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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #270 on: May 25, 2014, 09:07:14 pm »
Listen you wanna-be hippie punks...

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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #271 on: May 28, 2014, 04:23:42 pm »
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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #272 on: May 28, 2014, 08:44:30 pm »
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #273 on: May 29, 2014, 11:39:49 am »
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Shit, that's good.
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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #274 on: May 31, 2014, 07:02:06 am »
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I'm reporting your icon to central committee, meanwhile, is that Cosmic Trigger thing suggested reading? (I was raised by vulgate wolves that disapproved of the written word)  :aww:
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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #275 on: May 31, 2014, 07:16:26 am »
Reminds me of this:



It's just that it's an entirely inappropriate metaphor. Exciting, but completely and utterly wrong and the absolute most backwards way of looking at it. The way evolution is usually talked about is along the lines of "they developed these adaptations, so they survived", but the correct way of viewing it is "the survivors all had these mutations, and that's how they adapted". This might sound really nitpicky, but the backward view really screws things up when you start talking about sexual reproduction and the adaptations that optimize fetal development in humans. They are written about as if there's an "arms race" (this exact term has been used over and over again) between male and female to maximize their own interests. This is not only not true, but it literally CANNOT BE TRUE unless we scrap everything we know about evolution and start from scratch with a completely different set of assumptions about what drives it. The "Arms race" perspective necessitates the assumption of intelligent design. The reality of fetal development is that the fetus which has the best checks and balances system is the one which is most likely to survive; it's not an arms race, but a finely-honed cooperative balance in which the system which produces a placenta that is maximized to absorb nutrients from the mother while restrained from taking too many nutrients is the system that will produce the most surviving offspring. Since "too much" varies from woman to woman, the optimal system is one in which the placenta grows as much as it can until the woman's body tells it to stop.

But that's not as exciting as depicting it as a DNA-level war of the sexes, and this is pervasive throughout the scientific literature.
No, we already had this conversation.  The illustration of how gravity curves space-time, using the effect of gravity on a ball rolling into an invaginated plane, simply, will not do the trick.  It's like a circular argument that presupposes it's conclusion.  Teachers of physics, beware. :lulz:
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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #276 on: June 01, 2014, 06:27:32 am »
Re:CT.
"Serendipitously" found that (tyvm).  Just a skim and already found me my new favorite Sufi quote!
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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #277 on: June 02, 2014, 01:35:17 pm »
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I'm reporting your icon to central committee, meanwhile, is that Cosmic Trigger thing suggested reading? (I was raised by vulgate wolves that disapproved of the written word)  :aww:

It's kind of a more personal version of Prometheus Rising


if that answers your question

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« Reply #278 on: June 05, 2014, 06:18:45 am »
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I'm reporting your icon to central committee, meanwhile, is that Cosmic Trigger thing suggested reading? (I was raised by vulgate wolves that disapproved of the written word)  :aww:

It's kind of a more personal version of Prometheus Rising


if that answers your question

Awesome, I enjoyed Prometheus Rising, and used to have an original paperback :)   

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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #279 on: June 08, 2014, 02:01:29 am »
Boojums.

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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #280 on: June 08, 2014, 04:44:47 am »
Boojums.

OK, you know what? You're an unfunny asshole.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #281 on: June 08, 2014, 05:08:04 am »
Or the most wondrous wanderlust cat?

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« Reply #282 on: June 08, 2014, 05:08:43 am »
Nope. Definitely an unfunny asshole.

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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #283 on: June 08, 2014, 05:15:37 am »
:emoticon that expresses my TRUE feelings:

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Re: One Sentence Rants
« Reply #284 on: June 08, 2014, 05:28:05 am »
Ei, look, we got a comedian here.  Rare form, really.
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