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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #60 dnia: Marzec 30, 2006, 07:10:30 pm »
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There are two books that explore the human soul down to its bottom: Crime and Punishment and Solaris.

The greatest author of the 20th century has passed away. There are some people you feel so close to you even though you have never met them. Goodbye master, teacher, friend.

Hephaestion from Greece


Couldn´t say it better...I read Solaris when I was 13 and after that I have been a dire admirer of Dr. Lem´s philosophy.

Dr. Lem:  I salute you with a promise:  since Finnish translation of Solaris (later I have read it also in English) is bad (not from Polish) I will now live up my dream and start learning Polish.

8)
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Re:  regardsRe: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #61 dnia: Marzec 30, 2006, 07:53:03 pm »
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The funeral is planned on 04.04.2006 at 12:00 in Krakow in the Salwatorski graveyard.


Thank you very very much indeed.

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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #62 dnia: Marzec 30, 2006, 11:02:16 pm »
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Dr. Lem:  I salute you with a promise:  since Finnish translation of Solaris (later I have read it also in English) is bad (not from Polish) I will now live up my dream and start learning Polish.


Two things.
1. Lem, as far as I know, wasn't titled "Dr".
2. We'll watch that promise of Yours... so keep it ::)

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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #63 dnia: Marzec 30, 2006, 11:49:15 pm »
Lem did not finish his doctoral in medicine because doctors were quickly drafted by the Communists. But he did recieve an honorary doctoral in 2003. I also know that his collegues referred to him as Doctor Lem.

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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #64 dnia: Marzec 31, 2006, 12:06:09 am »
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Lem did not finish his doctoral in medicine because doctors were quickly drafted by the Communists. But he did recieve an honorary doctoral in 2003. I also know that his collegues referred to him as Doctor Lem.


Yes, Stanislaw Lem received the honorary doctoral degree (Dr. rer.nat.h.c.) from the  Bielefeld University  on November 13, 2003. Probably I also supposed that he did a dissertation while doing research, but perhaps I was wrong? In this country physicians have a licenciate´s degree, which does not exist in anglo-american world. Still people call us Doctors. I thought the system is similiar in Poland, am I wrong?

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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #65 dnia: Marzec 31, 2006, 04:06:09 am »
In Poland, there are basically two scientific titles.
1. Doktor (eng. PHD)
2. Doktor Habilitowany (eng. assistant professor).

Lem, by finishing his medical studies, wouldn't get neither of the above. He would, on the other hand, get the professional title of "Lekarz medycyny" (which can be translated to "Medicine Doctor"). But this is not equivalent to the PHD (it should be rather compared to the proffesional title of Master of Science/Art, though the medical studies in Poland are longer than other).

And THAT'S what I meant. Of course, Lem was given quite a few Honoris Causa titles (I believe he held at least three in Poland alone), and if his collegues referred to him as "Dr." that's no problem.

I didn't mean to tell You that You can not use this title. I meant that he didn't formally own it.
« Ostatnia zmiana: Marzec 31, 2006, 01:16:19 pm wysłana przez Terminus »

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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #66 dnia: Marzec 31, 2006, 04:18:16 am »
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Still people call us Doctors. I thought the system is similiar in Poland, am I wrong?

Pekka


I understand. In Poland people call physicians/interns "Doctor" too, but this is said colloquially and doesn't have anything to do with PHD, which was what I meant before.

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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #67 dnia: Marzec 31, 2006, 10:21:51 pm »
One of the few, one of the elite

Rest in peace

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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #68 dnia: Marzec 31, 2006, 11:38:55 pm »
The Dash

I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning...to the end.
-
He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.
-
For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth...
and now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.
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For it matters not, how much we own;
the cars....the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.
-
So think about this long and hard...
are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left.
(You could be at "dash midrange.")
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If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real,
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.
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And be less quick to anger,
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.
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If we treat each other with respect,
and more often wear a smile...
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.
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So, when your eulogy's being read
with your life's actions to rehash...
would you be proud of the things they
say about how you spend your dash?
-
Linda Ellis


http://www.lindaslyrics.com/

Dear Mr Lem
Well done sir. Well done indeed.
I can only hope to  fill my dash as well as you have.
I am only sorry I did not find you sooner and that I never had the opportunity to know you personally. My dash will be poorer for it.

I will see you in Solaris.


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« Ostatnia zmiana: Marzec 31, 2006, 11:44:20 pm wysłana przez cckeiser »
We exist. All else is Philosophy.

There are no answers. There are only Choices!

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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #69 dnia: Kwiecień 01, 2006, 09:31:46 pm »
I would like to propose that at 12:00 on April 4th we all raise a glass and salute the passing of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, and drink a toast to celebrate his life.
We may not be able to be there in person, but no matter where we are in the world, we can all be there together in spirit.

To Lem!
We exist. All else is Philosophy.

There are no answers. There are only Choices!

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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #70 dnia: Kwiecień 02, 2006, 07:18:01 am »
It is with great sadness that I learned of Dr. Lem's passing. His was a brilliant and tenacious mind and his work will not be forgotten.

My condolences to family, friends and the worldwide Lem community.

Ronald Zajac,
Canada

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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #71 dnia: Kwiecień 02, 2006, 10:22:50 am »
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I would like to propose that at 12:00 on April 4th we all raise a glass and salute the passing of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, and drink a toast to celebrate his life.
We may not be able to be there in person, but no matter where we are in the world, we can all be there together in spirit.

To Lem!



Timing,  I suppose this is  East European time, ie. 10 am GMT, haven´t we all summer time now in the EU? Pekka
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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #72 dnia: Kwiecień 02, 2006, 04:27:47 pm »
Életem meghatározó irásai voltak (Úr hangja, Solaris, Visszatérés, Novellák).
Hétfőn indulok Krakkóba 2 napra autóval, ha valaki csatlakozni akar, szóljon.
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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #73 dnia: Kwiecień 02, 2006, 08:42:49 pm »
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I would like to propose that at 12:00 on April 4th we all raise a glass and salute the passing of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, and drink a toast to celebrate his life.
We may not be able to be there in person, but no matter where we are in the world, we can all be there together in spirit.

To Lem!


I propably will be there in person,  so no drinking ::) (But that's a nice idea. )

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Re: Lem has died.
« Odpowiedź #74 dnia: Kwiecień 02, 2006, 09:11:34 pm »
My sincere condolences to Poles... The world has lost one of its greatest thinkers...  Stanislaw Lem is one of the most popular SF writers in Ukraine and we share in your grief. He will be forever loved and remembered... :(