVA of particular interest.
BEG, etc. was founded with the purpose of helping people.
BEG, etc. is interested in finding out about diseases that do not have much information available.
www.glory-of-the-garden.com /begindex.html   (351 words)

Khan-i Khanan expressed a desire to be connected by marriage with the Rana, who having no daughter fit to be given in marriage to him, he was obliged to offer the hand of his brother Man Sing's daughter.
After the death of Rana Megraj, Nawwab Mirza Jani Beg conferred the governorship of 'Umarkot on his son Kishan Das.
In those days Khan-i Khanan and Nawwab Mirza Jani Beg were both in attendance on the Emperor Akbar at Burhanpur.
www.infinityfoundation.com /mandala/h_es/h_es_beg.htm   (1233 words)

BEG THE QUESTION is his longest, most serious work to date, and he'll be going on tour to sign the book.
To clarify for those who might be unfamiliar with the original Fantagraphics' series (there's probably one or two such folks out there), BEG THE QUESTION is the tale of a couple, Rob and Sylvia, and all their travails in semi-contemporary New York City.
I guarantee that the scenes and characters that seem most farfetched are the ones most closely hewn from real life.
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 Chapter Beefington <i>to</i> Belfield of B by Brewer's Readers Handbook
Beg [“lord”] a title generally given to lieutenants of provinces under the grand signior, but rarely to supreme princes.
Beg (Callum), page to Fergus M’Ivor, in Waverley, a novel by sir W. Scott (time, George II.).
Beg (Toshach), MacGillie Chattanach’s second at the combat.—Sir W. Scott: Fair Maid of Perth (time, Henry IV.).
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 Asia Times - Asia's most trusted news source for the Middle East
The United States is eager for the United Nations to return to Iraq to provide political cover for its occupation.
The quagmire on the ground in Iraq, plus recognition that the rest of the world, and most Iraqis themselves, reject Washington's claim of legitimacy, is the basis for the Bush administration reversing its earlier anti-UN positions to beg the international organization for help.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's decision to send a technical investigative team to Iraq is partly in response to mounting pressure from the US, but was also a response to shifting sentiments among Iraqis, particularly the call from Shi'ite leader Ayatollah al-Sistani for a UN assessment of political conditions.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/FB05Ak02.html   (1167 words)

 Yakub Beg --  Encyclopædia Britannica
When Muslim rebellion spread rapidly from Shensi and Kansu to East Turkistan, a Khokandian adventurer, Yakub Beg, seized the opportunity to invade Kashgaria and established power there in 1865; he soon showed signs of advancing to the Ili...
In the story of the fifth voyage of Sinbad the Sailor in the collection Arabian Nights, a character known as the Old Man of the Sea begs Sinbad to carry him across a brook and then refuses to be dislodged from his shoulders.
Nadir Qoli Beg was born in Kobhan, Iran, on Oct. 22, 1688, into one of the Turkish tribes loyal to the Safavid shahs of Iran.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9077733   (771 words)

 Mirza Faisal Beg, Assistant Professor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Even though you may chose either of these home programs, your education at MIAL will be interdisciplinary and involve taking courses from other departments tailored to your interests and your research.
Miller, M.I., Beg, M.F., Ceritoglu, C., & Stark, C.E.L. Increasing the power of functional maps of the medial temporal lobe using large deformation metric mapping.
The Euler-Lagrange equations for interpolating sequence of landmark datasets.
www.ensc.sfu.ca /people/faculty/mfbeg   (463 words)

 Questions & Answers: Beg the question
From my attempts to research the point, it also seems to cause trouble for dictionary writers and compilers of style guides, so much so that I’ve not found two authorities that entirely agree on the nature of the problem or which senses of beg the question are acceptable.
This meaning of the phrase seems to have grown up because people have turned for a model to other phrases in beg, especially the well-known I beg to differ, where beg is a fossil verb that actually used to mean “humbly submit”.
His Greek name for it was turned into Latin as petitio principii and then into English in 1581 as beg the question.
www.quinion.com /words/qa/qa-beg1.htm   (492 words)

 The Legacy of Ulugh Beg - By Kevin Krisciunas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Ulugh Beg became the ruler of Transoxiana in 1447 upon the death of hisfather.
Yet, to be fair, astronomers and historians have found many uses for ancient and medieval observations, such as studies of the spin down rate of the Earth, studies of the motion of the Moon and planets, and thedating of historical events.
While recognition of Ulugh Beg’s contributions to astronomy was delayed, an extensive body of information now exists on the activity of his observatory in Samarkand.[8] We now know that atthe time Ulugh Beg’s observatory flourished it was carrying out the most advanced observations and analysis being done anywhere.
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 Splendid Magazine reviews Army of Freshmen: Beg, Borrow, Steal
Their cramped-van and macaroni-for-dinner-again indie days may be behind them, but thankfully, growing up hasn't made them any more mature.
This time, they've sharpened their hooks and pushed up the faders, resulting in a much-improved outing.
Nothing on Beg, Borrow, Steal is primed to set the world alight, but Army of Freshmen have delivered a steady, sturdy second effort.
www.splendidezine.com /review.html?reviewid=1090923034330400   (500 words)

 Beg quotes & quotations
“Everyone is guilty at one time or another of throwing out questions that beg to be ignored, but mothers seem to have a market on the supply.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
“As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg.
en.thinkexist.com /quotes/with/keyword/beg   (298 words)

 Search Results for beg - Encyclopædia Britannica
Öz Beg was a convert to Islam, but he also...
During the reign of Öz Beg there was a shift of alignments.
Oedipus explains why he chose to suffer in blindness and begs for help to leave Thebes.
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 Conference Centre Ireland at Lusty Beg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Lusty Beg, located outside Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, is a 75-acre privately owned island with on site facilities, which make it the envy of its competitors.
As a leading Conference Centre in Ireland, Lusty Beg is the ideal venue for corporate entertainment, management training or a conference, offering seclusion and tranquillity allowing delegates to concentrate on the business in hand whilst providing the conference organiser with all the facilities and expertise to ensure a successful event.
The main conference room at Lusty Beg Island will seat up to 300 delegates, the Cedar Lodge will seat up to 50, while Ned's Cottage, our purpose built conference suite, can accommodate smaller groups with the option to make use of break-out rooms and hospitality areas.
www.lustybeg.co.uk /conference_centre.html   (187 words)

 Questions & Answers: Beg the question
Here’s an example from the Independent on Sunday about gay weddings: “It begs the question why the Church ever sanctioned something it now abominates?”.
But the way we use beg to differ these days makes beg the question look the same as “wish to ask”.
The original sense is of a logical fallacy, of taking for granted or assuming the thing that you are setting out to prove.
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